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Saturday, June 22, 2013
WND Ignores Child Sex Charges Against Anti-Immigration Activist
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A June 21 WorldNetDaily article highlights how "A University of Washington neurobiology student charged with child rape after being accused of picking up a 12-year-old girl from the Seattle streets and taking her to his apartment has been identified as a volunteer with a leading Islamic activist organization." It even quotes anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller declaring that "Muslim men in Islamic cultures have no obligation to control themselves."

Meanwhile, a more serious case of alleged child sex abuse has gone unreported by WND, even though it involves a former ally.

Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a self-appointed border patrol group, has been arrested on suspicion of molesting three young girls. The Southern Poverty Law Center has noted that Simcox's first wife made child abuse allegations against him, and that his third wife obtained a restraining order against him.

WND has long been a promoter of Simcox's anti-immigration efforts, touting its claims of having aided the capture of illegal immigrants and endorsing his efforts at "vigilante justice." He even appeared as a guest on Joseph Farah's onetime radio show and played a starring role in a book on illegal immigration by then-WND reporter Jon Dougherty. Jerome Corsi took the side of Simcox and other anti-immigration activist when another activist, Jim Gilchrist, endorsed Mike Huckabee for president in 2008.

Despite Simcox's other troubles, which include him failing to deliver on promises to spend money he raised on a highly secure border fence by instead putting up a barbed-wire cattle fence -- something else WND has failed to tell its readers about -- WND was still featuring his work, most recently in 2010 in an article by Anita Crane.

So, WND will tell you about alleged sexual abuse involving a Muslim but not abuse involving one of their own. That's yet another reason nobody believes WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:18 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:24 PM EDT

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