The David Horowitz Freedom Center has sent a letter to supporters notifying them they would no longer be able to make donations using Mastercard or Visa, the nation’s two largest credit card companies. Horowitz has identified the Southern Poverty Law Center’s years’ long smear-campaign as the culprit in the banking institutions’ move to suffocate his nonprofit.
“Yesterday, SPLC finally convinced MasterCard and Visa to cut us off. Now we can’t process donations from any major credit card company,” Horowitz wrote to supporters. “This could be the end of the Freedom Center. Decades of work, down the drain because the hateful Left wants to squash free speech and silence an organization that dares to question them.”
In light of the successful, targeted harassment campaign, the Freedom Center has been reduced to asking for donations in the form of a check sent through the mail to its PO Box in Washington. Last week, author Robert Spencer was notified that MasterCard would no longer process donations to his group Jihad Watch, a nonprofit that tracks violent Islamism.
Founded in 1988, the Freedom Center describes itself as a “School for Political Warfare,” with a mission “to defend free societies which are under attack from enemies within and without, both secular and religious.” According to its website, the Center, “has been warning that the political left has declared war on America and its constitutional system, and is willing to collaborate with America’s enemies abroad and criminals at home to bring America down. For most of those years the Center was a voice crying in the wilderness with few willing to recognize the threat from the enemy within, a fifth column force that was steadily expanding its influence within the Democratic Party.”
Donations to the Freedom Center can be mailed via check, to:
David Horowitz Freedom Center
PO Box 98105
Washington, D.C. 20090-8105