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Let us begin with Arif Alikhan from WikiIslam
Arif Alikhan is the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. where he leads a team of policy analysts, scientists, and economists responsible for coordinating, analyzing, and developing policy issues for securing the United States against terrorists and natural threats. Alikhan’s roots are Sunni Muslim. His parents brought the family to Caifornia from Canada in the late 1970s. His father was from India, his mother from Pakistan.
Arif Alikhan played a key role in the removal of the LAPD “Mapping” Plan which involved mapping Muslim communities in an effort to identify potential hotbeds of extremism. LAPD officials said that it was crucial for them to gain a better understanding of isolated parts of the Muslim community because those groups can potentially breed violent extremism.
Alikhan reportedly helped raise funds for Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that has labeled a deadly anti-U.S. terrorist attack a legitimate operation, referred to terrorists as “freedom fighters” and equated Muslim jihad with the sentiments of American statesman Patrick Henry. He joined MPAC on April 11 for a special fundraiser called “Be the Change” to support what the group calls its innovative leadership development programs.
Regarding Maher Hathout from IPT:
Maher Hathout is the Senior Advisor and one of the founders of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). As reflected in his views quoted below, he can be seen as an apologist for extremism and terrorism.
Hathout delivered a lecture at the State Department in 1997 in which he discussed emerging Islamic trends. Among the reformists he cited were Hassan al-Banna, Rashid Ghannoushi and Hassan al-Turabi. They advocated a pluralistic society that would work for peace and justice for all, he said, but they been ignored, despite the fact that ‘they represent the masses and speak their language.’”
These examples of people Hathout sees as “reformists” are, in reality, extremists.
Arif comes from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s office, where he served as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. As a key adviser to the Mayor, he has led the City’s efforts to develop homeland security, emergency management and law enforcement initiatives, including operational oversight of Los Angeles Police, Fire and Emergency Management departments
From WikiIslam Kareem Shora:
Kareem Shora has been a sworn member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council since June 5, 2009. He is s the National Executive Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in Washington, D.C. and was selected by the Ford Foundation as a member of the Foreign Policy Task Force designing their Laboratory for New Thinking on Foreign Policy. Shora received the American Immigration Lawyers Association “Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award.” He is a member of the ODNI Heritage Community Liaison Council, has been published in multiple law journals and is a frequent guest on Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera, BBC, and numerous American television programs. Shora is also a regular guest lecturer at Yale University School of Law.
The ADC is deeply embedded in our country.
—> HOMELAND INSECURITY – Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers…Swears in leader of Arab group that hailed jihadists as ‘heroes’
This from Moghrabi’s successor:
In 1994, then-ADC President Hamzi Moghrabi said, “I will not call [Hamas] a terrorist organization. I mean, I know many people in Hamas. They are very respectable … I don’t believe Hamas, as an organization, is a violent organization.” Two years later, his successor, Hala Maksoud, defended Hamas’ partner in Mideastern terrorism, Hezbollah. “I find it shocking,” Maksoud said, “that [one] would include Hezbollah in … [an] inventory of Middle East ‘terrorist’ groups.” In 2000, new ADC President Hussein Ibish characterized Hezbollah as “a disciplined and responsible liberation force.” James Abourezk called Hamas and Hezbollah “resistance fighters.”
The ADC also has collaborated on numerous projects with the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, an organization founded by Khalidi’s wife Mona, and which WND first reported received start-up funds from a nonprofit, the Woods Fund, on which Obama served as a paid director.
The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago’s Palestinian immigrant community, worked on projects supporting open boarders and education for illegal aliens. Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line. The organization co-sponsored anti-Israel projects and exhibits. The AAAN was founded by Barack Obama friend Rashid Khalidi, who once served as a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Comment from FESTUS on Soda Head:
We will have enemies protecting our gates.
Let me get this straight…..these two are ok but we right wingers are extremists and Veterans are on the DHS list. Is this appointment to protect America, or to protect Muslims? Yes I know we already know the answer don’t we. So, now the terrorists have a direct source to National Security Information. What a brilliant concept.
And of course CAIR is thrilled with these appontments. When CAIR is happy about the appointment, then we’re in serious trouble. They are a part of the stealth jihad to take over America. It wasn’t that long ago that the FBI removed CAIR from the list of groups they would work with because of suspicions of ties to extremism. No matter what attrocity happens, CAIR is always right out in front demanding that Muslims not be persecuted.
I will sum this up with this succinct comment from Snopes:
“What the heck is this president thinking?
~ I am sure we all now exactly what this is about ~JP