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June 08, 2009

Obama Appoints 2 Devout Muslims to Homeland Security Posts

Obama and Janet Nappy Appoint Devout Muslim to Homeland Security Post

Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development

Source for announcement:

Homeland Security Press Room

"Today, I am proud to make two key personnel announcements for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—President Obama’s intent to nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and my appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. 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." said Secretary Janet Napolitano

The Islamic loving Obama has appointed Arif Alikhan a devout Sunni Muslim to assistant secretary for the Office of Policy Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Alikhan was instrumental in taking down the LA Police Department's plan to monitor it's Muslim community.

Alikhan is affiliated with MPAC, the "Muslim Public Affairs Council".

"Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) describes itself as "a public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives." The organization consists of eight chapters in California, and one each in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, and Iowa."
From its inception, MPAC presented itself as more inclusive, and more open to peaceful coexistence with Jews and Christians, than other Arab and Muslim groups, and sought to make Americans comfortable with Islam by showing how much the religion embraced core American values.

However, looking deeper into this group:

MPAC's Senior Advisor, Maher Hathout, who has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and espouses the radical brand of Islam known as Wahhabism, was invited to address the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in 2000.
MPAC's centrist public image unraveled after the September 2000 launching of the Second Palestinian Intifada, when the Council severed its ties to the Jewish community and issued one-sided condemnations of Israel's response to the Arab violence.
This group actively opposed Bush's military incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as his "excesses" in the war on terror. In February 2003, MPAC joined the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the American Muslim Council, and the American Muslim Alliance in forming a coalition to repeal and amend the Patriot Act, which these organizations depicted as an assault on the civil liberties of Americans, particularly Muslims.

MPAC claims that Islam is a religion of peace and moderation, and contends that Muslim extremists are no more numerous or dangerous than fundamentalists in any other faith.

Holding Israel entirely responsible for the "pattern of violence" in the Middle East, MPAC asserts that Hezbollah "could be called a liberation movement." The Council likens Hezbollah members to American "freedom fighters hundreds of years ago whom the British regarded as terrorists."
In a 1999 position paper, MPAC justified Hezbollah's deadly 1983 bombing of the American Marine barracks in Lebanon as a "military operation" rather than a terrorist attack. 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 299 servicemen, including 220 U.S. Marines. As Maher Hathout puts it: "Hezbollah is fighting for freedom, an organized army, limiting its operations against military people, this is a legitimate target against occupation. … this is legitimate, this is an American value -- freedom and liberty."


Shora, who was born in Damascus, Syria

Kareem Shora Appointed by DHS Secretary Napolitano on Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

Washington, DC

June 5, 2009

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that earlier today at a ceremony held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

Aaron Klein, wrote about this at wnd

Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers

Swears in leader of Arab group that hailed jihadists as 'heroes'

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in to her official advisory council the head of an Arab American organization whose officials have labeled deadly anti-U.S. jihadists as "heroes" and opposed referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC, also has close ties to anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, whose association with President Obama – first exposed by WND – stirred controversy during last year's presidential campaign.

The ADC takes an openly anti-Israel line.

The ADC also leads the opposition to domestic anti-terrorism measures taken after the 9-11 attacks, such as watch lists, background check delays for visas and an initiative meant to more comprehensively screen visitors from select Mideast countries or specific individuals labeled as possible national security threats.

In 1994, during one of the main peaks of Hamas suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, 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."

Discover the Networks notes that two years later, Moghrabi's successor, Hala Maksoud, defended the Hezbollah terrorist group.

"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."

When Israel released Hezbollah prisoners in early 2004, Imad Hamad, ADC's Midwest Regional Director, openly celebrated the freedom of "the heroes."

Besides its deadly terrorism against Israel, Hezbollah distinguishes itself as second only to al-Qaida among terror groups responsible for killing the most Americans. It's responsible for such deadly attacks as the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 299 servicemen, including 220 U.S. Marines.

ADC linked to Khalidi

The ADC is linked to Columbia University's Khalidi, who spoke at several of the organization's events. At one speech, in June 2002, the New York Sun documented how Khalidi appeared to condone the killing of armed Israelis.

"Killing civilians is a war crime. It's a violation of international law. They are not soldiers. They're civilians, they're unarmed," Khalidi said in a recorded address. "The ones who are armed, the ones who are soldiers, the ones who are in occupation, that's different. That's resistance."

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.

Khalidi, an apologist for PLO terrorism, holds the position of Columbia's Edward Said professorship of Arab Studies. Said, a well-known far-leftist intellectual and apologist for Palestinian terrorism, served on an advisory counsel to the ADC.

ADC opposes anti-terrorism screening

According to the ADC charter, the organization seeks to "empower Arab Americans; defend the civil rights of all people of Arab heritage in the U.S.; promote civic participation; and encourage a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East."

The organization has actively lobbied against the Patriot Act and was reportedly instrumental in scaling back some of the restrictions of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System program, or NSEERS. Shora was personally involved in those efforts.

The NSEERS required persons whose nationality identifies them as a possible security risk to submit to control processes governed by the Department of Justice. NSEERS also targeted specific individuals labeled as possible national security threats, at times making them undergo fingerprinting, photographing and registration.

Last week, Napolitano swore in Damascus-born Kareem Shora, the ADC's national executive director, to a position on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, an outside-the-department group of national security experts that advises the secretary. Shora is the first Arab rights advocate on the panel.

At the ceremony in Albequrque, Shora reportedly recounted how he watched with his immigrant father Obama's address last week to the Muslim world. Shora said his father cried when he heard Obama's message of reconciliation.


Wild Thing's comment........

We will have enemies protecting our gates.

Meanwhile, in other news...Farmer Appoints Fox to Guard Chicken Coop.

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.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 8, 2009 06:40 PM


This is what we get from allowing 'progressives' to reside amongst our bodies of Congress, both parties are guilty of allowing this to happen. I'll spring for the first 100 foot of rope!!!

Posted by: Jack at June 8, 2009 07:34 PM

We truly are f*cked!

Posted by: Gothguy at June 8, 2009 07:40 PM

We just put the Fox in charge of the Hen House and we are telling the Chickens not to worry Colonel Sanders is really a nice man, just like you or me.


Posted by: Mark at June 8, 2009 07:43 PM

You ain't seen nuffin yet. I've been thinking about starting my old blog back up, so I was doing a bit of research on Shora....

The ADC is big on anti-Israel and pro-Muslim. Here's a few examples. In 2007, Mary Rose Oakar made an attempt to suppress an upcoming Islamo-Fascism Awareness week. She sent a letter to the college saying the event "should not be tolerated" and it was signed also by Kareem Shora.

Shora also has a blog on Obama's "Organizing for America" Community Blogs where posts were made well before Obama was elected.

Shora is big on filing lawsuits and writing "threatening" and demeaning letters. In 2008 he wrote a letter to former Arkansas Governor Huckabee, who at the time was a Republican candidate for President. Huckabee had recently appointed James Pinkerton as a senior advisor to the campaign. Pinkerton had made some statements about Muslim Americans, immigrants and what Pinkerton terms as "Muslimization". Shora told Huckabee to immediately and publicly disassociate himself from Pinkerton.

Also in 2008 Shora sent a letter to Senator Kevin L. Bryan, who just also happens to be a Republican, because he had posted a pictures of Obama and Osama side by side with the statment of "The difference between Obama and Osama is just a little B.S." on his website. Shora basically accused Bryant of being racist and encouraging hate against Muslims and also called him un-American for such an act. Shora demanded that Bryan "reconsider your action and publicly disassocitae yourself from such fear-mongering tactics."

Shora also went after the DHS a few years back when DHS arrested over 200 people and he noticed many names were Muslim. He sued the DHS to get the nationality of all the arrested, but lost. He wanted to prove DHS was profiling, which he is strongly against.

The ADC does have a past of supporting Hamas, and the Hez. The ADC is linked to Rashid Khalidi, who condones the killing of armed Israelis, but not innocent Palestinians. If you don't remember, Khalidi was also kind of a spokesman for Yasser Arafat and the PLO. Before being professor at Columbia, he just happen to be a professor at the University of Chicago, where who went to college? Three guesses and the first two dont count and it starts with an O. Khalidi and Obama are longtime friends and infact the Woods Fund of Chicago, which Obama was a board member of, gave Mrs. Khali $75K to start the Aran American Action Network who collaborates with the ADC. This is the same man who Obama attended a farewell party for, that the LA Times wouldn't release the video from.

Khalidi has long cited the late Edward Said as his major adademic influence. Said was also a professor at Columbia University who was a former member of the Palestinian National Council in the 70s & 80s, only stepping down when Arafat softened a bit on the Israelis. Obama had been one of Said's students in an undergraduate class at Columbia. And there is a picture of him at a dinner where Said spoke.

What a twisted web is being used.........

As for Alikhan, haven't researched him yet.

Posted by: Steele at June 8, 2009 09:15 PM

And of course the MSM is really making the public aware of this(sarc).

This war against an enemy we refuse to identify is already lost.

Posted by: TomR at June 8, 2009 09:19 PM

DAMN !!!!!!!

Posted by: RAC at June 8, 2009 09:40 PM

Good Points, Steele, now the 'Hate Crimes' bill makes perfect sense if you are a muzzie or a left-wing fringe democrat. Who benefits, first, Trial Lawyers, then the Moslems in order to increase their power and Government control.

One thing our near sighted leftist congress people don't seem to see ...they will eventually be replaced by more Muzzies and will be the last ones into the camps.

First I heard 2.9 Millions muzzies now I hear almost 9 million muzzies, the bottom line in ten years their numbers will double and later on will go up even further til a point is reached that we, Whites will be in the minority. Obama is the catalyst to get this all started.

This is some scary shit.

Posted by: Mark at June 8, 2009 10:10 PM

Now one thing I want to make sure a few of you are clear on. I am not anti-Muslim. I have no problem with those who are "real" Muslims. Every person has the right to believe what they want. Its a "free will" choice, if you will. I DO have a problem with those who are radical Muslims. I DO have a problem with those who are anti-American, no matter what religion, race, creed, etc. they are. I DO have a problem with those who are anti-Federalist (in other words, those who are turning to Democratic Socialism). I DO have a problem with those who want to force their belief system and morals on me. I DO have a problem with those who want to force their religion on me. I DO have a problem when people are chosen for their position, to help run this country, based upon their race, religion, political background and/or friendship only. Experience, credentials, and professionalism should always be the qualifying factors. Would you hire a plumber to be a proctologist because you went to grade school together?

I don't necessarily have a problem with someone who is Muslim chosen for a position, but if you are going to "profile" for the positions you choose, you best make sure ALL the religions are represented equally. The same goes for race and nationality. This give equal representation to everyone in the United States, since we are the "melting pot".

And I do have a problem with those in our government who lie to hide their hidden agenda.... gee.. that's about 99.9% of our government........

And I do have a problem with those who have their own "rights" groups. If whites did the same, we would be called racist, yet Africans, Asians and Mexicans have their own civil rights groups. If Christians did the same, they would hear cries of "foul" against them, yet the Jews, Mormons and Muslims have their own civil rights groups. If we are all Americans, and are all equal, no matter what color, what nationality, what background, what belief we are, then why do we need civil rights groups for "minorities"? Do these laws not perpetuate racism by saying they have "special needs", "special wants", and "special ways" that need to be protected because they are a different color, or race, or nationality? Does Mexico have a whites civil rights group? Does Japan? Does Africa? Does Israel? Does Saudia Arabia? What about India?Just thoughts to ponder................

Posted by: Steele at June 8, 2009 11:49 PM

Jack, your righit, it all began long
ago when people were silent about the
progressives. I know I was shocked when
I found out about them and wrote a lot
of letters to politicans letting them
know how I felt.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 01:15 AM

Gothguy, exactly!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 01:17 AM

Mark, that is the best way to describe it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 01:20 AM

Tom, yes good point, they are experts
at keeping things from the public.

There was a story on the news tonight and
they left out some important information.
I told Nicholas, I just posted about that
at the blog and I can't believe how they
left this and that out. That tells us too
that all their stories are probably half
way information not only a few of them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 01:25 AM

RAC, DITTO that!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 01:26 AM

Steele, thank you for the added information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 9, 2009 03:00 AM

Look at it this way - We're all going down and there's not a stinking thing we can do about it. It's just too far gone.

I'm usually an optimist, but in this case I see it as simply watching the ship go down and all of us are a bunch of rats just waiting for our turn. I hope you guys can swim. It'll be futile, though.

I do miss America and the simpler times we lived in. You remember - when people practiced right from wrong and carried loaded guns to defend their homes and families? A time when the government actually worked for and protected the people instead of sucking the blood out of them? I'd love the opportunity to start this whole country all over again, only this time we put a wall up around America and defend it. Take down the Statue of Liberty ... or replace it. She'll no longer say, "Give us your weak ..."

She'll say, "You want in? Leave your customs and nationalities in your own country. Only AMERICANS live here!"

Posted by: Deb at June 12, 2009 10:01 AM


While I get most of your points, I fail to follow your statement about: "If Christians did the same, they would hear cries of "foul" against them, yet the Jews, Mormons and Muslims have their own civil rights groups." Look, I've been a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) since 1967, live in Provo, UT, and I have NEVER heard of a "Mormon civil rights group"! Not only are we "4 square behind the Constitution", I think I can safely say that we are, in the main, outraged at most of the antics of the present Administration.

Considering the outrageous, slanderous, libelous, violent, and often deadly attacks against against us since the Church's founding in 1830, if there is a "Mormon civil rights group" it is not only unknown (even to Mormons!), it's obviously both incompetant and completely inept!

Posted by: bold eagle at June 14, 2009 03:39 AM