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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
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Home Page
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.

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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.
 

NRA UR2

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Why not an Israeli czar to make sure they toe the mark in order to continue getting foreign aid from us. There must be a miscellaneous "muhammad" out there who would like the job.:angry:
 
I'm sure that many are going to disagree but what happened to freedom of religion? We're not at war will Muslims, we're at war with terrorists. As long as the appointees pass the background checks I see no real problem. If they truly have connections to known terrorists then there is a problem. The Constitution protects the right to be a Muslim just as it does to choose any religion. By the way Israel has presidents, not czars. Israel is not Muslim and few Israelis are named Mohammad. While I'm not comfortable with non-Christians in high positions in the government I try to understand it's not religion we're at war with but extremists who give a religion a bad reputation.
 

Scarecrow

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obama just trying to take care of his own... even though he claims to be christian... I'm not buying it.
 

tattedupboy

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I'm sure that many are going to disagree but what happened to freedom of religion? We're not at war will Muslims, we're at war with terrorists. As long as the appointees pass the background checks I see no real problem. If they truly have connections to known terrorists then there is a problem. The Constitution protects the right to be a Muslim just as it does to choose any religion. By the way Israel has presidents, not czars. Israel is not Muslim and few Israelis are named Mohammad. While I'm not comfortable with non-Christians in high positions in the government I try to understand it's not religion we're at war with but extremists who give a religion a bad reputation.
Exactly what I was thinking. For all we know Obama may not have even known what these guys' religion was. When appointing people to positions like these, qualifications and character matter more than religion.
 

HK4U

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Exactly what I was thinking. For all we know Obama may not have even known what these guys' religion was. When appointing people to positions like these, qualifications and character matter more than religion.
I very much doubt that he did not know their religion. Also I do not think qualifications or character mean anything to Obama. If they will be yes men that will mean something to him.
 

tattedupboy

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I very much doubt that he did not know their religion. Also I do not think qualifications or character mean anything to Obama. If they will be yes men that will mean something to him.
And if he did know their religion,so what? If there are red flags in their record that show them not to be the proper people for the job, then let's criticize. And let's face reality; if it were someone else, he'd be more likely to appoint people with whom he agrees than with whom he doesn't. He's not the first to do it and he certainly won't be the last.
 

Piece Corps

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When your name rhymes with "Allahu Akbar" no one is thinking "do you think this guy could be Irish?" Gimme a break! Maybe Obama didn't know li'l Mohammed was a Muslim. Maybe you're right, seeing as no one ever bothered vetting Obama himself, who claimed that he was a Christian, before he claimed he was born in Hawaii. Barack HUSSEIN Obama, with deep roots in the Middle East didn't know these two guys were Muslims? Pull the other one!

If Obama is a Christian, then so was Saddam Hussein. Right!
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
When your name rhymes with "Allahu Akbar" no one is thinking "do you think this guy could be Irish?" Gimme a break! Maybe Obama didn't know li'l Mohammed was a Muslim. Maybe you're right, seeing as no one ever bothered vetting Obama himself, who claimed that he was a Christian, before he claimed he was born in Hawaii. Barack HUSSEIN Obama, with deep roots in the Middle East didn't know these two guys were Muslims? Pull the other one!

If Obama is a Christian, then so was Saddam Hussein. Right!
I actually was referring to Heyman. Of course I could tell that the other guy was Muslim. All I'm saying is so what if they're Muslim? If they are otherwise well qualified and of reputable character, who cares whether they're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist (not one of those wacko ACLU members though), or agnostic? Unless he's a known terrorist sympathizer, his religion should not keep him out of a job that he is otherwise qualified for.
 

Piece Corps

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I actually was referring to Heyman. Of course I could tell that the other guy was Muslim. All I'm saying is so what if they're Muslim? If they are otherwise well qualified and of reputable character, who cares whether they're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist (not one of those wacko ACLU members though), or agnostic? Unless he's a known terrorist sympathizer, his religion should not keep him out of a job that he is otherwise qualified for.
You didn't read the whole piece, I suspect.

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."
What did you say? "Unless he's a known terrorist sympathizer..." He ain't exactly Barney Fife, now is he?
 

hiwall

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When we were in the cold war with Russia we did not put communists in high posts in the pentagon. Some things you should not do. If he wanted these two working for him he should have put them someplace other than security posts. They might be fine people but why would you test their alliance with all our lives at stake?
 
When we were in the cold war with Russia we did not put communists in high posts in the pentagon. Some things you should not do. If he wanted these two working for him he should have put them someplace other than security posts. They might be fine people but why would you test their alliance with all our lives at stake?
Remember American born Japanese during WWll? They were incarcerated before going on to fight for the U.S. and many were heroes. The same went for American born Germans and Italians. Today many people don't trust Muslims which is the same thinking as back then. If they pass the background investigation and have no ties to the terrorists there should be no problems. This is true whether they are fighting next to you in battle or sitting at a desk.
 

HK4U

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Remember American born Japanese during WWll? They were incarcerated before going on to fight for the U.S. and many were heroes. The same went for American born Germans and Italians. Today many people don't trust Muslims which is the same thinking as back then. If they pass the background investigation and have no ties to the terrorists there should be no problems. This is true whether they are fighting next to you in battle or sitting at a desk.
Ron I do not think most of us here would sujest anything like incarceration. If they are true to their faith and follow the Koran though that they believe that all others are worthy of death if they do not convert. One only has to talk to someone that lives in London to see how dangerous appeasment can be. They have just about taken over the city/country.
 
Ron I do not think most of us here would sujest anything like incarceration. If they are true to their faith and follow the Koran though that they believe that all others are worthy of death if they do not convert. One only has to talk to someone that lives in London to see how dangerous appeasment can be. They have just about taken over the city/country.
HK, just as some do the Bible many have taken one small verse from the Koran and built upon it. Even the Bible says that those who don't accept God are worthy of death. Because of the current situation I have read much of the Koran (I didn't want to speak without being somewhat informed) and it's no more violent than the Bible. Fanatics and extremists are found in all religions including Christianity. Many terrible things have been done in the name of religion. The inquisition, witch hunts, and even the KKK used religion to try and justify what they did. To judge someone simply on their religion just isn't the way to go. Of course that's just my opinion. As for Muslims taking over London here's a London demographic:

Religion: The largest religious groupings in London are Christian (58.2%), No Religion (15.8%), Muslim (8.2%), Hindu (4.1%), Jewish (2.1%), and Sikh (1.5%). London has traditionally been dominated by Christianity, and has a large number of churches, particularly in the City.

I don't really think 8.2% is taking over.
 
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HK4U

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obama just trying to take care of his own... even though he claims to be christian... I'm not buying it.
Kind of like what I heard a pastor say one time "If they passed a law tomorrow that made being a Christian a crime would they have enough evidence to convict you". I think in that case Obama would not have to worry.:biggrin:
 

Zonian

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I'm sure that many are going to disagree but what happened to freedom of religion? We're not at war will Muslims, we're at war with terrorists. As long as the appointees pass the background checks I see no real problem. If they truly have connections to known terrorists then there is a problem. The Constitution protects the right to be a Muslim just as it does to choose any religion. By the way Israel has presidents, not czars. Israel is not Muslim and few Israelis are named Mohammad. While I'm not comfortable with non-Christians in high positions in the government I try to understand it's not religion we're at war with but extremists who give a religion a bad reputation.
I can tell you have no idea what your talking about by:

1. Not knowing that the position of czar is a position in the united states federal government List of U.S. executive branch czars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia there is a link explaining it.

2.You didn't read the entirety of the first post talking about the religious groups these men are associated with. If you had, you would have realized that these men are a part of an organization that justifies terrorism.

3. Muhammed is the most widely used name in the world, over 15 million people are named Muhammed. It is reasonable to assume that a culture that has the Islam religion tied with them would have several people in their community name Muhammed.

Please read, and be somewhat knowledgeable about things before you post.

HK, just as some do the Bible many have taken one small verse from the Koran and built upon it. Even the Bible says that those who don't accept God are worthy of death. Because of the current situation I have read much of the Koran (I didn't want to speak without being somewhat informed) and it's no more violent than the Bible. Fanatics and extremists are found in all religions including Christianity. Many terrible things have been done in the name of religion. The inquisition, witch hunts, and even the KKK used religion to try and justify what they did. To judge someone simply on their religion just isn't the way to go. Of course that's just my opinion. As for Muslims taking over London here's a London demographic:

Religion: The largest religious groupings in London are Christian (58.2%), No Religion (15.8%), Muslim (8.2%), Hindu (4.1%), Jewish (2.1%), and Sikh (1.5%). London has traditionally been dominated by Christianity, and has a large number of churches, particularly in the City.

I don't really think 8.2% is taking over.
Apparently you have never been to London. What you have left out in your demographics is the fact the muslims are the fastest growing religious group in England, and are considered to be the most hostile of all the religious groups, and if you had been anywhere else in Europe you would see that most countries do not allow people of that faith to immigrate to there country.....hmmmm i wonder why (referencing the ideas behind the Koran). I would also like to see you point out a verse in the bible that justifies the killing of non believers. Don't get me wrong i do believe in religious tolerance, and i like the diversity, but when you appoint someone who condones terrorist behavior to the office of homeland security you go to far.

Yeah, you're right. Kinda like Bush appointing a bunch of Christians to all those same positions, right?
Ya and the fact this country is built on christian principles and beliefs is absolutely crazy.......not to mention it is these beliefs that gave way to religious tolerance in this country, and allowed for radical religious groups to operate protected by our laws. I find it hilarious when people bring up the freedom of religion card, because if it where not for Christianity there would be no freedom of religion is this country. Don't be stupid.

I do not condone any type of violence towards any type of religious groups. I would just like to hear all of Obama's justifications for such a stupid decision. I am simply asking that you guys think about, research, and articulate your ideas before you post.:pleasantry:


-Zonian
 

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