Skip to comments.Klein: Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers
Posted on 06/08/2009 7:09:40 AM PDT by Free America52
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in to her official advisory council [Kareem Shora (right)] 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 years presidential campaign.
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.
Last week, Napolitano swore in Damascus-born Kareem Shora, the ADCs 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 Obamas address last week to the Muslim world. Shora said his father cried when he heard Obamas message of reconciliation.
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No, it didn't. It should have stirred controversy, but it didn't.
We will have enemies protecting our gates. In a years time, I don’t think many of us will recognize our country.
And this is a surprise to WHOM??
Can you imagine how our enemies are laughing at us?
I wonder if she hired him right after he left Gitmo.
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