Skip to comments.For those who don't know : Obama appointed two devout Muslims to homeland security posts
Posted on 11/16/2009 6:58:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
I checked this out and this information turned out to be true.
See here :
Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.
and here :
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development Source for announcement
NOTE: Has anyone ever heard of a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...?
In light of what happened at Fort Hood, I wonder how much vetting these appointees went through.
Whenever a new government official is identified as “devout Catholic” it’s a signal for the fang-toothed left to search for something they can use against him/her.
When identified as “devout death cultist” we should be afraid - very afraid.
Vetting?, We don't need no stinkin' vetting for 0Dumbo's thugs!
Considering that we still don't know where zer0 was whelped and the fact that he is a muslim, I'd say not much, or none at all.
Jihad at the DHS.
Now he's in DHS.
Napolitano probably has him working overtime investigating any Americans who might "overreact" to poor, poor Major Hasan's job stress episode.
Catholics on the SCOTUS aren’t described as “devout” Catholics. They’re accused of it.
Nice to know DHS is being stocked with foreigners from the countries that are our worst enemies. But why should we be surprised?
Has Glenn Beck looked into these appointments?
BEING a muslim is not going to be perceived as an issue by most people.
Being a terrorist / jihadi / sharia supporter will be perceived as a conflict of interest.
Unless you can provide evidence of the latter, nobody will pay attention to the former.
We’re still a pluralist culture.
I’m sure they have been carefully vetted. Barry wants Islamists.
Actually Arif Alickhan is an American Citizen.
a Little backgrounder :
Arif Alikhan comes from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosas office, where he served as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. As a key adviser to the Mayor, he has led the Citys efforts to develop homeland security, emergency management and law enforcement initiatives, including operational oversight of Los Angeles Police, Fire and Emergency Management departments. He is a former federal prosecutor and senior advisor to the U.S. Attorney General, and has partnered extensively with local, state and federal agencies
Alikhan was a career prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1997-2006.
During that time, he served as Chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Crimes Section for the U.S. Attorneys Office in Los Angeles and as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Attorney General in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the national Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program for the Department of Justice.
Alikhan holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.
(So, here we have a Muslim who graduated from a Catholic School)
A little backgrounder on Kareem W. Shora
Kareem W. Shora, JD, LLM is Director of the Legal Department and Policy with the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC). He has been with ADC as Legal Advisor since 2000 before being named to his current position.
Shora, who is fluent in Arabic, is a recipient of the 2003 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Human Rights Award. He has been published by the National Law Journal, TRIAL Magazine, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Journal on Poverty Law and Public Policy, the Harvard University JFK School of Government Asian American Policy Review, the American Bar Association (ABA) Air and Space Lawyer, and the Yeshiva University Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal. He is also a professor of Foreign Policy at the American University Washington Semester Program.
He has spoken at the National Lawyers’ Guild Annual Conference, the US Department of State International Visitor Program, the FBI Conference on Countering Terrorism by Integration of Practice and Theory, the ABA Air and Space Law Forum, the ABA Equal Justice Conference, the American University Washington College of Law, the Georgetown University Law Center, Yale University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Brown University, Harvard University JFK School of Government, and Whittier Law School’s 19th Annual Symposium on International Law among others. Shora is also ADC’s representative on several committees with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and a Steering Committee member of the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the Rights Working Group (RWG).
A frequent guest on Al-Jazeera, Shora has spoken about civil rights, civil liberties and immigration policy with many national and international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Voice of America, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the LA Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, National Public Radio (All Things Considered and Morning Edition), Pacifica Radio Network, Reuters, the Associated Press, C-SPAN, CNN, the Cairo Times, Al-Arabia, Egypt TV, Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS News, and ABC News among others.
Shora also co-authored the LCCRs report on racial profiling entitled Wrong Then, Wrong Now: Racial Profiling Before and After September 11, the LCCRs 2004 Update of Cause for Concern: Hate Crimes in America, and the ADC 1998-2000 Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans and Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans: The Post September 11 Backlash - September 11, 2001 to October 11, 2002 (Part of the Congressional Record).
Shora, who was born in Damascus, Syria, holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Law and the LL.M. specialty in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law. Shora has served as a legal associate with the WV Office of the Attorney General, the WVU Immigration Law Clinical Program, and the Columbia Energy Corporate Law Department.
Just what we need is a freaking muslim foreigner in national security position.
Wonder how their name came up as a candidate?
That could be a beautiful thing. Depends how you read it...
I agree. When our military can’t even raise questions about anti American activity by one of it’s own “MUSLIM” officers, who just happened to “go off” on 43 Americans, killing 13, shouting Allah Akbar..........
HOW CAN A MUSLIM FOREIGNER BE POSSIBLY VETTED PROPERLY FOR A POSITION IN NATIONAL SECURITY?????
I suspect much has been overlooked out of fear of criticism.
This is NATIONAL SECURITY!!! Any contact with any Muslim/ Mosque who calls for death, jihad, or whatever is a DISQUALIFICATION.
So is this a job Americans won’t do, and requires an immigrunt?
“Our diversity is our strength....”
“”Alikhan was an embarrassment even to the Mexican Reconquista mayor of Los Angeles.””
Can you explain? Everything I find is so “flowery” about this guy, it sounds as tho’ he really did a super job for Los Angeles. He knew how to handle grant $$$ (WOW) and demolished the anti-terror measures in the city because they offended muslims and Bratton went along with that.
He fits in with the zero administration - supporter of Hezbollah, anti Israel, will improve image problems of the US with muslim countries. Gosh! I guess that’s what he went to law school for. Can never have enough muslims in the government.
I wonder what role he may have in the Homeland Security investigation of the Fort Hood shootings!! Sick! Sick! Sick!
I want to know how this guy slipped through the radar without causing a blip.....All of us at FR stay pretty current on DC happenings but I never heard of this guy before today.
True story from just last night.
I walked into a Taco Bell to get a quick bite while traveling.
There was probably 6 to 8 employees behind the counter. All were in Taco Bell uniforms, shirts and hats.
With ONE exception.
Behind the counter was a woman with a head scarf, and a muslim style dress, working.
I would say the Taco Bell Dog is rolling over in his grave.
Trading in the Sombrerro for a head scarf is kind of out of uniform.
Any time a Muslim comes into any position, they require compliance with THEIR beliefs at the expense of the rest of the employees. It was probably a situation where the manager was afraid NOT to hire out of fear of some kind of discrimination charge. On the other hand, if the potential employee will not comply with work rules, I say that is grounds for dismissal. Nothing is fair for the rest of the employees who wear the uniform of their job.
When a Muslim gets in a position of any type of power, they FORCE change based on their philosophy at the expense of others. So how do we resist? Just flat out say no. Tough crap. We don’t have to take it up the ying yang to comply just because someone thinks they are superior, when in fact they are just another human with no more rights than the next. If I worked there and wore a big cross around my neck do you think management would be equally tolerant to my “traditional” attire?
PC run amuck.
Amazing. The main reason the DHS is in existence today is because of what the moslem terrorists did to us. Now to put fellow brothers of their religion, within the DHS, is definitely asinine, imo.
Note: The following text is a quote:
Statement by Secretary Napolitano on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and her Appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development
Release Date: April 24, 2009
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Today, I am proud to make two key personnel announcements for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)President Obamas intent to nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and my appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. Both individuals bring a broad and impressive array of experience in national security, emergency preparedness and counterterrorism to the Department.
David comes from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he founded and was Senior Fellow of the Homeland Security Program and led the Centers programs on preventing, mitigating and responding to catastrophic terrorism and natural disasters. With more than 20 years of experience in government, the non-profit community and the private sector, he is a highly regarded expert in U.S. national security policy and international affairs.
Arif comes from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosas office, where he served as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. As a key adviser to the Mayor, he has led the Citys efforts to develop homeland security, emergency management and law enforcement initiatives, including operational oversight of Los Angeles Police, Fire and Emergency Management departments. He is a former federal prosecutor and senior advisor to the U.S. Attorney General, and has partnered extensively with local, state and federal agencies, said Secretary Napolitano.
Prior to joining CSIS, Heyman was Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy from 1998-2001. Previously, he served as Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Division of National Security and International Affairs, from 1995-1998, and Director of International Operations at RGTI Systems, a leading firm in industrial automation and supply-chain management, from 1992-1994. Heyman is the author of numerous publications and an adjunct professor in security studies at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Policy. He completed his graduate work at The Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and his undergraduate work at Brandeis University.
Before serving as Deputy Mayor, Alikhan was a career prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1997-2006. During that time, he served as Chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Crimes Section for the U.S. Attorneys Office in Los Angeles and as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Attorney General in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the national Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program for the Department of Justice. Alikhan holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.
This page was last reviewed/modified on April 24, 2009.
Note: The following text is a quote:
“Press Release: After Ten Years of Service, ADC Congratulates Kareem Shora for Appointment as DHS Senior Policy Adviser”
SNIPPET: “Washington, DC | October 15, 2009 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) offers its most heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Kareem Shora, ADC National Executive Director, for his ten years of exceptional service to ADC and to the Arab-American community. Shora, who earlier this year was sworn-in by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), has been appointed as Senior Policy Adviser for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be leaving ADC as of October 23. ADC congratulates Kareem on his new position, wishes him the very best, and knows he will continue to be successful in the future.
ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said, “Without question, in the past decade Kareem helped our dedicated national board, staff, and grassroots chapters build ADC into one of the most effective and respected civil rights organizations in the country. Especially following 9/11, Kareem’s strategic leadership approach and ability at building partnerships and coalitions both with other organizations and communities as well as with federal agencies, gave ADC an edge in standing up as a strong and consistent voice for civil and human rights. Personally, I will miss his wise counsel, calm demeanor, and sense of dedication and responsibility. Thank you Kareem for your outstanding leadership and commitment to ADC and the community. Kareem’s appointment as Senior Policy Adviser with DHS is yet another feather in ADC’s cap of ever-growing achievements and success.”
Kareem Shora said, “I am honored to have served the noble cause of such a great organization as ADC. Everyday, for the past ten years, I saw the increased effectiveness of ADC thanks to its dedicated team of staff, board members, and volunteer grassroots leaders. It is an organization that each American should be proud of as it stands up for the very-definitions which have made this country so great. While we have achieved many victories during my tenure with ADC, we continue to face many more challenges that require our collective support for ADC and its great work. Although I am leaving ADC, I will maintain my involvement with the organization in my personal capacity and hope to use the knowledge and experience I gained over the past decade in my new role with the Department of Homeland Security.””
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