Monday, June 15, 2009

Obama Appoints 2 Devout Muslims to Homeland Security Posts

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 Chris tians, 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."


betsmeier said...

OMG you would think that he appointed a terrorists. Please, get educated. So what if they are devout Muslims. That doesn't mean that they are Islamic terrorists. Remember there are many Christian terrorists too.

B2 said... obviously didn't read the entire post. Does their affiliation with a Muslim organization that views terrorist groups such as Hezbollah as "freedom fighters" (MPAC) make them a terrorist? Apparantly to it does not. But to many Americans, support or involvement in a crime such as terrorism would qualify you as a "terrorist" in their eyes! So NO...I don't THINK they are terrorists...I KNOW they are terrorists, indirect or not!

betsmeier said...

B2, after reading your blog I now realize you are a very narrow minded right winger who loves to put out misinformation. Why don't you REALLY research what you claim. I have, and you are so full of BS it isn't even funny. Please go to this link and read about Arif Alikham. He was also in the Justice Dept in the Bush administration. Hmmm!! I guess you didn't know that did ya.

David Heyman is a Professor, so I guess that makes him suspect, right? You betcha!!

But after reading your blog I know where you are coming from. So with that I will just say, I'm not going to argue with an imbecile. By the way, I am a Republican who sees her party as lost, and will not support it until they move more to the center and get rid of all the loonies they have.

It shows the lack of education you people really have.

You show why you people lost this last time around.

One more thing, I went to MPAC's site, have you. Probably not, because you might have to admit that you are wrong. Also they (MPAC) has joined with a Jewish group to further the aid and help needed because people like you just don't seem to want to open your mind and see that you are dead wrong.

B2 said...

If you truly are into educating yourself unbiasedly, here you go:


You are right, "He was also in the Justice Dept in the Bush administration"...that's a bit different than being APPOINTED by a sitting President.

Maybe you shouldn't educate yourself with unsubstantiated sites like wikpedia and shouldn't so easily accept the word of organizations that support groups like Hezbollah. Were you surprised that their site claims they don't support terrorism and destroying Israel? Come on, did you know that the word "gullible" isn't even in the dictionary? ;-)

BTW...I consider myself part of the "Constitution" Party.

B2 said...