Janet Napolitano's New Advisor

Thomas Lifson
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would no doubt claim "The system worked" when she vetted Mohamed Elibiary, her latest appointee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, but Daniel Pipes raises some serious questions:

Mohamed Elibiary was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas entitled "A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary," Ayatollah Khomeini. When Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News called him on this, he threatened Dreher, telling him: "Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe." (snip)

...from the Department of Homeland Security, October 15 (thanks to Jeff): (snip)

Mohamed Elibiary is the President and CEO of the Freedom and Justice Foundation, and has advised numerous federal, state and local law enforcement organizations including the Texas Department of Safety and National Counterterrorism Center Global Engagement Group on matters relating to homeland security. Recently, Elibiary served on DHS's Homeland Security Advisory Council Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, and currently serves on the Texas Department of Public Safety Advisory Board. In December of 2009 he helped establish the Texas Fusion Center Policy Council to enhance information sharing, analytical capabilities and community relations at the state and local law enforcement levels.

I have met Mohamed Elibiary. He is a slick fellow. You can read here his dancing and obfuscation about deception in Islam and other matters, in a long exchange we had here at Jihad Watch. Read it carefully, noting the questions I ask him and the answers he gives to them, and ask yourself whether he really ought to be on the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Elibiary once asked me to post his explanation of his appearance at the Khomeini tribute conference. You can read all about that here.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would no doubt claim "The system worked" when she vetted Mohamed Elibiary, her latest appointee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, but Daniel Pipes raises some serious questions:

Mohamed Elibiary was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas entitled "A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary," Ayatollah Khomeini. When Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News called him on this, he threatened Dreher, telling him: "Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe." (snip)

...from the Department of Homeland Security, October 15 (thanks to Jeff): (snip)

Mohamed Elibiary is the President and CEO of the Freedom and Justice Foundation, and has advised numerous federal, state and local law enforcement organizations including the Texas Department of Safety and National Counterterrorism Center Global Engagement Group on matters relating to homeland security. Recently, Elibiary served on DHS's Homeland Security Advisory Council Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, and currently serves on the Texas Department of Public Safety Advisory Board. In December of 2009 he helped establish the Texas Fusion Center Policy Council to enhance information sharing, analytical capabilities and community relations at the state and local law enforcement levels.

I have met Mohamed Elibiary. He is a slick fellow. You can read here his dancing and obfuscation about deception in Islam and other matters, in a long exchange we had here at Jihad Watch. Read it carefully, noting the questions I ask him and the answers he gives to them, and ask yourself whether he really ought to be on the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Elibiary once asked me to post his explanation of his appearance at the Khomeini tribute conference. You can read all about that here.