Nothing good can ever come from having the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.
But so it goes with Mohamed Elibiary, the self-described Muslim Brotherhood supporter recently promoted to a senior advisory position within the Department of Homeland Security.
The Washington-based, national security think tank, Center for Security Policy, published a disturbing 33-page report based on a series of interviews with Elibiary about his admitted ties to a man who raised funds for Hamas and “other radical Islamist causes,” all while serving and advising the Obama administration.
Judicial Watch reported on the findings, noting that Elibiary “has regular access to classified information and is a prime mover behind two of the Obama administration’s most dangerous policies; normalizing relations with domestic and foreign Islamist groups (including the Muslim Brotherhood) and arduous enforcement restrictions of laws related to material support for terrorism.
The report gives the following sampling on Elibiary who:
Began as a teenager a tight friendship with a self-described Islamist named Shukri Abu Baker, who later was convicted of financing Hamas through his US Muslim Brotherhood entity, the Holy Land Foundation;
Donated to the Holy Land Foundation monthly since his first encounter with Baker until the Foundation was shut down by the US government;
Defends the innocence of this Hamas financier and depicts his prosecution as a case of political persecution;
Opposes the largest terrorism-financing prosecution in US history and the overall targeting of the US Muslim Brotherhood network;
Admits knowing the Muslim Brotherhood “social network” (as he calls it) in a “much more personal manner than the Average White Guy…”
Supports a partnership with Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, in the US and abroad.
“I simply find it counterproductive to American national security interests to treat the Muslim Brotherhood like the mafia, Nazi party, fascists, communists or any other entity we politically ostracize,” Elbiary said, according to the report. “[Muslim Brotherhood members] naturally exist everywhere at this point, but that’s not a problem in and of itself because there have been MB members inside the US abiding by the law for a very long time.”
According to Judicial Watch, who noted the report’s information that Elibiary has ties to a U.S. Islamic group that promotes Sharia “as the only legitimate law according to Islam:”
As troubling as this may seem, Elibiary wields tremendous power in national security issues, promoting a narrative that the Muslim brotherhood and other Islamists are moderates. He has also worked to purge even the most basic information about the doctrinal drivers of terrorism from U.S. government training materials. The root cause of terrorism and Islamic extremism is not the Islamist ideology but legitimate gripes against Western policy, Elibiary insists in the interview.
When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Elibiary’s DHS appointment in 2010 Judicial Watch reported that he was a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a well-known Egyptian jihadist named Sayyid Qutb. In fact, Elibiary participated in a tribute to Khomeini, the ruthless Iranian revolutionary whose teachings continue to govern Middle Eastern terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda. Last year JW reported that Elibiary leaked classified documents to a media outlet that had declined to do a story supposedly exposing DHS’s promotion of “Islamophobia.”
Are we really to feel comfortable that the homeland is secure with Obama administration advisors like this in our midst?
Read the report from Center for Security Policy: