By Aaron Klein,Worldnetdaily
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in to her official advisory council 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 year’s 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 ADC’s 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.