Via World Net Daily:
The e-mails relate to several days of meetings the DHS held Jan. 27-28 between DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and various Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian "community leaders."One of the reported participants of the meeting mentioned above represented a group that pledged support for the Holy Land Foundation, a group convicted on over 100 counts relative to funding Islamic terrorism.
The e-mails reveal the attendees included Imad Hamad, the Midwest regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who Judicial Watch said has been linked in press reports to the Marxist-Leninist terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Judicial Watch reported he also "has financially supported the Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah" and in a 2002 interview on Detroit television "supported a Palestine Authority TV program that urged children to become suicide bombers, calling the program 'patriotic.'"
Another participant, according to Judicial Watch, was Salam al-Mayarati, who founded the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council. Judicial Watch said al-Mayarati "has long been criticized for his extremist views and statements. In 1999 former House Minority leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., withdrew his nomination of al-Mayarati to the National Commission on Terrorism because of al-Mayarati's extremist politics."Click HERE for more on MPAC.
Perhaps the email containing the most explosive quotes is one that shows none other than Senator Joe Lieberman (D), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, was made aware of MPAC's refusal to cooperate with a DHS directive.
"Gordon Lederman of Sen. Lieberman's Staff called me asking about the 2-day HSAC meeting last week with American Muslim and Arab groups. He was called by a reporter who told him MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and Muslim American Society 'rejected the ideas' of soliciting their help with countering violent extremism and were 'angry and indignant.'"This is beyond shocking. ISNA was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial and has absolutely no business being anywhere close to working with DHS. The fact that the head of this country's Senate Homeland Security Committee is unwilling to call out these nefarious groups speaks volumes.
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