Napolitano, Muslim Brotherhood Affiliates Met Secretly

www.postchronicle.com - 08 February 2011 - From Jim Kouri

Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity - the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt. Walid Phares, director of the Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, criticized the partnership concept: "Through the so-called 'partnership' between the Jihadi-sympathizer networks and U.S. bureaucracies, the U.S. government is invaded by militant groups." Just recently, a Washington, DC-based legal group uncovered documents from the Department of Homeland Security that detail a two-day meeting on January 27 and 28, 2010, between DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian "community leaders." Judicial Watch reports they obtained documents that include a list of participating individuals and organizations in Napolitano's meeting with individuals with controversial radical ties, including:

* Imad Hamad, Midwest Regional Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. According to investigative reporter Debbie Schlussel, Hamad is connected to the Marxist-Leninist terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and has financially supported the Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah. In a television interview in 2002 on Fox's Detroit affiliate, Hamad supported a Palestine Authority TV program that urged children to become suicide bombers, calling the program "patriotic." (...)

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