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Saudi Lackey Appointed To Homeland Security Advisory Council

June 9, 2009

Saudi Lackey Appointed To Homeland Security Advisory Council


June 9, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Last week DHS head Janet Napolitano appointed Kareem Shora the National Executive Director of the Arab American Anti -Discrimination Committee as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. [source, http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3458]

The ADC is funded by Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal. Bin Talal is infamous for having held marathon fundraisers to support the families of suicide bombers. In 2001 his $10 million dollar check for a 9/11 fund was rejected by then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani because Talal linked the attacks to America's policy towards Israel, in part proclaiming, "The Arabs should concentrate on influencing American public opinion ... He pointed to the fact that Israel succeeded in manipulating the events of September 11, to its advantage by branding all Arabs and Muslims as terrorists, then proceeded to war on the Palestinians and massacring them unchecked." [source, http://www.alternativesjournal.net/volume1/number2/talhami.htm]

In 2008 the ADC inaugurated the Al Waleed Bin Talal Heritage Center at their national headquarters in Washington, DC and presented him with the "ADC Global Achievement Award" in 2005.

Shora was the former legal advisor of the ADC. In that capacity he filed suit on behalf of the ADC against the INS arguing that arrest of foreign nationals after they were required by law to register as such, is illegal.

In 2006 the ADC sued the Secretaries of State and Defense for "failing to protect U.S. citizens in a crisis or time of war."

"In the lawsuit, ADC alleges that the defendants placed US citizens in peril by not taking all possible steps to secure the safety and well being of US citizens in Lebanon. Further, the lawsuit asks the Federal Court to issue an order compelling the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to request a ceasefire and to stop any shipments of weapons or any other military support to Israel during the evacuation of all US citizens out of Lebanon." [source, http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2865]

The appointment of the head of a Saudi funded organization to be on the Homeland Security Advisory Council is one more example of the Obama administration's Muslim outreach consisting of forging alliances with Islamists. The conflict of interest posed by Shora's association with the Saudi mouthpiece the ADC, promoting a Saudi agenda is sufficient reason to call for his immediate resignation. http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=dhsid=6.9.09%2Ehtm

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