To get a job at Homeland Security, you’d think that one nonnegotiable qualification would be that you think of your “homeland” as America, and not Syria. Incredibly, one member of the agency’s Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25 year old immigrant who calls Syria her “homeland.”
Obama seems to be trying to inject as much insanity as possible into his last months in office, and this story is the latest example.
The Daily Caller reports:
Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015–the same year she became an American citizen. Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid using Muslim terminology like the words “sharia” and “jihad” when discussing terrorism.
Alawa says she immigrated into the U.S. when she was ten years old. Her family had already left Syria by the time she was born. “But I will always be Syrian. I will always be from Syria. I will always be of Syria,” she wrote in November 2015, calling the country her “homeland.”
In 2014, Alawa commemorated the September 11 attacks by tweeting that “9/11 changed the world for good, and there’s no other way to say it.” (…)
In April 2013, she responded to a tweet from activist Pamela Geller who called the Boston Marathon bombings “jihad” by tweeting: “go fuck yourself.”
Other tweets by Alawa include, “I can’t deal with people saying America is the best nation in the world” and “We are living in a country that deems it ‘freedom of speech’ to spew absolutely hateful ish [sic] about Muslims. That’s not freedom of speech.”
Source: Proud Cons