In an article last December in the Huffington Post, Ahmed Rehab of Hamas-linked CAIR claimed that the "Radical Right," not Islamic jihadists, were the greatest threat to America today. His article was full of the predictable whining, victimhood posturing, and no hint whatsoever that any Muslims are waging jihad against the United States.
The thuggish Rehab has also spoken up in defense of the Islamic supremacist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir's right to hold its convention in Chicago (Hizb-ut-Tahrir is banned in many countries), while working to suppress the freedom of speech of anti-jihadists.
And so it should come as no surprise that the likes of Rahm Emanuel has appointed him to an advisory committee. "Ahmed Rehab appointed by Mayor Emanuel to Advisory Committee," from CAIR-Chicago, June 29 (thanks to Diane):
CHICAGO – Today Mayor Emanuel announced the Office of New Americans (ONA) Advisory Committee – a committee of advisors to generate recommendations, develop strategies, and present an overall vision to promote the City’s economic vitality and ensure global competiveness [sic], by becoming the most immigrant friendly city in the world.
“Immigrants are a driving force in Chicago’s cultural and economic life and a vital part of our nation’s history and future. Whether in Rogers Park or Little Village, our city’s vitality has been built on the strength of immigrant populations that have come to enjoy new freedoms and access new opportunities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I have tasked the Office of New Americans Advisory Committee to lay out a roadmap that will ensure Chicago continues to thrive and grow and attracts the world’s leading human capital to compete in the 21st century global economy and beyond.”
The ONA Advisory Committee is formed by 50 individuals who represent Chicago’s business, academia, civic, philanthropic, and community leaders. This Advisory Committee will serve over the next 90 days and is divided into eight subgroups which will focus on economic opportunities, human capital, education, public safety, health, city services, civic engagement and ensuring that Chicago remains a place where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. They will identify immigrant challenges, strategies and potential solutions and will, together with the ONA, present the plan to the Mayor later this summer.
The ONA is collaborating with Civic Consulting Alliance and A.T. Kearney, who are all providing their support on a pro-bono basis, in the development of the plan. A non-profit organization, Civic Consulting Alliance invests $15 – 20 million per year via its own staff and the pro-bono services of its private-sector partners in order to make Chicago more livable, affordable, and globally competitive. Through the Civic Consulting partnership, A.T. Kearney is donating pro-bono resources and extensive expertise.
“A.T. Kearney is proud to continue our long history of supporting the City of Chicago,” said A.T. Kearney partner Kish Khemani. “Making Chicago more immigrant friendly will allow our city to continue to compete successfully in the global marketplace.”...
Civic engagement, Diversity welcomed and celebrated:
Lawrence Benito, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Dalila Fridi, Senior Technical Application Analyst, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ami Gandhi, Executive Director, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute
Maricela Garcia, Executive Director, Gads Hill Center
Alie Kabba, Executive Director, United African Organization
Gary Kenzer, Executive Director, Polish American Association
Emma Lozano, Founder, Centro Sin Fronteras
Denise Martinez, Director of Office of New Americans, Office of the Governor
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR Chicago
Rebecca Sanders, Executive Director, Chicago Cultural Alliance
Freddy Santiago, Pastor, El Rebano Church
Elena Segura, Director, Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigrant
Education, Archdiocese of Chicago