Is anyone in the Obama Administration concerned about how Elibiary is giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Or does that not matter because he is that most sought-after of men, the “moderate Muslim” (at least ostensibly), and so (like Major Nidal Malik Hasan (who was the even more coveted “Muslim military man”), nothing that he does can shake the absolute confidence that his benefactors have in the wisdom of his holding his position?
Affiliates of the Iraqi terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, are praising and potentially recruiting extremists based on controversial tweets by a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser who recently claimed that ISIL is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return.
The recent tweets by Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure who serves as a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), were recently picked up in the Arabic press and widely disseminated on Twitter by multiple Islamic extremists.
Elibiary’s tweets—which disparaged Americans as showing “belligerence” after the 9/11 terror attacks and told of the “inevitable” return of the Muslim caliphate—drew widespread criticism online and prompted calls for his removal from DHS’ advisory committee.
Now the comments are being circulated and praised by Islamic jihadists affiliated with ISIL and Syrian extremists.
“Starting yesterday, Arabic reports of Elibiary’s comments went viral on social media and were especially disseminated by Islamic extremist Twitter accounts and those affiliated with [ISIL] and/or jihadi fighters in Syria, Iraq, and even Yemen” Oren Adaki, an Arabic language specialist at Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), told the Washington Free Beacon.
“Many of these tweets were accompanied by #Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_Syria and #Remains hashtags, implying that the Elibiary’s comments validated that the U.S. recognizes and has come to terms with ISIL’s advance in Syria and Iraq,” Adaki said.
Elibiary’s made the comments late last week during a discussion about ISIL’s rise in Iraq.
“As I’ve said b4 inevitable that ‘Caliphate’ returns,” Elibiary tweeted in response to a question about ISIL, which is currently seeking to overthrow the Iraqi government and instate strict Sharia law in the country.
“Choice only whether we support [European Union] like Muslim Union vision or not,” continued Elibiary, who has “advised numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations on homeland security-related matters,” according to his biography on DHS’ website.
Additionally, Elibiary claimed that conservatives “misread” the 9/11 terror attacks and “should reassess” their “belligerence.”
These controversial comments quickly ricocheted through the Muslim world after the Arabic website Rassd republished the comments in Arabic and touted the words of what it called a key “Obama adviser.”
That article was then disseminated and celebrated on Twitter by several accounts affiliated with ISIL.
“Obama Adviser: The caliphate will return, that is inevitable,” the Arabic tweet reads, according to a translation provided by FDD’s Adaki….
The tweet also includes a screenshot of the Rassd article on Elibiary’s tweets, including a portion of the piece that reads: “Mohammad al Abyari, adviser to the American president for domestic security, warned in a tweet on the social media site ‘Twitter’ about the rise of the Islamic caliphate.”