WND Exclusive HOMELAND INSECURITY
'Indignant' Muslims reject U.S. request to counter violent extremism
Meeting with Napolitano included promise of regular consultations
Posted: July 29, 2010
10:50 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Gulf Coast Catastrophe: Assessing the Nation's Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 17, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom
A series of e-mails from the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency that has warned of a threat from "right-wing extremists" like those worried about national sovereignty, reveal the agency has held a series of meetings with Muslims who apparently rejected the government's request to help counter violent extremism.
The new e-mails were uncovered by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog organization that hunts down and seeks the prosecution of government corruption.
The e-mails relate to several days of meetings the DHS held Jan. 27-28 between DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and various Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian "community leaders."
The e-mails reveal the attendees included Imad Hamad, the Midwest regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who Judicial Watch said has been linked in press reports to the Marxist-Leninist terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Judicial Watch reported he also "has financially supported the Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah" and in a 2002 interview on Detroit television "supported a Palestine Authority TV program that urged children to become suicide bombers, calling the program 'patriotic.'"