Department of Homeland Insecurity strikes again: DHS: Secretary Napolitano Swears in Homeland Security Advisory Council Members.
Washington, D.C. – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in three new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) during her latest tri-annual meeting with HSAC, which took place at DHS headquarters this week. The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of homeland security issues.
The new members include: former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, who will join as vice-chair to former CIA and FBI Director Judge William Webster; Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Police, Security and Outside Services Bonnie Michelman; and Freedom and Justice Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Elibiary.
Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch notes Muslim who spoke at pro-Khomeini conference and threatened columnist named to Homeland Security Advisory Council:
Mohamed Elibiary was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas entitled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary,” Ayatollah Khomeini. When Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News called him on this, he threatened Dreher, telling him: “Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe.”
From the 2006 Jihad Watch piece linked above that sheds some light on Elibiary and why there’s only one reason he should be near Homeland Security:
Elibiary spoke in December 2004 at the Dallas “Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary,” the Ayatollah Khomeini. Now Elibiary says he didn’t know it was to be a Khomeini tribute; one wonders, looking at the poster above, what he did think it was about.