The Western Center for Journalism, founded by Worldnutdaily owner Joseph Farah, is exactly as bad as that fact would lead one to assume. This article by Gerald Todd is a textbook example of yellow journalism, so bad that it might actually be legally actionable. He casually calls a group of Obama administration officials terrorists without a shred of evidence.
The Muslim Brotherhood in the White House! White House tours apparently compromised their free run of the place! Where is the impeachable offense?
Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.
Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.
Salam al-Marayati – Obama Advisor and founder Muslim Public Affairs Council (and its current executive director.)
Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar – Islamic Society of North America.
Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
Some of these terrorists go back to the first month of BHO’s first reign of terror, er … first (mis)-administration … all very bad guys.
Evidence? He doesn’t even attempt to offer any. Let’s take a look at a few of these folks. Arif Alikhan is no longer in the administration, he is now a professor at the National Defense University. And he’s a former federal prosecutor and a former adviser to Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales during the Bush administration. But he has an Arabic-sounding name, so he must be a terrorist, amirite?
Rashad Hussain I actually remember from high school debate. He was one of the best high school debaters in the nation at the Greenhill School in Texas in the mid-90s. He was one of the editors of the Yale Law Journal in college, a trial attorney with the DOJ and an aide to the House Judiciary Committee. Clearly a dangerous subversive.
Salam al-Marayati is the founder of MPAC, a group that has done much to combat Islamic extremism and terrorism in this country. I became friends a couple years ago with Haris Tarin, director of their Washington, DC office, and the notion that this group supports terrorism is utterly laughable. And he doesn’t even attempt to support that or any other accusation in the article. It seems that having a Muslim-sounding name is all the evidence Todd thinks he needs.
Eboo Patel is a former Rhodes scholar who founded the Interfaith Youth Core, which seeks to bring together people of all religions to work cooperatively on important problems. The staff includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and people of many other faiths. He’s practically a Bin Laden clone.
And does it even need to be said that there is no such thing as a “sharia czar” in the Obama administration? I have no idea what Todd is referring to there and I’m sure he doesn’t either. But it sounds scary and that’s all that matters.