Islamic State Threatens More Attacks on Egypt's Christians, Obama DHS Adviser Says They Have It Coming
In December, the Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing in a church inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral compound that killed 29 (all but one were women and girls). On Palm Sunday, two separate Islamic State suicide bombings killed nearly 50 worshippers.
Over the weekend, the group threatened more attacks on Christians:
That renewed threat prompted interesting commentary from former Obama Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary. He claims that the Coptic Christians in Egypt -- the largest Christian population in the Middle East -- have it coming:
Reading ISIS's latest mag "otherizing" Egypt's Copts. Subhanallah how what goes around comes around. Coptic ldrs did same to MB Egyptians.
— Mohamed Elibiary (@MohamedElibiary) May 7, 2017
This stunning claim follows a long history of anti-Christian comments by Elibiary going back years, as I've reported here at PJ Media:
What has Elibiary upset? Many in the Coptic Christian community backed the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi in 2013. In his tweet, he references "MB Egyptians" -- Muslim Brotherhood Egyptians.
He is drawing an analogy between being anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and mass murder.
His past anti-Christian statements have been denounced by Coptic church leaders:
And yet he has repeatedly denounced "collective guilt" when it comes to the Muslim community:
This is quite the role reversal from 2014, when Elibiary's tweets warning of an inevitable caliphate were used by terror recruiters to push Islamic State propaganda:
Yet that was hardly Elibiary's first brush with controversial extremist statements:
So it was no surprise that Obama's DHS told members of Congress that his appointment would not be renewed:
But as I've noted here repeatedly at PJ Media, it's remarkable that Elibiary was appointed in the first place given some of his greatest hits:
- In 2003, Elibiary was listed as a board member for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Dallas chapter, which was founded by now-convicted Hamas operative Ghassan Elashi. In 2008, federal prosecutors declared in a federal court brief: "[F]rom its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists."
- In Dec 2004, Elibiary was a featured speaker at a Dallas rally honoring the Ayatollah Khomeini as a "Great Islamic Visionary," an event the Dallas Morning News called a "disgrace.”
- Immediately after the Fort Hood massacre in November 2009, Dallas Morning News editor Rod Dreher recounted Elibiary's strident defense of jihadist ideologue Sayyid Qutb, whom the 9/11 Commission identified as the chief architect of Al-Qaeda's ideology.
- In April 2010, he published an op-ed at Fox News pleading with the Obama administration to not kill senior Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
- In June 2010, he attacked the Supreme Court after they upheld the material support for terrorism statute in an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News.
- In October 2011, I reported exclusively here at PJ Media that Elibiary had downloaded sensitive documents by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety from a secure DHS database, and then unsuccessfully tried to shop them to the media claiming then-Gov. Rick Perry was running an "Islamophobic" operation. Despite multiple claims by top DHS officials that an internal investigation exonerated Elibiary, in Sept 2013 DHS admitted in response to the Judicial Watch FOIA request that no records related to any internal investigation existed, prompting members of Congress to claim DHS was engaged in a cover-up. Texas DPS, having conducted their own investigation, severed their relationship with Elibiary.
- After 30 million Egyptians took to the streets to remove Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi, leading to his ouster, Elibiary added a Muslim Brotherhood logo to his Twitter avatar in solidarity with the extremist Islamic group.
- In November 2013, Elibiary took to Twitter to announce that the U.S. was a shariah-compliant Islamic country.
But not only was Elibiary appointed to the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, he also served on the agency's "Countering Violent Extremism Working Group" developing so-called "de-radicalization" policies.
It's no wonder that Obama's CVE programs have been complete disasters:
All while Elibiary claimed to have had a hand in authoring DHS guidelines that blackballed moderate Muslims from advising law enforcement agencies:
This pattern of anti-Christian hatred by Mohamed Elibiary has continued for years. Will any of the organizations that promoted him as a resource on "de-radicalization" retract their endorsement?