Controversial Department. of Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary recently said on Twitter that former Egyptian President Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, is “Egypt’s Mandela,” referring to the famous former President of South Africa that dismantled its racist apartheid system.
Morsi, who promised to be a president for all Egyptians, was ousted after over 30 million Egyptians demonstrated against him for unprecedented power grabs, human rights abuses (including appointing a former terrorist leader as governor of Luxor) and pushing through a sharia constitution for Egypt.
Elibiary, who is now a senior Homeland Security adviser, is a Muslim activist that led the now-defunct Freedom and Justice Foundation. He has spent years as a Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for Senator McCain in 2008. The Obama Administration placed him on the Homeland Security Advisory Council and promoted him in September.
Elibiary also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee.
Elibiary was the subject of a damning 37-page report put together by the Clarion Project and other anti-Islamist organizations that included an extensive interview with him. Clarion has a summary of 15 disturbing facts from the report.
In an October 22 tweet, Elibiary praises Morsi as a hero on par with Nelson Mandela:
In an October 28 tweet, he said:
On October 29, Elibiary endorsed a campaign demanding that the U.S. Embassy in Cairo act to have Mohamed Soltan, an American from Ohio, released from Egyptian custody. Soltan was arrested while working at a pro-Brotherhood media outlet and is the son of an inflammatory Muslim Brotherhood leader named Salah Soltan.
Elibiary also reiterated his viewpoint that the American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing to be concerned about:
In a tweet on October 22, Elibiary boasted that he performed the hajj in 2011 as a guest of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the leader of a country ruled by strict Sharia law and the Wahhabist brand of radical Islam:
Elibiary recently received attention when he tweeted that the Tea Party, a fiscally conservative political movement, is pushing “Christian Xenophobia.” He also said that Christian Zionists have a “foreign policy worldview through a dispensationalist end-time theology.”
Elibiary also said that he assumed that reporter Aaron Klein is Jewish because of his “demeanor” on television.
There is no subject that receives more attention from Elibiary on Twitter than the Muslim Brotherhood cause. The page is filled with re-tweets of Muslim Brotherhood statements and ridicule of the “Islamophobes” concerned about the radical organization.
What’s it going to take for the mainstream media to pay attention?
Ryan Mauro is the ClarionProject.org’s National Security Analyst, a fellow with the Clarion Project and is frequently interviewed on top-tier TV stations as an expert on counterterrorism and Islamic extremism.