A candidate for California’s 52nd congressional district declared, “Radical Islamic terrorism is a real threat to our nation.”
Speaking to Breibart News Tonight, he added, there is a “multi-component effort to try to undermine and destroy the United States and its allies.
“That includes organizations that hold themselves out as advocacy groups,” he said, referring most likely to Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group that has named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in the U.S. CAIR was also designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.
The candidate, age 36, also spoke out against groups “that try to use our own laws against ourselves, and weaponize our Constitution against itself.”
As to his position on sharia law, he said unequivocally, “I am against sharia law. It is unconstitutional, period. It has no place in the United States. It has no place anywhere in the world.”
He supported President Trump’s immigration pause, which saw immigration from countries more prone to terrorist infiltration put on hold earlier this year until proper vetting procedures could be put in place. He also objected to the Iran deal.
The candidate is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2010, he joined the U.S. Department of Defense as a prosecutor in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions, bringing suits against alleged terrorists. For a time, he was detailed to the State Department, where he developing foreign prosecutions of Guantanamo Bay detainees and negotiating security agreements with foreign nations.
His parents immigrated (legally) from Afghanistan to the U.S. (where he was born). He later served for the U.S. government in Afghanistan as a special adviser to the NATO ambassador and helped re-establish the country’s judiciary.
He is a supporter of Israel and has called on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying stipends to terrorists and their families.
His name? Omar Qudrat. Oh, and by the way, he’s Muslim.