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Another Obamic Jihad Appointment: Nawar Shora Tapped for TSA

“All of a sudden, people are labeled as being related to terrorism just because of the nation they are from,” Nawar  Shora said this winter, calling the TSA move “extreme and very dangerous.”

Another jihadist appointment by the subversive in the White House. This time it’s ….TSA. The TSA. Nawar Shora, legal director of the anti-infidel, anti- semitic ADC, has been tapped to serve as senior adviser.

The Muslim community is triumphant. Muslim blogs blared headlines:

Nawar Shora takes battle for Arab and Muslim rights inside the TSA, (body scanner & other rights violation) USA

I, for one, find their lack of concern for national security and love of country unsettling.

Back in March in 2003, with America still reeling from the 911 jihadi attacks on America, there was a major investigation of the The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), based in Herndon, Virginia. Shora was on scene:

A number of homes were also raided, according to witnesses. One man told a legal advisor with the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC) that several officers invaded his home claiming that his family was “linked to Osama bin Laden and terrorism.”

Attorney Nawar Shora said, “We hope that this raid is not just another round up of Muslims,” Shora said. “I would like to believe that the four homes that were hit today were not raided purely because they were Muslim homes.”

The IIIT is

  • Islamic institution with ties to the extremist Saudi-Wahhabi movement
  • Seeks to portray Wahhabism as peaceful
  • Partner organization to the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences
  • IIIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends” who shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” — which included also the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Students Association, the Muslim Arab Youth Association, Muslim Youth of North America, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and the United Association for Studies and Research — were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”

    Controlled by the extremist, Saudi-based Wahhabi movement, IIIT maintains that reports about mosques distributing hate-filled literature are untrue, and claims that the concept of jihad in no way condones or connotes violence. As an IIIT public-relations flyer puts it: “Jihad does not mean ‘holy war.’ Literally, jihad in Arabic means to strive, struggle and exert effort. It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense or fighting against tyranny or oppression.” The back of the flyer contains a list of recommended websites and books on Islam. Among the authors of these books are such apologists for extremism as John Esposito, Karen Armstrong, Hassan Hathout, and Bill Baker.

    IIIT has numerous documented links to terrorism. According to court documents, in the early 1990s the organization donated at least $50,000 to a think tank run by Sami al-Arian, the World Islam Study Enterprise, which served as a front group for Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  IIIT is also named as a defendant in two class-action lawsuits brought by victims of the 9/11 attacks.

This is what Shora was defending?

No, this is not a cruel joke. The thing is, if you have jihad sympathizers in charge of TSA, why not just dissolve the agency?


The Obama administration has tapped Nawar Shora, legal director of the Arab-American Anti-Defamation Committee (ADC), to serve as a senior adviser for the TSA’s office of civil rights and civil liberties.

The ADC is, among other things, virulently anti-Israel.

During the 2006 war in Lebanon, it filed a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. government failed to fulfill its obligation to protect US citizens “under attack” in Lebanon. The lawsuit sought to compel U.S. officials to request a cease fire and to stop all U.S. military support to Israel during the evacuation of US citizens from Lebanon.

Fortunately, TSA doesn’t make foreign policy and the Obama administration’s policy towards Israel can’t much worse in any case. But TSA is involved in protecting the U.S. from attack, and the ADC has taken plenty of positions that bear on this matter. For example, it has been a fierce critic of the Patriot Act since day one. And ADC failed Scott’s “Al Arian test” when it claimed that the indictment of Professor Sami Al Arian was “a political witch-hunt, a vendetta, and a kind of very, very ugly post-9/11 McCarthyism.”

Al Arian eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to help the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a specially designated terrorist organization. The Washington Post , in what I would describe as a celebratory article, is very clear about what Shora’s role will be at TSA. It states (under his picture in an article appearing today) that Shora “is used to fighting for the civil rights of Muslims and Arabs, but now he will do so as a federal government official.” Shora is equally clear, saying “it is about time I cross over to the government and start working within the system.” But TSA is not a civil rights organization; it is (or should be) an organization dedicated to promoting safety and thwarting terrorism.

Shora’s appointment is more evidence that TSA is not sufficiently dedicated to that purpose. Shora’s mission in life is not promoting safety and thwarting terrorism; it is promoting the interests of Arab-Americans by, for example, making sure they are treated the same way other Americans are. Unfortunately, the two interests are not always consistent. I would argue that they were not consistent, for example, at Fort Hood when it came to dealing with the Arab-American officer who murdered Americans. Lives were lost because we were overly solicitous of that Arab-Americans civil rights, as conceived by ADC. Lives might well be lost to the extent we similarly are overly solicitious of the civil rights of Arab-American airline passengers. We will need to keep a close eye on the Obama administration TSA.

Washington Post reported it:

“I’m finally practicing what I preach,” said Shora, a self-described “Arab country boy” who was born in Syria and raised in Huntington, W.Va. “It’s about time I cross over to the government and start working within the system. That’s the beauty of our society: Anybody can work with the government.”


U.S. law enforcement agencies have confronted a growing number of incidents since 2009 involving violent “homegrown” extremists and cases in which overseas terrorist groups have recruited and trained Americans. Separately, vulnerabilities in international aviation security were exposed in the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, an alleged al-Qaeda operative from Nigeria charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day.

In January, the TSA heightened security measures for travelers who are from — or traveling through — 13 predominantly Muslim countries, plus Cuba. Those procedures drew criticism from Arab, Muslim and South Asian civil liberties groups, which said the measures were too broad.

“Complaints are going to come in fast and furious” from Americans visiting those countries during the upcoming peak summer travel months, said James Zogby, founder of the Arab-American Institute and a longtime Washington civil rights advocate. “I know no one better equipped to handle them than Nawar.”

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Source: Jihad Watch