A top Obama adviser who last year claimed “The U.S. is an Islamic country with and Islamically compliant constitution” is at it again.
Mohamed Elibiary is a senior fellow of Obama’s Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council.
According to a report from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, or IPT, Elibiary revisited his October 2013 tweet in which he claimed the U.S. was an “Islamic country,” explaining in another tweet Saturday, June 28, 2014 (reportedly since deleted), “I said America was an Islamic country not a Muslim country. Pls study up on the difference b4 attacking me.”
The tweet was also noticed by former Florida Republican Congressman Allen West, who wrote a blog piece in which he also opposed Elibiary’s assessment of America’s Islamic compliance.
“I hate to disagree with this fella, but he fails to understand that America is a Constitutional Republic,” West wrote. “And how he comes up with the conclusion that our U.S. Constitution is ‘Islamically compliant’ is beyond comprehension – considering Islamic law is rooted in the practice called Sharia rooted in the Koran. That is clearly a violation of our establishment of religion clause.”
“Indeed, in nations where Islamic Shariah law has been implemented, Christians, Jews and women in particular have suffered discrimination, violence and court-supported persecution – a legal system in clear contradiction not only of America’s religious freedoms, but also of several other constitutional rights.”
“This, ladies and gentlemen, is how it begins. Islamists infiltrate our governing systems and deceive us with lies, making us believe there is no true delineation in our fundamental beliefs,” West continued. “What I find disturbing [but] not surprising is this man is allowed to have a position in the most important domestic security government agency, our Department of Homeland Security.”