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September 15, 2014

DHS Won't Renew the Tenure of Controversial "Moderate Muslim" Advisor Mohammad Elibiary

Many critics, such as Patrick Poole, didn't think Elibiary's rhetoric sounded particularly "moderate." Elibiary had tweeted his enthusiasm for the "inevitable" return of the Islamic Caliphate.

That seemed controversial enough when he tweeted it -- but it's poisonous now that we have not one but two slaughter-happy pretenders to the Islamic Caliphate title.

That's probably why the ever-gutsy Obama Administration is quietly placing him beneath the gently-turning wheels of a high-tech Stealth Bus.

And maybe something else, too.

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual's privileges at DHS.

Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS' Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency.

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New documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon indicate that Elibiary had no choice in the matter, and that he may have been let go by DHS in order to minimize the fallout from an investigation into allegations that he improperly accessed and used classified materials obtained with his security clearance.

As to the latter, Patrick Poole says that DHS' claim to have investigated the allegation was itself a lie, and that there was no actual investigation.


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