Hat tip Counter Jihad Report, Investigative Project on Terrorism and Creeping Sharia
CAIR's Southern California director, Hussam Ayloush will have to once again revise his estimate of "20" Americans who have joined ISIS. An Alabama woman, only two years out of high school, has run off to join the terror group. Her family is represented by CAIR's Tampa, Florida director, Hassan Shibley. He says the family is decimated by this development.
As for Hoda (lnu), Creeping Sharia has a report that identifies her. Her full name is Hoda Muthana (20). Mote than joining ISIS, Muthana has reportedly tweeted messages calling for the assassination of President Obama and attacks against Americans during patriotic parades.
Ironically, Shibley is a questionable figure to speak on this issue. While he presents himself as a moderate, others are critical of him and his past statements. Here is today's report, which includes a recent interview of Shibley by Fox's Megyn Kelly.
More to the point, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has an unflattering portrait of Shibley including a report of Shibley supporting the US-State Dept.-designated terror group Hizbollah and reportedly expressing a desire as a college student to go to Lebanon when they were fighting Israel (driving ambulances and distributing and medicine).
“Hezbollah is basically a resistance movement supported by people in Lebanon, both Muslims and Christians. It is not merely a military institution; it provides a lot of social services for people of all different faiths,” said Shibly. “They’re absolutely not a terrorist organization; their targets have always been military targets. They wear uniforms and operate overtly. Under American just war theory, since they have a political base and popular support from the people, any war against them is illegitimate.”
Hizbollah is widely viewed as being behind the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983 that killed over 200 Marines and French soldiers although they (Hizbollah) did not announce their founding until 1985.
This news comes immediately after the arrest of 6 Somalis attempting to leave the country to join ISIS. So now we await the next such report.
Are you keeping count, Mr. Ayloush?