A: They both celebrated after 9/11. Which Officially Never Happens(tm).
What is the difference between Laila Alawa and Omar Mateen?
A: One is a Homeland Security menace...and the other is a Homeland Security Advisor.
"One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good” and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media. Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an American citizen."............
It stands to reason that if "9/11 changed the world for [the] good", then we should do it again--and she would be working to accomplish that goal.
"Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid using Muslim terminology like the words “sharia” and “jihad” when discussing terrorism." ................
Yep--working to accomplish that goal.
What's amazing is that somewhere, some putative grown-up like Sec. Jeh Johnson said "Get me Laila Alawa! This is just the kind of fresh, outside-the-box thinking we need to turn America into a secure, stable well-ordered society just like Syria!"
"Alawa says she immigrated into the U.S. when she was ten years old. Her family had already left Syria by the time she was born. “But I will always be Syrian. I will always be from Syria. I will always be of Syria,” she wrote in November 2015, calling the country her “homeland.”"
Wait a minute--a Homeland Security Adviser...who says her homeland is Syria? And is still on her parent's insurance?
After reading some of her tweets, I realized this was a child, not anybody who was going to keep others safe, unless ISIS fears snark. "Listen to the children--they will lead you, grasshopper."
It's like "Lord of the Flies". The Administration is probably violating their own child labor policies. Now we know what security policy would look like if it were written by Barney the Dinosaur and Achmed the Palestinian Mouse. That is, if the report wasn't already written months ago in Valerie Jarret's office.
Democrats have gone Harry Truman dropping the A-Bomb to a Mean Girl dropping F-bombs.
"[Her tweet]: "9/11 changed the world for good and there's just no other way to say it. I just hope we can continue to have open conversations about our differences.""
Sure we can. If we're not busy jumping from the 29th floor.
At least she won't be lonely; here's another Homeland Security Advisor who says Israel bombed the World Trade Center and "If You See Something, Say Nothing."
Maybe Obama should just name Omar Mateen a Posthumous Homeland Security Advisor. He thought "out-of-the-box", too.
And right into the casket.