Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, is under fire for tweeting that America is “an Islamic country," reported the Washington Free Beacon.
After a Twitter user asked Elibiary on Thursday to “show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality,” he responded with the tweet: “America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!”
The back-and-forth between Elibiary and the Twitter user, who identified himself as Tim Lee, started when Elibiary said the conservative perception of Islam needed to “evolve."
According to the Free Beacon, Elibiary has served on the department’s “Countering Violent Extremism Working Group,” as well as its “Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee.” He is also a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Beacon reported that neither the Department of Homeland Security nor Elibiary responded to its request for comments.
Two years ago, Elibiary faced accusations of leaking sensitive documents to the media with the stated goal of damaging Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Sen. Louis Gohmert grilled then-DHS Head Janet Napolitano about Elbiary at the time.