The Department of Homeland Security created a new task force to fight violent extremism, bringing together 15 people that could set guidelines to fight radicalism. Unfortunately, the subcommittee included a social justice warrior millennial immigrant from Syria who believes the only way to fight extremism is to curb free speech.
Laila Alawa became an American citizen in 2015 and the government chose her to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism.
Last week, the subcommittee made its recommendations to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, asking the federal government to avoid Muslim phrases like “jihad” and “Sharia” when discussing terrorism, The Daily Caller reported.
The subcommittee also said that DHS needed to change the way it operated to “adapt to the changing nature of violent extremism itself” by giving greater consideration to “anarchists, sovereign citizens, white-supremacists, and others.” Yet one group that was recently involved in high-profile attacks in Orlando and San Bernardino wasn’t mentioned.
Curbing free speech so it doesn’t offend anyone is nothing new for Alawa, either. In 2013, she tweeted that criticism of Islam should not be tolerated and was responsible for any negative reactions from Muslims.
Other than attacking free speech, Alawa’s hobbies include insulting the U.S. and launching wars against white privilege.
She has said that 9/11 changed the world good because it started a conversation about being non-white in America and claimed that the “land of the free” has only been paradise if you’re a straight white male who owned land.
It’s obvious to see why a social justice warrior race activist like Alawa was considered an expert on extremism.