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You might say, “who cares what Mohamed Elibiary thinks, who is he anyways?”

He’s is an advisor to Obama’s Homeland Security Council.  And what’s scary is that he thinks the problem behind the five U.S citizens arrested in Pakistan for joining Al Qaeda is the result of censorship in the U.S.

Unbelievable. But that’s what he says to the BBC:

Mohamed Elibiary is a counter terrorism advisor who has advised President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Council on home grown terror. He wants more open debate about the big issues that concern many moderate Muslims, like civilian casualties of US troops.

He says that suppressing discussion is dangerous.

“There’s a good chunk of Americans who think if you’re holding these discussions then you’re not fully on board with the current policy and the current war on terror, so therefore they start questioning your loyalty and patriotism and wondering if you’re an enemy within.”

So could the young men held in Pakistan have felt inhibited about discussing their concerns in public and sought an outlet online where they became radicalised?

For the record, I don’t think there is a suppression of political discussion about tough subjects  such as civilian casualties of war…the left openly talks about it, the media does, General McCrystal is telling the news about it, I mean, even Mohamed Elibiary is talking about it openly on his website and to BBC!

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