Three Members Invited Terrorist to Discuss Drones
By Harold Hutchison
The leader of a group invited to brief three hard-core left-wing Democrats on the effects of UAV strikes, a major weapon against terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan, had ties to al-Qaeda.
According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alan Grayson (D-FL), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) invited the leader of Al Karama to brief them on the effects of American UAV strikes. The leader of the group, Abdul Rahman Naimi, was designated as a terrorist by the State Department last year. The organization has been attempting to influence American media coverage, as well as the federal government, in recent years.
“More than a decade into this war, people serious about American national security need to look at how our leaders can be so consistently fooled by groups like Al Karama, who warn about empowering al Qaeda in public but fund the jihadist group in private,” David Reaboi of the Center for Security Policy told the Free Beacon.