If they’re looking for advice on what a terrorist would do or say, this chick is the epitome of that. Unreal.
According to its website, the Homeland Security Advisory Council “leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the HSAC membership to provide the Secretary real-time, real-world, sensing and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.”
That sounds like a heady responsibility. One might question whether a 25-year-old has the experience and expertise to sit on the council. But Laila Alawa’s tender age is the least of the traits that call into question the suitability to sit on the council’s Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism.
Rather, it’s her views on America, her adoptive homeland, and Syria, which she has called her real homeland. Last November, she wrote at The Tempest, a website that she founded as a voice for “diverse millennial women”:
My Syria was always my family. Losing part of my Syria meant losing part of me.
But I will always be Syrian. I will always be from Syria. I will always be of Syria.