For John, BLUF: Diverse is not necessarily better> This lady also needs to bring something to the table. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Laila Alawa, a 25-year-old Syrian immigrant is a sitting member on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism. Shockingly Alawa has stated that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good.” Alawa has also exhaustively blasted America, free speech, and white male “privilege” on social media, as first pointed out by this Daily Caller report.I am sure if Ms Alawa thought about it she would say "Caucasian" vice "White", and I notice she uses male, to modify the term, so she excuses herself, she being another Caucasian (White).
I roger the "caucasian male privilege, in that I think that is what allows me to strive to be nice to all around me.
Frankly, I don't object to Ms Alawa being on the Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism. Such groups need a variety of points of view and it needs good leaders to make sure lateral thinking is not suppressed.
Hat tip to Rob Eno.
Regards — Cliff