Haney reported that in October 2009, his superiors ordered him to remove more than 800 data records that tracked leaders of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates named as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation case, which had convicted five individuals of financially supporting the global terrorist organization Hamas.
After holding an outreach conference in early 2010 with representatives of Islamic organizations, DHS formed a Countering Violent Extremism Working Group which included Mohamed Elibiary, Mohamed Magid, and Brotherhood apologist Dalia Mogahed. Elibiary served until September 2014, when he was stripped of his security clearance and booted by DHS after allegedly misusing intelligence documents and proclaiming that the return of the Islamic caliphate was “inevitable.”
Magid, who accused the Bush administration of waging a “war against Islam and Muslims” when it investigated Muslim organizations after 9/11, has long held executive positions with the Islamic Foundation of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case. Magid continues to serve on the Faith Based Security and Communications Subcommittee of DHS’s Advisory Council, along with Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council who has publicly claimed that American foreign policy is being guided by Israel and is unfair to Islamic countries like Egypt and Iran. Nevertheless, Clinton sent Al-Marayati as her emissary to European conferences on religious freedom in 2010 and human rights in 2012.