(The Washington Times) -- A leading adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, following up comments about the Constitution being “Islamically compliant” with an even more head-turning tweet — that America is an Islamic country.
In October, adviser Mohamed Elibiary sent out a Twitter message that said, “Yes, I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move on!”
The tweet generated hundreds of retweets and comments. But, as Breitbart reported, Mr. Elibiary hasn’t backed off his assessment of America.
In a tweet over the weekend, he responded to another writer with this clarification, and doubling down of his earlier comments, Breitbart found: “I said America was an Islamic country not a Muslim country. Pls study up on the difference before attacking me.”
Breitbart also reported that the tweet seemed to have disappeared from Mr. Elibiary’s Twitter feed. And he still hasn’t clarified to the Investigative Project what he meant by the comment — given Census Bureau figures put the Muslim population in America compared to the world’s at less than’s .2 percent, Breitbart said.