Imad Hamad is the Midwest Regional Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Born in a refugee camp in Lebanon, Hamad is a suspected member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group which has carried out many terrorist attacks during its history – including the hijacking of four airplanes over the course of six days in 1970. According to political journalist Debbie Schlussel, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service spent fully two decades in an effort to deport Hamad because of his terrorist connections.
In a 2002 news appearance, Hamad expressed support for a Palestinian Authority Television program which used puppets to promote hatred of Jews and Christians. For example, a boy can be heard singing: “When I wander into Jerusalem, I will become a suicide bomber.” Hamad described the program as “patriotic.”
Also in 2002, Hamad’s chapter of the ADC sponsored and endorsed the National Palestinian Student Conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement. The keynote speaker at this conference was the North American head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Sami Al-Arian.
At a 2003 awards banquet hosted by Michigan’s ADC, Hamad presented the organization’s “Attorney of the Year” award to Nabih Ayad. Ayad has given legal representation to several accused terrorists, including Omar Abdel Fatah Al-Shishani, who was accused of attempting to launder $12 million in phony bank checks to fund the terrorist organization al Qaeda.