The front runner in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s race is a former Republican operative who is deeply enmeshed in Islamist political circles. Now a far left progressive, attorney Faisal Gill has been the subject of FBI surveillance and government scrutiny thanks to his ties to individuals involved with Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Gill claims to be a changed man. His once conservative views on taxes, immigration, and marriage equality have evolved into a radically progressive platform that has cost him endorsements from mainstream Democrats in California.
Although he may have transformed himself politically, Gill maintains connections to the same Islamist networks that could have cost him a job with the Department of Homeland Security nearly two decades ago. Friends, clients, and especially donors who have bankrolled the 50-year-old’s campaign are known or alleged to be involved with foreign terrorists and extremist groups.
In July, Gill was the overall winner by four points in California’s “jungle primary” system, where the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election. He will face off against Hydee Feldstein Soto, a lifelong Democrat and attorney specializing in financial law.
The self-described “civil rights attorney” has significantly outraised his opponent, hauling in $2.2 million dollars, including a noteworthy number of large donations originating from outside of California. Much of this money is tainted by Islamist special interests.