Three retired generals have issued a letter to voters in Rep. Duncan Hunter's congressional district claiming that his challenger — Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar — is a national security risk.
The claim, circulated by the Hunter campaign, was immediately denied by Campa-Najjar, whose team denounced the letter as part of a series of racist attacks — and noted that the generals are also lobbyists with interests before the congressional committee that Hunter has served on.
Campa-Najjar is a Palestinian Mexican-American. His paternal grandfather was Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, head of the intelligence wing of Fatah, the political party founded by Palestinian political leader Yasser Arafat.
Some Fatah members formed the Black September organization, a terrorist group that was responsible for a series of attacks against Israelis, including the 1972 killing of 11 athletes and coaches at the Munich Olympics.