Tim Kaine and the Muslim Brotherhood
He couldn't be Hillary's Vice President without ties to the Democratic party's friends at the Muslim Brotherhood
In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose
Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s
Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting.
Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” A Chicago Tribune investigation
in 2004 confirmed it, as well as MAS’ crafty use of deceptive semantics
to appear moderate. Convicted terrorist and admitted U.S. Muslim
Brotherhood member Abdurrahman Alamoudi testified in 2012, “Everyone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood.”
According to Omeish’s website, he was also President of the National Muslim Students Association (click there to read our profile about its Muslim Brotherhood origins) and served for two years on the national board of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA),
which the Justice Department also labeled as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood
entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial.
His website says he was Vice President of Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center,
a radical mosque known for its history of terror ties including having
future Al-Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki as its imam and being
frequented by two of the 9/11 hijackers and the perpetrator of the Fort
Hood shooting. Omeish’s website says he remains a board member.
It says he was chairman of the board of Islamic American University,
which had Hamas financier and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader
Yousef Al-Qaradawi as chairman of its board until at least 2006. Omeish
was also chairman of the board for the Islamic Center of Passaic County,
a New Jersey mosque with heavy terrorist ties and an imam that the
Department of Homeland Security wants to deport for having links to
Omeish directly expressed extremism before Kaine appointed him. He
claimed the Brotherhood is “moderate” and admitted that he and MAS are
influenced by the Islamist movement. In 2004, Omeish praised the Hamas spiritual leader as “our beloved Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.” Videotape from 2000 also surfaced where Omeish pledged to help Palestinians who understand “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land” (he denied this was an endorsement of violence). [Emphasis mine. CiJ]
In September 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” dinner organized by the New Dominion PAC that presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Jamal Barzinji, who the Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a “founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”
He first came on to the FBI’s radar in 1987-1988 when an informant inside the Brotherhood identified Barzinji and his associated groups
as being part of a network of Brotherhood fronts to “institute the
Islamic Revolution in the United States.” The source said Barzinji and
his colleagues were “organizing political support which involves
influencing both public opinion in the United States as well as the
United States Government” using “political action front groups with no
Barzinji had his home searched as part of a terrorism investigation
in 2003. U.S. Customs Service Senior Special Agent David Kane said
in a sworn affidavit that Barzinji and the network of entities he led
were investigated because he “is not only closed associated with PIJ
[Palestinian Islamic Jihad]…but also with Hamas.” Counter-terrorism
reporter Patrick Poole broke the story that Barzinji was nearly prosecuted but the Obama Justice Department dropped plans for indictment.
Barzinji played a major role in nearly every Brotherhood front in the U.S. and was vice president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought,
which came under terrorism investigation also. Barzinji’s group was so
close to Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian that IIIT’s
President considered his group and Al-Arian’s to be essentially one entity.
The indictment of Al-Arian and his colleagues says that they “would
and did seek to obtain support from influential individuals, in the
United States under the guise of promoting and protecting Arab rights” (emphasis mine).
The quotes about Brotherhood operative Barzinji’s aspirations to use
civil rights advocacy as a means to influence politicians are especially
relevant when you consider that video
from the event honoring Barzinji shows Kaine saying that it was his
fourth time at the annual dinner and thanked his “friends” that
organized it for helping him in his campaign for Lieutenant-Governor and
Governor and asked them to help his Senate campaign.
Barzinji’s organization, IIIT, donated $10,000
in 2011 to the New Dominion PAC, the organization that held the event
honoring Barzinji that Kaine spoke at. The Barzinji-tied New Dominion
PAC donated $43,050
to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign between 2003 and 2005. That figure
doesn’t even include other political recipients that assisted Kaine’s
The PAC has very strong ties to the Democratic Party in Virginia, with the Virginia Public Access Project tallying almost $257,000 in donations. This likely explains why Barzinji’s grandson served
in Governor McAuliffe’s administration and then became the Obama
Administration’s liaison to the Muslim-American community.
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Labels: Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Holy Land Foundation, Muslim Brotherhood, Sami al-Arian, Tim Kaine, US presidential campaign 2016