PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (PNN) - July 25, 2016 - Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission, spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect, and has received donations from well-known radical Islamist groups.
In 2007 Kaine was the governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim Amerikan Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the State Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and the 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 Amerika.” A Chicago Tribune investigation in 2004 confirmed it, as well as MAS’ crafty use of deceptive semantics to appear moderate. Convicted terrorist and admitted Fascist Police States of Amerika 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 and served for two years on the national board of the Islamic Society of North America, which the Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice division also labeled as a FPSA 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.
Omeish was chairman of the board of Islamic Amerikan 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 Amerikan Gestapo Department of Homeland Security division wants to deport for having links to Hamas.
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).
When a state delegate wrote a letter to then-Governor Kaine warning him that the MAS has “questionable origins,” a Kaine spokesperson said the charge was bigotry.
In September 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” dinner organized by the New Dominion PAC that presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jamal Barzinji, whom the Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a “founding father of the (FPSA) Muslim Brotherhood.”
Omeish first came on to the Amerikan Gestapo Federal Bureau of Investigation division’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 (Fascist Police States of Amerika).” The source said Barzinji and his colleagues were “organizing political support, which involves influencing both public opinion in the (Fascist Police States of Amerika, and) the (FPSA) government” using “political action front groups with no traceable ties.”
Barzinji played a major role in nearly every Brotherhood front in the FPSA and was vice president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, which also came under terrorism investigation. 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.
Clinton’s choice of Kaine is widely seen as a way of strengthening her campaign’s national security credentials.