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Jihadists Still an Obama Muslim-Outreach Problem

Fox News - one of the few media outlets that aren't entirely in the Obama camp - revealed that yet another Muslim-outreach adviser for the Obama campaign has questionable tics to jihadist Noun 1. Jihadist - a Muslim who is involved in a jihad
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam

Minna Husaini replaced Mazen Asbahi as the Obama campaign's Muslim liaison after Asbahi resigned over revelations that groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood, officially Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun [Arab.,=Society of Muslim Brothers], religious and political organization founded (1928) in Egypt by Hasan al-Banna.  featured him as a speaker. The Muslim Brotherhood, according to a 1991 internal memorandum revealed during last summer's Holy Land Foundation (HLF HLF Heritage Lottery Fund
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) trial, is engaged "in America (in] a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated." The HLF is accused of tunneling charitable donations to the jihad terror group Hamas.

Fox revealed that Husaini also met with groups tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in Virginia. Also present were members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an advocacy group for Muslims in North America; its professed goals are to "enhanc[e] understanding of Islam, promot[e] justice and empower American Muslims.  (CAIR CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations
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). including the group's executive director, Nihad Awad.

CAIR was named as an unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case and is a spinoff of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP (Internet Access Provider) See ISP.

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). which is listed in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as part of its "grand jihad." Several CAIR officials have been arrested and convicted on terror-related charges.

That so few have caught onto CAIR hardly gives the Obama campaign an excuse. For also meeting with Husaini in September were Mandi Bray, an American Muslim leader who once proclaimed his support for the jihad terror groups Hamas and Hizballah during a public rally in Washington, and a Virginia imam. Johari Abdul Malik, who declared "you will see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America
  • Religion in North America
  • Religion in the United States
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 to being the first religion in America."

All this follows the debacle with Husaini 's predecessor Asbahi. who resigned aller the Vaili Street Journal revealed he had once served on the board of the Allied Asset Advisors, a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a nonprofit organization based in Indiana seeking to own and promote waqf (Islamic endowment) of Muslims in North America.  (NAIT NAIT Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
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). The NAIT was named in the "grand jihad" Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as an allied group, and Holy Land Foundation prosecutors recently stated that NAIT has an "intimate relationship with the Muslim Broth erhood." and was "intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to Hamas."

Asbahi explained: "1 served on that board for only a few weeks before resigning as soon as I became aware of public allegations against another member of the board." However, "since concerns have been raised about that brief time. I am stepping down ... to avoid distracting from Barock Obama's message of change." A few weeks after his resignation. Investor's Business Daily Investor's Business Daily (IBD) is a national newspaper in the United States, published Monday through Friday, that covers international business, finance, and the global economy. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil, its headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.  reported Asbahi had said that his quitting was a ".strategic decision." and he was still "participating in campaign conference calls on Muslim outreach." And Asbahi was also at the meeting with Husaini. Awad. Bray and Malik.

Ben LaBolt. a spokesman for Obama. downplayed the meeting's importance: "This meeting was not organized by the campaign - our outreach staff attends many meetings in the course of each day and they accepted an invitation from community leaders to attend." Asbahi. said LaBolt, "is not an employee of the campaign and does not speak on behalf of the campaign." According to Fox, he said "the campaign would not have sent a representative to the meeting had it known the list of participants."

This is a man who wants to be President. With all the rumors that continue to swirl around Obama's Muslim background - rumors that his campaign has quashed aggressively - one would think the Obama camp would be careful to avoid any contact with these highly questionable individuals and groups.

That it allows these contacts to be made ought to be. in a sane world, something that mainstream reporters aggressively pursue. But no one ever said it was a sane world.

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Author:Robert Spencer
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Date:Oct 20, 2008
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