Obama Adviser Resigns Following Terrorist Organization Ties
Mazen Asbahi, Obama's Coordinator for Muslim Affairs, is Linked to Hamas and C.A.I.R.
World Net Daily reports that Barack Obama's newly appointed Coordinator for Muslim Affairs, just ten days after taking the post, has resigned from that position . This comes after the revelation of his close ties with Jamal Said, who is believed to be involved in racketeering and fundraising for the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Further, the Detroit Free Press, this past week, revealed that on the very day of his appointment to the position within the Obama campaign, Mazen Asbahi met with the President of the Michigan Chapter of the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations.
The story goes on:
CAIR has been accused in the book "Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out", published by WND books, of being a co-conspirator in funneling $12 million to Hamas, operating as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and extensive connections to terrorist organizations.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report, which initiated the events leading to Asbahi's resignation, is published by a Washington think tank that tracks the Muslim Brotherhood, a world-wide Sunni Islam fundamentalist group based in Egypt.
The Report revealed Asbahi had briefly served in 2000 on the board of an Islamic investment fund called the Allied Assets Advisors Fund with Jamal Said, imam at a fundamentalist-controlled mosque in Illinois. Said, in turn, was named last year by the U.S. Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a racketeering trial surrounding alleged Hamas fundraisers, which ended in a mistrial.
According to the Wall Street Journal, after it learned of Asbahi's connection to Said, the newspaper submitted a list of questions to the Obama campaign about Asbahi's background.
Rather than answers, however, Asbahi responded with his resignation.
The report from World Net Daily goes on to mention the obvious defenses for Mazen Asbahi from a spokesman with C.A.I.R. by way of citing the obligatory charges of Islamophobia. Charges of cultural bias levied for bringing up questions of his close involvement with these questionable organizations as Hama? Pretty weak.
The truth of the matter is that it really would not be difficult at all for the Obama '08 leadership to have found - you know - a qualified, respectable Muslim candidate to fill this outreach position that... and how's this for an idea... is NOT closely tied with a widely recognized terrorist organization?!? Is such a suggestion as to how to fill important staff positions within one's campaign really that difficult to understand?