Recently at Refugee Resettlement Watch I reported that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was organizing refugee and immigrant workers at meat plants in Iowa and likewise organized immigrant voters in New Hampshire.
Virginia is one of the states where ‘new American’ voters will likely matter and now comes news Sanders has chosen a woman whose supporters include Rep. Ilhan Omar and CAIR’s head honcho Nihad Awad (among others!).
See the Center for Security Policy post yesterday:
Sanders names daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader as Virginia campaign co-chair
The daughter of a radical Islamist operative is a state co-chair of presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
Sanders named Abrar Omeish, daughter of Libyan-born jihadist sympathizer Esam Omeish, as a co-chair of his Virginia campaign on February 18.
On her own merits, the 24 year-old Abrar Omeish is of little political consequence. She is the youngest person to ever hold office in the state, having been elected in 2019 to the Fairfax County School Board. Her role on the campaign appears to be a Sanders gesture to a more powerful political constituency: the well-organized radical Sunni Islamist networks across the United States. Abrar Omeish’s father is former president of the Muslim American Society, a group identified by federal prosecutors as the “overt arm” of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
The elder Omeish is best known in Virginia state politics for having been removed from a Virginia Immigration board by then-governor Tim Kaine, a Democrat, after a video surfaced of Omeish endorsing violent jihad against Israel.
Esam Omeish also served on the board of Dar al Hijrah mosque, a Falls Church, Virginia-based mosque with a long history of ties to terrorism finance. Omeish has also been accused of links to terrorism by a Libyan parliamentary security committee. He is a naturalized citizen of the United States.
There is much much more including links to back-up the reporting. Read it all.
See yesterday’s post on Michael Bloomberg and immigration. But, if last night’s debate performance was any indication, his campaign is likely toast.