For nearly eight years, President Obama has appointed a range of Muslim officials with terror-links to influential positions within the administration. The latest in a long line is Zaki Barzinji, whom Obama just tapped as the new associate director of public engagement for the White House.
The Clarion Project notes that Barzinji worked for the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA), an organization targeted by the U.S. Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas-funding trial.
Oh, and Barzinji's grandfather was also a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect.
Oh, and according to Clarion Project, Barzinji previously served as the deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is currently under investigation for "possible political corruption."
Of the Obama appointee's grandfather, Clarion notes that Jamal Barzinji, deceased as of last year, "was a founder and/or senior official in virtually every group identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front in America."
Mysteriously, the Obama Justice Department dropped a planned indictment of the elder Barzinji and in 2013, Zaki accepted an award on his grandfather’s behalf at "the Hamas/Brotherhood-linked Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia, which the late Barzinji helped found."
The mosque is infamous for the fact that al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki was its head imam in 2001.
We part with a question posed by Clarion: "is it really wise to have the grandson of a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect, who served as the head of the youth wing of an identified Muslim Brotherhood identity with Hamas links, as the White House’s liaison to the Muslim-American community?"
We think the answer to that one is clear.
For more on Zaki Barzinji and his grandfather's checkered past and Obama-promotion, you can read the full report here at Clarion.