Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton might be feeling rather pleased with her selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, but his disturbing connections to Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood are leaving the rest of American voters feeling nervous.
Breitbart News reported that in 2007, Kaine, then-governor of Virginia, appointed Muslim American Society President Esam Omeish, supporter of the terrorist group Hamas, to the state’s Immigration Commission. At least one Muslim organization against Islamism, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, criticized Kaine’s decision.
In 2008, federal prosecutors alleged in court documents that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
Omeish’s website indicates he was president of the National Muslim Students Association, which was was created by Muslim Brotherhood members at the University of Illinois.
In addition, Kaine served for two years on the national board of the Islamic Society of North America, a group identified as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.
On Sept. 25, 2011, Kaine spoke at an event that presented an activist named Jamal Barzinji with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was organized by the New Dominion PAC, an Arab American political action committee based in northern Virginia.