Islamic Pressure Group MPAC Hires Former Youth Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Linked ISNA

March 28, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just received in our inbox is an announcement from the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a beneath the radar stealth jihadist group led by the infamous Salam Al-Marayati.

In the communication Marayati was virtually bubbling with delight:

“I am excited to share with you that former White House Senior Associate Director of Public Engagement, Zaki Barzinji, will be consulting and advising our policy team in the MPAC DC office as a Senior Policy Advisor…Through this work, Zaki will help strengthen MPAC’s overall ability to engage with principle, advocate with substance, and defend liberty with strength when it comes to policy matters affecting the American Muslim community. Most recently, Zaki served in the White House as Senior Associate Director of Public Engagement and President Obama’s Liaison to Muslim-Americans.”

Far from being delighted, the public reaction to this statement should be one of concern, as both MPAC and Barzinji have deep ties to Islamic radicalism. For example Barzinji previously was employed by the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] a group closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood created terrorist group HAMAS:

Regarding the nature of ISNA, in a 2009 decision handed down by Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a case arising out of the federal HAMAS terror funding prosecution, U.S. Holy Land Foundation for Development, et al., Judge Solis stated:"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas, Investigative Project on Terrorism]

As former Federal Prosecutor, and terror expert, Andrew C. McCarthy wrote regarding MPAC:

“Established in 1988 by followers of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirers of Hezbollah, MPAC styles itself a “moderate, inclusive and forward-thinking organization with a history of fostering a strong Muslim American identity, and combating terrorism and extremism.” In reality, MPAC is yet another Islamist wolf in the “social justice” clothing of the hard Left. Its founders include Hassan Hathout, the former MPAC president who has described himself as “a close disciple” of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna. Hathout’s brother Maher, a senior MPAC adviser, is lavish in his praise of both Hezbollah’s “freedom fighting” and the social-justice pioneering of Hassan al-Turabi, the leader of Sudan’s National Islamic Front — the genocidal junta that gave safe haven to al-Qaeda in the early 1990s while imposing sharia on that war-torn east African nation.” [source, Andrew McCarthy, The History of MPAC , National Review]

Barzinji’s bio is equally troubling, as the Clarion Project reported when he became part of the Obama administration:

"The Obama Administration has chosen the grandson of a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect as its new liaison to the Muslim-American community . The new official also led the youth section of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) , an identified Muslim Brotherhood entity that was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial. The official, Zaki Barzinji, previously served as the deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe…ISNA was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history, with the Justice Department specifically listing it as an entity of the Muslim Brotherhood . The Brotherhood’s own documents list ISNA at the top of its list of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”

There are a number of ways this news can be interpreted; none of them especially reassuring

Let it suffice to say that with the addition of Zaki Barzinji, MPAC becomes even more prominent in the ex-president’s Deep State "soft coup" operation, which is actively working to subvert the will of the American people and degrade the defensive posture internationally and internally of the United States.

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