Well, that’s gratitude for ya.
The Obama campaign said it was a mistake for an outreach coordinator to join a meeting last month attended by leaders of two controversial Muslim groups as it seeks votes from large Muslim populations in swing states.
Minha Husaini, newly named as head of the campaign’s outreach coordinator to Muslims, attended a discussion session Sept. 15 with about 30 Muslim leaders and community members in suburban Washington, the Obama campaign confirmed. Participants included leaders of the Council of American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, which have been cited by the government in the past for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
……campaign’s previous coordinator, Mazen Asbahi……who also attended the meeting now entangling Ms. Husaini, resigned after questions arose about his brief tenure on the board of an Islamic investment fund along with a controversial Illinois imam. At the time, campaign officials said he was stepping down because he didn’t want to become a distraction for the campaign.
……Winning over Muslim voters is important to the campaigns of both Sens. Obama and John McCain as they try to gain support from large Muslim communities in the key states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
What should be more important is not kowtowing or soliciting votes from a religion notorious for its extremism and hatred for Western democracy.
……One attendee at the Springfield meeting was Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation. The Justice Department has asserted in court proceedings that the society’s organizers were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a global group promoting political Islam.
Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR, also attended the session, as did the group’s legislative director. The government named CAIR an unindicted coconspirator in the Justice Department’s racketeering prosecution last year of alleged Hamas fund-raisers.
They don’t even bother to vet or use common sense when it comes to the groups they use for support. But then again, Barack Hussein Obama isn’t known for his appeal to moderates.