Mazen Asbahi, who today resigned as the Obama campaign Muslim outreach adviser after disclosure of his U.S. Muslim Brotherhood ties, has been found to have been a leader in yet another U.S. Brotherhood organization. According to a document titled “Charter of The Muslim Students’ Association, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor”, Mr. Asbahi was a member of the 1995-1996 Council of Consultation (Executive Board) of the Muslim Students Association of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). The Muslim Student Association (MSA) was founded in the early 1960’s and was one of the earliest organizations of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Interestingly, one of the individuals who played an important role in the early days of the MSA was Ahmed Totonji whose son Omer Totonji appears to be one of the board members of SA Consulting which also listed Mr. Asbahi on the board. Ahmed Totonji was also an important member of the defunct SAAR Foundation, suspected of terrorist financing and strongly associated with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
Mr. Asbahi’s position in MSA is another addition to the growing list of his Brotherhood ties which now includes:
- Allied Asset Advisors/North American Islamic Trust
- SA Consulting
- Muslim Student Association
Many of the media stories on Mr. Asbahi have cited his defense that he resigned from the board of Allied Asset Advisers when he learned of “allegations” against Jamal Said, the Imam of the Bridgeview mosque which was suspected both of Brotherhood ties and of fund-raising for Hamas. Apparently Mr. Asbahi was willing to serve with Muzammil Siddiqi, Bassam Osman, and other Allied Asset Board members tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as with the various Brotherhood figures on the board of the Institute For Social Policy And Understanding and SA Consulting. Mr. Asbahi has yet to discuss his role with these other organizations and individuals.