Investor’s Business Daily has reported that Mazen Asbahi, the recently-resigned Obama campaign Muslim outreach coordinator, is still working as part of the Obama campaign and made an appearance at an American Muslim Democratic Caucus luncheon on Monday. According to the report:
Last month, his coordinator for Muslim outreach, Mazen Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer, quit after reports that he belonged to the board of an Islamic investment fund that included a radical imam. Asbahi has not stopped working on behalf of Obama, though. He appeared at the luncheon to say that despite his official exit he was still “110%” behind Obama and that he was participating in campaign conference calls on Muslim outreach. Stepping down was a “strategic decision,” he told the audience. Asbahi declined to answer IBD questions clarifying his current role.
Asbahi officially resigned from the Obama campaign following inquiries from the Wall Street Journal about his ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood that were first reported by the GMBDW. Subsequent posts discussed Asbahi’s leadership position in multiple organizations tied to the U.S. Brotherhood as well as the response of the U.S. Brotherhood and it’s supporters to his resignation who claimed that Asbahi was “hounded out of office by extremist right-wing bloggers.” According to a press release, the luncheon at which Asbahi appeared was held with “with the full cooperation and blessing of the Democratic National Committee.”
The press release goes on to describe the American Muslim Democratic Caucus as:
..an accredited caucus of the Democratic Party [comprised of]a group of grass root activists from all over the nation that are working hard to be active members of the National Democratic Party, by holding voter registrations and political empowerment trainings to help American Muslims participate in the political process to serve the country.
One of the individuals whose name appears on the release is Sarwat Husain using a phone number in San Antonio, Texas. An individual listed by that name was identified as the founding president of the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a national board member of CAIR, a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. She is also listed as a member of the Texas Muslim Political Taskforce and currently serving as president of the Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus as well as being a precinct chair for 2008 – 2010 and a delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention.