The state election campaign for Esam Omeish, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), has announced that the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department invited Muslim American Society President Esam Omeish to a National Conference Call to discuss reaction to President Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World. According to the announcement:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and State Department Invites Esam Omeish To National Conference Call to discuss reaction to President Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World from the Campaign, June 4, 2009 (Contact: Marcus Brandon 703-255-2235) Dr. Esam Omeish candidate for VA 35th delegate district was asked by the State Department on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if he would participate in a conference call after President Obama’s speech. Approximately 30 Muslim leaders around the country were invited to participate on a call to discuss the reaction to the speech and how the United States and Muslims around the world can bridge some of the difference that has divided them….Dr. Esam Omeish is a candidate for the 35th House of Delegates district in Virginia. He is a prominent surgeon in the area, father of four, and a community activist. He believes that these experiences will help him fight for the citizens of Virginia when elected to the House of Delegates.
As a previous post discussed, Mr. Omeish drew national attention two years ago when he was appointed to a Virginia state immigration commission on Immigration. Omeish resigned less than a day later, after online emerged in which he accused Israel of genocide against Palestinians and exhorted Muslims to “the jihad way.” An earlier post discussed Mr. Omeish’s reactions to his forced resignation from the immigration commission.
The MAS was identified in a recent Hudson Institute report as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closely tied to the Egyptian organization.