Dr. Esam Omeish was forced to resign as a member of the Virgina Commission on Immigration, following his anti-Semitic remarks in support of Jihad were posted on YouTube.
Dr. Omeish told a news conference, "...that Jihad had nothing to do with violence but instead is about inner struggles leading to a spiritual triumph...."
CAIR to the rescue which claimed that Dr. Omeish comments were taken out of context and denounced Dr. Omeish critics as Islamophobes.
Examining Dr. Omeish other association may help put his words into better context as he is President of the Muslim American Society (MAS) an organization with close ties to the Islamic Fascist group Muslim Brotherhood. Three years ago, the Chicago Tribune published an investigatory story about the Muslim Brotherhood which voted to change their name to MAS and if topics of terrorism were ever asked of it members the Islamic Fascist Brotherhood were to respond, "...that they were against terrorism but that Jihad was among a Muslim's divine legal rights to be used to defend oneself and its people and to spread Islam."
Egyptian Brotherhood Leader Mohammed Mohdi Akef, has denounced the Holocaust as a myth while defending Iranian President Ahmadinejad Holocaust denials and claims that 6 million Jewish deaths during W.W. II is an exaggeration by the Zionists.
The Brotherhood has been active in the United States since the 1960's The Holy Land Foundation Trial in Dallas, TX. in which CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator had led to a treasure of information about MAS and the Brotherhood. In one of the documents introduced as an exhibit at trial it was revealed that the Brotherhood in the United States, would go to college campuses to provide weapons training referred to as Special Work as well as engaging in counter-espionage against federal agencies such as the FBI & CIA referred to as Securing the Group.
The Brotherhood advocates suicide bombings in Israel and actively supports the terrorist group Hamas. Newsweek journalists Mark Hosenball & Michael Isikoff report connections with Al-Qaeda.
Former U.S. Middle East peace envoy Dennis Ross told Asharq Alawsat, newspaper March 14, 2007, "... that the Brotherhood is a global and not a local organization governed by Shura Council which rejects any cessation of violence in Israel and supports violence to achieve its political objectives and elsewhere too."