No need to watch the whole long and rambling one- hour video from CAIR Litigation Jihadist, Gadeir Abbas, on behalf of Abrar Omeish, a Muslim woman who was taken into custody and ‘forced to remove her Islamic hijab (headbag) for a mugshot in full view of other men in the precinct.’
Omeish, a Fairfax County school official, allegedly was pepper-sprayed by a police officer for resisting arrest after he pulled her over for running a red light. Now CAIR is suing the Fairfax County Police Department and demanding (as usual) local and state reforms to accommodate the religious demands of Muslims.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Thanks to reader ‘livingengine,’ we now have the rest of the story about Abrar Omeish and her terror-linked family:
Middle East Forum/Islamist Watch “Abrar Omeish is the daughter of Dr. Esam Omeish, who resigned from his position on a Virginia state immigration commission in 2007, after former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine became aware of a 2000 video where Omeish glorified violent Jihad, telling Muslims in Washington, D.C “that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.” In the same speech, Omeish accused Israel of genocide against Palestinians and arguing that the “Israeli agenda” controls Congress.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders recently appointed Fairfax County school board member Abrar Omeish as the co-chair of his Virginia campaign. As with another recently elected Virginia politician, State Delegate Ibraheem Samirah, Ms. Omeish has been associated with controversial Islamic extremist organizations and hails from a terror-linked, jihadist family.
It was not long ago that the political establishment considered such theocratic beliefs beyond the pale. Yet, thanks to a complex public relations strategy, one which appropriates the language of civil rights and victimhood politics, Islamic extremist organizations have succeeded in gradually recasting American jihadists as celebrated humanitarians and social reformers.
On February 4, the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) continued this rebranding project by circulating a newsletter glorifying the achievements of two terror-linked families: the Omeishes and Samirahs. The message encouraged the public to attend CAIR-Chicago’s 16th annual banquet, where Ms. Omeish and State Delegate Samirah appeared on a panel to discuss their experiences as young Muslim politicians.