IPT Footage Takes Down Omeish
September 27, 2007
UPDATE: Omeish's entire speech December 2000 speech in which he calls for "the jihad way" can be viewed here.
The Associated Press reports that Dr. Esam Omeish, president of the Muslim American Society, resigned from Virginia's Commission of Immigration Thursday, just hours after Gov. Tim Kaine became aware of online videos that show Omeish at rallies denouncing the invasion of Lebanon by the "Israeli war machine" and telling a crowd of Washington-area Muslims: "...you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land." The latter video was obtained exclusively by the Investigative Project on Terrorism and can be viewed on YouTube, along with another video that shows Omeish congratulating Palestinians for giving up their lives for the sake Allah.
Kaine became aware of Omeish's rhetoric on WRVA radio in Richmond when a caller asked about the Omeish appointment and the videos. The caller had read about Omeish at the Web site Little Green Footballs. The governor responded, "That is news to me, what you say, and it's something we will check out."
According to the AP, the governor watched the videos himself and tried to call Omeish. Mahdi Bray, the head of the MAS Freedom Foundation, said that Omeish was unavailable.
In a statement issued Thursday, Kaine called Omeish "a respected physician and community leader, yet I have been made aware of certain statements he has made which concern me. Dr. Omeish indicated that he did not want this controversy to distract from the important work of the Commission."
Omeish was appointed to the Commission of Immigration in early August. This 20-member panel was created this year to evaluate the effect of federal immigration policies on Virginia. Omeish's organization, the Muslim American Society, has close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood – a movement founded in 1928 in Egypt that seeks to reestablish an Islamic state governed according to the strict tenets of Shariah (Islamic law) that would eventually encompass the entire world.
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About Esam Omeish
Aug 22, 2012 13:13
He might be a great Doctor but his speeches are full of hate and very violent. He should stick to medecine and not be involved in immigration decisions. He is apparently very bias and has ties to the Muslim brotherhood. The governor did the right thing in taking him off the team.
He is not a moderate Muslim and should go live in any country where the shariah law is effective and pratice medecine there.
Damn good surgeon
Submitted by Fred, Dec 25, 2011 15:43
He is an excellent surgeon and my father is alive because of his work. I could care less what his political and religious beliefs are.
Radical Islamist who calls for jihad.
Submitted by An American Patriot, Nov 19, 2009 00:29
Omeish is the former president of the Muslim American Society, a front group for the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. He was forced to resign a state immigration commission after the 2000 speech identified above when he called for jihad in Palistine and stated that America was the land of Allah. He supports violent jihad as a self-proclaimed devout muslim. Any self respecting muslim will agree that Allah calls for the killing of Jews and Christians as well as all infidels and unbelievers (Koran 9:5; 9:29; 9:30; 62:6). Those muslims who do not follow the word of Allah (as proclaimed in the Koran), must die as well (64:10). Omeish has close contacts (had an office next to the one his brother-Mohamed Omeish shared with an al-Qaida member-Alamoudi). As a board member of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, he was involved personally in the hiring of Anwar Aulaqi, the imam who gave support and comfort to the 9/11 attackers.
His "supposed" involvement in any medical field is to create the illusion that he is a "moderate" muslim (there is no such entity in accordance with Islamic belief), and to successfully infiltrate the U.S. political system so that he can gain a political position from which to put forth the nationwide infrastructure called upon by such clerics as Zaid Shakir (and the Muslim Brotherhood) that can support jihad and eventual Islamic rule over all of America under shariah.
You can write all of the accolades you want, in the end, Omeish's goals are clear and mandated by his religious beliefs: that America is Allah's and that all those who oppose this domination are to be exterminated.
who is this guy??
Jul 6, 2009 17:15
Dr. Esam Omeish? He is an impressive local son who graduated with honors with a 4.0 GPA after 2-1/2 years as an ESL student at J.E.B. Stuart High School. He went on to double major in medicine and government at Georgetown University and graduated on the Dean's List. He then studied at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in General Surgery. His father is Salem Omeish, an accomplished economist, governor in Libya, and U.N diplomat and his mother Samira Elyazigi. His parents and siblings have lived in Fairfax County since 1982 where the extended family is raising the next Omeish generation. Married for 16 years, Esam Omeish is the proud father of 4 bright children who attend Fairfax Co. Schools and participate in the gifted and talented programs. The children's mother, Badria Kafala, has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and is a local Girl Scout and Cub Scout troop organizer. Esam's involvement with charities since high school made a big impression upon him at an early age. It was then he realized his need to work in a medical career to best alleviate the human suffering he saw. Dr. Esam Omeish has worked as the Chief of General Surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital since he was elected in 2006. To date he has performed over 5000 surgeries and has treated over 7500 patients. As a public service, he helped to start the local "Community Medical Clinic" as it's Chairman of the Board. He provided free clinical and surgical care to uninsured patients who would otherwise have to go without the necessary medical attention. In 2007, his peers nominated him for the prestigious "Outstanding Physician of the Year" award because of his unselfish commitment to providing excellent healthcare for insured and uninsured patients alike.