A politically connected, longtime board member at the Falls Church, Va., based Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center effusively praised the Muslim Brotherhood in a Facebook posting Wednesday.
Esam Omeish was forced to step down from a state immigration commission by then Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine in 2006 after video of him praising Palestinians for fighting the "jihad way" became public. He also served as president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), a group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in America.
While MAS officials denied that connection, Omeish praised the Egyptian-based organization with ultimate designs on a global Islamic state.