Mazen Asbahi, a Muslim-outreach coordinator to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and a corporate associate at Chicago’s Schiff Hardin, has resigned because of his purported ties to an alleged Islamic radical.
Asbahi offered his resignation on Monday after The Wall Street Journal questioned the Obama campaign about his ties to Jamal Said, a suburban Chicago imam who once served with Asbahi on the board of Burr Ridge, Ill.-based Islamic investment fund Allied Asset Advisors. The fund is a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust, a Burr Ridge-based endowment that serves Muslims in the United States.
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