Jamal al Barzinji

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Jamal al Barzinji (1939 – September 26, 2015) was a Iraqi-American businessman, associated with the International Institute of Islamic Thought, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, and the SAAR Foundation.

He was a founder and served on the board of the Islamic Society of North America and is a past president of the Muslim Students' Association.[1]


Barzinji was listed as the successor registrant of Grover Norquist's defunct lobbying firm Janus-Merritt Strategies, after the departure of David Safavian.[2]

On September 25, 2011 Barzinji was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Arab community of northern Virginia at an event attended by Virginia governor Tim Kaine.[3]

Barzinji died on September 26, 2015.[4]


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