But if Foust wants to look at the real extremist in the race to replace Frank Wolf in Congress, he needs only to run to the nearest mirror and look at his reflection.
Last month, I posted this video of how Foust, as Fairfax County Supervisor, voted for and expressed support for the radical Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) back in 2009, saying "a lot of the charges that were directed at your school were misplaced."
Yesterday, the Daily Caller reported more of Foust's links to Islamic extremists tied to Hamas and al-Queda.
When the federal government carried out Operation Green Quest in 2002, it investigated Jamal Barzinji, Yaqub Mirza, and Hisham al Talib for having ties to terrorist groups such as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and al Qaeda through their Herndon, Virginia-based businesses and their non-profit organizations, which included the Safa Trust and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).
Together, the trio have given the Foust campaign $12,050 so far this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission reports.
They and their organizations have also been flagged by watchers of Islamist groups as having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and to organizations that are alleged to have supported Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.
In 2012, Barzinji received a lifetime achievement award from the Council of American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. And in 2008 and 2011 respectively, Barzinji and al-Talib received community service awards from the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA.
Both of those groups were unindicted co-conspirators of the federal case against the Holy Land Foundation in which the organization was found to have provided support to Hamas.But that's not all...
In April 2009, Foust attended a state assembly campaign kickoff for Esam Omeish, a Virginia-based physician who was the president of the Muslim American Society between 2004 and 2008.
Foust spoke at the event, but Omeish ultimately lost the election.
Omeish was in the national spotlight less than two years before when, in Sept. 2007, the Muslim leader was forced to resign a position with a Virginia state immigration council after videos of extreme speeches he had given in 2000 came to light.
In those speeches, Omeish embraced “the jihad way” and praised the Palestinian fight against Israel.
“We the Muslims of the Washington metropolitan area are here today…to tell our brothers and sisters in Philistine [Palestine] that you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land,” Omeish told a crowd, which included protesters holding signs equating the Star of David to a Nazi swastika.The last thing we need in Congress from Northern Virginia is a carbon copy of Congressman "Jihad" Gerry Connolly, another apologist for Islamic extremists, at a time when ISIS and radical Islamists are on the move.