Jihad Saleh Williams

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Jihad Saleh Williams (formerly Benny Williams) Government Affairs Representative at Islamic Relief USA, since 2011. Adalah Consulting, LLC.

Managing Islamic Relief USA's engagement and relations with Congress, Executive Departments, foreign embassies, and NGO coalitions in Washington, DC.[1]


  • University of Southern California, Fellow Field Of Study Center for Religion and Civic Culture, 2008 – 2009

2008-09 American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) Fellowship

  • Princeton University, MPA Domestic Policy, 2004 – 2006.

Activities and Societies: Black Graduate Caucus

  • Stanford University, Sociology of Education, 2002 – 2003.

Activities and Societies: Black Graduate Student Association

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA Political Science and Sociology.1993 – 1998.

Activities and Societies: African Student Union, Muslim Student Association, USAC Judiciary Committee.[2]

Confidential memo


A memo detailing the creation and agenda of the National Muslim Democratic Council that is marked "CONFIDENTIAL; NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION" was leaked. In the section marked "2012 election strategy" the group specifically spelled out detailed plans to support the Democrats and target Republicans in "key races where American Muslims can make a difference."

According to the document, these races included:

  • Defeating Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., in his race against Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.;
  • Supporting former Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in his race against former Sen. George Allen, R-Va., in the race for Virginia's vacant Senate seat;
  • Supporting Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., in her bid for re-election against former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich.;
  • And, supporting Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, in her bid to capture the state's 3rd congressional district.

The confidential NMDC document was signed by several known Islamists such Jamiah Adams, Jihad Williams, Zeba Iqbal, Assad Akhter, Mazen Asbahi, CAIR's Basim Elkarra; and Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York.

These individuals have a documented history of radical statements and associations. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., went so far as to strip Elkarra of an award after she became aware of his affiliation with CAIR and its documented extremism. Saleh Williams' organization Islamic Relief USA, Is an offshoot of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), found to be providing financial and other assistance to the terrorist group Hamas. Sarsour is an outspoken radical who has called for a "one state solution" in Palestine, believes that the underwear bomber was a CIA plant, and believes that NYPD informants "actually manufacture" cases against Muslims. "Stand up and say no. Stop spying and harassing and intimidating the Muslim community" she demands of the NYPD.[3]

Legislative Assistant

U.S. House of Representatives, Mar 2007 – Sep 2010. Office of Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY-D). Policy Portfolio: Education, Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Government Reform.[4]

Program and Outreach Coordinator