In Memoriam: Dr. Jamal al-Barzinji


Washington, D.C.||September 28, 2015|–The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), offers deepest condolences to the family and friends of  Dr. Jamal al-Barzinji, who passed away in Virginia on the morning of September 26 after a long illness. Dr.  al-Barzinji dedicated his life to community service, and the betterment of the Muslim and Arab American communities. He was a supporter and member of ADC since the organization’s inception.

Dr. al-Barzinji was a founding member, a Trustee and Vice President for Research & Publications of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He had over forty years experience in the development and leadership of diverse business, educational, political, and charitable organizations such as Mar-Jac Poultry, Amana Mutual Funds and Bank Islam Malaysia.

ADC President Samer Khalaf expressed, “On behalf of the ADC National Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, we express heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. al-Barzinji. The community has lost an iconic figure. The work of Dr. al-Barzinji has impacted millions in this country, and his legacy will live on for generations to come.”

Dr. al-Barzinji was  a founding member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) and the Association of Muslim Scientists & Engineers (AMSE). He also served as advisor and consultant to various educational, charitable and professional organizations.

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