Jamal al Barzinji, born in 1939 and died September 26, 2015.
Jamal was an 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.
Jamal was listed as the successor registrant of Grover Norquist’s defunct lobbying firm Janus-Merritt Strategies, after the departure of David Safavian.
On September 25, 2011 Jamal was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Arab community of northern Virginia at an event attended by Virginia governor Tim Kaine.
Jamal al Barzinji died on September 26, 2015.