WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 10: U.S. President Barack Obama acknowleges Huma Abedin, the Muslim wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner, and who works as a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House August 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The invited guests include elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community, leaders of diverse faiths and members of the diplomatic corps . (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Obama singled out Huma Abedin (HOO’-muh AB’-uh-deen), an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who is Muslim. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has alleged that Abedin has family ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama called Abedin “an American patriot” and “an example of what we need in this country.”
The unashamedly biased media consisting of the likes of the AP, WAPO, NYT, etc. won’t publish the facts about Abedin’s family connection to the Muslim Brotherhood that would likely have disqualified any other person from security clearance. Diana West picks up where the sham reporters and faux investigative journalists intentionally drop out:
I looked over the lengthy Form 86 that federal employees fill out to apply for national security positions. One portion is devoted to an applicant’s relatives, with a question about relatives’ affiliations with any “foreign movement.” If Abedin answered fully — and there are stiff penalties for failing to do so — she would have noted, for starters, that her mother, Saleha Abedin, belongs to the Muslim Sisterhood (the Brotherhood’s auxiliary, primarily for relatives of prominent Brothers) and serves on the board of the International Islamic Council for Dawah and Relief, a group banned in Israel for supporting Hamas. Saleha Abedin has been a representative of the Muslim World League, whose affiliates have been charged by the U.S. government with funding terrorism. Any ensuing investigation would turn up Saleha’s work with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, where she edits the journal that Huma, too, worked on for a dozen years. That same institute was founded by Huma’s father in Saudi Arabia with the assistance and long-term involvement of Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef was secretary-general of the Muslim World League and also founded the Rabita Trust, a U.S.-designated international terrorist organization with ties to al-Qaida.
There’s more, but just imagine the light dawning on the background-checker: So, Ms. Abedin, let me get this straight: Your folks, and you, too, worked with a guy who founded a terrorist organization linked to al-Qaida, your mom’s on the board of a group banned in Israel for supporting Hamas, and you want top-secret clearance to work for the secretary of state.
Then what happened?
There’s plenty more in Report Reveals Radical Islamist Views and Agenda of Senior State Department Official Huma Abedin’s Mother and the evidence has been out there for analysis for many months and more keeps being uncovered [Abedin Family Journal Promoted Muslim Brotherhood Views].
Walid Shoebat puts it succinctly yet the media and elected officials continue to ignore the facts:
Huma’s mother is a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood and the Abedins were in bed with terror-king-pins. It is much worse than anyone thinks. That detail can be read [here]
This is the type of person Obama wants more of in the United States. People born into the Muslim Brotherhood who have worked with those ideologically aligned with Hamas and al Qaeda. This is who Obama considers “an American patriot” and “an example of what we need in this country.”
Last year the White House omitted names of Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas-linked Muslims from their published iftar guest list. They’ve gotten bolder over the course of the year however, and more brazen with their support of terrorists.
Will they publish a complete list this year?
More to come.
**Post title changed to more accurately describe our interpretation of what Obama said.