Maybe I'm missing something. The original post says her father founded the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, for which her mother (in addition to being a professor) is presently the Director. I have no idea what that institute does, but, if her father founded it, that must have required at least some capital? Was he also a professor in addition to founding this institute? Like I said, maybe this "traveling chief of staff" is exactly what you say, a kept woman and/or a Saudi intel agent, I just can't come to that conclusion based on the data as presented. But, I'm glad you're still digging for the story.
She is believed to be employed as a Sociology Professor at Dar Al-Hekma Women's College, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it appears that she now holds the position of the Director of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, which was founded by her late husband
Right, but where did the money come from to fund the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs?
Wahhabism: A deadly scriptureAnd remember: Huma Abedin's father was NOT a Saudi Prince, NOR was her mother a Saudi Princess.
By Paul Vallely
Published: 01 November 2007
...Yahya Birt, an academic who is director of The City Circle, a networking body of young Muslim professionals, estimates "Saudi spending on religious causes abroad as between $2bn [£960m] and $3bn per year since 1975 (comparing favourably with what was the annual Soviet propaganda budget of $1bn), which has been spent on 1,500 mosques, 210 Islamic centres and dozens of Muslim academies and schools"...
Huma Abedin's father was born in India, her mother was born in Pakistan, they wound up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then suddenly they turned on a dime, when Huma was about 2 years old, and headed to Saudi Arabia.