Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Speaks At Saudi College Founded By U.S. Designated Terrorist
Posted on 07/23/2012 11:21:43 AM PDT by bayouranger
Global media are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has addressed students at the Dar El-Hekma womens college in Saudi Arabia, known to have been co-founded and patronized by an individual designated as a terrorist by the U.S as well as by important Saudi bankers and members of the Bin Laden family. The college website describes itself currently as follows:
Dar Al-Hekma College as a learning community is committed to the furtherance and enhancement of creativity, excellence, intellect and independent thinking among its students. The graduates of Dar Al-Hekma will be capable of bringing about positive change for the betterment of self, family, society and humanity with the aim of serving and pleasing the Creator. The College awards bachelors degrees to students who successfully complete a four-year, college-level curriculum. The degrees are awarded to those who successfully complete two years of a bachelors degree program. The College is managed and operated by highly qualified Saudi and expatriate faculty and staff to provide the highest standards of academic services.
However, in 2001 the school described itself in somewhat more Islamic terms:
Dar Al-Hekma is undoubtedly a very unique college of its kind, simply because it is built upon a very strong and stable foundation; a foundation consisting of pure Islamic faith, infinite Islamic wisdom, and positive intellectual curiosity among the Saudi women. It is an institution that was initiated when prominent members of the Saudi community discovered that there was an immediate need for increased, sophisticated higher education for Saudi college young women, but that in the same time did not go out of Islamic boundaries. On the contrary, the pure Islamic values and morals enrich their education. The founders then engaged the Texas International Education Consortium to work with local and international experts to design all of the elements for Dar Al-Hekma.
According to the school website, the Vice Dean of institutional advancement at Dar El-Hekma is Saleha M. Abedin who was also one of the founders of the College, as well being the mother of Huma Abedin, a Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton. Saleha Abedin, along with her late husband Syed Z. Abedin, were also founders of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, a London organization that is known to have been close to the Saudi Muslim World League at one time. Before September 11, 2001, Dar El-Hekma published a list of its Establishers and Trustees which included the following individuals of interest:
* Mohammed Salem Bin Mahfooz (aka Mahfouz, member of a well-known Saudi banking family)
* Abdullah Saleh Kamel (founder of the Saudi Dallah al Baraka banking group)
* Saudi Bin Laden Group
* Mr. Yahya Bin Laden
* Yaseen Abdullah Kadi (aka Yassin Abdullah Kadi)
(After September 11, the list has included only school administrators with the Establishers/Trustees omitted; the current Trustees could not be identified)
Mr. Kadi, listed as both school Establisher and Trustee, appears to have played an extensive role in Dar El-Hekma affairs. According to statementshe made in December 2001 to the U.S. Treasury Department:
* in 1996 I founded and led a planning committee to establish higher educational institutions for women in Saudi Arabia. This ultimately led to the founding of a pioneering womens college in Jeddah named Dar AI Hekma College in 1999.
* As well as leading the planning committee of the college, I am chairman of its academic committee.
* I have supported the college, not only ideologically by supporting the aims of the college, but also financially, by providing finance myself and raising funds for the college from others. Since 1996 I have personally contributed substantial sums to the college and have raised very substantial donations and scholarship funds from others. I am also a very active member of the Board of Trustees of the college and attend the college meetings and other functions one or more times per week throughout the year.
On October 12, 2001, Mr. Kadi was added to the list of designated terrorists by the U.S.Treasury. As of that date, the FBI had reported that Mr. Kadi had been the owner of a large block of the shares of Ptech, a Texas software company whose employees had further ties to terror organizations. Ptech was also linked to the SAAR Foundation, a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in March 2002 in connection with the financing of terrorism. The leadership of the SAAR foundation, in turn, was largely the same as that of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), an important part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. One of the faculty at Dar El-Hekma has been Huda Totonji, likely the daughter of Ahmed Totonji, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader and one of the founders of IIIT and the SAAR Foundation.
According to an AFP report, Ms. Clinton spoke to the Dar El-Hekma students about Iran:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the evidence doesnt support Irans claim it has peaceful nuclear aims as she defended a US push for sanctions against Tehran. Clinton gave the remarks when a student at a Saudi womens college asked why Washington was taking a tough line on Iran when Israel allegedly has nuclear arms and the United States is the only country to have used them in war. Iran is the largest supporter of terrorism in the world today, she told students at Dar el-Hekma womens college in Saudi Arabias Red Sea port of Jeddah, a more liberal part of the conservative Muslim kingdom. And the questions keep building. They say they are only doing this for nuclear peaceful purposes, but the evidence doesnt support that, Clinton told hundreds of students. Clinton did not mention Israel, which is widely considered the Middle Easts sole if undeclared nuclear power, but said agreements have been reached over decades to avert the threat of nuclear war, like the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.Under such an agreement, which Iran has signed, declared nuclear powers try to limit, reduce and safeguard such weapons while those that do not have them, like Iran, agree not to pursue them, Clinton said. But Iran, she said, has raised doubts whether it is pursuing nuclear weapons when it announces it seeks to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, admits it built a secret uranium plant near Qom and balks at international offers to hand over low-grade uranium to be upgraded abroad
Middle Eastern media, however, focused on her comments about the Mideast conflict reported by one sourceas follows:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged on Tuesday to use whatever methods and influence it has with both Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace, saying the time has come for a settlement. We are absolutely committed to do everything we can to get both sides into negotiations and get those negotiations to a successful conclusion, the chief US diplomat told students at a womens college in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In response to a question about what pressure Washington can put on ally Israel for a settlement, Clinton recalled how her husband and former president Bill Clinton experienced disappointments as he worked hard for peace. But it is my strong conviction that the time has come for us to reconcile the legitimate Palestinian aspirations for an independent, viable state along the 1967 borders and Israels right to security inside its borders, she said.
In 2005, Bush administrations special envoy for outreach to the Muslim world, Karen Hughes, also held a town hall meeting at the campus. Dar El-Hekma has a relationship with the Teachers College at Columbia University.
We NEVER forget, you filthy sharmuta.
We’ve lost our minds...
It’s Hillary. We’re not exactly talkin’ about an intellectual (or moral) giant here.
Were it not for her boinking a professional grifter whilst in college, she’d be a low-paid public defender in a small town, never to be seen or heard from.
...1. Abedin's mother is not only a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, but also sits on the Guidance Board of the organization. This makes her not only a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's female auxiliary, but also a prestigious member.
2. Another member of the Muslim Sisterhood's Guidance Bureau is Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's wife, which means Abedin's mother and the wife of an renowned Muslim Brotherhood member are in regular and frequent contact.
3. Lastly, Abedin's brother, Hassan Abedin, has allegedly collaborated with Omar Naseef and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, two of the most influential terror supporters in the world.
Its Hillary. Were not exactly talkin about an intellectual (or moral) giant here.
Zero morals, but I think she is pretty smart. She knows what she is doing. Not many can get elected to a state that she lived in for three seconds. Run for President and almost get the nomination. Become Secretary of State and learn about every country in the world and not have a hint of intelligence. I did have the displeasure of hearing her speak at the Naval Academy and actually she is extremely intelligent. I could not believe she was rattling off those countries and names. The intelligent ones are the most dangerous for sure.
I wonder what Evita was paid to speak at the ‘college’
I wonder what Evita was paid to speak at the college
No way....totally illgal and even she would not do that if she has any desire to run for President again.
I've always considered the klintons terrorists; they've certainly done their part to bring down America. Of course they appear amateurish compared to comrade Hussein 0bama who is waging full scale war on the American people, the economy and our way of life!
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Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood file
Ha! Since when did anyone with the name ‘Clinton’ ever follow the rules?
It is time the MSM begin using CURRENT pictures of Hillary Clinton and quite using photo’s of her 15 and 20 years ago..she does not look the same...lets get current media..
She aint all that smart she got beat by a banana head in 08
...McCain, John Boehner, et al., for all their (real or feigned) outrage over Bachmann's call for an investigation into the process of granting a security clearance to Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, have offered no rational grounds for condemning the congresswoman's statements.
In fact, they have thoroughly exaggerated and misrepresented the position presented in the letter at issue, which, with regard to Abedin, merely asks whether she was properly questioned regarding immediate family associations with an international organization dedicated to goals antithetical to U.S interests.
...Huma Abedin, as McCain puts it, "has risen to the highest levels of government" --and she has done so in the camp of Mrs. Clinton, who heads a State Department that has strongly supported the so-called Arab Spring, which, in turn, has led to a resurgence of the Muslim Brotherhood as a political force, greater political "legitimacy" for radical Islamism, and an increase in the number of nations in which the destruction of Israel is regarded as a mainstream policy matter.
McCain’s “don’t pick on Huma” detector is beeping.
Yes, Muslim money has been spread all around to the right people.
Don’t ever underestimate Hillary. She was a leader through high school, Wellesley and Yale. She was well liked, intelligent and a prominent figure in campus protests, demonstrations and rallies. An editor of Yale Law Review.
Actually, the ‘birther’ issue was first brought to the surface by Hillary’s people during the 2008 campaign. If you recall, we so feared Hillary’s Presidency that Rush asked people to change parties and vote against her in the primaries! Astounding to look back at that now, knowing what we do about Obama.
As to Bill Clinton’s Presidency, I honestly believe Hillary ‘got him there’. Bill was smart and charming but Hillary was smart, had the drive and was a hard worker. Supposedly they had an agreement that he would do the same for her in the future.
To me, she has seemed ‘blah’ as Secretary of State, but we know she shares the same Saul Alinsky talking points as Obama and their agenda seems to be ongoing.
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