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Huma Abedinís Muslim-Brotherhood Ties (Is she a factor behind America's pro-sharia tilt?)
National Review ^ | 07/25/2012 | Andrew McCarthy

Posted on 07/25/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Despite mounting evidence of close ties between the Muslim Brotherhood and Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Clinton’s close aide, Republican congressional leaders — particularly Senator John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner — continue to target their ire not at the State Department but at Representative Michele Bachmann.

Representative Bachmann is one of five House conservatives who have raised concerns about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our government. Glenn Beck reported Tuesday that GOP leadership is trying to extort an apology out of Bachmann by threatening to boot her from the House Intelligence Committee if she fails to submit.

That got me to wondering: Any chance Speaker Boehner might take just a couple of minutes out of his busy jihad against Bachmann to focus on how the State Department — during Ms. Abedin’s tenure — has cozied up to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief sharia jurist?

Sheikh Qaradawi is a promoter of jihadist terror. His fatwas endorse terrorist attacks against American personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombing — by both men and women — against Israel. He is a leading supporter of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. He also runs an umbrella organization called the Union for Good (sometimes referred to as the “Union of Good”), which is formally designated a terrorist organization under American law. The Union for Good was behind the “Peace Flotilla” that attempted to break our ally Israel’s blockade of the terrorist organization Hamas (the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch) in 2010.

That’s rather interesting — at least to me, though apparently not to Speaker Boehner — because Huma Abedin’s mother, Saleha, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s female division (the “Muslim Sisterhood”), is a major figure in not one but two Union for Good components. The first is the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (IICDR). It is banned in Israel for supporting Hamas under the auspices of the Union for Good. Then there’s the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) — an organization that Dr. Saleha Abedin has long headed. Dr. Abedin’s IICWC describes itself as part of the IICDR. And wouldn’t you know it, the IICWC charter was written by none other than . . . Sheikh Qaradawi, in conjunction with several self-proclaimed members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In McCainWorld, these are what are known as “a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations.” But I digress. Clearly, these significant Muslim Brotherhood connections are of scant interest to Speaker Boehner, who has decided the problem is not the Brotherhood connections but the people who are shedding light on the Brotherhood connections. Nevertheless, since Boehner purports to be all about cracking down on wasteful government spending, at least when he’s not signing off on deals to extend President Obama’s credit card by another trillion or three, I thought I might ask whether the State Department’s Fulbright Scholar Program aroused his curiosity ever so slightly.

Fulbright, by its own account, is “the government’s flagship program in international educational exchange,” promoting “mutual understanding” between the U.S. and other countries. In the 2010–2011 academic year — the year of the Union for Good’s “Freedom Flotilla,” if you need a time marker — one Fulbright scholarship was awarded to a lucky chemistry student from Qatar. Her name is Siham al-Qaradawi, and she just happens to be the daughter of Sheikh Qaradawi.

Now, besides despising America and having lots of global academic connections (at least in countries where he’s not banned), the sheikh happens to be a very wealthy man — the sharia-advisory business can be very profitable. And while the sheikh’s daughter is said to be an exceptional chemist, the world is full of exceptional chemists. How is it that Qaradawi’s daughter gets the State Department prize? I’m just wondering, and wondering if Speaker Boehner is wondering.

Oh, one last thing. Obviously, Huma Abedin does not make Obama-administration or State Department policy. Policy is made by President Obama and Secretary Clinton, and they hardly needed Ms. Abedin in order to have pro-Islamist leanings.

Nevertheless, since Secretary Clinton’s tenure began, with Huma Abedin serving as a top adviser, the United States has aligned itself with the Muslim Brotherhood in myriad ways. To name just a few (the list is by no means exhaustive): Our government reversed the policy against formal contacts with the Brotherhood; funded Hamas; continued funding Egypt even after the Brotherhood won the elections; dropped an investigation of Brotherhood organizations in the U.S. that were previously identified as co-conspirators in the case of the Holy Land Foundation financing Hamas; hosted Brotherhood delegations in the United States; issued a visa to a member of the Islamic Group (a designated terrorist organization) and hosted him in Washington because he is part of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary coalition in Egypt; announced that Israel should go back to its indefensible 1967 borders; excluded Israel, the world’s leading target of terrorism, from a counterterrorism forum in which the State Department sought to “partner” with Islamist governments that do not regard attacks on Israel as terrorism; and pressured Egypt’s pro-American military government to surrender power to the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood parliament and president just elected by Egypt’s predominantly anti-American population.

So I was hoping maybe the speaker could explain to us: Hypothetically, if Huma Abedin did have a bias in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, and if she were actually acting on that bias to try to tilt American policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, what exactly would the State Department be doing differently?

— Andrew C. McCarthy is the author, most recently, of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; humaabedin; islam; muslimbrotherhood; sharia

1 posted on 07/25/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve long know Hilary’s view of Jews.....


2 posted on 07/25/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Suppose that the FBI found out that Huma was in fact in contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and was possing information or being used as an agent of influence. I don’t think there is any way it would see the light of day. The FBI would immediately shut it down.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Paladin2
Obama’s New Islamic World Order
4 posted on 07/25/2012 7:52:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: SeekAndFind

And was Obama responsible for Huma being Hillary’s shadow?


5 posted on 07/25/2012 7:52:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

To think that Huma’s hubby may be the next mayor of the Big Apple. Rarely do you read anything connecting Huma & Weiner in the same story. Maybe it’s to protect Huma from her co-religionists.

Boehner and McCain have obviously jumped the shark and taking their marching orders from elsewhere. Go, Bachman & Gohmert -there’s a dream team of Patriots. Only five signed the Bachman letter for this investigation.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 7:55:14 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind
We've long known Hillary's view of Jews.....
7 posted on 07/25/2012 7:56:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course, Islam will use a female to enter a non-Moslem society to intervene in part for Sharia. The Moslem’s view female as inferior and expect non-Moslems to view as non-threatening. In a sense, it’s a total disregard of manners and down right insulting.

It’s interesting they (MB) chose a very pretty female to impart their ideology in the WH and Wash DC.

Here’s the Moslem Brotherhood’s Plan for North America. I’ve linked this before - just encase someone here missed it. http://babylonscovertwar.com/Analysis/Muslim%20BrotherHood_Plans_GOV_Exh_003_0085.pdf

It should download to your computer. There’s more on the website itself.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 8:02:47 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

I called Speaker Boehner and told him what I thought of him NOT standing up to Obama, but chose a woman to scoriate for telling the truth! I also told him if he was primaried, I would donate to who runs against him.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure she's part of it, but my bet would be on Valarie Jarret as being the main culprit. That and zero's exposure to islam as a yute.
10 posted on 07/25/2012 8:21:37 AM PDT by DaveinOK54 (Freedom is not Free and I'll never quit defending it.)
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To: DaveinOK54

Think you are on to something. Does ValJar have connections to Huma’s family, I wonder?


11 posted on 07/25/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: SeekAndFind

The White House and State Department have a plan, probably one whispered in Hillary’s ear by Huma. It is to kill all the Christians and Jews in Islamic countries, followed by the destruction of Israel, and then there will be peace. That will work for about a minute, and then the Muslims will start killing each other.


12 posted on 07/25/2012 8:41:56 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve heard that the State Department is full of Socialists, Communists, Fascists and Marxists.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Pat4ever

Bottom line is, NONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCES, INCLUDING B. HUSSEIN 0BAMA.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sioux-san
Only five signed the Bachman letter for this investigation.

Please tell me who the five members of Congress who have signed Bachmann's letter. Thanks!
15 posted on 07/25/2012 8:46:37 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: SeekAndFind
,,,,, and I thought Mary Matalin and James Carville was a very strange match up due to political preference but Anthony Weiner married to Huma Abedin is truely a bazaar match . Generally political adversaries don't want to kill one another but Huma’s religion and relatives want wipe out the Jews from the face ot the earth .
16 posted on 07/25/2012 8:51:52 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Pat4ever

Good question. My guess would be a big yes. They all have Chicago connections, I believe.


17 posted on 07/25/2012 8:53:45 AM PDT by DaveinOK54 (Freedom is not Free and I'll never quit defending it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Plenty of GOP ties to the muslim brotherhood but until conservatives work up the courage to confront it, nothing will change.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: seekthetruth

Besides Bachman:
Louie Gohmert (TX)
Trent Franks (AZ)
Thomas Rooney (FL)
Lynn Westmoreland (GA)

Are those the only ones who have any guts & are standing up for American any more?


19 posted on 07/25/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann may be right about Huma or she may be off-base.....but she is absolutely 100% right in asking the question.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This country has so many enemies within (the government).


21 posted on 07/25/2012 9:46:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once a land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That's not relevant.
22 posted on 07/25/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I dunno ‘bout this. If Hillary! wants to support the Brotherhood, she knows they’re toxic, so why draw attention to it by having this Huma person around?

A simpler explanation is they’re lovers. Occam’s Razor.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huma is what’s called an agent of influence.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 11:03:50 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Paladin2

Yet a Jewish vp of Goldman Sachs hosted Hitlery’s birthday party when she was trying to be president.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 11:07:17 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: BCW

Wow, how obvious, yet that strategy didn’t occur to me. Thanks for the link!


26 posted on 07/25/2012 11:10:23 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Being part of the Goldman Sack trumps all.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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