With Friends Like These: Huma Abedin

Today, we take on the truly bizarre relationship between Hillary Clinton and long-time aid and confidant, Huma Abedin.

For Abedin, the troubling part starts with her parents, mainly her mother who is a sociologist and strong advocate of Sharia law.  She was also on the board of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Its Relief which was part of the Union of Good, an pro-Hamas Islamic organization that the US government has labeled a terrorist organization.  Additionally, her father was a professor in Saudi Arabia tasked with setting up a department at a university whose goal was to advance Islamic wahabism beliefs.  To state today that Huma, their daughter, was not influenced by any of this is ridiculous.

Her association with the Clintons began in 1996 when she was hired as an intern in the Clinton White House and assigned to then-First Lady Hillary.   Since then, she has been a close associate of Hillary, and Clinton has sung her praises many times.  During her time as an intern and Hillary aid, she also was a member of the George Washington University Muslim Students Association.  She left that organization in 2002 but not before they had adopted as their “spiritual guide” Anwar al-Awlaki, a key recruiter for Al Qaeda terrorists who was later killed in Yemen in a drone attack.

From 1996 to 2008, Abedin was also an active member in an in-house publication of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), an organization which her father helped established.  Researching deeper, some people have discovered that the overall goal, blessed by the house of Saud, is a four-part plan.  The first part is to establish in Western nations Islamic centers, mosques and organizations whose goal would be to encourage Muslim minorities in these countries NOT to assimilate into their new cultures.  From there, they would shift the demographic calculus to a point of critical mass whereby the host government would fall in line with Muslim objectives.  Equally disturbing is the fact that Abdullah Omar Naseef, a person with known ties to Al Qaeda, had helped establish IMMA in 1978 and had recruited Huma’s father.  Naseef himself served on the board of directors with Huma for at least seven years.

In effect, Huma Abedin is akin to Barack Obama’s Bill Ayers- only more scary.  To state that she has not had any say in Clinton’s formulation of ideas on foreign policy is silly.  Hillary Clinton has on many occasions stated that when it came to the Middle East, she regularly consults Huma Abedin.  In 2009, she became Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department.  After maternity leave, she returned under a strange working relationship which bordered on conflict of interest and received $135,000 in State Department income which she failed to disclose in ethics rules paperwork.  During this time as partial State Department employee/ partial private sector employee, she had outside clients like Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

At the insistence of the Obama administration, the Clinton Foundation ceased taking donations from foreign governments in 2009, but all bets were off when Clinton resigned as Secretary of State and the dollar spigots opened again.  Saudi Arabia alone is known to have donated over $10 million since the Foundation formed in 1999.  Additional donors hailed from other Middle Eastern countries like Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

In 2012, some members of Congress asked that the State Department be investigated for possible undue influence by the Muslim Brotherhood.  At the time, these requests were characterized as the deranged delusions of conspiracy theorists in Washington.   The Republican establishment, led by Boehner and McCain, quickly disavowed the requests.  But one has to question whether the assertion really is that silly and delusional in retrospect?

Consider the fact that Huma’s mother was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s sisterhood chapter in Egypt.  As part of Obama’s failed Arab Spring nonsense (presided over by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State) the government of Hosni Mubarek fell and he was replaced by Mohammed Morsi, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  The Obama administration, with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, openly endorsed his leadership.  There are reports out of Egypt that Obama administration people in Cairo- an embassy run by the State Department- actually bribed Muslim Brotherhood officials, including Morsi, to hand over over 40% of the Sinai to Hamas.  The whole mess in Egypt developed while Clinton was Secretary of State and her admittedly closest adviser and turn-to person on Middle East affairs- Huma Abedin- has a mother who was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  If not damning, then certainly circumstantial and suspicious, but definitely not silly or delusional.

It has also since been revealed that Huma Abedin and another Clinton crony, Cheryl Mills, had an e-mail address on Clinton’s now infamous private server while she was Secretary of State.  Given Abedin’s close association with organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and even Al Qaeda, one wonders why Clinton would count this toxic person among her closest associates.  It certainly makes sense that a strange, incestuous web of nefarious donors to the Clinton Foundation who happen to have ties to a close Clinton adviser would just be another typical day in the life of an ethically-challenged Presidential wannabe.


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