Abedin now serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton; Bachmann and others have questioned her family's close ties to known terrorist organizations and how she received a security clearance with such ties.
For daring to ask this perfectly reasonable question, Rep. Bachmann, Rep Gohmert and other patriotic Americans have withstood a firestorm of attacks from the likes of:
• The Washington Post's editorial board ("Michele Bachmann’s baseless attack on Huma Abedin")
• Slate Magazine ("Michele Bachmann Still Pushing Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy Despite GOP Disaproval" [sic])
• The Los Angeles Times ("Michele Bachmann's dangerous paranoia")
• And idiotic, big-government sellout RINOs like John McCain and so-called "Speaker of the House" John Boehner.
It turns out that national security expert Ryan Mauro has unveiled tangible evidence that Abedin has direct ties herself -- not just through her brother, mother and late father (as if they weren't enough) -- to violent radicals :
Her mother, Dr. Saleha Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, the Brotherhood’s female counterpart... She is also a member of the Muslim World League, which terrorism expert Andrew McCarthy describes as “the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.”
...the organization wants to get rid of laws against marital rape, permit marriage below the age of 18 and institute other elements of Sharia Law. She is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (which the group she leads is part of), a group banned in Israel because it belongs to Qaradawi’s Union of Good, a network of “charities” set up to fund Hamas. The U.S. froze the Union of Good’s assets in November 2008...
...Huma Abedin’s late father, Dr. Syed Abedin, was also intimately involved with Islamists. He led the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs based in Saudi Arabia. It is backed by the Muslim World League and is an entity of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a very extreme Islamist group. The Institute also published Mrs. Abedin’s book. Huma herself was an assisstant editor of the Institute’s journal as far back as 1996 and as recently as 2008, which means she was there when it published her mother’s extremist book. This screenshot from September 2008 shows that Huma, her mother and brother were all simultaneously editors of the journal.
Furthermore, Walid Shoebat has now delivered ironclad proof that McCain and the other apologists for Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood were dead wrong (PDF).
Saleha Abedin is Vice Dean at Dar El-Hekma College in Saudi Arabia, Saleha was also one of the institution’s founders, along with Yaseen Abdullah Kadi—a designated terrorist by the U.S.—and members of the bin Laden family...
...Courtesy of Internet Archives, we were able to learn that Huma Abedin served as an Assistant Editor with IMMA from at least December 2, 2002—September 24, 2008. Her name fails to appear on the IMMA website some time before February 14, 2009. Presumably, Abedin left IMMA to accept her current position as Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton... Huma worked and partnered together with her family at IMMA...
...From at least December 2, 2002—December 3, 2003, none other than Abdullah Omar Naseef served on the Advisory Editorial Board [with Huma]...
On October 12, 2001, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the Rabita Trust, a charity in Pakistan "for its close ties to senior al Qaida leadership and for providing logistical and financial support to Al Qaida." The Rabita Trust was founded in 1988 by Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef, the former secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL) in the 1980s.
...Obviously, this means that more than two years prior to Huma Abedin serving on a board with Naseef—and one month after the 9/11 attacks—Naseef was formally connected to Al-Qaeda by the U.S. Government.
...Bachmann’s argument stands; with this evidence presented, the burden of proof is on McCain to show that Huma was vetted and does not present a threat to National Security. Bachmann’s 16-page letter was not only regarding the Abedins, but “Brotherhood infiltration” in general... After examining this we believe that we provide ample proof for Huma’s involvement, ties and relationship with members of the Muslim Brotherhood... It becomes then obvious that Huma Abedin likely knew:
1—That the organization to which her family belonged was founded with the help of Al-Qaeda Godfather Abdullah Omar Naseef.
2—Her family ties existed well after IMMA’s inception, after 9/11, and well into 2006—2008 without any degrees of separation as claimed by CNN. The Abedins could not deny knowing about the widely known SAAR Network charity that Naseef managed.
3—Her mother was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma arranged for Hillary Clinton to speak alongside two Muslim Brotherhood members; Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin and Suheir Qureshi who is listed by Al-Dustur and Al-Jazeera as a member. The complete list, including the 12 Saudi women members and the names of all 63 members are listed here. Evidence of these being involved with the Muslim Brotherhood is overwhelming.
4—That her brother is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) with Abdullah Omar Naseef as the Chairman of the Board at OCIS with Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi serving on the OCIS Board.
5—That leaving her job as editor at IMMA was necessary for her new job at the State Dept.
6—That her mother leads a group that endorses marital rape, under age marriage, and female genital mutilation...
No less an expert than John Bolton has defended Bachmann, Gohmert and other GOP representatives who are demanding an explanation of this seismic policy shift: Why are terrorists being granted access to the White House?
And does this "pivot" have anything to do with Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, who has proven and documented connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Godfather" of Al Qaeda?
Or the fact that the White House approved $1.5 billion of your tax dollars going to the Nazi-aligned totalitarians known as the Muslim Brotherhood?
And as for the likes of John Boehner, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham: all three of you are embarrassments to the real Republican Party. I would urge all of you to resign, but your egos are too bloated, your sense of self-worth too inflated, and your ignorance far too pervasive to recognize the damage you are doing to this country. Suffice it to say that we will ignore you; and hope to place you on the back-benches in November.
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