Too close for comfort: Shrillary with radical Muslim Sisterhood founding memberÂ Saleha Mahmood Abedin.
Huma Abedin, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, could be the nicest woman with the greatest character, but that is not the issue nor should it be a reason to prevent ny inquiry into her family background and connection to the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead of attacking Representative Bachmann for raising important questions regarding Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the US government, the response from the media and Senator McCain should have been a statement to the effect that Abedin has already been vetted and has a sound security clearance. But instead, the response was: “How dare you, Michele Bachmann!”
Now let us examine Huma’s mother’s history and activities. Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin has been identified in Saudi Arabia as one of the founding members of the Muslim Sisterhood, a Muslim Brotherhood women’s group. This is the same group that half of Egypt was too scared to vote for and that was criminalized for many decades in Egypt for its subversiveness and terror activities.Â Dr. Abedin is no ordinary Muslim woman, but an activist who supports Sharia law. She is also a long-time chairperson of the “International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child” (IICWC). Now let us examine what that group is doing in Egypt today and why many Egyptians are afraid of its activities and are strongly denouncing it.
The last elections in Egypt have proved that half of Egypt is afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood and does not want to live under Sharia, but that is not the same concern of Abedin’s organization (IICWC), which is advocating Sharia law.Â The IICW contributed greatly to fear of its agenda after a recent publication in Arabic on itsÂ website. The following topics were discussed, among others, suggesting the annulment of Egyptian moderate laws, which would be replaced by Sharia laws. Below are some of the positions that appeared in the IICWC publication:
- The IICWC position that the current laws criminalizing female genital mutilation be revoked.
- The IICWC’s position demanding that the laws forbidding child marriage below the age of eighteen be revoked. No new minimum marriage age was given; the group stated that the marriage standard depends on the financial and mental ability and not dependent on a specific age.
- The IICWC’s positions,Â as reported, demanding that the laws forbidding marital rape be revoked and that polygamy is a right for men.
- The IICWC’s position that a health check-up before marriage be revoked since it is against religion and should not be part of the marriage contract.
- The IICWC’s position that criminal responsibility triggering at age 18 be reduced to age 15.
- The IICWC’s position revokes the right of a woman to register her newborn by herself for a birth certificate because Sharia states that a child’s lineage is given strictly to the father and his paternal line. The child belongs to the father even if it was the product of adultery.
- The IICWC’s position revokes the criminalization of physical and mental abuse of parents against children, so long as the punishment does not cause a permanent deformity or the beating is too extreme.
Above are the values that Huma Abedin’s mother believes in and that her organization is trying to impose on the Egyptian public after the revolution. Huma did not keep a distance from her mother’s activities when she introduced Secretary Clinton to her activist mother. During Clinton’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the US Secretary of State visited and spoke at the Islamic college of Dar El-Hekma together with Huma, where Dr. Saleha Abedin was a vice-dean and one of its founders.
All of the above scare the reformists in Egypt and does not look good for our Secretary of State. As a consequence of such appearances, to say the least, several Egyptian reformists have recently accused Secretary Clinton of taking the side of the Muslim Brotherhood in the recent elections. Even the appalling mob protest against Clinton in Alexandria Egypt was done mainly by those who accused her of being on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood.
When it comes to politics, appearances do count and Huma and Clinton’s defenders need to understand that. Rep. Bachmann and her colleagues should be applauded for pushing the alarm button, not just regarding Abedin, but regarding many others in our government, to alert us all to a possible security threat from the Muslim Brotherhood and the “civilization jihad” they aspire for in America.
More and more comes to light:
By Aaron Klein atÂ WND:
SalehaÂ MahmoodÂ Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, reportedly served in the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood alongsideÂ the wife of Egypt’s new president, the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.
WND previously exposedÂ AbedinÂ represented a Muslim charity known to have spawned terror groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front.
WND also reportedÂ Clinton spoke at Abedin’s Saudi women’s college, where she was introduced by Abedin alongsideÂ the Islamic activist’s daughter, Huma, who serves as Clinton’s chief of staff. At the speech, Clinton praised Saleha’s “pioneering work.”
Huma Abedin is also the mother-in-law of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.
Now,Â author WalidÂ Shoebat is reportingÂ that while she acted as one of 63 leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood, the de facto female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, SalehaÂ AbedinÂ served alongside NajlaÂ Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Mursi. Both were members of the Sisterhood’s Guidance Bureau, found Shoebat.
SalehaÂ MahmoodÂ Abedin
SalehaÂ MahmoodÂ AbedinÂ is an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-HekmaÂ College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which she helped to create. She formerly directed the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in the U.K. and served as a delegate for the Muslim World League, an Islamic fundamentalist group Osama bin Laden reportedly told an associate was one of his most important charity fronts.
In February 2010, Clinton spoke at Abedin’s college, where she was first introduced by Abedin and then praised the work of the terror-tied professor:
“I have to say a special word about Dr. SalehaÂ Abedin,” Clinton said. “You heard her present the very exciting partnerships that have been pioneered between colleges and universities in the United States and this college. And it is pioneering work to create these kinds of relationships.
“But I have to confess something that Dr. AbedinÂ did not,” Clinton continued, “and that is that I have almost a familial bond with this college. Dr. Abedin’s daughter, one of her three daughters, is my deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, who started to work for me when she was a student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”
As WND was first to report, AbedinÂ once reportedly represented the Muslim World League, or MWL, a Saudi-financed charity that has spawned IslamicÂ groups accused of terror ties. One of the groups was declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front.
AbedinÂ has been quoted in numerousÂ press accounts as both representing the MWL and serving as a delegate for the charity.
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Muslim Sister Brotherhood: Hillary Clinton’ Aide Tied to Al-Qaida Front Group
Charges made in a 16-page letter by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., against longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin miss what may be one of the most troubling radical connections â€“ Abedin’s family is directly tied to the Muslim World League.