Huma Abedin and Security Clearances

American Thinker

It  is still unclear whether Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, has been  properly vetted or not.  This issue rose to prominence after Michele  Bachmann and four other congressional representatives expressed concerns about  Huma’s family’s longstanding connections to the Muslim  Brotherhood.

Barack  Obama voiced strong support  for Huma Abedin during the annual iftar dinner, but Walid Shoebat  has asserted that President Obama needs to “refute the facts [that have been  presented about Huma Abedin] and provide answers that are void of  rhetoric.”

According  to Cliff  Kincaid, all this controversy could be resolved “by demanding access to  Abedin’s Standard Form 86, which she was supposed to fill out before getting her  State Department job.”  Did Huma Abedin disclose her family’s connections  to the Muslim Brotherhood?  How did she fill out the 127-page lengthy questionnaire when she applied for this  national security position?

In  Section 13A of the Questionnaire for National  Security Positions, under “Employment  Activities,” did Abedin acknowledge  that she was an assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority  Affairs, an offshoot of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA),  founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, secretary general of the Muslim World  League in Saudi Arabia, “perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood  organization in the world”?  The Muslim World League provided funds to  Osama bin Laden and “is an observer member of the Organization of Islamic  Conferences, an inter-governmental coalition dedicated to ‘liberating  Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa from Zionist occupation.’”

Did  Abedin admit that she was a member of the Muslim  Student Association (MSA) (see below)?  The MSA  is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.  It resulted from Saudi-backed  efforts to establish  Islamic organizations internationally in the 1960s, for the purpose of spreading  its Wahhabist ideology across the globe.

 

Did  Ms. Abedin indicate her role?  Was it merely overlooked by the State  Department officials who reviewed the application?  If so,  why?

Because  of the nature of security, it is understood that questions about relatives will  be asked.  In Section 18 of the Questionnaire, the applicant is asked if a  “relative [is] affiliated with a foreign government, military, security, defense  industry, foreign movement, or intelligence service[.]”  In fact, Huma  Abedin’s mother,  father, sister, and brother are all affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood,  the Muslim Sisterhood, and the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), as  well as with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).  These groups  espouse terrorism, anti-American policies, and anti-Semitism.

Question  18.5 asks about the “methods of contact” the applicant has with various  relatives that include mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, foster parent,  child, stepchild, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother,  half-sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and guardian.  Repeatedly, the  candidate is asked if “this relative [is] affiliated with a foreign government,  military, security, defense industry, foreign movement, or intelligence  service[.]“

Continuing,  “[h]as any foreign national … offered you a job, asked you to work as a  consultant, or consider employment with them?  Have you had contact with a  foreign government, … its establishment or its  representatives?”

Adding  to the mounting evidence, Walid Shoebat made public another extraordinary  finding entitled “The Abedin ‘Affairs’ with Al  Saud,” in which Shoebat claims that “the Abedins’ Institute for Muslim  Minority Affairs-on whose Board Huma Abedin served for years-and the Wahhabist  plans of Saudi Arabia, commissioned by the House of Saud” are inextricably  linked “to construct a plan to conquer the world with  Islam.”

Thus,  as Shoebat relates, “page after page of The Muslim Minority Affairs” reveals “a  Saudi foreign policy, a jurisprudence and commandment from the highest of  authorities commissioned to the Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs.  It  [is] an entire management system using ‘The Muslim Minority Affairs’ as the main  vehicle to bringing victory against an infidel world.”  Here is a small  fragment of what Shoebat discovered in the Muslim Minority Affairs  manifesto:

The  greatest challenge that faces Muslims in the United States and Canada are the  Jews who take advantage of their material ability and their media to distort the  image of Islam and Muslims there by spreading their lies and distortions in the  minds of the people in these countries.

Juxtaposing  the questions for National Security positions against the illuminating  information discovered by Shoebat gives even greater impetus to inquire further  into Huma Abedin’s background.

How  does one explain what “ISNA‘s  Mohamed Magid, an entity in the Saudi manifesto, is doing in the White House,  sitting across the table from Huma Abedin who was an IMMA assistant editor,  another entity created by the House of Saud”?

Section  20C of the Questionnaire is of particular interest.  Regarding foreign  travel, “were you contacted by, or in contact with any person  known or suspected of being involved or associated with foreign intelligence,  terrorist, security, or military organizations?”

The  tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates crisscross one another in  a dizzying alphabet-soup array of groups, intent on global jihad, of which the  Abedin family has been at the forefront for many years.

Additionally,  “[w]hile traveling to, or in this country, were you involved in any  counterintelligence or security issues not reported” and/or “were you contacted  by, or in contact with anyone attempting to obtain classified information or  unclassified, sensitive information?”

According  to Walid Shoebat:

The  Abedins went back and forth from east to west, even working during 1978 with  Maulana Muhammad Yousuf of Jamaat-e-Islami in India. Yusuf came after Abu Al-Ala  Maududi, who was key in the Tabligh in the Indian subcontinent’s equivalent of  the Muslim Brotherhood. It has extensive ties to Wahhabists, including Al-Qaeda  and other terrorist groups. They represent an extremist Salafist brand. Then  they travel[ed] to Saudi Arabia working with Naseef who spearheaded IMMA and  commissioned the Abedins from Saudi Arabia to launch the program in the U.S. and  the United Kingdom.

And  finally, Section 29 asks:

Have  you EVER advocated any acts of terrorism or activities designed to overthrow the  U.S. Government by force?  Have you EVER been a member of an organization  dedicated to the use of violence or force to overthrow the United States  Government, and which engaged in activities to that end with an awareness of the  organization’s dedication to that end or with the specific intent to further  such activities?

Have  you EVER been a member of an organization that advocates or practices commission  of acts of force or violence to discourage others from exercising their rights  under the U.S. Constitution or any state of the United States with the specific  intent to further such action?

Have  you EVER knowingly engaged in activities designed to overthrow the U.S.  Government by force?

Given  the record of the Muslim Brotherhood, one would be hard-pressed not to answer in  the affirmative, given the affiliations mentioned earlier in this piece.   The evidence of the connections exists.  Has Ms. Abedin foresworn the basic  tenets of these subversive organizations or not?  Why does the Abedin  family work “with nefarious characters like Naseef and Qaradawi”?

It  appears that the Saudis have created a spider web to ensnare the United  States.  In fact, 50 years of transforming the West through  mosque-building, educational programs, and organizations like ISNA and MSA has  helped “to ensure that Muslims will be an unassimilated group which then can  influence the non-Muslim host nations … to shift the demographic scale due to  … population growth in favor of this Saudi agenda.”

Shoebat  maintains that he is “unequivocally talking about a grand conspiracy that is no  manufactured theory[,]” and he offers proof in his report.  In order to  counter his critics, Shoebat researched the IMMA to show “how it connects to the  House of Saudi’s evil plan.”  Thus, “the Abedins’ Institute of Muslim  Minority Affairs (IMMA) is actually the western branch from which WAMY (World  Association of Muslim Youth) was established.”

Why  can’t we get straight answers?  Why is it proscribed to discuss these  items?  If there is nothing to hide, it should be simple to allay  concerns.  If, however, there are forces in play that harm American  security, it is the moral and legal obligation of Congress to continue to  investigate.  It is each American’s duty to demand the  answers.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/huma_abedin_and_security_clearances.html#ixzz241zHV7nI

3 responses to “Huma Abedin and Security Clearances

  1. S. Elliot Rodax

    We know she wasn’t properly vetted by the simple fact that she got the job!

    This is more evidence of the current administration’s desire to undermine not only national security, but our country and the American people.

    • From my understanding, she has been with Hillary since 1996. What secrets did she give away when they were in the WH?

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