Proof that Huma Abedin Has Muslim Brotherhood Connections

American Thinker

Michele  Bachmann and four other Republican congressional representatives requested  “that no  Muslim Brotherhood-associated entity or individual [be] placed into a position  of honor or trust within the programs and operations of the Department of State  unless he or she has publicly condemned and disclaimed the previously stated  goals of the Muslim  Brotherhood.” At no time did these congressional representatives imply that  Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff for the State Department, was “part of a  nefarious conspiracy.”

Monday,  Walid Shoebat published this 37-page  booklet entitled “Proof: Huma has Ties to Muslim Brotherhood — Countless  Documents Surface” and this was followed up with Tuesday’s update that “Huma  Abedin Served on Board with Al-Qaeda  Godfather“.  Shoebat states that the latest discoveries “include but  are not limited to “[p]roof that Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma  Abedin served on the Board of IMMA from at least 12/02/02 – 9/24/08” and that  “Al-Qaeda Godfather Abdullah Omar Naseef served on IMMA’s Advisory Board from at  least 12/02/02 – 12/03/03.”

Is  this not sufficient to vindicate Michele Bachmann’s very reasonable  concerns?

Besides  extensively citing all of Huma Abedin’s family connections to the Muslim  Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood, Shoebat maintains that “[n]either Huma  Abedin, Hillary’s aid [sic] or any major western media even mention what is  common knowledge in the Arab circles regarding Hassan Abedin, [and] his  connections or activities.”  Hassan is Huma’s brother.

Why  the virtual silence?

Abedin’s  brother had a strong working relationship with Abdullah Omar Naseef and Yusuf  Qaradawi.  Naseef “chaired other entities considered major security  concerns for the United   States and ran a charity front for terror.”   There is no “six degrees of  separation” among these men as has been maintained by the mainstream  media.  Central to Shoebat’s investigation are the overlapping ties of  Abdullah Omar Naseef to a number of Muslim Brotherhood offshoots.  One such  group WAMY or  World Assembly of Muslim Youth maintains that “[t]he Jews are humanity’s  enemies: they foment immorality in this world.”

Saleha  Abedin, Huma’s mother, through the Sisterhood  branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, works to advance the Brotherhood agendas  against Western interests and policies.  In his report, Shoebat shows the  interlocking tentacles among various Muslim Brotherhood members which leave “no  doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood is the author and the one setting policies and  standards for the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC),  which Saleha Abedin chairs.  IICWC’s ‘official policies include marital  rape, child marriage, female genital circumcision and  polygamy.'”

Yet,  Senator John  McCain “lambastes five members of the House who are actually serious about  addressing threats that the Brotherhood poses to American interests” and Rep.  Keith Ellison‘s  indignation toward Bachmann is rather hypocritical considering his  own ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

In  2010, Huma arranged for Secretary of State Clinton to speak alongside her  mother, Saleha at Dar Al-Hikma.  In fact, the “Saudi newspaper Al-Watan mentions that Abedin’s relationship with Huma was key to  bringing Clinton to Dar Al-Hikma.  Most revealing is that in 2010, and from  2006-2008, evidence shows that the Abedin membership in IMMA was as a family.   According to Arab sources, IMMA or the Institute  of Muslim Minority  Affairs was founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, and the Abedins were entrusted with  leading IMMA.   Saleha, Huma, and Hassan Abedin all appeared as  members together.  Although Huma’s name seems to have been scrubbed,  Shoebat has a screen shot that clearly shows that Huma worked and partnered  together with her family at IMMA.


Central  to the controversy surrounding Huma Abedin is the notion of muruna  which, in the Islamic world, is permitting behavior normally shunned by sharia  law just as long as it benefits the long term goal of ensuring a global  caliphate. It is a means of mollifying Westerners who think that they are now  seeing a more moderate version of Islam but in effect it is a ruse. Thus, even  though Huma Abedin is a practicing Muslim married to a Jew, neither her mother  nor brother denounced this marriage.

Most  Westerners are not familiar with the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood revival of the  doctrine of muruna, which literally means “stealth”  or “flexibility.” It is “far worse than taqiyya, since it  sanctions all prohibitions that block Muslim interests, even blasphemous ones. Muruna allows Muslims to sow division and confusion in the Western  world” and is a strategy of deception.

After  going into great length about the Muslim Brotherhood connections of the Abedin  family, Shoebat maintains that “the burden of proof is on McCain to show that  Huma was vetted and does not present a threat to National Security.”   Shoebat states that he has provided ample proof for Huma’s involvement, ties and  relationship with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and “that the organization  to which her family belong was founded with the help of Al-Qaeda Godfather  Abdullah Omar Naseef.”  In fact, Shoebat maintains that “Bachmann is  correct with respect to screening and vetting government  employees.”

In  her 16-page  letter to Rep. Keith Ellison, Bachmann maintains that the U.S. government  considers the foreign influence of immediate family members as “potentially  disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance” and “to raise  issues about a highly-based U.S. Government official with known immediate family  connections to foreign extremist organizations is not a question of singling out  Ms. Abedin.  In fact, these questions are raised by the U.S. Government of anyone seeking a security clearance.” This is standard fare in  government background checks. Thus,  “reasonable fear of ‘divided loyalties’ is more than sufficient for a clearance  to be denied.”

Was  Huma Abedin properly vetted?  If not, how was she able to avoid being  disqualified for a security clearance?  If these known and documented  family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood would not disqualify someone for a  security clearance, what specifically is the standard to be disqualified on  foreign influence grounds?

These  are legitimate questions and every American has the right to ask and to know the  answers.

Shoebat  highlights the “lack of screening by our state department” of Muslim Brotherhood  sympathizer Ground Zero Mosque Imam Sheikh  Feisal Abdul Rauf. This is the same Rauf that states that “the only  law that the Muslim needs exists already in the Koran and the  Hadith.”

Nidal  Malik Hassan and Louay Safi are also offered as examples of jihadist  sympathizers who received no vetting and who slipped by. Hassan murdered 13  Americans at Fort Hood and Louay Safi is director of ISNA’s Leadership  Development Center.  He has spoken out against various law enforcement  raids on Islamic centers.

During  an  ISNA annual convention, pamphlets featuring “numerous attempts to portray  U.S. prosecution of terrorists and terror supporters as anti-Muslim bigotry;  dramatic revisionist history that denied attacks by Arab nations and Palestinian  terrorists against Israel” were featured items. Steve Emerson says of ISNA that  “it is a Muslim Brotherhood group” [which] espouses jihad and  anti-Semitism[.]”

Shoebat  explains that “Americans have difficulty comprehending that Islamist style  terrorism gains familial moral support.”  Thus, “loyalty comes before  justice and lying in unison is a ‘modus operandi.'”

Shoebat  also highlights Muslim Brotherhood’s connections, and the involvement of the  Abedin family members with the Nazis.  For example, Hassan Al-Banna, the  grandfather of Tariq Ramadan, whose ban from the United States was lifted by  Bill Clinton, the husband of Huma’s boss, collaborated with [Shoebat’s]  grandfather’s associate Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who was also Hitler’s Arab  henchman.

Al-Husseini  became the Muslim Brotherhood leader after the war and Al-Banna and Al-Husseini  took great pride in their collaboration with the Nazis. Abdul Hakim Abedin was  born in 1914 in Egypt and was one of the first regular ranks of the Muslim  Brotherhood who married Imam Hassan Al-Banna’s sister.

Those  who castigate Congressional representatives Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert,  Lynn Westmoreland, Trent Franks, and Thomas Rooney should be  ashamed.

All  Americans should be applauding the actions of these brave representatives who  seek answers because “[e]vidence indicates that the Obama  administration continues to bow before groups associated with the goal of  ‘destroying Western civilization from within.'”  At a “minimum, an  independent inspection regarding the role, the roots and the results of such  destructive groups” is mandatory in order to protect all  Americans.

That  the media  has “dropped all pretence of fact-finding and all responsibility for reporting”  proves yet again that the fourth estate has become the fifth column in this  country.  That’s why these lone voices are so critical and why Americans  must insist upon the proper vetting no matter how high up it has to go.   Jihad has no  bounds.

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