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Hillary Clinton's Aide Has Family Ties To Muslim Brotherhood-
Summary of the eRumor: Allegations spreading on the World Wide Web
that Hillary Clinton's aide and State Department Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin's
family has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The rumor
alleges that Abedin's mother and brother are both associated with the
The Truth: We have not found any evidence of this being
true but we are continuing our investigation. The State Department
was contacted but declined to comment.
The source of the
rumor came from an
written by Walid
Shoebat, who claims to be a former Palestinian
terrorist and a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Shobat
claimed that Abedin's mother, Saleha Abedin, belongs "to
the Brotherhoodís secret women's division known as the Muslim Sisterhood
or what is known as the International Women's Organization." The
article went on to say that her brother, Hassan, who is listed as a
fellow of the
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, "partners with a number of Muslim Brotherhood members."
Shoebat said that al-Qaeda associate, Omar Naseef and
Muslim Brotherhood leader Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi are listed
as Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies trustees.
Shoebat was interviewed on the subject by
Frontpage on June 24, 2011, which resulted in a fury of opinions on
Internet blogs and calls for Abedin to step down.
According to several
bios posted on the Internet, Huma Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
and at the age of two moved with her family to Saudi Arabia.
She returned to the U.S. to study journalism and in 1996 began working
as an intern in the White House for Hillary Clinton and eventually worked for
her 2008 presidential campaign. Abedin is the
wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner who stepped down from office
in June 2011 after admitting to allegations of inappropriate behavior in
a "sexting" scandal.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Through all the talk about Anthony
Weiner we have mostly listened to jokes about his private parts and his
name. His wife was often mentioned as a victim to his online tomfoolery.
Today I want to talk about his wife, Huma Abedin Weiner.
In 1996, while Bill Clinton was president, he and Hillary met Huma while
on a trip to Saudi Arabia. Itís unclear what transpired, but she ended
up in Washington DC with close ties to the Clintons. We now know she is
Secretary State Hillary Clintonís deputy Chief of Staff. This is a very
sensitive position so we would think Huma was well vetted.
Huma Abedin Weiner is a devout Muslim. Her brother, Hassan, works at the
Oxford Center for Islamic Studies (OCIS) at Oxford University. He has
close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian Al-Azhar
University, is well known for a curriculum that encourages extremism and
terrorism, and is active in establishing links with OCIS.
Humaís mother is co-founder of the Dar El-Hekma womenís college in Saudi
Arabia, which has close ties to the Muslim Sisterhood, the female
version of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Sisterhood is also known
as International Womenís Organization (IWO).
We watched in Egypt as the left sided with the Muslim Brotherhood to
take over the country. We are watching the same thing in Libya, only
this time we have sent American forces to help the very same people we
are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The left, no matter whether itís from America or Europe, defends the
Muslims at all cost, while making Israel out to always be the bad guy.
We are fighting Islamic extremist, and their biggest allies are sitting
inside our own government, the Democratic Party. With Huma Abedin Weiner
having access to so much classified material, the radicals know our
You canít turn on the television without hearing how bad Christianity
is, while they defend Islam. Sheila Jackson Lee (D, Texas) is not alone
when she stood before the podium and said that Christian abortion clinic
bombers were comparable to the 9/11 terrorist, or the countless other
America, we are at war, and the enemy is not across an ocean, it lies
within our own borders.
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