Hillary Clinton’s Aide Has Family Ties To Muslim Brotherhood- Unproven!

Summary of 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 Muslim Brotherhood.

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 article 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 Brotherhood’s 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.

updated 6/29/11

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. It’s unclear what transpired, but she ended up in Washington DC with close ties to the Clintons. We now know she is Secretary State Hillary Clinton’s 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.

Huma’s mother is co-founder of the Dar El-Hekma women’s 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 Women’s 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 it’s 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 every move.

You can’t 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 Islamic terrorists.

America, we are at war, and the enemy is not across an ocean, it lies within our own borders.