Questions About Huma Abedin

While many parts of the right-wing blogosphere are still investigating the mystery behind sock-puppets,  “Betty and Veronica” in this extended Scooby-doo episode known as, “Weinergate”, I remain intrigued by Huma Abedin, the aggrieved wife, who didn’t see what the “fuss” was all about early on, and was not only willing to ‘stand by her man’ after less than a year of marriage to the louse, but was actually going to help him fight to keep his seat. As a wife and mother who has read all the gory details about Weiner’s sordid online activities, I have found Huma’s lack of concern, curious.

Now comes some disconcerting news about Abedin’s relations.

According to reports, Huma, herself is still an observant Muslim, and her mother has established ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”

Her brother is a fellow at the radicalized Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) at Oxford University in England where number of Muslim Brotherhood members sit on the board.

FrontPage Magazine has been ringing  alarm bells about her family’s connections to this insidious Islamic organization.

Ms. Abedin’s mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abdeen, is reportedly part of a special woman’s unit known as the Muslim Sisterhood or the International Women’s Organization (IWO) which, according to a counter-terrorism report obtained by the Terrorism Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, operates within the Brotherhood in Egypt and possibly other Arab nations as well. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Dostor confirms that the Sisterhood includes 63 international members in 16 different countries.

The group is being portrayed by Western media in a benign fashion, as noted in Der Spiegel and on its Facebook page. But a report by the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Liwa Al-Arabi paints a far more ominous picture. It reveals that these women, who are “the wives of some of the highest-ranking leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood” are being recruited to:

[S]muggle secret documents for the members since women go undetected by security surveillance…to spread the Brotherhood’s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes…to lay the plans for the Sisterhood to work at the state level…[and]…to fulfill the interests of the Brotherhood and also to benefit from international women’s conferences and unify all efforts to benefit the Brotherhood globally.

Furthermore, the Sisterhood’s mission includes:

[O]rganiz[ing] projects which will penetrate its prohibited ideology into the decision making in the West and in an indirect way under the guise of “general needs of women”…through the university and the state capitals and institutions and is done in accordance to the project Al-Islam Huwa Al-Hal (Islam is the solution).

The newspaper then lists the names of the women who belong to the organization on a country-by-country basis. There are a dozen members of the Sisterhood from Saudi Arabia. Saleha Mahmoud Abdeen (Abedin) is one of them.


It has also been revealed in the Arab media that Huma Abedin’s brother Hassan is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) at Oxford University in England. A number of Muslim Brotherhood members sit on the board, including Qatari cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has incited violence against Jews and Israel on numerous occasions.


Hassan Abedin himself has expressed an interest in spreading Islam in the West, meeting with billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Alwaleed is one of the largest shareholders in both Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Citigroup. He is also the same prince Alwaleed whose $10 million dollar check for post 9/11 disaster relief was rejectedby then-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani when the prince suggested U.S. policies in the Middle East contributed to the attacks.


Which brings us to Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, who is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Ms. Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, MI, but moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the age of 2, before returning to the United States 16 years later to attend college. A detailed report from 2007 shows that the aforementioned Abdullah Omar Naseef was instrumental in the Abedin family’s move around 1977 — the same year that the Muslim Sisterhood was established. Huma Abedin has been working for Mrs. Clinton since 1996. Between that job and being married  to a Congressman — in a ceremony officiated by Bill Clinton — Ms. Abedin is privy to sensitive and secret information. Walid Shoebat explains the significance: “Huma Abedin is a practicing Muslim and is still well-connected to her family. She also has access to highly sensitive State secrets–admitted by Hillary herself–as well as significant influence in the Obama administration.”

This brings us to a curious sidebar: how it is possible for a “practicing Muslim” woman to be married to a Jewish American? Islamic scholarship and Sharia law forbid Muslims from marrying non-believers. Mr. Shoebat translated the Al-Marsid newspaper, which reported on the Weiner/Abedin marriage specifically:

Dr. Anwar Shoeb of the faculty of Islamic law in Kuwait declared that the marriage between Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin is null and void, considering it adultery as confirmed in the Sharia position, prohibiting the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim, regardless of whether he is a Jew or a Christian. In this case, he assured the invalidity of the marriage certificate between them.

Yet far more importantly, how is it that Huma Abedin’s mother’s and brother’s associations with the Muslim Brotherhood, direct and indirect respectively, have remained beyond scrutiny? As for Ms. Abedin herself, it strains credulity to assume that she is unaware of those associations, just as it is impossible that Mrs. Clinton doesn’t know. NPR reported that Mrs. Clinton visited Dar al-Hekma college last Tuesday, where Saleha Mahmoud Abdeen is a vice dean and the school’s co-founder.


So, we essentially have a parent who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, and a daughter who holds an “important and sensitive position” in one of the highest echelons of the federal government. In this context, would it really be that out of line to suggest that the real scandal in the Weiner family has less to do with Anthony, and far more to do with his wife Huma and her apparent enabler, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

Jamie Glazov interviewed Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer about the Weiners’ strange marriage.

Frontpage: Robert Spencer, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about Anthony Weiner’s marriage to his Muslim Brotherhood wife, Huma Abedin.

How is it exactly that a Muslim woman connected to the Muslim Brotherhood is married to a Jewish man? Something is not fitting here, right?

Spencer: Jamie, Islamic law prohibits a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man. A Muslim man may marry a non-Muslim woman, but not the other way around. This is yet another manifestation of Islamic supremacism: the idea is that a wife will become a member of her husband’s household, and the children will follow the religion of the father. Thus, Muslim men marrying non-Muslim women ultimately enriches the Islamic community, while the non-Muslim community must forever be made to diminish.


FP: This all seems very strange. What do you personally think is going on?

Spencer: Either Weiner converted to Islam to marry Abedin, and a Muslim was officiating at the ceremony along with Clinton, or the marriage is a sham and Abedin, at very least, is fully aware of that — and probably the others are also. I don’t see any other possibilities.

FP: Sorry, I am a bit confused about the Bill Clinton angle. Isn’t this a bit of a bizarre person to ask to officiate your wedding? One would think that in getting married, you have things like faithfulness and loyalty on your mind, no?

Spencer: Yes, Bill Clinton is a strange choice, indeed — unless the whole point of the union had to do more with the Clinton connection than with faithfulness and loyalty.

FP: According to Islamic Law, Huma Abedin could be killed, right? If the whole thing is not a charade and a trick, it is a bit curious that her family, who are Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood operatives, have allowed this and not punished her, no?

Spencer: Yes, Jamie. If the marriage is not a sham, it is exceedingly strange that Huma Abedin’s mother and other Muslim Brotherhood connections would have no problem with it. She is, of course, a high profile individual in the United States, and thus is in a very different situation from that of a woman in Saudi Arabia who might enter into a relationship with a non-Muslim man. In Saudi Arabia, such a woman would almost certainly be murdered…

Is Abedin actually being deceptive in her marriage to Weiner to follow Muslim Brotherhood instructions and to infiltrate the U.S. government? Or has Weiner converted to Islam? If she’s an observant Muslim, what are the other possibilities?

It is all very strange and disconcerting.

See also:

The American Thinker: The Muslim Brotherhood and Weiner

Ahead of the curve, as always….

Pamela Geller in November 2007: Hillary’s Huma: Infiltration, Islam’s Secret Weapon?

Linked by The Conservatory, thanks!




Video: Radical Left/Islamic Coalitions Plot To Take Down US and Israel

This is via The Blaze with the headline; Beck’s Exact Warning: Not Random Lunatics, Dangerous Radical Left Coalitions; Farrakhan, Cynthia Mckinney,Ramsey Clark & Revolutionary Socialists, Working Together Against the ‘Imperialist’ ‘Terrorist’ ‘Racist’ ‘Enemy’ U.S. & Israel:

In related news…

Via Weasel Zippers, Commentary Contentions: NY Times, CNN, CBS To Travel Aboard Anti-Israel Flotilla Attempting To Break Gaza Blockade:

The one upside of this development is at least now flotilla activists will have a more difficult time  attacking IDF soldiers with knives once the network news cameras are rolling. But the unfortunate downside is these reporters are giving the flotilla activists exactly what they’re aiming for – media attention. Seeing as there’s no humanitarian reason for the flotilla (which is even more obvious now that the Egyptian border with Gaza has been opened), its only point is to generate publicity.

As JE Dyer noted in his Hot Air Greenroom piece, the motive behind the Islamo-leftist alliance flotilla is not to break the blockade in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, (there are other alternatives) but to allow weapons to flow in.

So we reach June 2011, and the All-American/European anti-Israel flotilla.  It’s worth noting just a couple of the activists who will be participating – as they did last year – in the 2011 flotilla.  Dror Feiler, ubiquitous spokesman of the Swedish Free Gaza Movement, is a revolutionary- and musician-about-town who hangs out with IHH, Hamas, and the bloodthirsty terrorists of Colombia’s Marxist FARC insurgency.  Douglas Farah reported a year ago that the Swedish-Israeli Feiler was on the board of FARC’s external propaganda agency, ANNCOL.  When Paul Reyes, FARC’s chief ideologue, was killed in 2008, Feiler left a comment at the website of a news story –  about US activists who were mourning Reyes – recalling his visits to FARC, expressing his sympathy, and posting the link to a music video he had made featuring FARC revolutionary songs.

Paul Larudee is a San Francisco Bay-area activist and piano tuner who participated in the 2010 flotilla under the aegis of ISM and his own Free Gaza Movement of Northern California.  Larudee was photographed in 2008 with other activists receiving medals from Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, long-time terrorist and protégé of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin.  Famous for writing up his moving opportunity to stay at the home of a successful suicide bomber, Larudee ran afoul of Israeli officials when he attempted to enter the West Bank in 2006 after years of conducting anti-Israel activity (Larudee’s reported objective: to “tune more than 40 pianos in the Palestinian Authority area”).

Blogger Lee Kaplan went undercover to attend an ISM training session sponsored by Larudee in San Francisco, at which he learned to deceive Israeli immigration authorities and help Palestinians confound IDF soldiers (see here for the ISM connection with terrorists who participated in the London tube bombing).  Larudee is now planning to send an aircraft to break the blockade of Gaza, as discussed in his interview on Iranian television with British nutball politician George Galloway, the former MP who spoke candidly to Arab media of having given cars and cash to Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh, and then lied about it to the English-language media.

So it’s down to the Western fringe leftists, who merit the title “useful idiots” as much as anyone ever has, and Hamas.  That’s who is still planning, as of right now, to aim a gaggle of ships flying the flags of our nations at the Gaza coast and try to break the blockade, so that Israel can’t keep weapons from flowing to Hamas.  If all the activists wanted to do was deliver humanitarian aid, they have two sound alternatives available:  having it trucked in from Israel or having it trucked in from Egypt.  But, of course, that’s not what their goal is, as they have already acknowledged.

Hat tip: Brian B.


Video: Is Bill Clinton Trying To Embarrass Obama?

Greta Van Susteren  thinks he may be:

With the nightmare of unemployment haunting President Obama’s 2 1/2 year old presidency, and with no light at the end of the tunnel….out comes Former President Clinton (“Dad?”) to tell him how to fix the jobs problem.  The link below is to the Newsweek article (picture above from the article) in which President Clinton tells President Obama what to do.

You have to wonder why President Clinton took to Newsweek to tell President Obama (“Junior?”) how to do it.  This could not be more public …or more curious.


Newsweek link.

She discussed the issue on her show, last night with The Washington Examiner’s Byron York:

Susteren asks at her blog:

You tell me…but this has to embarrass President Obama…something is up.  I can’t think of an innocent explanation for this.

Am I wrong?  Or is this pretty weird?

Maybe not so weird if you look at it this way.


New American Crossroads Ad Takes Aim At Claire McCaskill

American Crossroads: The Truth About Claire:

Press Release:

WASHINGTON – Today, American Crossroads, the conservative 527 advocacy organization, launched a radio ad campaign and website,, as part of an initiative designed to hold the liberal Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill accountable to Missouri voters as she positions herself for reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

The new radio ad, valued at $50,000 in a statewide buy, focuses on the wide gap between McCaskill’s moderate rhetoric and liberal voting record on fiscal and economic issues. The spot can be heard here, and the script can be viewed here.

The new website,, will serve as a rapid response platform to contest McCaskill’s reinvention as a fiscal moderate by shining a spotlight on her liberal voting record. The site will also serve as an aggregator for information about Claire McCaskill, with research, information news clips and key votes, to help journalists and voters interested in learning more about her record. The senator’s support for the failed “stimulus” and blowing open the national debt are currently featured on the site, though other topics will be included as the debate develops in Washington.

American Crossroads is also hiring a local Missouri consultant, Paul Mouton, to help run the website and online platforms.“Claire McCaskill is a top target in the 2012 elections for one reason: a liberal voting record that is out of step with Missouri and her own rhetoric,” said Jonathan Collegio, communications director for American Crossroads. “McCaskill’s entire reelection strategy depends on reinventing herself as a moderate after rubber-stamping Barack Obama’s big government agenda, and the campaign will hold her accountable for that record.”

In addition to the website, the American Crossroads campaign will also include a community page on Facebookas well as updates on Twitter (@truthabtclaire) and a Youtube feed, which will be populated with additional content in the months ahead.American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Video: Obama’s Greatest Gaffes


Is this fair? Not particularly. Everybody misspeaks. We all do. It seems petty and childish to play gotcha every time it happens.

I would be willing to make a truce. When the left (and that includes the MSM) is ready to stop the full court press deluge of coverage for every Palin blooper, I would be willing to look the other way when Obama makes a teleprompter-malfunction induced faux pas.

But that is never going to happen. There is a narrative to nurture, and the narrative is that Sarah Heath Palin, who came from humble beginnings, and rose from a young hockey mom on the Wasilla City Council to a competent,  effective and highly popular young governor, is a complete bonehead who can barely spell her own name.

Obama, on the other hand, a man who started out as a community organizer, attended an anti-Semitic, race-baiting church for 20 years, hung out with Marxists and radicals of every stripe back in Chicago, managed to rise politically in Illinois by having his opponents removed from the ticket,  won’t release his college transcripts, is  leading the country to financial ruin, has made us the laughingstock of the world, and pronounces “corpsman” phonetically,  is a near genius who walks on water.

So we’re left playing this immature, infantile “gotcha-game” every time someone makes a malapropism.

It’s an unfortunate state of affairs, it really is.

Hat tip: Big Journalism