RECOMMENDED READING: “Questions about Huma Abedin”


Former FEDERAL prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has written an article titled “Questions about “Huma Abedin” that examines the the appropriateness of raising security concerns in connection with Huma Abedin,   deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The article begins:

Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: ‘A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’]in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.’ It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? Senator Maverick shot back without hesitation: ‘It concerns me so much that I am unalterably opposed to it. I think it would be a mistake of historic proportions.’Senator McCain elaborated that he was ‘deeply, deeply concerned that this whole movement [toward democracy]could be hijacked by radical Islamic extremists.’ And what, he was specifically asked, ‘is your assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood’? McCain pulled no punches:I think they are a radical group that, first of all, supports sharia law; that in itself is anti-democratic — at least as far as women are concerned. They have been involved with other terrorist organizations and I believe that they should be specifically excluded from any transition government. In fact, so apprehensive was he over the Brotherhood and its sharia agenda that McCain was quick to brand Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate, as a Brotherhood tool. Many of us watching developments at the time noted the apparent collusion between ElBaradei and the Brothers. McCain went farther: ‘Oh yeah, I think it’s very clear that the scenario is very likely he could be their front man.’ Senator Straight Talk reasoned that since ElBaradei appeared to be on the same page as the Brotherhood, and was being hailed as a potential Mubarak successor despite having ‘no following nor political influence in Egypt,’ we should assume that he must be in cahoots with the Brotherhood. It did not matter that ElBaradei was a renowned international figure and an important leftist ally of President Obama’s. So pernicious was the threat posed by the Brotherhood that, in McCain’s considered opinion, you just had to assume the worst. 

Read the rest here.

A post from last week reported that Senator McCain has defended Abedin against allegations by Congresswoman Michele Bachman that she is an example of Muslim Brotherhood influence within the U.S. government. A previous post reported that U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison had called Bachman’s allegations of Muslim Brotherhood influence on the U.S. government “scare-mongering” and compared her efforts to those of Senator Joseph McCarthy. A post from earlier this month reported on the allegations by Bachman and three other Congressmen.  

In February 2010, the GMBDW reported exclusively that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had addressed students at the Dar El-Hekma women’s college in Saudi Arabia, known to have been co-founded and patronized by an individual designated as a terrorist by the U.S as well as by important Saudi bankers and members of the Bin Laden family. The post also noted that the Vice Dean of institutional advancement at Dar El-Hekma was Saleha M. Abedin who was also one of the founders of the College, as well being the mother of Huma Abedin. Congresswoman Bachman cited some of the same evidence about Huma Abedin’s father in a letter of response to Ellison.

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