While everyone is properly concerned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and while everyone awaits Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, no one is paying attention to one the most significant dangers of a potential Clinton presidency. That would be, the presence of Carlos Danger’s wife at the right (or left) hand of the president.
You see, Anthony Weiner’s wife belongs to a family that has actively promoted and supported the Muslim Brotherhood. Lest we forget the MB is the godfather of Islamist terrorist organizations. Huma Abedin’s family ties to the group are well documented, on this blog and elsewhere. Links here and here. One knows that her association with the group was an issue in 2012, though at that time the discussion died out after John McCain disgraced himself by rushing out to defend her.
The fact that Hillary Clinton would be joined at the hip with an individual with ties to Islamist extremism and terrorism boggles the mind. Clinton is thus saying that Abedin's opinions that are worthy of serious consideration. She has no problem allowing Abedin to be privy to all of our nation’s secrets. I would call it disqualifying. I will leave it to others to explain why Hillary made such a grievous mistake.
One recalls that when the odious Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi,--currently sitting in jail and awaiting execution for fomenting violence-- was elected president, the first foreign dignitary to grace his presence was then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Did she do it because Jeremiah Wright’s protégé told her to? Was she influenced by her close personal advisor Huma Abedin?
One needs to keep in mind that the Hamas terrorist organization is an arm of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Where the current Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has re-established normal relations with Israel Mohamed Morsi wanted to destroy Israel.
On women’s issues, we have difficulty understanding why Hillary Clinton would legitimate a group that, in the weeks leading up to the Egyptian presidential election, was sending infirmary vans around the poorer neighborhoods of Cairo so that families could mutilate their daughters’ genitals without being inconvenienced by a trip to a hospital.
Why did the Clintons find this group congenial? And why did they hire Gehad el-Haddad?
Now, el-Haddad, a former high level employee of the William J. Clinton Foundation has just been arrested in Cairo for fomenting violence on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Washington Times has the story:
A senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until recently, had been employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence.
Gehad el-Haddad served as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials until Egyptian security forces seized him as part of a wider crackdown on officials loyal to ousted former President Mohamed Morsi.
Before emerging as a top Brotherhood official and adviser to Morsi, el-Haddad served for five years as a top official at the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit group founded by former President Bill Clinton.
El-Haddad gained a reputation for pushing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt.
He was raised in a family of prominent Brotherhood supporters and became the public face of the Islamist organization soon after leaving his post at the Clinton Foundation.
What did el-Haddad do for the Clinton foundation? And how did the Clinton Foundation try to legitimate Mohamed Morsi?
El-Haddad served as the Clinton Foundation’s city director from August 2007 to August 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Just a month after El-Haddad left the Clinton Foundation to work full-time for the Brotherhood, former President Morsi was invited to deliver his first major speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the high profile political family’s other nonprofit.
El-Haddad’s employment at the Clinton Foundation overlapped with his official work for the Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Cairo in February 2011 when he assumed control of the Renaissance Project, a Brotherhood-backed economic recovery program.
Was el-Haddad working to promote economic development or was he promoting Islamist extremism? One notes that there is no such thing as an extremist Muslim sect that cares about economic development:
El-Haddad was “charged with developing a long-term economic recovery program,” known as the Renaissance Project, during his time as senior adviser.
Egyptian media reported in July 2012 that the program was actually meant to bring the country more in line with the Muslim Brotherhoods extremist religious ideals.
“Renaissance is far more than the electoral program of PresidentMohamed Morsi or the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party,” the Egypt Independent reported at the time. “It is a 25-year project to reform state, business and civil society, rooted in theBrotherhood’s Islamic values but conditioned by the experiences of the project’s founders in the modern economy.”
Clearly, his time at the Clinton Foundation did not teach el-Haddad anything about the virtues of liberal democracy:
El-Haddad regularly defended the Brotherhood’s authoritarian crackdown on civil society, even running damage control in December 2012 when Morsi supporters attacked women and children.
When widespread Democratic protests broke out on June 30, El-Haddad referred to the demonstrators as violent thugs in an interview with the Free Beacon.
“The anti-Morsi camp are providing a political endorsement to the violence,” he said at the time. “Some have resorted to violence because they didn’t do well at the ballot box.”