Saturday, August 4, 2012

In the Matter of Huma Abedin

When Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other members of Congress dared question the family ties of  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff the howls came from both left and right.

John McCain stood up to defend Huma Abedin. He might not have known what he was talking about, but he knew, based on who-knows-what, that Bachmann was engaging in a McCarthyite witch hunt.

Other Republicans followed suit.

More recently Hillary Clinton expressed her own outrage at Bachmann’s presumption.

In the meantime the evidence is piling up. It shows that close family members of Huma Abedin have been directly involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and its distaff wing, the Muslim Sisterhood, in large part through their editorial control of a journal called: The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

Today Andrew Bostom has laid out the case against this Journal, showing the extent of its support for many of the ugliest aspects of radical Islam. The Abedin family has long been involved with it. Huma herself worked at it for years.

Bostom also links to a number of extensively researched papers and articles on the connections between Huma Abedin’s family members and the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Of course, the question is not whether or not Huma Abedin is guilty of anything. The question involves her personal and familial association with people who defend, apologize and propagandize for terrorism.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy—linked by Bostom—has argued that the standards for high level security clearance are radically different from those that are required to convict anyone of a crime in a court of law.

For those who are interested in the topic, and who are not willing to take the word of John McCain, these readings will be enlightening, to say the least.


Sam L. said...

"those who are interested in the topic, and who are not willing to take the word of John McCain" would be a bunch of us, given the circumstances.

Mark said...

McCain, for all his personal virtues, is the very definition of useful idiot. Boehner and Cantor should vigorously back Bachmann et al.