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Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood: Closely Connected

July 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am

Since its founding, Saleha Abedin had been heavily involved in the IMMA. As did her late husband, she has close ties to IMMA’s original backer, former MWL leader Naseef. Saleha Abedin has represented herself several times as a representative of the MWL. This is no surprise: She was listed on the MWL’s website as a member of the organization — a listing that was evidently purged after controversy arose over Huma Abedin’s Islamist ties. (Walid Shoebat copied a screenshot before it was deleted.)

Saleha Abedin also directs the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child. In fact, the IICWC was listed as a MWL organization on Saleha Abedin’s (now deleted) MWL membership page. The authors of the IICWC’s charter are Sheikh Qaradawi and several other self-proclaimed Muslim Brotherhood members.

In addition, the IICWC describes itself as part of the aforementioned International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. As the Center for Security Policy has pointed out, the logo for the IICWC  brandishes the IICDR emblem. “Dawa” is the the “call to Islam” — i.e., the aggressive proselytism of Islam and its sharia that, according to Sheikh Qaradawi, will lead Islam to “conquer Europe” and “conquer America.” Qaradawi, in fact, was the IICDR’s chairman. A document from the United Nations archives identifies Saleha Abedin (spelled as “Abdien” and showing her affiliation as “IICW&CH”) as a figure featured prominently at an IICDR board meeting.

The IICDR has been banned in Israel for providing material support for Hamas — the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. Hamas is a specially designated terrorist organization under American law. The IICDR supported Hamas under the auspices of Qaradawi’s aforementioned Union for Good, which is also a designated terrorist organization under American law. This, too, is no surprise. The financial support of Hamas has long been a top priority of Qaradawi and the Brotherhood. Moreover, the Union for Good was behind the “Freedom Flotilla” by which Turkish Islamists attempted to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza in 2010.

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