Why the Case Against Huma Abedin Cannot Be Dismissed
This article originally appeared in Human Events.
A CIA/FBI agent was responsible for creating the first al-Qaeda training manual from classified military sources. Ali Mohamed covertly moved up through the ranks undetected until the Egyptian-born al-Qaeda spy was finally discovered. Though arrested in 1998, Mohamed's whereabouts and legal status remain unknown. Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan benefited from the same faulty screening.
Jordanian-born “reformed” jihadist Humam al-Balawi deceived some anxious CIA agents, promising to deliver al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri to them. Instead, as he passed their guard, he detonated a suicide belt, killing the agents. We were the first to translate the sinister plan of this Taliban spy, which was missed by the CIA but was advertised on his Arabic website for the whole Arabic world to read:
“When I drive my car at a traffic police station … my surroundings change by a push of a flash button. I will find myself martyred as I drive a booby-trapped truck with a bomb heading towards the pagan guards.…”
Why isn't the CIA monitoring the Arabic words and connections of these people?
Whether it's the CIA or the military, sophisticated surveillance is proving inadequate, and proper background checks of Middle Easterners aren't being done. Each example serves as another case in point. What makes us think that the State Department would update its virus protection program? Even more disconcerting than Mohamed and Balawi is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide and deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin, who has been with Clinton since 1996. She was never properly screened; this will be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
To be concerned about Abedin’s access to sensitive information is an issue that will most likely garner unsolicited curses from "sensitive" Americans who are enamored with her. These same people ignore this diva’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Lt. Col. Robert Anderson's detailed reports aimed at getting Army intelligence to investigate Ali Mohamed -- and have him court-martialed -- were also ignored.
Abedin is even more potentially dangerous: She can leak state secrets. She is closely associated with her Muslim Brotherhood family and even joined Clinton at an event with her mother, Saleha Abedin, at Dar El-Hekma College in Saudi Arabia. Also present was a close associate of Saleha Abedin -- Suheir Qureshi. Qureshi's name later appeared in several prominent Arab newspapers when it was revealed that she belonged to a list of 63 members of the secret arm of the Muslim Brotherhood called The Sisterhood. The full list was later revealed — Huma Abedin’s mother is on it. Huma's brother — Hassan Abedin — also collaborates with Omar Naseef and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, two of the most influential terror supporters in the world.
Yet, as detractors argue "guilt by association," they unwittingly strengthen our case, because this is what the FBI uses when investigating federal employees: “Character. Associates. Reputation. And Loyalty to the United States. (CARL)." This checklist was never applied to Huma Abedin, who still associates with her family. Dismissing all this as “guilt by association” ignores a tough question:
Other than Huma Abedin, has there ever been a case in which a family member who either belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood or was a prominent Islamist did not denounce a Muslim female relative who married a non-Muslim male?
It’s a question with only one answer: Her family made an exception for her because Huma has a higher calling.
Westerners erroneously compare the "Middle East" mindset with that of the "Midwest," and fail to shift gears to understand the Muslim worldview. They do not comprehend the seriousness of a Muslim “daughter” or “sister” marrying a Jewish male, particularly because the Islamic Shariah Faculty in Kuwait has deemed Huma Abedin’s marriage to a male Jew null and void.
While Westerners portray The Sisterhood as a simple “mule service,” our own detailed research — which will be released shortly — reveals male supervisors as official members along with their wives and/or daughters. The list includes spies who have proudly disclosed their heroic acts during Israel’s wars with Egypt. Others are Nazi-style propagandists, Nazi affiliates from the time of the Brotherhood’s inception, hijab (Muslim head covering and modest styles of dress) advocates in Europe, prominent doctors, popular conspiracy theorists and media icons that closely emulate the Goebbels propaganda machine of Nazi Germany.
The group's influence spans several international organizations from the United Nations to the United States to women's advocacy groups worldwide. Its influence is immense. Overlooking this group — and by extension, Huma Abedin — is not dissimilar to ignoring the Able Danger intelligence operation's revelations about Mohamed Atta prior to 9/11.
Any doubting Thomas must acknowledge the validity of The Sisterhood list because it follows the same agenda and direction shown on the Muslim Brotherhood's official website, and it has been confirmed by Egyptian security services and top experts, including the Arab Center for Research and Studies, headed by researcher Abdul Rahim Ali.
To give you a taste of this bitter herb, we will examine a single name before we publish all 63. Take Najla Ali Mahmoud, who is supervised by her husband, Mohammed Aidalmrsi, member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau and the current leader of the Justice and Freedom Party (the Brotherhood’s new propaganda name). He recently appeared on national television and explained why “Egypt needs to ban Western dress” and how “no one with a full mental faculty can believe in the Trinity.” He even condemned Egyptian monuments as “idols.” This group differs from the Taliban only in that it has a Western propaganda machine.
Will Egypt do to the Sphinx what the Taliban did to the Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan? Will Egypt perpetrate a holocaust on Coptic Christians who are already portrayed as having a mental deficiency for believing in the Trinity?
And while this "Goebbels" runs his propaganda machine, the naysayers demand evidence of Huma Abedin’s membership in this notorious group. Would someone have appointed the daughter of Magda and Joseph Goebbels as the deputy chief of staff for Cordell Hull — the U.S. secretary of state during World War II — arguing that she was not a member of the Nazi party?
It is not “racist” to compare the Muslim Brotherhood with the Nazis. Hassan Al-Banna, the grandfather of Tariq Ramadan (Ramadan's ban from the U.S. was lifted by Clinton), collaborated with Hitler henchman Haj Amin al-Husseini, who became the Muslim Brotherhood leader after the war. Neither has the Brotherhood repented. They still take pride in their collaboration with the Nazis.
And while the U.S. House of Representatives debated whether to cut off funds for Obama's military campaign in Libya, which aids the Brotherhood-backed rebels, Clinton challenged Congress over its position, asking, “Whose side are you on?”
This is a question the secretary of state should ask herself.
Even the team that was set up because of the State Department’s policy designed to “engage the moderate Muslim world” was infiltrated without even screening its contributor, the Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and -- Egyptian by heritage — Ground Zero mosque imam, Sheikh Feisal Abdul Rauf, who only moderates his tone in English.
Promoting a moderate Muslim Brotherhood is like promoting “capitalistic communism” to defeat Russia during the Cold War, or even a “pro-Jew Nazism” during World War II. A more current and real-life example is “Chrislam.”
Clinton’s “inclusion policy” has brought in spies, and this is how she plans to soften the Muslim Brotherhood? Clinton’s use of oxymoronic formulas to combat terrorism is worse than the moronic path taken by the likes of Jordanian doctor and double agent Humam al-Balawi — he killed his enemies, seven CIA agents, while we bolster the confidence of ours.
Huma Abedin was never properly screened, and unless this darling of Hillary Clinton answers some tough questions, the issues we set forth regarding the failure to screen her make for an ironclad case.
This article originally appeared in Human Events.