Senator McCain’s chivalrous defense of Huma Abedin, intimate confidant of Hillary Clinton, is not only inappropriate, but it borders on gross negligence and incompetence. We have come to expect the release of classified information that puts our servicemen and ultimately the Republic at risk from the present administration, but it is disconcerting to hear Republicans defending possible terrorist moles with the bravado of latter-day Chamberlains, promising peace in our lifetimes.
We should all do well to read Whitaker Chambers’ “Witness” and “Body of Secrets” a review of the Venona Cables and of declassified information from the NSA. Chambers’ book was the book that convinced a New Deal Democrat Ronald Reagan to become a Republican and the Venona Cables confirmed that not only was Alger Hiss, the main confidant of FDR and his advisor at the Yalta Conference where Eastern Europe was given to Stalin, a spy for Stalin, but that the US government was infested with Soviet spies. But now that we have a virtually illiterate public, the propaganda bureaus are still maintaining that McCarthy was a crank and Hiss was innocent. Thus history is being allowed to repeat itself, with the help of our state-sponsored media and our public education system.
Ms Abedin has a problem with immediate family members being embedded in the political leadership of a movement that is an avowed enemy of the US. Normally, these family connections would preclude a top-secret clearance and access to extremely sensitive classified material within the State Department. However, the Obama Administration is extremely lax with security and for that reason the presence of Abedin as a close confidante of Hillary Clinton is circumspect and being scrutinized by more and more people.
Ms Abedin, the ambivalent wife of disgraced former congressman Weiner, has three intimate family members: her late father, her mother, and her brother involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and its multi-tentacled allied organizations. However Abedin’s connections to the Brotherhood are even more direct; she is directly involved with Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Brotherhood figure responsible for funding al-Qaeda. Abedin worked for several years at the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs as the assistant editor of the IMMA’s journal. Naseef founded the IMMA and was active for years in its activities; years that overlapped with Abedin’s tenure there. Naseef has also been the secretary general of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, possibly the most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world. Within this connection, he founded the Rabita Trust, an organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization
Government jobs with access to our nations secrets are not rights, they are privileged positions. The potential for conflict from hostile nations need not necessarily arise from direct actions, personal connections, or vicarious associations; the applicant’s immediate relatives and their connections can preclude them from obtaining certain positions
Government jobs and access to the nation’s secrets are privileges, not rights. That is why the potential conflict needn’t stem from one’s own associations with hostile foreign countries, organizations, or persons. Vicarious associations, such as one’s parents’ connections to troublesome persons and organizations, are sufficient to create a potential conflict and preclude certain positions.
Now that the government is becoming aware of Abedin’s troubling connections to Islamic Terror, the question must be asked why she was approved for such a high ranking position within the State Department. We will excuse incompetent fools like McCain, but has our national security reached such a point of malfunction, that terrorist organizations can plant a potential mole with impunity.
Naseef founded the IMMA in the late 70’s, while he was the vice president of the prestigious King Abdulaziz University; its main product was to be the journal. Naseef recruited a fellow academic Zyed Abedin for the managing editor position. The two men became friends while Abedin was a visiting professor at the university in the early 70’s.
Dr. Abedin moved his family from Kalamazoo Michigan to Ssaudi Arabia. Zyed’s wife, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an academic as well, worked for the journal from the beginning. Upon her husband’s death, in 93, she took over the position of editor and remains the journal’s editor.
Huma’s brother Hassan, works as an associate editor at the journal.
Soon after the journal started, Naseef became the secretary of the Muslim World League; the Saudi financed global propagation program designed to spread the Muslim Brotherhood’s radical anti-Western Islamist ideology throughout the world.
This is not some radical Imam, in the Islamic hierarchy there are few positions more critical or important than the office of secretary of the Muslim World League. The Muslim World League directs the “civilization jihad;” the Brotherhood’s commitment to destroy the West from within, and to conquer or overwhelm Western Civilization by proselytizing with the imposition of Sharia or dawa.
The Muslim World League has been involved with violent jihad as well.
Naseef founded the Rabita Trust, considered a charity, under the auspices of the Muslim World League. Naseef selected Wael Hamza Jaladan to direct the trust; Jaladan had already formed an alliance with Osama Bin Laden.
In 2011, John McCain proclaimed to the country that he was “unilaterally opposed” to the Muslim Brotherhood; again we have an example of incompetence or intellectual laziness.
Sharia as interpreted by the Muslim Brotherhood in Reliance of the Traveler: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, insists all Muslims must donate a portion of their income. The obligation is known as zakat, and referred to as charity by Islam and their Western apologists; but it is not charity, it is to support ummah, the notional global community of Muslims. Reliance demands that the charity can only support Muslims and one eighth must be forwarded to “those fighting for Allah, meaning those engaged in Islamic military operations for whom no salary has been allotted in the army roster.” It is essential to keep in mind that Muslim charities who are accused of funneling money to terrorist organizations are not fronts for radical Jihad; they are required to donate specific amounts to radical Jihad, under sharia. We have already given millions to the Muslim Brotherhood and other organizations who dutifully donate to groups seeking to kill Americans.
In October of 2001, Naseef’s Rabitah trust was formally declared a foreign terrorist organization by a US government who took the threats to America mote seriously. Eventually the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and International Islamic Relief Organization and other “charities” connected to the MWL were designated as terrorist organizations.
During a 2001 terrorism prosecution in Chicago, the Justice Department revealed that Osama had told an aide, Jamal al-Fadl that the Muslim World League was one of al-Qaeda’s top three funding source. (Fadl turned states evidence and cooperated with prosecutors)
Naseef maintained a hand in the IMMA during the time he ran the Rabita Trust and the MWL, until 2003; in 2004, he was named as a defendant in the civil case brought to court by victims of the 9/11 terrorist atrocities. In 2010 a judge dropped him from the suit because a judge ruled the US had no jurisdiction over him, yea right!
Huma Abedin worked for the IMMA Journal for twelve years. She worked with the founder for at least seven years; it would possibly be more except for Naseef being dropped from the mast head after the onset of his legal problems.
The absolute absurdity of Abedin’s suitability for a high-level position “next” to Hillary Clinton becomes even more patently offensive when her family’s ties to terror are pointed out to the public and dithering fools like Boehner and McCain are exposed as hopeless incompetents who rush to the defense of the attractive woman who is deeply embedded with Islamic terror.
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.