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August 22, 2016
Top Clinton aide held senior position at Islamist journal
Former State Department Deputy Chief of Staff and senior Clinton confidant Huma Abedin worked for more than a decade at a stridently Islamist journal which opposed women's rights and blamed the United States for the 9/11 terror attacks, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
For more than a decade, Abedin was listed as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs – a position she continued to hold while working as an aide to Hillary Clinton.
The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), is associated with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), which was founded by Abedin's parents in 1978 to promote traditional Islamic norms and offer critiques of contemporary Western culture.
Today, both the IMMA and JMMA are headed by Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin.
The JMMA has in the past served as a platform for Saleha Abedin's Islamist views, including her opposition to women's rights.
In 2012, five members of Congress penned a joint letter suggesting the JMMA promoted the Muslim Brotherhood's agenda and noting the "serious security concerns" of having a senior JMMA staff member working within the State Department.
An Egyptian newspaper claimed Saleha Abedin is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's women's division, the International Women's Organization.
In the past, the JMMA – during Huma Abedin's tenure there – blamed US foreign policy for the 9/11 terror attacks, citing Islamic "anger and hostility within the pressure cooker that was kept on a vigorous flame while the lid was weighted down with various kinds of injustices and sanctions".
"It was a time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11, changing in its wake the life and times of the very community and people it aimed to serve, Saleha Abedin wrote".
The JMMA also blasted women's "empowerment", praising instead "Islamic values" of patriarchy and male authority.
"By placing women in the ‘care and protection' of men and by making women responsible for those under her charge, Islamic values generate a sense of compassion in human and family relations.
The Huma Abedin Question Must Be Revisited As Part Of Benghazi Investigation
May 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As noted yesterday by Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, one aspect of the Benghazi tragedy which has largely escaped scrutiny is what role did Huma Abedin have in forming then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to dealing with the Muslim world?
"Curiously absent from this reexamination of Mrs. Clinton's record, however, is any mention of the role played in it by Huma Abedin. She's the longtime advisor to Hillary with family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. That's the preeminent jihadist organization sworn to our destruction, a cause advanced by each of these strategic errors." [source, Frank Gaffney, What About Huma?, Center for Security Policy]
One of those familial ties is through Huma's mother, as Front Page Magazine reports:
"…Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin has been identified in Saudi Arabia as one of the founding members of the Muslim Sisterhood, a Muslim Brotherhood women's group…" [source, Nonie Darwish, Huma Abedin's Mother and an Islamist Agenda , Front Page Magazine]
Writing for National Review, former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy [the man who put the terrorist "Blind Sheikh," Omar Abdel Rahman, in prison for life] states:
"The ties of Ms. Abedine's father, mother, and brother to the Muslim Brotherhood are both specific and substantiated. Ms. Abedin's father, the late Syed Z. Abedin, was an Indian-born Islamic academic who founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in Saudi Arabia. That institute was backed by the Muslim World League. As the Hudson Institute's Zeyno Baran relates, the MWL was started by the Saudi government in 1962 "with Brotherhood members in key leadership positions." It has served as the principal vehicle for the propagation of Islamic supremacism by the Saudis and the Brotherhood. That ideology fuels the "Islamic extremism" that, only a year ago, had McCain so worried that he thought allowing the Brotherhood into the Egyptian-government mix "would be a mistake of historic proportions." [source, Andrew C. McCarthy, Questions About Huma Abedin, p. 2, National Review]"
The case we are presenting, one which we have covered previously, is one of inference. As one stacks these data points, one atop the other, the case becomes more determinative.
The below graphic which we pulled from the Internet Archive, shows Huma Abedin was an officer of George Washington University's Muslim Students' Association, listed on the MSA's Executive Board as Chair of the Social Committee.
David Horowitz' Discover the Networks, confirms this: "From 1997 until sometime before early 1999, Abedin, while still interning at the White House,was an executive board member of George Washington University's (GWU) Muslim Students Association (MSA), heading the organization's "Social Committee."
Wikipedia , certainly no friend of the right, states that the MSA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and Pakistan's Muslim extremist group, Jamaat-e-Islami.
"The first MSA National chapter was formed in 1963 at the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) by international students. The initial leadership came from Arabic-speaking and Urdu-speaking members with guidance from students of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood and Pakistan-based Jamaati Islami movements." [Wiki, The Muslim Students' Association]
Mr. McCarthy's take on the MSA?
"The MSA is the foundation of the Brotherhood's American infrastructure, the gateway through which young Muslims join the Brotherhood after being steeped in the supremacist writings of Brotherhood theorists Hassan al-Banna (who founded the Brotherhood in the 1920s) and Sayyid Qutb (the animating influence of such jihadist eminences as Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, and the "Blind Sheikh," Omar Abdel Rahman)."
With Hillary having escaped meaningful examination by Congress regarding her 5-year long string of policy failures, especially the precise role she played relating to Benghazi while still at the State Department, we trust that Trey Gowdy's Select Committee won't be as abstemious regarding Hillary's delicate sensibilities as have previous investigations in both the House and Senate.
As a necessary component in holding Mrs. Clinton accountable, the actions and guidance provided her by long time de-facto Chief of Staff Huma Abedin simply can't be avoided. This woman, to our knowledge has never really been vetted with any degree of vigor a very odd thing considering her extraordinarily close relationship with the woman who now is seeking the presidency and Ms. Abedin's many troubling associations.
This woman had access to highly classified national security information, absent it seems, the requisite FBI full background investigation which would provide guidance as to whether she met the standard to receive a top-secret security clearance - standard operating procedure for everyone else operating at this level of the United States' foreign policy apparatus. It's time for the public to know the answers to all of the hanging chad attached to this woman and her near 20 year relationship with Mrs. Clinton. Until then informed speculation is all we have to go on, but even with the little we know there are grounds for serious concerns regarding Ms. Abedin's appropriateness to have served in this position and her boss' apparent lack of judgment in relying on a person with so many relevent but unanswered questions as her most trusted personal advisor.
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Also See: "Daddy's Issues - Video Archive Exposes Weiner In-Law"
"...Syed Abedin, the father of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma, outlined his view of Sharia law and how the Western world has turned Muslims "hostile" during a wide-ranging video interview that shines newfound light on the reclusive thinker's world views, according to footage exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon..."
IMMA Book Series
From our Book Series we have the following books available to our members at special discounted prices *:
Syed Z. Abedin and Zia Sardar, eds., Muslim Minorities in the West, London: Grey Seals, 1995.
Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
"After twenty-seven years of its establishment, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs remains the only scholarly institution dedicated to the systematic study of Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies around the world. The Institute has indeed helped open up a new area of specialization. Through holding international conferences, in the pages of our Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs and the publications under the Institute's Book Series, the minority condition is studied in all its dimensions, historic, demographic, social and economic, in addition to examining the abstract and conceptual aspects that define and explain the minority situation. Our research interests extend to include non-Muslim minorities living in Muslim societies, interfaith dialogue with the objective of promoting understanding and the study of Muslim minority women who face particular and complex challenges to their minority existence while maintaining their Islamic identity..." http://www.imma.org.uk/index.
MIM: Hassan Abedin is Huma's brother and the assistant editor of the JMMA.
Hassan Abedin is currently an associate editor with the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), the in-house publication of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA). His sister, Huma Abedin, worked 12 years for IMMA and has longstanding ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton. His mother, Saleha Abedin, is a sociologist with ties to numerous Islamist organizations including theMuslim Brotherhood, and is known for her strong advocacy of Sharia Law. His father was the late Zyed Abedin, an Indian-born scholar who taught at the Saudi-based King Abdulaziz University in the early 1970s before becoming the managing editor ofJMMA.
For a number of years in the mid-2000s, Hassan Abedin was a board member with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), based at Oxford University in England. Also on the board were a number of Muslim Brotherhood members, most notably IMMA founder Abdullah Omar Naseef (an extremist
affiliated with al Qaeda and the Muslim World League) and Yousuf al-Qaradawi(the most influential Islamic scholar in the world today).
Hassan Abedin has expressed an interest in "spreading Islam to the West." He once met with the billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose $10-million-dollar check for post-9/11 disaster relief was famously rejected by then-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani when the prince suggested that U.S. policies in the Middle East had provoked the al Qaeda attacks.
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Saleha S. Mahmood
M. Hakan Yavuz
Heba A. Khalid
BOOK REVIEW EDITOR
M. Hakan Yavuz
MIM: A Muslim World League Fatwa On Jewish World Domination And Freemasonry from 1972. The JMMA is subsidized by the MWL.
All Praise be to Almighty Allah.
Blessing and peace be on His Prophet Muhammad
after whom there is no prophet, and on all those
who followed his way of guidance.
The Islamic Fiqh Council during its 1st session held in Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia between 10-17 Sha'ban 1398H discussed the Freemasonry and those who associate with it. It also discussed the ruling of Islamic Shari'ah concerning it.
The members of the Council made a detailed study about this dangerous organization and its literature written by its own members and leading personalities as well as other old and new publications about it, and arrived at the following conclusions:
1. Freemasonry is a secret organization, concealing or revealing itself, according to the circumstances of time and place. However, its real principles are based on secrecy in all circumstances. They are not known even to its members except those who have reached its higher ranks after passing through various experiences.
2. It builds the relationship of its members in all parts of the world on superficial basis in order to dupe the simple-minded people. It pretends to establish a human fraternity among those who join it, without differentiation between various ideologies, creeds or religions.
3. It attracts the important people to its organization and lures them through the temptation of personal benefits, on the basis that each member of the organization is supposed to help the other member anywhere in the world with his needs and problems and supports him to achieve his aims if he has any political ambition. This is the greatest temptation through which, they attract the influencial people in the society. It also receives financial contributions from them.
4. Affiliation to this organization is based on ceremonial entry of the new member under certain norms by which a new member is threatened in case he violates the instructions or orders issued to him through the senior ranks.
5. The simple-minded members are left free to practise their own religious rites, while the organization benefits from them to the extent of their utility, keeping them in lower ranks. On the other hand, apostates or those show readiness for apostasy are promoted gradually to the higher ranks in the light of the member's experiences and frequent tests that show their ability to serve its dangerous plans and principles.
6. It has certain political aims and has been involved overtly or covertly in some major military coups and political changes in the world.
7. In its origin and essence, this organization has Jewish roots and it is controlled secretly by a higher worldwide Jewish management. In its activities, it has a Zionist outlook.
8. In its real aims, it is against all religions. It undermines them in general and aims at tarnishing the religion of Islam in particular in the eyes of its followers.
9. It is always keen to select its members from the people who enjoy the outstanding academic, social, political, financial or any other status, so that it can effectively exploit their influence in their respective societies. That is why it is so keen to attract persons such as kings, presidents, ministers and senior government officials.
10. It has many branches that take different names in order to deceive and direct the people's attention away from it. This way, it can carry out its activities under different names if it is met with resistance to the name of Freemasonry in certain environment. The branches which work under different names are most prominently known as Lions, Rotary and other outfits which harbour the sinister aims and activities that are totally against the foundations of Islam.
It has become very clear to the Islamic Fiqh Council that there is a strong relationship between Freemasonry and International Zionist Movement. That is why it was able to control the activities of many officials in the Arab and non-Arab countries, especially with regard to the issue of Palestine, obstructing their crucial roles for this great cause in the favour of Jews and International Zionist Movement.
For this and other detailed information about the sinister aims and activities of Freemasonry, the Islamic Fiqh Council decides that Freemasonry is one of the most dangerous organizations which aim at the destruction of Islam and Muslims, and that whoever associates with it, knowing its reality and objectives is an unbeliever.
However, Dr. Mustafa Al-Zarqa, member of the Council is of the opinion that we add the sentence (believing in its permissibility) between the phrase (knowing its reality and objectives) and (is an unbeliever) so that the wording is harmonious with the Shari'ah ruling to differentiate between one who commits a major sin believing that his act is permissible and one who commits such a sin without believing it to be permissible, hence the former is an unbeliever (Kafir) and the latter is a disobedient (Fasiq).
Abdullah Ibn Humaid
President, Supreme Judicial Council
Muhammad Ali Al-Harakan,
Secretary-General, Muslim World League
Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz
General President, Research, Ifta, Da'wah and Guidance
Muhammad Mahmood Al-Sawwaf
Saleh Ibn Othaimeen
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al-Subaiel
Muhammad Rasheed Qabbani
Abdul Quddoos Al-Nadvi
Abu Bakr Joomi
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