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Obama Defends Huma Abedin

by Keith Koffler on August 10, 2012, 11:38 pm

President Obama today used the annual White House Iftar dinner to show his support for Huma Abedin, the senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose family was said by Rep. Michele Bachmann and other GOP lawmakers to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

From Obama’s remarks:

We know this, too, for here in America we’re enriched by so many faiths, by men and women — including Muslim American women . . .

And that includes a good friend, Huma Abedin, who has worked tirelessly — (applause) — worked tirelessly in the White House, in the U.S. Senate, and most exhaustingly, at the State Department, where she has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear.  Senator Clinton has relied on her expertise, and so have I.

The American people owe her a debt of gratitude — because Huma is an American patriot, and an example of what we need in this country — more public servants with her sense of decency, her grace and her generosity of spirit.  So, on behalf of all Americans, we thank you so much.  (Applause.)

Abedin, who has worked for Clinton for many years, is also the wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who resigned after being found to have sent out lewd photos of himself via Twitter.

The Iftar dinner marks the end of the daily fast Muslims perform during the month of Ramadan.

Obama made Muslim women the focus of his remarks, saying the Koran teaches that, “Be it man or woman, each of you is equal to the other.”

He made no mention of the oppression experienced by women in many Muslim countries.

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Susan August 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I trust Andy McCarthy’s judgment about the danger this woman poses to America over anything this quisling has to say…
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/312211/huma-abedin-s-muslim-brotherhood-ties-andrew-c-mccarthy

By the way, did he shed a tear or spare a kind word for the three soldiers who were killed by an Islamic jihadist in Afghanistan today? I think not…

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gracepmc August 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

Ditto.

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rulierose August 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

of course Obama didn’t say anything about the oppression of women under Islam. remember the Cairo speech? he made a solemn vow that he would fight for the rights of Muslim women–to wear the veil if they wanted to.

because as everybody knows, the main problem with women’s rights in Muslim countries is that too many of them are being stopped from veiling.

r-i-i-ght.

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srdem65 August 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

The American people do NOT owe MrsWeiner a debt of gratitude, she’s paid to do her job (whatever that is).
However, I do agree with MrO that our public servants should have a sense of decency, be graceful and have a generosity of spirit. He, BarackObama, could set an example for the rest of the ‘public servants’ by doing what he seems to admire in others.

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Jack August 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

well said.

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Sadie August 11, 2012 at 2:52 am

”Be it man or woman, each of you is equal to the other.”

And just to make sure they’re equal, Female genital mutilation (FGM) is alive and well and thriving in Muslim countries (which now include the UK and France).

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Junius August 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Diktator Obuttma is sucking up to the muslim savages in hopes of getting some illegal campaign cash from the Saudis. Huma “Big Teeth” Abedin would never pass a proper security vetting process. Why does Diktator Obuttma and his commiecrats always suck up to our enemies. Why do they hate their own country so much?

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Frederick August 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

HUMA ADEDIN AND MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ARE CLOSELY CONNECTED.
Here are four things, among many, that we know about Huma:
1.Huma Abedin’s mother. Dr. Saleha S. Mahmood Abedin (hereafter, Saleha Abedin), is an influential member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s division for women, the Muslim Sisterhood. She is also a zealous advocate of sharia law’s oppression of women — which McCain himself condemned in a 2011 interview with There Spiegel.
2.Not only that: Saleha Abedin is a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. The IICDR has been long banned in Israel for supporting Hamas. It is also part of the Union for Good, which is a formally designated international terrorist organization under federal law. The Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chief sharia jurist of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is the world’s most influential Islamic cleric, and has issued fatwas endorsing suicide bombings against Israel and terrorist attacks against American forces in Iraq.
3.Moreover, it turns out that Huma Abedin herself was, until late 2008, a member of another of her mother’s Islamist organizations, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. The Center for Security Policy has reviewed past mastheads of the IMMA’s journal. Huma Abedin is listed as an assistant editor (to her mother, the editor-in-chief) as far back as 1996, the year she began interning at the Clinton White House. The IMMA was started in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s by Huma Abedin’s parents, with the backing of Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef is a former secretary-general of the Muslim World League, which, as I’ve previously explained, has long been the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.
Under the auspices of the MWL, Naseef not only backed the IMMA, he founded the Rabita Trust, which — like the Union for Good — is a specially designated international terrorist organization under federal law.
4.Furthermore, Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan Abedin, besides also being part of the IMMA, was a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies.
On the board at the Oxford Center when Hassan Abedin was a fellow were the aforementioned Brotherhood heavyweights and terror promoters, Sheikh Qaradawi and Abdullah Omar Naseef.

There is a great deal of additional background information now available about Huma Abedin and her family connections to the Brotherhood. You, me or any other American would never even get close to an employment application with the State Department with this background.

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