Let’s take a look at this Caroline Crampton piece in the New Statesman talking about how very, very difficult it is to be Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife and Hillary Clinton’s closest aide.
Years before Trump, notable Republicans were trying to make unpleasant capital out of Abedin’s background. In 2012, Tea Party supporters alleged that she was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and its attempt to gain access “to top Obama officials”. In her rare interviews, Abedin has spoken of how hurtful these baseless statements were to her family – her mother still lives in Saudi Arabia.
Note the unsupported assertion that allegations of Muslim Brotherhood ties to Huma Abedin are “baseless.”
Funny, but that’s not what the record shows.
Huma Abedin’s mother, Saleha, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s female division (the “Muslim Sisterhood”), is a major figure in not one but two Union for Good components. The first is the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (IICDR). It is banned in Israel for supporting Hamas under the auspices of the Union for Good. Then there’s the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) — an organization that Dr. Saleha Abedin has long headed. Dr. Abedin’s IICWC describes itself as part of the IICDR. And wouldn’t you know it, the IICWC charter was written by none other than . . . Sheikh Qaradawi, in conjunction with several self-proclaimed members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does Ms. Crampton assert that Saleha Abedin is not associated with the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief or the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child, or that these organizations have no Muslim brotherhood ties?
I asked Ms. Crampton these questions via Twitter. I’ll let you know if she replies.
(Hat tip: Director Blue.)