Somehow radio host are calling Hillary Clinton a terrorist sympathizer by association with Huma Abedin. Somewhere in their rants, talk hosts also claimed that Huma is not a REAL Muslim as she is educated and does not wear the burka, therefore she’s not a real Muslim woman. Pure stereotypical Republican racism! They, conservative media and their listeners, are zombies. They move forward blindly eating each other and whoever else they can catch. It’s a very dangerous illness for sure.
What are they worried about? Do they really think Hillary is coming for their guns? Do they really think she’s going to change the Constitution? Do they really think that appointing a Supreme Court Justice is the end of the United States as we know it? Its pure insanity, paranoia, fear-mongering and hate! They call all media liberal and biased with the exception of one news agency and a few conspiracy theorist sites. Could it be that they are simply delusional and stuck in an ever-shrinking pool of stinky slime? Let’s dig in to their claim that Huma Abedin is connected to terrorist sympathizers.
Huma was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Syed and Saleha Abedin. Both parents are Ph.D.’s from University of Pennsylvania. She had once worked for her mother for a Muslim publication. Her mother at the time was, by hard core Muslim standards quite liberal, and was running the publication. Saleha had been against some of the work of Hillary Clinton however, stating that Clinton was too progressive in her attempt to lift up women’s rights around the world. Huma did not agree with her mother, and began working for Hillary in 1996 as an intern, but her extensive knowledge and intelligence eventually lifted her to Hillary’s primary assistant in 2009.
Abedin is well known as Hillary’s right hand person when it comes to historical and cultural issues. Perceived ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, now considered a terrorist organization, began with Huma’s father Syed, back in the 1970’s who was affiliated with the Muslim Students Association at Western Michigan University. Syed, helped start the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs with a mission “devoted to the Muslim Diaspora in non-Muslim lands.” Her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, was born in Pakistan. Saleha received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. None of this has to do with terrorism.
Religious paranoia and xenophobia by Republicans and Trump created a false connection. There was a remote connection between one of the publications that Syed worked for in Saudi Arabia a couple of decades ago and the Muslim Brotherhood. However, the Muslim Brotherhood was not engaged in any terrorist activity. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by a schoolteacher, Hassan al-Banna. Al-Banna was in opposition to what he saw as political and social injustice and to British imperial rule. They focused on educational and charity. In a fairly short time frame, they became a major political force, championing the causes of disenfranchised classes of people, and played a huge role in the Egyptian Nationalist Movement. They were no more of a terrorist organization than any other nation or group in the middle east at the time..
Huma’s father passed away in 1993, LONG before the Muslim Brotherhood was anywhere near being considered a terrorist organization. The Arab Spring uprisings changed things for the organization. Since 2011, it has been considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Huma’s mother has written about United States aggression in the Middle East as having played a role in the 9-11 attacks, which is true.
Huma Abedin / Muslim Brotherhood
Well, simply put, there is no connection. Huma, while a student at George Washington University, began as an intern at the White House under then First Lady Hillary Clinton. She took advantage of Hillary’s willingness to further educate and mentor her, and in 2000, she was hired on as Hillary’s person aide. Now, she also serves as one of Hillary’s most trusted advisors in Middle Eastern affairs, as Huma’s extensive background, education, and journalistic work has given her a most well rounded view of the problems of the Middle East. Hillary obtains her data from a variety of sources, analyses everything, and then forms her opinion and plan.
This has been a great advantage to Hillary as she navigates through the murky waters finding solutions to problems, something that she’s great at to begin with. Huma Abedin is proud of being Hillary’s right hand person, and has become known as Hillary’s secret weapon. She has publicly stated that she is blessed in this job, because not only is she a part of history, but she’s able to help people directly and indirectly. Everything I have read, and everything I have heard supports the fact that Huma Abedin is a really good person that we will be very lucky to have in her position for the next eight years, should Hillary be elected.
Huma Abedin as White House Chief of Staff
It is possible that Hillary will appoint Huma as WH Chief of Staff. The mere appearance of a strong American Muslim woman who rejects the ideology of ISIS and AL-QAEDA is sure to castrate these terrorist organizations in the eyes of the world, and the eyes of Muslims everywhere, who have seen the extremist hatred and racism pushed forth by the Republican Party and Donald Trump. I believe this will be the beginning of the end for ISIS, as the tiger loses his teeth.
Huma Abedin is a patriotic American who has worked hard for human rights and women’s rights. After many years of mentoring by Hillary Clinton, she will serve as one of the most influential figures in history against misogyny, abuse of women world-wide, and in support of Democracy and liberty everywhere. It really doesn’t get any better than to have a figurehead of sorts, a Muslim woman born bred and educated in the United States, who supports liberty and freedom and women’s rights. One who sends a message to the Islamic world without speaking a word. Republicans will not see this as positive, because they’re stuck in their toxic pond of slime and can’t find their way out.