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Weiner�s mother-in-law a member of Muslim Brotherhood

WorldNet Daily (Link) (June 18, 2011)

The mother-in-law of disgraced Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia, according to Arabic news sources cited by a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative.

Walid Shoebat, an ex-Muslim Brotherhood activist in the Holy Land, translated sources that say Huma Abedin�s mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, a professor of sociology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, belongs to the Sunni movement�s women�s division known as the Muslim Sisterhood.

One of the Sisterhoods aims, reportedly, is �to spread the Brotherhood�s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes.�

The Muslim Brotherhood, launched in Egypt in the 1920s in response to the collapse of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, is the parent of most of the major violent, jihadist organizations in the world today, including al-Qaida and Hamas. Brotherhood leaders have established front groups in the U.S., including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, to help fulfill its long-term aim of establishing Islamic law in America, as documented in the book �Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That�s Conspiring to Islamize America.�

Shoebat, who posted an article with Denver radio host Ben Barrack about his findings, says the information about Saleha Abedin was obtained from the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Liwa Al-Arabi, which released an investigation by Egyptian security.

Weiner�s wife, a practicing Muslim who is still well-connected to her family, serves as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton�s deputy chief of staff. She is considered Clinton�s �right-hand woman,� having worked with the former first lady and senator since coming to the White House in 1996 as an intern. Weiner resigned from his Queens, N.Y., congressional seat Thursday after admitting he lied about sending lewd texts and photographs to women on the Internet.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Huma Abedin moved to Jeddah at the age of 2, before returning to the U.S. 16 years later to attend college. Her father was an Islamic scholar of Indian descent while her mother is originally from Pakistan.

Arnold Ahlert, a contributing columnist to, pointed out why it�s rare for an observant Muslim to marry a Jew.

�It is sacrilege in Islam for Huma�s mother to accept the reality that her daughter is married to a Jew, a marriage that is considered null and void by the highest authorities in Islam,� Ahlert writes.

But he noted that Huma Abedin�s position with Clinton in the State Department and her marriage to Weiner give her exposure to state secrets and access to the inner workings of Congress.

Clinton and Huma Abedin visited Saleha Abedin�s school in Jeddah, Dar Al-Hekma College, in February 2010. An Arabic news report of the visit said Saleha Abedin �beamed in the presence of Secretary Clinton.�

Clinton complimented the professor�s daughter, explaining that �Huma holds an important and sensitive position in her office,� a news report said.

One month prior to that trip, Clinton signed a document that lifted the U.S. entry ban on Tariq Ramadan, a grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, who has ties to Islamic terrorist groups.

Ahlert observed that while the Muslim Brotherhood�s women�s group is being portrayed by Western media in a �benign fashion,� Al-Liwa Al-Arabi reports that the members of the Muslim Sisterhood are the �the wives of some of the highest-ranking leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood,� who are being recruited to �smuggle secret documents for the members since women go undetected by security surveillance� and �to spread the Brotherhood�s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes.�

The Sisterhood, the paper says, is commissioned to �fulfill the interests of the Brotherhood and also to benefit from international women�s conferences and unify all efforts to benefit the Brotherhood globally.�

The Sisterhood�s mission also includes organizing projects that will penetrate its prohibited ideology into the decision-making in the West in an indirect way under the guise of �general needs of women.�

The objectives will be accomplished, Al-Liwa Al-Arabi reports, �through the university and the state capitals and institutions.�

The newspaper lists Huma Abedin�s mother among a dozen members of the Sisterhood from Saudi Arabia.

Brother Hassan

Shoebat also noted that it has been reported in Arab media that Huma Abedin�s brother, Hassan, is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University in England.

A number of Muslim Brotherhood members sit on the center�s board, including Qatari cleric Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has incited violence against Jews and Israel.

Ahlert said Huma�s brother has been a key to furthering the Islamic agenda in the West.

Hassan Abedin has been seen meeting with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on an agenda of �spreading Islam to the west� and is �well linked� to al-Qaida associate Omar Naseef.

A 2007 report, Ahlert said, identified Naseef as the likely force behind the Abedin family�s departure from Michigan to Jeddah in about 1977. �

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