Abedin served with Naseef on board of Muslim charity

Editor’s Note – With Republicans and Democrats assailing Michelle Bachmann and others over the Muslim Brotherhood, one wonders why. Andrew McCarthy wrote a great article that shows the facts, and supports Bachmann posted here. To back up his work, yet more proof comes from WND’s Aaron Klein here:

HILLARY’S CHIEF WORKED WITH AL-QAIDA FRONT MAN

Huma Abedin at center of Capitol Hill Storm over Muslim Brotherhood

By Aaron Klein – WND

Hillary Clinton’s chief-of-staff, Huma Abedin, worked on the editorial board of a Saudi-financed Islamic think tank alongside a Muslim extremist accused of financing al-Qaida fronts.

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton

The extremist, Abdullah Omar Naseef, is deeply connected to the Abedin family.

Naseef is secretary-general of the Muslim World League, an Islamic charity known to have spawned terrorist groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front.

Democrat and Republican lawmakers have rallied to Huma Abedin’s defense since five GOP Congress members, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, sent letters to the inspector generals at the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State asking that they investigate Muslim Brotherhood influence on U.S. government officials.

The lawmakers noted Huma Abedin “has three family members – her late father, mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking.”

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, who admitted he hadn’t read the letters, defended Abedin, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the accusations “sinister” and “nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant.”

WND was first to report Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, was the official representative of Naseef’s terror-stained Muslim World League in the 1990s.

Also, Huma’s father, Professor Syed Abedin, was the founder of the Institute for Minority Affairs, a Saudi group that reportedly had the quiet, but active, support of Naseef.

Saleha is currently the editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, the publication of Syed’s Institute.

The institute bills itself as “the only scholarly institution dedicated to the systematic study of Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies around the world.”

Now it has emerged that Huma served on the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs’s editorial board from 2002 to 2008.

Documents obtained by author Walid Shoebat reveal that Naseef served on the board with Huma from at least December 2002 to December 2003.

Abdullah Omar Naseef

Naseef’s sudden departure from the board in December 2003 coincides with the time at which various charities led by Naseef’s Muslim World League were declared illegal terrorism fronts worldwide, including by the U.S. and U.N.

The MWL, founded in Mecca in 1962, bills itself as one of the largest Islamic non-governmental organizations.

But according to U.S. government documents and testimony from the charity’s own officials, it is heavily financed by the Saudi government.

The MWL has been accused of terrorist ties, as have its various offshoots, including the International Islamic Relief Organization, or IIRO, and Al Haramain, which was declared by the U.S. and U.N. as a terror financing front.

Indeed, the Treasury Department, in a September 2004 press release, alleged Al Haramain had “direct links” with Osama bin Laden. The group is now banned worldwide by United Nations Security Council Committee 1267.

There long have been accusations that the IIRO and MWL also repeatedly funded al-Qaida.

In 1993, bin Laden reportedly told an associate that the MWL was one of his three most important charity fronts.

An Anti-Defamation League profile of the MWL accuses the group of promulgating a “fundamentalist interpretation of Islam around the world through a large network of charities and affiliated organizations.”

“Its ideological backbone is based on an extremist interpretation of Islam,” the profile states, “and several of its affiliated groups and individuals have been linked to terror-related activity.”

In 2003, U.S. News and World Report documented that accompanying the MWL’s donations, invariably, are “a blizzard of Wahhabist literature.”

“Critics argue that Wahhabism’s more extreme preachings – mistrust of infidels, branding of rival sects as apostates and emphasis on violent jihad –laid the groundwork for terrorist groups around the world,” the report continued.

An Egyptian-American cab driver, Ihab Mohamed Ali Nawawi, was arrested in Florida in 1990 on accusations he was an al-Qaida sleeper agent and a former personal pilot to bin Laden. At the time he was accused of serving bin Laden, he also reportedly worked for the Pakistani branch of the MWL.

The MWL in 1988 founded the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, developing chapters in about 50 countries, including for a time in Oregon until it was designated a terrorist organization.

In the early 1990s, evidence began to grow that the foundation was funding Islamist militants in Somalia and Bosnia, and a 1996 CIA report detailed its Bosnian militant ties.

The U.S. Treasury designated Al Haramain’s offices in Kenya and Tanzania as sponsors of terrorism for their role in planning and funding the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa. The Comoros Islands office was also designated because it “was used as a staging area and exfiltration route for the perpetrators of the 1998 bombings.”

The New York Times reported in 2003 that Al Haramain had provided funds to the Indonesian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, which was responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. The Indonesia office was later designated a terrorist entity by the Treasury.

In February 2004, the U.S. Treasury Department froze all Al Haramain’s financial assets pending an investigation, leading the Saudi government to disband the charity and fold it into another group, the Saudi National Commission for Relief and Charity Work Abroad.

In September 2004, the U.S. designated Al-Haramain a terrorist organization.

In June 2008, the Treasury Department applied the terrorist designation to the entire Al-Haramain organization worldwide

Bin Laden’s brother-in-law

In August 2006, the Treasury Department also designated the Philippine and Indonesian branch offices of the MWL-founded IIRO as terrorist entities “for facilitating fundraising for al-Qaida and affiliated terrorist groups.”

The Treasury Department added: “Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil, a high-ranking IIRO official [executive director of its Eastern Province Branch] in Saudi Arabia, has used his position to bankroll the al-Qaida network in Southeast Asia. Al-Mujil has a long record of supporting Islamic militant groups, and he has maintained a cell of regular financial donors in the Middle East who support extremist causes.”

In the 1980s, Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law, ran the Philippines offices of the IIRO. Khalifa has been linked to Manila-based plots to target the pope and U.S. airlines.

The IIRO has also been accused of funding Hamas, Algerian radicals, Afghanistan militant bases and the Egyptian terror group Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya.

The New York Post reported the families of the 9/11 victims filed a lawsuit against IIRO and other Muslim organizations for having “played key roles in laundering of funds to the terrorists in the 1998 African embassy bombings” and for having been involved in the “financing and ‘aiding and abetting’ of terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”

‘Saudi government front’

In a court case in Canada, Arafat El-Asahi, the Canadian director of both the IIRO and the MWL, admitted the charities are near entities of the Saudi government.

Stated El-Asahi: “The Muslim World League, which is the mother of IIRO, is a fully government-funded organization. In other words, I work for the government of Saudi Arabia. I am an employee of that government.

“Second, the IIRO is the relief branch of that organization, which means that we are controlled in all our activities and plans by the government of Saudi Arabia. Keep that in mind, please,” he said.

Despite its offshoots being implicated in terror financing, the U.S. government never designated the MWL itself as a terror-financing charity. Many have speculated the U.S. has been trying to not embarrass the Saudi government.

Huma’s mother represented Muslim World League

Saleha Abedin has been quoted in numerous press accounts as both representing the MWL and serving as a delegate for the charity.

In 1995, for example, the Washington Times reported on a United Nations-arranged women’s conference in Beijing that called on governments throughout the world to give women statistical equality with men in the workplace.

The report quoted Saleha Abedin, who attended the conference as a delegate, as “also representing the Muslim World League based in Saudi Arabia and the Muslim NGO Caucus.”

The U.N.’s website references a report in the run-up to the Beijing conference that also lists Abedin as representing the MWL at the event.

The website posted an article from the now defunct United States Information Agency quoting Abedin and reporting she attended the Beijing conference as “a delegate of the Muslim World League and member of the Muslim Women’s NGO caucus.”

In the article, Abedin was listed under a shorter name, “Dr. Saleha Mahmoud, director of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs.”

WND has confirmed the individual listed is Huma Abedin’s mother. The reports misspelled part of Abedin’s name. Her full professional name is at times listed as Saleha Mahmood Abedin S.

Tied to Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood president

Last month, Shoebat reported that while she acted as one of 63 leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood, the de facto female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saleha Abedin served alongside Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Mohammed Mursi, Egypt’s new president.

Clinton met with Mursi earlier this month.

Saleha Abedin and Mursi’s wife both were members of the Sisterhood’s Guidance Bureau, Shoebat found.

Hillary praise

Saleha Mahmood Abedin is an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which she helped to create. She formerly directed the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in the U.K. and served as a delegate for the Muslim World League, an Islamic fundamentalist group Osama bin Laden reportedly told an associate was one of his most important charity fronts.

In February 2010, Clinton spoke at Abedin’s college, where she was first introduced by Abedin and then praised the work of the terror-tied professor:

“I have to say a special word about Dr. Saleha Abedin,” Clinton said. “You heard her present the very exciting partnerships that have been pioneered between colleges and universities in the United States and this college. And it is pioneering work to create these kinds of relationships.

“But I have to confess something that Dr. Abedin did not,” Clinton continued, “and that is that I have almost a familial bond with this college. Dr. Abedin’s daughter, one of her three daughters, is my deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, who started to work for me when she was a student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”

With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott

Islamists and the White House – Foreign policy drivers

By Denise Simon

The strange relationships at the White House are starting to reveal some very disturbing trends, especially involving our foreign policy and homeland security. People may believe the ‘Religion of Peace’ players on Capitol Hill are to be brought into the fold to promote better relations, but appears it already has, but not for the good.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has long employed, as her Chief of Staff; Huma Abedin, a Muslim. Huma has been with Hillary Clinton since 1996 and is married to the outed sex twitterer, and former Congressman Anthony Weiner; they just had a baby. Ironically, it was Bill Clinton who presided over the marriage of Huma and Anthony.

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin

Hillary Clinton, in her position as America’s number one diplomat, is the driver of all geo-political matters concerning the US which includes activities involving weapons, terror networks, military/drone missions, and monetary transactions. So as Chief of Staff, Huma has complete access to all confidential and top secret intelligence.

Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef - President of the Muslim World Congress

What is disturbing about her access is that she has deep family ties and likely holds a membership card herself in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Huma’s mother is an active member of the Sisterhood of the Muslim Brotherhood and Huma’s brother Hassan has deep connections with Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef, President of the World Muslim Congress. and Sheik Yusuf al Qaradawi. (See below)

Additionally, Huma was instrumental in ensuring that Ali Mohamed, the famous character who fooled the military and others for years, was not court-martialed as a member of Al Qaeda. He was at one time a member of our own U.S. Special forces as well as being a member of the Egyptian army.

We also know we have Muslim Brotherhood operatives within the White House and the policies of the US government have been quite generous to all objectives in the mission playbook of the Muslim Brotherhood including the Ground Zero mosque, in Anthony Weiner’s old district. It also appears that this influence also helped develop US foreign policy in the ‘Arab Spring’.

Further proof lies in the impact they are having internally. Witness the training program on Islam within the U.S. military, and sensitivity training for the FBI.

Download the PDF of the Army manual for Islam Sensitivity here.

This picture is painting itself. A most frightening and certainly anti-American mural.

This set of relationships also begs the following questions:

Hussam Ayloush and Qaradawi
  1. Who is vetting these people, and how does Huma get that level of clearance?
  2. What is the bottom line agenda of the White House and State Department?
  3. Is Hillary Clinton really presidential material as the DNC is touting?
  4. What will 2012 really bring to America relating to our National Security?

Now we have Sheik Yusuf al Qaradawi – US Mediator to the Taliban talks?

It has also become common knowledge that the White House and the State Department have been in serious talks with the Taliban to come to some agreement where the U.S. which allows and endorses the Taliban as a legitimate political entity while getting the nod of approval to open a headquarters in Qatar.

Now the White House needed a negotiator that was acceptable to the Taliban. So Obama has openly recruited one of these associations, as our mediator with the Taliban. It is almost too hard to believe that this man, Qaradawi, an avowed promoter of terrorism is to be trusted as a negotiator – for the USA! The White House and the State Department are turning our security on its ear. Talk about ‘fundamental change’.

Andrew McCarthy gives us some background on this character, and he has written extensively about him:

For those who may be unfamiliar with him, he is the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world, thanks to such ventures as his al-Jazeera TV program (Sharia and Life) and website (IslamOnline.net).

In 2003, he issued a fatwa calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq. As he put it,

Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism tells us the following as well:

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations‘ Los Angeles chapter, has said he “cannot think of one Muslim scholar that I know of, that I have ever heard of, who has actually condoned terrorism.” Ayloush added that there “is no debate actually within the Muslim world. There is no scholar who says otherwise.”

That’s odd, since he posed for a photograph with one (at right). Prominent Muslim Brotherhood theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi has a long history of advocating terrorism and violence, which includes praising Nazi persecution of Jews and expressing hope that he could die a martyr killing them.

Qaradawi’s extremism has been a topic of discussion for U.S. diplomats and their foreign counterparts, cables just made public by Wikileaks show.

Even stranger timing

At the same time, a new development emerges where commanders within the Taliban and al Qaeda are in talks with Pakistan to take on American forces in Afghanistan. Once again, is Pakistan a friend or foe?

Also at the same time, there are meetings underway to trade Taliban prisoners or merely give them up. This may relieve some political pressure from the left, and open space at Guantanamo. But in exchange for what? To facilitate the end our efforts in Afghanistan early?

Back and forth, coddling strange bedfellows, maintaining and developing even stranger ties, and easing the infiltration of the federal government. Is this what Obama and Clinton are doing…?

Foreign policy in the hands of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, and Huma Abedin…seems Islamists have a firm grip.

Edited by Scott W. Winchell

"Pressure and shame" to stop free speech – Clinton

Editor’s Note – It would be most interesting to listen to Hillary Clinton describe for us the meaning, direction, goals, and methods of Islam as she sees them. It wouldn’t take long we are sure, since she has no clue. Like so many in this administration, they appease and bend over backwards to Islamic propaganda and its infiltration of America, if not openly supporting all their world wide efforts. Like John Brennan, Chief Counter-terrorism Adviser to Obama, she must also think the Muslim Brotherhood is a secular group and the IRGC can be invited to discuss world peace ala Neville Chamberlain.

Worse though, is her desire to shut down our unalienable right to free speech:

“… use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.”

Well Mrs. Clinton, those of us who do know the history, desires, goals, and propaganda of Islam – abhor you!

We at SUA have repeatedly pointed out that the number one diplomat of the United States of America should at least know these things because she speaks for us, yet, by her words and deeds, its clear she does not understand her counterparts from the east, because she thinks in ‘western liberalism’ – a patsy of the most gullible sort.

Since her long time number one aid, Huma Abedin, is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, questions are more numerous than answers.

A Shameful State Department Initiative

By Pamela Geller

Conservatives for America/American Thinker

Today the Islamized State Department will be meeting with the Islamic supremacist Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss strategies and develop action plans in which to impose the restriction of free speech (or blasphemy, as truthful speech about Islam is considered in Islamic law) under the Sharia here in America.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Photos accompanying news reports about the upcoming meeting shows at a meeting last summer in Istanbul. Such prominence is given to this totalitarian organization. That photo reminds me of Neville and Adolf.

The respect and deference that the United States is paying to the OIC amounts to surrender in installments. The very idea that the U.S. Secretary of State is meeting with the OIC to discuss “religious tolerance” is like having Himmler meeting with Jews to condemn Jew-hatred. Under Islam. there is a complete and utter absence of “religious tolerance” of non-Muslims living in Muslim countries under the Sharia.

The call for “respect and empathy and tolerance,” coming from the most brutal and oppressive ideology on the face of the earth, reminds me of the “peace and equality” that was promised in Hitler’s campaign posters for the Nationalist Socialist Workers (Nazi) party.

The OIC is comprised of 56 governments along with the Palestinian Authority.

It also asserts authority over the Muslims living in non-Muslim lands, claiming that “Muslim immigrant communities in Europe are part of the Islamic nation.” It also recommends, according to the renowned historian Bat Ye’or, “a series of steps to prevent the integration and assimilation of Muslims into European culture.”

The OIC’s foremost target is truthful dialogue about Islam, which it calls “Islamophobia” and claims hysterically is a “a crime against humanity” that must be criminalized. In line with that initiative, back in July, Obama’s State Department reached a Sharia blasphemy agreement with OIC in Turkey. Hillary Clinton actually said this to the OIC:

We each have to work to do more to promote respect for religious differences in our own countries. In the United States, I will admit, there are people who still feel vulnerable or marginalized as a result of their religious beliefs. And we have seen how the incendiary actions of just a very few people, a handful in a country of nearly 300 million, can create wide ripples of intolerance.

She wasn’t referring to Islamic jihadists. Clinton meant that the “ripples of intolerance” were those fighting against those jihadists.

Clinton went on to say:

We also understand that, for 235 years, freedom of expression has been a universal right at the core of our democracy. So we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.

“Peer pressure and shaming.” That is exactly what these useful idiots try to do with anyone and everyone who tells the truth about Islam and jihad: me, Robert Spencer, Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, and more.

Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition and James Lafferty, a Board member of my organization Stop Islamization Of America (SIOA), have been covering the preparations for Monday’s meeting closely.