Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide and a longtime friend, was part of the Clinton State Department. She was Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and an aide in Clinton’s presidential bid. Abedin is a Sunni Muslim with close ties to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Sisterhood.
While many countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan, include the Muslim Brotherhood on their terrorism list, the United States does not.
But why not?
The Muslim Brotherhood is Sunni Muslim, the same background as Obama. Obama’s father and family are from Kenya, where Sunni Islam is dominant; perhaps this is the reason why the Brotherhood has open access to the Obama White House and close ties to the U.S. State Department through Hillary Clinton.
Another important issue is Huma Abedin’s close ties to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian Islamic scholar associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He is known for his militant religious rulings and political commentary. This leaves a serious question for Hillary Clinton and her boss, Barack Obama, to answer.
Obama’s and Clinton’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood
Abedin had full access to the State Department’s confidential, secret, and sensitive information. What, if any, was provided to Qaradawi and from him to Hamas, IS, al Qaeda, or any other terror group?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS or IS) is a Salafi jihadist extremist militant group and self-proclaimed Islamic state and caliphate, which is led by and mainly composed of Sunni Arabs from Iraq and Syria. Could this have been the reason for Obama’s reluctance to bomb their training camps when the Iraq government pleaded for Obama’s help?
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki asked the Obama Administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against the IS extremist staging areas. But Obama refused, allowing IS to gain a strong foothold in Iraq, resulting in the eventual slaughter of thousands of Shia Muslims.
Obama supports his Muslim Sunni Arab tribal group. Having been born into the Sunni Muslim theology, he was a practicing Muslim. Obama supported Raile Odinga’s election campaign in Kenya. Raile Odinga, devoutly anti-Christian, was responsible for decapitating Christians and burned down 600 churches, some with Christians inside. Yet Obama supported this “extremist” Muslim criminal.
In 2011, Malik Obama, Barack’s brother, set up the Barack H. Obama Foundation, as a charitable foundation. It was quickly approved by troubled IRS employee Lois Lerner, who has taken the fifth against self-incrimination in refusing to testify before Congress regarding one of the dozens of scandals facing Obama’s political regime.
Funds from this “charitable foundation” provide a luxurious living for Malik’s 12 wives. Malik also owns and manages Sudan’s Islamic Da’wa Organization, which finances terrorism.
“Malik Obama also oversees the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments,” according to Judge Tahani al-Gebali of Egypt’s Supreme Court. Al-Gebali also claims “Obama’s Egyptian Embassy bribed Muslim Brotherhood leaders with over $850,000 per year” and further claims that “Barack Obama himself is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood”.
Despite Malik Obama’s close involvement with these terrorist groups, Barack Obama’s close relationship with his brother has continued to this day, completely concealed from the American public.
Meanwhile, Obama’s and Clinton’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood continue.
The State Department, during Ms. Abedin’s tenure, has cozied up to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief sharia jurist and an outspoken jihadist.
Sheikh Qaradawi is a promoter of jihadist terror. His fatwas endorse terrorist attacks against American personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombing against Israel by both men and women. He is a leading supporter of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. Hamas has attacked Israel with rockets and cross-border excursions that attempt to kidnap Israeli soldiers since at least 2005.
Hamas has been on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list since October, 8, 1997.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is well known for his militant religious rulings and political commentary in support of acts of terrorism and repression of women.
Qaradawi also runs an umbrella organization called the Union for Good (sometimes referred to as the “Union of Good”), which is formally designated a terrorist organization under American law. The Union for Good was behind the “Peace Flotilla” that attempted to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas in 2010.
On November 12, 2008, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated the Union of Good to transfer funds to terrorist organizations and froze all it’s assets in the United States.
Qaradawi’s Union of Good was designated under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists, terrorist organizations, or acts of terrorism. Any assets the Union of Good holds under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the Union of Good.
Yet, Obama’s and Clinton’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are not being challenged. Why?
Obama himself has close ties to the Brotherhood. The White House confirmed that Azhar Azeez, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was one of the Muslim leaders that met with Obama. ISNA was founded in 1981 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. Federal prosecutors have previously described how ISNA funneled its money to Palestinian terrorist group Hamas (via Investigative Project):
“ISNA checks deposited into the ISNA/NAIT account for the HLF were often made payable to “the Palestinian Mujahadeen,” the original name for the HAMAS military wing. Govt. Exh. 1-174. From that ISNA/NAIT account, the HLF sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the HAMAS leader.”
Also in attendance at the White House meeting with Obama and senior advisers Ben Rhodes and Valerie Jarrett was Mohamed Majid, who serves as Imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).
In 2002, ADAMS was raided as part of a U.S. government initiative called “Operation Green Quest,” wherein federal agents suspected the group of supporting terrorist organizations. Government documents said that the ADAMS Center was “suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion.”
Majid is also an official with the brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Obama remains a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates, even as history reveals the organization as one with radical goals. But what the Brotherhood and Obama have in common is their Sunni background.
Perhaps this is the real reason Obama has not interfered with Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. But will it make a difference to her base of support?