Just when we thought we heard all there is to tell about the scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, another bombshell surfaces. According to a recent article published in The New York Post, Ms. Abedin served as a junior level editor for the radical Islamic publication “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” where she worked under the direction of the publication’s editor-in-chief, Ms. Abedin’s mother, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin who also served as the Muslim World League’s delegate to the U.N. conference.
Huma Abedin and Dr. Abedin have written articles which were in direct opposition to the Western view of women, espoused by Hillary Clinton. In 1995, the current Democratic nominee for president participated in the U.N. women’s conference in Bejing where she made the statement “Women’s rights are human rights”. Shortly after the event, Ms. Abedin wrote an article headlined “Women’s rights are Islamic Rights” which argued that single mothers, working mothers and homosexual couples with children should not be recognized by society as a family. The article also stated that women who dress in revealing clothing are inciting “the unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promoting violence against women.” By the way, Ms. Abedin was drafting these articles while serving as then First Lady Hillary Clinton’s White House intern. How did Huma Abedin score an internship at The White House? Was Human Resources on vacation when her application packet arrived? Whatever happened to vetting people with questionable ties to individuals or organizations espousing views that present a threat to Western society as we know it?
This is not the first time I have written about Huma Abedin. Last year, I published an article titled
Birds of a Feather Clinton Aide Accused of Influence-Peddling.” In this article, I discussed the controversy surrounding Abedin’s past unique employment situation where she was designated a “special government employee,” a status which permits individuals who fill “an unmet government need for rare or unique expertise” to simultaneously hold a position in the private sector while receiving compensation from the government. At the time Abedin was employed by three different entities, The State Department, The Clinton Foundation and the consulting firm Teneo Strategies. Abedin was under scrutiny for having used her unique relationship with Hillary Clinton to request an appointment for Judith Rodin, a Teneo client who was President of the Rockefeller Foundation at the time. Douglas Band, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton and the President of Teneo sent an email to Abedin requesting the White House meeting for Rodin in which he cited the hundreds of millions of dollars in donations which the Rockefeller Foundation provides to The Clinton Foundation. Abedin was also criticized for receiving a $33,000 payment for “unused sick time” from her State Department employment when it was discovered that she actually had taken the sick days for which she was being compensated. By the way, Abedin is the wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who famously caused a scandal by “sexting” images of himself to a woman.
Huma Abedin continues to be one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted staff members. If Clinton is elected president, Abedin will inevitably play an important role in her administration. There’s has been some recent speculation that she would be selected to be Clinton’s chief of staff. Bottom line, Abedin is as corrupt as her boss. The last thing this country needs is another Clinton presidency complete with its gallery of questionable alliances holding key roles in The White House.
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