Huma Abedin – the controversial aide who had access to Hillary Clinton’s emails is far more dangerous than what the American citizens can comprehend.
Anonymous, the international network of hacktivists, uploaded a video meticulously tracing Abedin’s links to Abdullah Omar Nasseef – the man who allegedly had ties with Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
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Abedin, the daughter of an Indian father and Pakistani mother, worked at the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), a journal, in 1996 – the same time she started working for Hillary Clinton.
The IMMA is run by Abedin’s family – her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin is the Editor and her brother Hassan Abedin is one of the Associate Editors. The journal’s aim is help Muslims receive education in non-Muslim countries.
In August this year, the New York Post published an article in which it highlighted the radical, anti-feminist stance of IMMA and Abedin’s mother. The article also pointed out that Abedin was working at the journal till 2008.
The NYP reported that among the articles published by the IMMA are anti-women and anti-US pieces. In a 2002 issue, Abedin’s mother justified the 9/11 attacks on the United States writing that the US sanctions on Iraq were “building up intense anger and hostility within the pressure cooker that was kept on a vigorous flame while the lid was weighted down with various kinds of injustices and sanctions… It was a time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11”.
Though the article came while the Trump versus Hillary campaign was in full swing, a section of the media supporting Hillary countered with their own articles suggesting that there is nothing wrong with the ideology of the IMMA and defended Huma’s past association with the IMMA.
But Anonymous digs even deeper. It discovered that IMMA is not just any other publication. It has connections with the Muslim World League (MWL) – and it is at this point where things get murkier.
The MWL is a Mecca-based Islamic organisation whose only objective is to spread the Wahhabi school of Islamic thought throughout the world. It has been accused of spreading the radical form of Islam and was on the verge of being declared a terrorist organisation had US not succumbed to Saudi Arabian pressure.
The official address of both MWL and IMMA in London is the same – 46 Goodge Street.
Huma Abedin was also a member of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) – a student’s wing of the controversial Muslim Brotherhood. Saleha Abedin, on the other hand, is a leading member of the Muslim Sisterhood – the sister wing of the Brotherhood.
Shortly after Huma left the MSA, Anwar al-Awlaki became its chaplain. Awlaki was the al Qaeda member who guided the 9/11 attackers.
It has also been pointed out that Saleha Abedin is also the author of a book which supports female genital mutilation, death for apostates, and supports violent jihad. The Centre for Security Policy published a report on the Islamist view of Huma’s mother in 2012 mentioning in detail all of what Anonymous presented in their video.
A part of the funding for Hillary’s campaign came from Saudi Arabia. They also gave $25 million to the Clinton Foundation – a foundation which has a corruption scandal of its own.