Muslim-American reformer slams top Clinton aid Huma for her silence on radical Islam

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Clinton top aid Huma Abedin. Photo Credit: U.S. State Department

A well-known Muslim-American reformer blasted Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, for having edited a radical Islamist publication for a decade, and slammed the top aid for her complete silence on Muslim extremism.

Huma was the assistant editor for over a decade of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a Saudi-based and funded publication that promotes extremist Islamist ideology. The academic journal once ran an article that said gay couples with children and single working mothers should not be recognized as families, and has been criticized for its radically anti-feminist viewpoints.

Huma, Clinton’s longest-serving aid and perhaps her most loyal, is also linked to a jaw-dropping anti-women book that calls for death by stoning of anyone hooking up outside their marriage. The book also said it’s ok to cut off a woman’s clitoris (p. 221) under Sharia Law — an Islamist legal system out of the Dark Ages that governs brutal theocracies like Saudi Arabia.

“Imagine in the Cold War, a campaign manager for a candidate for president of the United States having been associated with (global Communism) while they were conducting a campaign for president of the United States?” Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told Borderless News Online.

“Imagine if John F. Kennedy’s main right hand person was somebody whose parents and family had been affiliated with major schools in Moscow that had basically taught Soviet war theory?” said Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam. 

Jasser calls Islamist terrorism the greatest threat to the U.S., citing numerous bombings carried out by or inspired by terror group ISIS, from Paris to Istanbul to a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. While ISIS has lost territory in its Middle East strongholds, the radicals have tried to make that up by bombing cafes and night clubs in Europe and the U.S.

Huma is poised to become the most powerful Muslim woman ever to sit in Washington. And if her boss clinches the presidency, Huma may well be appointed to a top position in the White House.

“Huma is not just a trivial Muslim leader. This would probably be the most influential Muslim in the United States, who is being considered for (White House) chief of staff probably, or some kind of major security position,” said Jasser.

“I’ve never heard her condemn her mother’s journal for its misogyny. Her name was on the (journal’s)  masthead, she’s affiliated with these ideologies,” Jasser said of Huma’s affiliation with Wahhabi Islam — the version of Islam invented by Saudi jurists that rules Saudi Arabia and requires women to publicly cover themselves from head to toe. Women in Saudi can also be killed by male relatives for getting a divorce.

“The bottom line from where I’m concerned as a reformer, you never heard Huma utter condemnation of (radical Islamist ideas),” said Jasser.

Jasser said the root cause of Islamist terrorism is the 13th century Islam that’s coming out of Saudi Arabia and other such countries with which former secretary of state Clinton has been knee-deep.

The coalition of a dozen Muslim-American leaders to which Jasser belongs – the non-partisan Muslim Reform Movement –is calling for a worldwide overhaul of Islam, including an end to human rights abuses, including against woman and minorities, and freedom of religion in Muslim nations worldwide.

For her part, Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, is still editor-in-chief of the journal, and Huma has never stepped forward to condemn her mother’s extremist viewpoints, Jasser noted.

An article called “Women’s Rights Are Islamic Rights,” which was published in the journal in 1996, contended that gay couples with children, single moms and working moms should not be recognized as families, and that women dressing too sexy indirectly promotes violence against women, reported the New York Post.

“Basically, they’re saying that (this)…is women asking to be raped,” Jasser said. “That’s absurd.”

As Jasser believes radical Islam is the most dangerous threat to the U.S., he said government higher-ups seeking a security clearance should be vetted according to some criteria put together by his Muslim reformist group.

“Do they condemn the ideology of not only ISIS but all Islamic states? Do they condemn the caliphate as a concept? Do they condemn all violent jihad and believe that Muslim armies should end and that an army’s identity should be based on a national secular identity?” he said.

“All of these are extraordinarily important in (vetting) somebody who’s going to have probably the highest security clearance in government, and probably get it just by virtue of being a campaign adviser.”

The fact that Clinton, Huma’s boss, has taken millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia has been a concern of Jasser and other Muslim reformers, he said.

“Huma’s silence and that fact that the Clinton foundation took (millions of) dollars from Saudi Arabia, does that make Hillary Clinton a jihadi? No,” he said. But he contended that the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has been bought off by Saudi money, as Saudi royalty has donated millions to the charity.

“What they (the Saudis) got in exchange for those tens of millions, was if you look at the women’s organization in the Clinton Foundation, part of its wing was noceilings.org, which supposedly stood up for women’s rights around the world. If you look at them you will find very little work in Muslim majority countries,” he said.

“That’s what they got (the Saudis) for that investment, was a blind eye to OIC dominated countries,” he said, referring to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — a group of over 50 Muslim nations.

Huma was up until recently married to a non-Muslim, and as such she herself is not a radical Islamist, as marrying a non-Muslim is a big no-no in the world of Muslim extremism, Jasser said.

Clinton’s campaign has disclaimed any active role in her mother’s academic journal, with Clinton spokesman Nick Merill saying, “My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period. She did not play a role in editing at the publication.”

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