"It’s still mostly crickets from conservatives and HA bloggers in response to Michelle Bachmann’s recent truly alarming call to investigate Muslims in our government."
verbaluce on August 1, 2012 at 2:21 PM
You do realise, of course, that the very association with or having a family member that is associated with a group that is on the terrorist watch list or some other list (such as the USSR before it fell) is all that it takes to be denied a security clearance, lose your job in the government, or never be allowed to work for the government in the first place, don’t you? It has been such forever and shall likely remain so.
YOU can be as innocent as the driven snow. It didn’t matter then nor does it matter today. It is the law.
The letter to the State Department IG was one of many sent to various Inspector Generals in numerous Federal departments. As the others state, it declares:
“Given that the U.S. government has established in federal court that the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission in the United States is ‘destroying the Western civilization from within’ – a practice the Brothers call ‘civilization jihad’ – we believe that the apparent involvement of those with such ties raises serious security concerns that warrant your urgent attention.”
The oft-stated goals of the Muslim Brotherhood are laid out:
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
If you read the letter, it was not asking for an investigation of Huma Amedin, per se; rather, it details the many about-faces the US has made with regard to the Muslim Brotherhood in the last several years, including, without limitation:
1. Praising the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, who has publicly called for the destruction of Israel and stated in a speech a mere two months prior to his election:
The Quran is our constitution, jihad is our path, and death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration. Above all – Allah is our goal... The shari'a, then the shari'a, and finally, the shari'a. This nation will enjoy blessing and revival only through the Islamic shari'a. I take an oath before Allah and before you all that regardless of the actual text [of the constitution]... Allah willing, the text will truly reflect [the shari'a], as will be agreed upon by the Egyptian people, by the Islamic scholars, and by legal and constitutional experts."
- Mohammed Morsi, President of Egypt
2. Claimed that the MB is a "secular" organisation and not involved in terrorism even though the MB was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holyland Foundation case, the biggest in terrorist money-laundering case in US history, AND the General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, has preached that:
"Every Muslim will be asked about the Zionists' usurpation of al-Aqsa Mosque. Why did he not seek to recover it, and wage Jihad in His way? Did he not care about the fatwa of the ulema [scholars] of the Muslims, 'Jihad of self and money to recover al Aqsa is a duty on every Muslim?'
How happy would be the Muslims if all Muslim rulers made the Palestinian cause a pivotal issue, around which Muslims, rulers and the ruled, would line up ... (and make) the sole goal for all of them the recovery of al Aqsa Mosque, freeing it from the filth of the Zionists, and imposing Muslim rule throughout beloved Palestine.
"The Lord of Glory has threatened these murdering Zionists criminals with a penalty of a kind which operates in this world before the Hereafter."
- Mohamed Badie, General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, 14 June 2012
He followed the above with a reference to a Quranic quote calling Jews "apes, despised."
3. Our own FBI chief testified in 2011 that the MB was a terrorist supporter.
4. It is considered a terrorist organisation by many countries.
5. It is certainly connected to many terrorist organisations.
6. Some of the first votes of the MB-dominated Egyptian parliament included the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the unilateral rending of a contract that supplied natural gas to Israel.
And, as such, it asks the IG to:
“…conduct a formal investigation or evaluation of the extent to which Muslim Brotherhood-tied individuals and entities have helped achieve the adoption of these State Department actions and policies, or are involved in their execution.”
The IG is asked to recommend “corrective action” in his report that is:
“...consistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, to ensure that no Muslim Brotherhood-associated entity or individual is placed into a position of honor or trust within the programs and operations of the Department of State unless he or she has publicly condemned and disclaimed the previously stated goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Huma Abedin’s father, mum, and brother were not the only members of the family closely associated with the MB. Ms Abedin, herself, is directly connected to Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure involved in the financing of al-Qaeda. Abedin worked for a number of years at the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA).
She held the position of assistant editor of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affair's journal from 1996 through 2008. 12 years.
IMMA was founded by Naseef, who remained active in it for decades, including the years with Abedin. Naseef was also secretary general of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia. MWL is considered the most important MB organisation in the world. As the SG of the MWL, he founded the Rabita Trust, which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organisation under American law as a result of its support of Al Qaeda.
No one has a right to a job with the government. Are you going to tell us that a German-American, who worked on a Nazi publication funded by the Nazis during WWII, would have been free from scrutiny?