August 9, 2012
The Abedin family
Two weeks ago, over 20,000 of you sent email letters to the U.S. House and Senate in support of the five Members of Congress who had the courage to raise questions about Muslim Brotherhood influence in our government.
A lot of heat was directed at these Members of Congress, and particularly Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, because of one letter’s reference to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Since then, a great deal of information has emerged about Abedin and her family.
The Abedin Family’s Pro-Jihadist Journal
Posted By Andrew Bostom On August 6, 2012
(Adapted from this essay )
Steadily burgeoning  evidence  indicates that one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin, despite Ms. Clinton’s protestation , was inadequately vetted for either family, or personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Diligent, open  source  investigation  has already uncovered and documented numerous alarming connections. One can reasonably infer that a serious, formal Congressional investigation of the overall extent of Muslim Brotherhood influence operations—as requested  by Representatives Bachmann, Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland, and Rooney—might yield even more disturbing findings.
Pending these sorely needed Congressional inquiries—replete with their probing investigative tools—much can still be gleaned from the public record. For example, over the past 33 years, Huma Abedin’s family has been responsible for the editorial production of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs  (IMMA)’s academic journal , known as Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. Journal, from 1979-1995, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs [JMMA], from 1996. till now, starting with family patriarch Syed Z. Abedin’s, and Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin ’s, founding  involvement  since 1979, and subsequently joined by Huma’s brother Hassan Abedin (1996  to present ), Huma herself (1996  to 2008 ), and Huma’s sister, Heba (married name Khalid, or Khaled ; 2002  to present ).
Syed Abedin, in the inaugural edition of the IMMA journal, gives an effusive tribute  to one of his IMMA co-founders, Dr. Abdullah Omar Nasseef, Chairman  of the IMMA. During his concurrent tenure as Secretary-General of the Muslim World League—a combined  Saudi Wahhabi, Muslim Brotherhood-dominated organization—in July, 1988, Naseef also created the Rabita Trust , and became its chairman. On October 12, 2001, then President George W. Bush’s Executive Order named Rabita Trust  as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity, and the US Treasury Department froze its assets, while Naseef was still serving as the Trust’s chairman. Nasseef remained on the IMMA journal Editorial Board through 2003 , overlapping Huma Abedin’s tenure for 7-years (i.e., 1996-2003).
The current (April/May 2012) issue of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs journal (JMMA) features two essays, introduced with lavish praise by Editor Saleha Abedin , which champion, unabashedly:
- The global hegemonic aspirations of major 20th century Muslim Brotherhood jihadist ideologues, such as the eminent Muslim Brotherhood theoretician, Sayyid Qutb (d. 1966), and Abul Hasan Nadwi (d. 1999)
- The more expansive application of Sharia within Muslim minority communities residing in the West, with the goal of replacing these non-Muslim governing systems, as advocated by contemporary Muslim Brotherhood jihadist ideologues, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Tahir Jabir al-Alwani
One of these JMMA essays repeats , approvingly, Qutb’s pejorative characterization of the West as a “disastrous combination of avid materialism, and egoistic individualism.” Abul Hasan Nadwi, was a founding member of the Muslim World League, a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (now Cooperation), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. In a triumphal 1951 manifesto extolling Islamic supremacism, Nadwi had proclaimed  “Behold the world of man looking with rapture at the world of Islam as its savior, and behold the world of Islam fixing its gaze on the Arab world as its secular and spiritual leader. Will the world of Islam realize the hope of the world of men? And will the Arab world realize the hope of the Muslim world?” Citing Nadwi with admiration, the same JMMA article opines , “[T]he confrontation has taken the shape of an ‘Islamic project’ in the Muslim world against Western modernity…. The war that has been declared against Western modernity now seeks a new modernity…unlike Western modernity.”
Another featured essay  from the current issue  of the JMMA is a fitting complement to the journal’s endorsement  of the global Islamic supremacist agenda. This essay endorses  the so-called “innovative” application of the “Jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities,” living, for example, in the West, whose stated purpose is, “enforcement of shari’ah on the Muslim communities.” However, by the essay’s own expressed standard : “The theory of the Jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities is most easily clarified by shedding light on its founders.”
The two founders of this legal doctrine, as the essay notes , are Yusuf al-Qaradawi of Qatar, and Taha Jabir al-Alwani of Virginia, USA.
Qaradawi has publicly advocated :
- The re-creation of a formal transnational United Islamic State (Islamic Caliphate)
- The jihad conquests of Europe, and the Americas
- Universal application of the Sharia, including Islamic blasphemy law, and the hadd punishments (for example, notably, executing so-called “apostates” from Islam)
Al-Alwani, writing as president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a think tank created  by the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1980s, stated, regarding a (then) new English translation of the classic Shafiite manual of Islamic jurisprudence Reliance of the Traveller , “from a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works.” Notwithstanding al-Alwani’s glowing tribute, Reliance of the Traveller  sanctions open-ended jihadism to subjugate the world to a totalitarian Islamic Caliphate; rejection of bedrock Western liberties—including freedom of conscience and speech—enforced by imprisonment, beating, or death; discriminatory relegation of non-Muslims to outcast, vulnerable pariahs, and even Muslim women to subservient chattel (who must be segregated and undergo female genital mutilation); and barbaric punishments which violate human dignity, such as amputation for theft, stoning for adultery, and lashing for alcohol consumption. Moreover,
- Al-Alwani wished  Islamized Spain had conquered America and spread Islam in our hemisphere, not Christianity. He stated, “Perhaps some of them [Muslims from Spain] would have been the ones who discovered America, not someone else, and America could have possibly been today among the lands of the Muslims”
- Al-Alwani was named  as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case against Sami Al-Arian who pled guilty to conspiracy to aid the terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
- al-Alwani published an essay online, discovered (and translated  from Arabic to English) in July 2011, entitled “The Great Haughtiness”, which promoted conspiratorial Islamic Jew-hatred replete with Koranic references, conjoined to modern “Zionist conspiracies”
The Abedin family “academic” journal is a thinly veiled mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Sharia-supremacist agenda. One can now add this conclusive, public record evidence to a host of other bona fide justifications for the Congressional inquiry demanded by Representative Bachmann, and her four intrepid colleagues.
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URLs in this post:
 essay: http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2012/08/04/muslim-brotherhood-worldview-of-the-abedin-family-pseudo-academic-journal/
 burgeoning: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/saleha_abedin_and_the_muslim_sisterhood.html
 evidence: http://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2012/07/27/huma-abedins-brotherhood-ties-are-not-just-a-family-affair/?singlepage=true
 protestation: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2012/07/transcripts-remarks-by-hillary-clinton-on-the-2011-international-religious-freedom-report/
 open: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p19045.xml?genre_id=3
 requested: http://bachmann.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=303218
 Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs: http://www.imma.org.uk/
 journal: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjmm20
 founding: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02666957908715790
 involvement: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02666957908715797
 1996: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602009608716335
 present: http://www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htm
 2008: http://web.archive.org/web/20080924122842/http:/www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htm
 Khalid, or Khaled: http://www.shoebat.com/2012/07/27/exclusive-huma-abedins-sister-heba-also-connected-to-muslim-brotherhood/
 2002: http://web.archive.org/web/20021202142005/http:/www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htm
 effusive tribute: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02666957908715790
 Chairman: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02666957908715776
 combined: http://www.pewforum.org/Muslim/Muslim-Networks-and-Movements-in-Western-Europe-Muslim-World-League-and-World-Assembly-of-Muslim-Youth.aspx
 Rabita Trust: http://www.nefafoundation.org/newsite/file/FeaturedDocs/Burnett_v_AlBaraka_3rdComplaint.pdf
 named Rabita Trust: http://www.asil.org/ilib051031.cfm#ju5
 2003: http://web.archive.org/web/20031203063833/http:/www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htm
 Saleha Abedin: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602004.2012.675738
 repeats: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602004.2012.665625
 proclaimed: http://books.google.com/books/about/Modern_Islam.html?id=gpRtAAAAMAAJ
 essay: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602004.2012.665624
 current issue: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjmm20/32/1
 publicly advocated: http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2011/12/04/qaradawi-the-%E2%80%9Carab-spring%E2%80%9D-and-the-treason-of-the-intellectuals/
 created: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A12823-2004Sep10?language=printer
 Reliance of the Traveller: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Traveller-Classic-Islamic-Al-Salik/dp/0915957728
 wished: http://www.currenttrends.org/docLib/20061018_MonographFishman2.pdf
 named: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/eme073108.pdf
 translated: http://barracknow.blogspot.com/2011_07_10_archive.html
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