If you’ve been following along, you already know of Hillary Clinton’s own personal ties to the Saudi Arabian government — notably, the millions of dollars (estimated from $10 million to $25 million) it has contributed to the Clinton Foundation since 1999.Well, apparently Clinton’s ties to the Saudi government — known for its backward treatment of women and gays, not to mention likely ties to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S. — don’t stop there.
None other than Hillary’s closest aide, her right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, has some pretty close (quite literally) ties as well that we’re just discovering, courtesy of Breitbart News. In fact, it’s rather stunning to learn what this top aide to the woman who wants to be President of the United States was doing on the day terrorists killed nearly 3,000 Americans and injured 6,000 others.As Breitbart reports:
On September 11, 2001 Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s aide for twenty years and co-chair of her current Presidential run — was working for an organization located in the offices of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League.
That’s a Wahhabist Islamic group that Breitbart News recently reported was going to be put on a list of terror funders by U.S. government but was removed, reportedly under pressure from Saudi Arabia.This latest revelation ties the Muslim World League directly to the The Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs and the Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization that Vanity Fair writer William D. Cohan called “the Abedin family business.
As Breitbart explains, the group suspected of funding terrorists — the Muslim World League — and Abedin family business have the same address; you can see Breitbart’s extensive confirmation of this at their site. But not only did they share a location, the suspected terror funding organization was a board adviser to the Abedin business.
An archived webpage from the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs from a little over a year after 9/11 — December 2, 2002, the earliest date available — shows that then-New York Senator Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin was an assistant editor of the Journal.Listed on the Board of Advisers on that date is former Muslim World League Secretary General Abdullah Omar Naseef, who is listed as being on the “Majlis as-Shura.”
Majlis as-Shura or Shura Council, also known as the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, is a 150 member board of advisers—all appointed by the Saudi Arabian King—that proposes laws to the King and cabinet in the Kingdom’s absolute monarchy.
Although she was working for Senator Hillary Clinton in 2001, at that time Huma Abedin was an unknown but influential aide, so her connection the the Muslim World League went unexamined.Reports from mainstream media sources at the time of the 9/11 terror show that U.S. intelligence officials thought for years that the Muslim World League was connected to terror, but failed to inform the public of the connections due to pressure from Saudi Arabia.
Newsweek reported less than a month after the 9/11 attack:
Two interrelated global charities directly financed by the Saudi government–the International Islamic Relief Organization and the Muslim World League –have been used by bin Laden to finance his operations. The organizations were left off the list of groups sanctioned by the United States last week, U.S. officials hinted to NEWSWEEK, in order to avoid embarrassing the Saudi government.
Harper’s magazine confirmed in a 2004 story:
In other cases, the Bush Administration made a conscious decision not to pursue major Saudi conduits for terrorist funding. The clearest example involves two ostensible charities that are long known to have funneled money to Al Qaeda–the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) and the Muslim World League (MWL). Both are financed directly by the Saudi government. MWL is an evangelical organization that was created to help spread Wahhabism, the Saudi brand of Islamic fundamentalism; IIRO is a humanitarian relief organization that operates primarily in Muslim countries.
There is no record of either Hillary Clinton or Huma Abedin ever coming forward with information about the Muslim World League, even though the group was suspected of terrorist funding at the time.
This clear connection between the Muslim World League and the Institute of Muslim Minority raises even more questions about the mysterious Huma Abedin.
While Huma Abedin may have escaped scrutiny back in 2001, one might have expected her to receive some sort of due diligence as she was serving under then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And most certainly now that Abedin is the closest aide to the woman who could be president…
With her connection to Saudi Arabian official Abdullah Omar Naseef, one might think Huma Abedin would even merit consideration for the FBI’s watch list. But, then again, the woman whom Abedin serves, who wants to be president, is right at the top of the FBI’s list — and shockingly many seem to think that’s no big deal.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]