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originally posted by: queenofswords
Rep. Michele Bachmann and four or five other congressman tried desperately to keep this woman, Huma Abedin, from getting a top security clearance. Say what you want about Bachmann, but she pegged this one. en.wikipedia.org...
In June–July 2012, Bachmann and several other Republican legislators sent a series of letters to oversight agencies at five federal departments citing "serious security concerns" about what Bachmann has called a "deep penetration in the halls of our United States government" by the Muslim Brotherhood. They requested formal investigations into what Bachmann called "influence operations" by the Brotherhood.
Bachmann also accused Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife, of having family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Bachmann's comments have drawn what the Washington Post calls "fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups." In a speech on the Senate floor, 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain denounced Bachmann's charges as "specious and degrading". He defended Abedin as a "hard-working and loyal servant of our country and our government" and stated "these attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit. They need to stop now." House Speaker John Boehner termed Bachmann's allegations "dangerous", and other Republicans have also criticized the remarks.
In a letter to Bachmann, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., a Muslim, asked for evidence backing her claims and stated, "Your response simply rehashes claims that have existed for years on anti-Muslim websites and contains no reliable information that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government".
Bachmann has replied that "the intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for answers to questions regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical group's access to top Obama administration officials". In a July 19 interview with radio and TV show host Glenn Beck, Bachmann repeated and expanded her allegations, accusing Ellison of having "a long record of being associated with the Council on American–Islamic Relations and with the Muslim Brotherhood". Ellison replied that "I am not now, nor have I ever been, associated with the Muslim Brotherhood."
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: Mclaneinc
. . . . pretty much only one set of Radicals PROMISING AND DOING to kill you if you don't convert, . . . .
I don't live in a cave - - or use tunnel vision.
Political control is about control. Using an ideology is a tool.
Tens of thousands of Muslims flee Christian militias in Central African Republic
By Sudarsan Raghavan February 7, 2014 BANGUI, Central African Republic –
Tens of thousands of Muslims are fleeing to neighboring countries by plane and truck as Christian militias stage brutal attacks, shattering the social fabric of this war-ravaged nation. In towns and villages as well as here in the capital, Christian vigilantes wielding machetes have killed scores of Muslims, who are a minority here, and burned and looted their houses and mosques in recent days, according to witnesses, aid agencies and peacekeepers. Tens of thousands of Muslims have fled their homes. www.washingtonpost.com... 11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html
originally posted by: UKTruth
a reply to: Mclaneinc
I think the extreme views of Huma's mother and brother and their advocation of shari'a and oppression of women is one element, especially as Huma herself held a position in the same extremist organisation her mother and brother do today.
The other element that is concerning is the location of Huma's family business. It is in the same office as a group who are funded by the same people known to fund terrorists.
The links are way too strong to ignore. A full investigation is the least that should happen and Huma should not be allowed to take any role in Hillary's administration and not be allowed any access to classified information until an investigation is completed.
originally posted by: jedi_hamster
the fact that they're allowed to vote on any matter whatsoever is the reason you're in this mess in the first place.
but that's democracy. let everyone have a vote, no matter how stupid that person is.