In January, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got into a heated exchange with Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin during her testimony on Benghazi before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Johnson asked Clinton to ascertain whether the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a response to an anti-Islam YouTube video. A visibly-furious Clinton took exception to Johnson’s inquiry and shot back, “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
By Paul Dowling
Hillary, Huma, & Global Islamism
“Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe.”
—Surat Al-’Anfāl (The Spoils of War)*
The Clintons & the Muslim Brotherhood
Bill and Hillary Clinton are friends with Bassam Erstwani, chairman of the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque of Falls Church, Virginia, where three of the 9/11 hijackers worshiped. The friendship dates back to their White House days. A note from Bill Clinton to Chairman Erstwani was released by the Clinton Library just recently. It was signed “Bill”—indicating a level of intimacy.
In 2012, Bill hosted Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Morsi at his Clinton Global Initiative conference. Morsi was President of Egypt at the time. President Obama was speaking at the conference, too, along with Mitt Romney and world leaders.
The issue with hosting Morsi was that he had already declared his intention to institute Sharia Law in Egypt, as well as to fight for the release of the Blind Sheik, who masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center back in 1993.
What Motivates Islamists to Make Jihad?
Doctrinaire Muslims know the Quran and base their thoughts and actions on its permissions and commands. Ibn Kathir, a highly influential Muslim, well-known for his Tafsir and his Signs Before the Day of Judgment, is widely considered an authoritative source by mainstream and radical Muslims alike; he maintains that Jews are worse than donkeys and that all infidels should suffer heavy casualties at the hands of Muslims. Of unbelievers, he writes as follows: “They are worse than grazing cattle. Cattle only do what they were created to do, but these people were created to worship Allah alone without associating partners with Him, but they worship others with Him, even though evidence has been established against them, and Messengers have been sent to them.” These are the kinds of words that motivate Jihadists to commit mortal acts against “infidels.”
A Short Bio of Hillary Clinton’s Closest Confidante
Huma Mahmood Abedin (born July 28, 1976) came into the world in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the age of two. Her father, Syed Zainul Abedin, was born in the part of India that would become Muslim Pakistan. He received an Ivy League Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Abedin’s mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, was also from Pakistan and also received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Although Huma’s father has passed away, her mother still works at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Huma Abedin returned to the US to attend George Washington University, where she earned a B.A. While Ms. Abedin was a student at George Washington University, she was given a job with Hillary Clinton, working as a personal aide and erstwhile bodyguard.
In 1998, she began work as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, which she did for 12 years. The White House was unconcerned, even though the Journal has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. But, of course, the Clintons have hosted emissaries of the Brotherhood in the White House. So, why would they bat an eyelash at Huma’s terrorist ties?
Ms. Abedin still works as a political staffer for Hillary Rodham Clinton and was Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff at State, while Hillary was serving as Obama’s Secretary of State. Abedin is married to former Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Sidebar: the Goals of Global Islamism
Global Islamism has three main goals: 1) Muslim refusal to assimilate into the melting pot of any Western host country; 2) Muslim establishment of Sharia Law zones, in areas where Muslims deny the law of the host country; and 3) Muslim insistence the host country accommodate Sharia, due to principles of religious freedom.
This is all part of the Brotherhood’s agenda to take the West by dawa—an aggressive form of pressuring “infidels” to adopt Sharia. The Brotherhood calls this the Grand Jihad within the context of Civilization Jihad. It is a form of cultural sabotage, the effects of which, at present, are playing out in France, England, Holland, and other countries.
The idea behind infiltrating the West is to establish fifth columns to exploit Western-style religious freedom to gain ground institutionally, until it is too late and Western culture falls victim to its own support of minority culture.
More About Huma & Her Troubling Ties to Islamism
Huma’s Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is a publication founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, a rich Saudi who backs al-Qaeda. He is Secretary General of the Muslim World League, a joint venture of the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia. Naseef hired Huma Abedin’s parents to run the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs back in the 1970s. This journal has been instrumental in building and promoting global Islamism.
This connection between Naseef and Abedin is worrisome, in light of Abedin’s connection to Hillary. Another terrorist enabler connected to both Abedin and Naseef is Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist networks. Qaradawi has been officially classified as a facilitator of terrorism.
So, just how active is Huma Abedin in Brotherhood affairs? Also, how might her deep Islamist ideology influence the thinking of Hillary Rodham Clinton? The ultimate question, however, might be this: Knowing what we do about Huma Abedin, do you think a vote for Hillary, in 2016, is worth the risk?
*Sura Al-Anfal (Arabic: سورةالأنفال, Sūratu al-Anfāl, The Spoils of War) is the eighth chapter of the Quran, containing 75 verses. It is a Medinan Sura and was finished after the Battle of Badr. The Sura following it, the ninth chapter of the Quran, is called At-Tawba and is considered to be a companion to Al-Anfal.
Hillary’s Book was a flop in the U.S., so she goes to Paris and Berlin for a book tour that TAXPAYERS paid for! –VC
Expensive ‘Choices’: U.S. taxpayers spent $55,000 on travel expenses for Hillary Clinton’s BOOK TOUR in Paris and Berlin – including a her $3,668-a-night hotel suite
- $3,668 hotel suite at the posh Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris
- $5,100 to rent three Mercedes-Benz VIP vans in Berlin, curiously billed to the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General
- State Department paid for nearly $50,000 of the costs even though Mrs. Clinton no longer heads the cabinet agency
- Anti-Hillary PAC calls it a ‘double-whammy’ considering Hillary’s well-publicized six-figure speaking fees
By David Martosko
illary Clinton left her post at the top of the U.S. State Department on Feb. 1, 2013, but the federal government spent more than $55,000 on travel expenses related to her book tour just last month, procurement documents show.
The expenses included a $3,668 charge for her to enjoy a single night’s lodging in a suite at the posh Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris.
That rate corresponds to the cost of a suite with a ‘large and superbly appointed marble bathroom,’ a ‘deep soaking tub,’ ‘sparkling chandeliers’ and ‘elegant period furniture,’ according to the Four Seasons website.
Purchase orders also show that taxpayers footed the bill for a $5,100 rental of three Mercedes-Benz executive limousine vans during a single day in Berlin.
MailOnline could not locate records of hotel costs in the German capital.
Rental cars for Secret Service agents in Paris totaled a whopping $11,291.
The government spent another $35,183 on lodging there, but the purchase order doesn’t say where Clinton’s personal protection detail stayed.
The one-time first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state was conducting interviews in Europe related to her book ‘Hard Choices,’ and was not traveling on official government business.
In Paris, she was photographed repeatedly with French President Francois Hollande – and the 635-page tome.
Tim Miller, executive director of the America Rising PAC, told MailOnline that the expense seems odd considering the size of Mrs. Clinton’s well-publicized speaking fees, which often top $200,000 per appearance.
‘Hillary’s book tour through Europe was a fiscal double whammy – lining her pockets with outrageous speaking fees and billing the taxpayers for thousands in travel,’ Miller said on Monday.
The Department of Homeland Security paid for the van rentals in Berlin, billing the cost to its Office of Inspector General (OIG) – which normally has control over investigators, not bodyguards.
‘I don’t understand that,’ Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told MailOnline.
He said that sometimes the State Department arranges for foreign travel for dignitaries who get Secret Service protection.
‘We would have requested the cars’ in Berlin and Paris, he added, ‘because we want to have control of that car that she rides in.’
But ‘I don’t understand that OIG thing at all,’ he said.
Doing some inspecting? Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General — not the Secret Service — paid for Hillary’s limousine rides in Berlin while she promoted a German translation of her book (‘Entscheidungen’) during an appearance at the State Opera Theatre
First ladies have historically enjoyed Secret Service protection for life after they leave the White House.
The same can’t be said, however, for former cabinet secretaries, making it curious that the State Department’s Paris Embassy was on the hook for the other costs.
‘On a foreign trip like that, State Department sometimes pays the original bill and Secret Service might reimburse it later,’ said Donovan.
He added, however, that he couldn’t say whether that would happen in this case.
A press officer at State said she would hunt for information, including answers to the thorny question of whether her agency had paid for Clinton’s private travel on other non-government trips.Follow VeronicaCoffin