Hans: As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “Syed Abedin, the father of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma, outlined his view of Sharia law and how the Western world has turned Muslims “hostile” during a wide-ranging video interview that shines newfound light on the reclusive thinker’s world views, according to footage exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Abedin, a Muslim scholar who was tied to the Saudi Arabian government until his death in 1993, has remained somewhat of a mystery as the media turns its eye to his daughter Huma, a top Clinton campaign aide who recently announced her separation from husband Anthony Weiner following his multiple sex scandals.
Syed Abedin explained his views on the Muslim world and spread of Islam during a 1971 interview titled The World of Islam, which was first broadcast on Western Michigan University television. Abedin said that Arab states must police the upholding of Sharia, or Islamic law, and explained why the majority of Muslims view Israel and the Western world in primarily “hostile” terms.
The video provides a window into the Abedin family’s ideology, which has been marred by accusations it is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin, who was then a professor in the university’s college of general studies, said that Western intervention in the Arab world has sparked a backlash among many faithful Muslims.
“The response to the West has been of two kinds,” Abedin said. “By and large the response has taken more of a hostile form.” “The first impulse of the average Muslim in the Islamic world is that this kind of borrowing [culturally] would be somehow an alien factor into our social fabric and thereby destroying the integrity of our ethos … the integrity of our culture,” he added.
In a separate discussion on the state’s role in a person’s life, Abedin said it is necessary to police the application of Sharia law. “The state has to take over” as Muslim countries evolve, he argued. “The state is stepping in many countries … where the state is now overseeing that human relationships are carried on the basis of Islam. The state also under Islam has a right to interfere in some of these rights given to the individual by the Sharia.”
During the Bush administration we heard much about Vice President Dick Cheney being referred to as “Darth Vader.” And there’s always been a drive to castigate one Karl Rove as some “shadowy” figure as his Deputy Chief of Staff and advisor.
Yet, we’re not allowed to make any inquiry about Valerie Jarrett, nor Hillary Clinton’s close confidant and aide, Huma Abedin.
The linkage is very concerning, of Ms. Abedin’s mother to a very questionable — ok, radical — Islamic journal and some of its disconcerting assertions and statements. And here we see the very interesting statements from her father, Syed.
Now, I’m not condemning Ms. Abedin, but down South we have a saying: “the apple don’t fall far from the tree.” And even the very wise King Solomon says in Proverbs 22:6, (NIV) “[Train up a child] Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
We know Huma Abedin was somehow being paid both by the Clinton Foundation and by the American taxpayer by way of her position at the State Department.
But the real question that should be asked of Ms. Abedin — certainly of Mrs. Clinton — how much of the principles, beliefs, and doctrine articulated by Ms. Abedin’s parents are embraced by her? I believe the American people have EVERY right to know, because without a doubt Ms. Abedin will be the right hand person to a potential President Hillary Clinton — just as a Valerie Jarrett holds the same position, somewhat Rasputin-esque, in the Obama administration.
While we’re at it, perhaps we should ask Mrs. Clinton about her association with fellow Chicagoan, the infamous Saul Alinsky, author of the book Rules for Radicals (which was dedicated to Lucifer). Heck, just go ahead and also ask about the questions surrounding her role on the Watergate investigation committee — something about integrity if I recall correctly?
I have another interesting question: what level of security clearance did, or does she possess? I can tell you when interviewed for my Top Secret-Secured Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance, the question was asked about associations with those who’ve had subversive intent towards the United States.
That question should have certainly raised concerns when it comes to Barack Obama and his association with former members of the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn. And spare me any unrighteous self-inflated empty indignation, these are serious times and we cannot allow an ideology that undermines our Constitutional Republic to exist.
The fact that Ms. Abedin’s father asserted, it is necessary to police the application of Sharia law. The state has to take over… The state also under Islam has a right to interfere in some of these rights given to the individual by the Sharia.”
My apologies, but I just don’t have the time to go into an explanation and exegesis on Sharia law. All you really need to know is it’s based wholly on Islamic law, the Koran. Now, for you on the progressive socialist left I’ll offer a bit of help: this is the pure definition of a theocracy.
So, ask yourself, if Donald Trump had an aide close to him for several years whose father and mother asserted that strict adherence to the Bible was the basis of law, well, you know what the media would be saying.
I remember back during Senator John McCain’s run for the presidency in 2008, the media questioned his relationship with San Antonio Evangelical Christian Pastor James Hagee. Now, if that were the standard and it was exercised in consistency, then why aren’t we asking the hard questions about the nature of the relationship between Mrs. Clinton and Ms. Abedin — as well as Ms. Abedin’s philosophical interpretations of Islam’s relationship with Western liberal democracies and the ideal of individual liberty and freedom?
If there’s one thing we know about politics in America, there is a very blatant hypocrisy. The left can refer to a former U.S. Congressman, Secretary of Defense, and Vice President in terms of a fictional movie character that embodied the “dark side”…meaning evil. Yet, here we have someone who, for some time, has been the close confidant and associate of a former first lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and we truthfully know little to nothing about her.
Huma Abedin has been privy to countless amounts of American classified information, even with her clearly questionable past and parents. To make this inquiry is not about any “-ism” that will be levied by the leftists who will attempt to obfuscate the issue. This is a serious concern.
Who is Huma Abedin? It appears that we have clear evidence of who her parents were and how they thought and believed.