Update August 13th: Abedin seated with Muslim Brotherhood leader at the White House dinner, here.
And, meanwhile Maryland Muslim Brotherhood defender, Saqib Ali, takes a swipe at the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MD CAN) on twitter.
We first reported the story of Rep Michele Bachmann and four fearless other Members of Congress seeking Inspector General inquiries into the depth of involvement by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood into several branches of the federal government, here.
Since then the Washington Ruling Class including Republicans Senator John McCain, Speaker John Boehner and others have circled the wagons to defend Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, one of many government officials supposedly holding high level security clearance and who also have Muslim Brotherhood connections.
You really should take some time and have a look at the speech by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy at the National Press Club last week. McCarthy says emphatically, “Duty is calling us now!” Here is just one bit of what McCarthy told the standing room only gathering:
(Please watch or read the speech by clicking here)
“Duty is calling us now, and it has to be done.”
“Under the circumstances, there would be something terribly wrong if members of Congress were not asking questions about Islamist influence on our government. And there is something terribly wrong in the fact that these five members of the House are the only ones who have had the courage to step up to the plate.”
Among the documents McCarthy made available is this timeline ( Huma Abedin Timeline: US Government Associations and Muslim Brotherhood Associations ) of Abedin’s close association with the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated organizations going back decades. As McCarthy pointed out, it does not mean she is an agent for the Brotherhood only that she should have been denied any security clearance because of the public perception that she could be used in some way to hurt American security through her family living in Saudi Arabia, her former employer and close associates. It should be noted that Abedin was not the only government official cited by Bachmann et al.
Yesterday we learned that President Obama has interjected himself into the controversy by singling out Abedin at a White House dinner for prominent Muslims.
From Yahoo News (hat tip: Cathy):
President Barack Obama forcefully defended trusted Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Friday, praising her as “an American patriot” in the face of charges from Republicans like Representative Michele Bachmann that she is secretly tied to Muslim extremists.
Speaking at a White House Iftar dinner to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Obama hailed Abedin as “a good friend” who has “worked tirelessly in the White House, in the U.S. Senate, and most exhaustingly at the State Department — where she has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear.”
“Senator Clinton has relied on her expertise, and so have I,” he said. “The American people owe her a debt of gratitude, because Huma is an American patriot, and an example of what we need in this country: more public servants with her sense of decency, her grace, and her generosity of spirit.”
Obama’s comments came nearly one month after Republican Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor to defend Abedin, who is also known for her marriage to disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Visit the Yahoo story to see a photo of President Obama with Mrs. Weiner.
Maryland Islamist, Democrat political activist, and former delegate from Montgomery County linked MD CAN to Bachmann in a recent tweet.
Here is Ali on August 9th:
TheMDCAN‘s anti-Muslim, anti-Latino, anti-Gay bigotry finally went national with Michelle Bachmann
Speaking for myself, I’m proud to be affiliated with the Fearless Five! Ali doesn’t get it yet that the “bigot” name-calling doesn’t work anymore.
Readers familiar with MD CAN and those who attended the “Turning the Tides” conference in Annapolis last October will remember that Ali was involved in intimidating participants and the hotel (and here) in hopes they would pull our contract and ginned up a handful of protestors outside to protest the panel discussion on Sharia Law. You may wish to view that panel here and learn what Saqib Ali didn’t want you to hear.
Subsequently, I did a review of Ali’s own association with CAIR which is a front group for the Brotherhood’s goal of implanting Sharia law into every country on earth. It’s long but please check out Ali and gang by clicking here.
Many thanks to Mr. Ali for giving me another opportunity to write about him and Islamist political activity in Maryland!