So much for the WaPo ”fact checkers”……
WaPo Fact Checker Misleads on Huma Abedin & the Muslim Brotherhood: What’s the Truth?
The Journal openly endorsed the positions of Brotherhood theoreticians and called for the imposition of sharia law among Muslim minorities in the West.
BY Kyle Shideler · @ShidelerK | August 25, 2016
Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post conducted a particularly inept attempt at “fact checking” reports that Clinton chief of Staff Huma Abedin has “ties” to the Muslim Brotherhood. Kessler’s attempt rests on essentially four claims:
1. That Huma Abedin held a position as Associate Editor for the Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs for twelve years, but never did any actual work.
2. The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is not regarded as “radical” by its own board of advisors and selected “experts.”
3. That the Journal’s founder Abdullah Omar Naseef’s ties to World Muslim League is irrelevant.
4. That the World Muslim League could not have been a Saudi-funded operation and a Muslim Brotherhood-led organization at the same time.
To take Kessler’s objections in order:
Point 1 is simply a restatement of the Clinton campaign’s position, and Kessler does nothing to examine it critically. It is an undisputed fact that Huma Abedin was an employee of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) for 12 years, and appeared on the masthead of the organization’s journal, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) right up until the time she began to work at the State Department for Secretary Clinton.
As noted by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy:
The journal was the IMMA’s raison d’etre. Abedin held the position of assistant editor from 1996 through 2008 — from when she began working as an intern in the Clinton White House until shortly before she took her current position as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff.