Bachmann's letter merely asked a question about the level tro which members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been invited by the Obama Administration to work in highly sensitive areas of government and the military.
Huma Abedin “has three family members — her late father, her mother and her brother — connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” It turns out, however, that Abedin herself is directly connected to Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure involved in the financing of al-Qaeda.
Abedin worked for a number of years at the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs as assistant editor of its journal. The IMMA was founded by Naseef, who remained active in it for decades, overlapping for several years with Abedin. Naseef was also secretary general of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world.
In that connection, he founded the Rabita Trust, which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization under American law due to its support of al-Qaeda.
Naseef became the secretary general of the Muslim World League, the Saudi-financed global propagation enterprise by which the Muslim Brotherhood’s virulently anti-Western brand of Islamist ideology is seeded throughout the world, very much including in the United States.
There are few positions more critical than secretary general of the Muslim World League. In fact, one of the MWL’s founders was Sa’id Ramadan, the right-hand and son-in-law of Hassan al-Banna, the Brotherhood’s legendary founder.
The MWL manages the “civilization jihad” — the Brotherhood’s commitment to destroy the West from within, and to “conquer” it by sharia proselytism (or dawa), as Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the Brotherhood’s top sharia jurist, puts it.
Nevertheless, the MWL has a long history of deep involvement in violent jihad as well.
A month after the 9/11 attacks, Naseef’s Rabitah Trust was formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States government. Ultimately, branches of the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and the International Islamic Relief Organization – other “charities” with roots in the MWL — were also designated as foreign terrorist organizations under federal law. This, too, should have not been a surprise. In 2003, in connection with a terrorism prosecution in Chicago, the Justice Department proffered that Osama bin Laden had told his aide Jamal al-Fadl that the Muslim World League was one of al-Qaeda’s three top funding sources. (Fadl later renounced al-Qaeda and cooperated with federal prosecutors.)
A person is not required to have done anything wrong to be denied a high-ranking government position, or more immediately, the security clearance allowing access to classified information that is necessary to function in such a job. There simply need be associations, allegiances, or interests that establish a potential conflict of interest.
Government jobs and access to the nation’s secrets are privileges, not rights. That is why the potential conflict needn’t stem from one’s own associations with hostile foreign countries, organizations, or persons. Vicarious associations, such as one’s parents’ connections to troublesome persons and organizations, are sufficient to create a potential conflict.
Abedin's parents were recruited by Naseef to head up the IMMA; her mother is an active member of Muslim Brotherhood organizations — including the Muslim Sisterhood and two entities that are part of Sheikh Qaradawi’s Union of Good, another designated terrorist organization; there is persuasive evidence that her father was a member of the Brotherhood — e.g., the intimate tie to Naseef and his widow’s membership in the Muslim Sisterhood (which is substantially comprised of wives and female relatives of prominent Muslim Brothers); her mother is a tireless advocate of sharia law as preached by Qaradawi and the Brotherhood; and her brother, who is also affiliated with the IMMA’s journal, was a fellow at an Islamist institute (the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies) on whose board sat both Naseef and Qaradawi.
These family ties to the Brotherhood only further underscore what is already patently obvious: Huma Abedin’s connection to Abdullah Omar Naseef, by itself, would have been more than enough justification to deny her a security clearance.
The association between the far-Left in the country with people who would long to cut their throats is an enigma. Criticizing those who get it - who see this dangerous love affair taking place are blowing the whistle, and being hammered by members of their own political party.
The Muslim Brotherhood are not Boy Scouts. They were formed contemporaneously with Nazi Germany and their leader, Amin el-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was Hitler's buddy who helped him organize the Holocaust. Their decision to split off a diplomatic faction - terrorists with neckties -has succeeded in suckering the ultra-gullible liberal media and public to believe they want to make nice with us.
More and more I am beginning to believe that Romney should not pick a high profile "conservative" like Rubio who speaks well but is untested and does not have
an established and solid voting record to go on. Maybe boring but solid, safe, and steady with character with an established record like Portman or Pawlenty is the way to go this time around.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/238721-bachmann-responds-to-mccain-speech-the-letter-is-being-distorted Bachmann's letter contents were distorted. Why? Because she has the people behind her and she could ruin Hillary's hopes for the Presidency. Hillary flunked her bar until she took it in Arkansas with Bill as Gov. She has nothing but scandal and corruption in her past. If we have a female VP or President some day, surely it should be a person who actually is an exceptional woman and mom. That rules Hillary out.
FYI, Andrea Mitchell of NBC is former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan's wife. He is part of the new world order plan and she says what Obama's admin tells NBC to say. NBC received 40 Million of our tax dollars in the STIM-U-LESS. The news is regulated by Obama's admin and the FCC. Anyone that tells the truth, is forced out. Beck's network will put them out of business and that is why Obama signed the Ex. Order http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/03/19/obamas-executive-order-authorizes-peacetime-martial-law to control the net. People must remember that as soon as Obama took office, he audited Bill O'Reilly, Sean, Beck, Romney's donors and tried to get Fox out of the White House Press corp. We HAVE A DICTATOR RIGHT NOW. Obama is our Castro. NEVER forget what the corrupt Left and silent Right did to America and our freedoms. http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/proof-establishment-media-controlled/
When Colonel Sellin, Lt. General Boykin, LTC Lakin, Major General Vallely and LTC. West and Beck ALL say the same thing, we have been breached on every level--media, military, gov, intelligence departments, education system-the Left's attack is telling. These people are patriots and democRATS are the enemy within. Remove the by the ballot box for the safety and future of America. Bachmann was right. Hillary's aide is Anthony Wiener's wife and connected to Hamas through family members. This congressman was sent to Mecca by CAIR. We are nation built on Christian/Judea law and values NOT MUSLILM. Why was this Congressman sworn in on a Qu'ran? He is supposed to uphold the Constitution NOT Sharia law. http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/07/bachmann-a-woman-among-spineless-men/
Well, I hope Rubio doesn't get the VP nod...poor guy, I actually started liking him but I surely like Bachmann better for her fortitude, honesty, and integrity...can't say that about this guy...I will be sending another check to her campaign, and change my affiliation from Republican to Independent...oh wait, I already did that after that moron Mccain in 2008
The Hill does what it does best--distort the truth to get a Republican in trouble trying then to answer the distortion of the truth. Here, Rubio doesn't have a chance to get it right but does a decent job of deflecting the Hill's distortion. As to "The Right Scoop's" headline on this post: It is blatently worse than distortion, it is an outright lie. Shame on "The Right Scoop."
Rubio is impressive, a very accomplished politician and likeable. He is young. Once we are sure that Cuba won't be allowing Iran to build bases there LIKE THEY ARE IN CHAVEZ'S country---and Cuba is free, he can run for President. Rubio just happened to be delivered here while his Cuban parents were visiting. Article II Section I is clear about foreign ties and born here to US citizens. His measured comment indicates a politician --not a patriot. Bachmann was right. This congressman was sent to Mecca by CAIR. He is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. TELL THE TRUTH and follow the law--- to hell with the consequences.http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/07/24/is-bachmann-being-told-to-apologize-or-lose-her-position-on-house-intelligence-committee/
Marco Rubio is not the conservative the main street media would like you to believe. In a great article by Publius Huldah, a constitutional expert, Marco is shown for what he is.
I was for Rubio as VP but not now. He isn't dry behind the ears yet. Maybe in 2020 he will be ready.
He is not a natural born citizen.
Rubio, you are as spineless as the rest of Congress, you can't even call a spade, a spade. We know that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the White House. People like you who want to be PC and not rock the boat, would let our country fall to these evil terrorist organizations, just so you can stay in office. Shame on you and the rest of the Congress who bends to this evil. Here I thought you were one of the few who had a backbone and wouldn't let anything stand in the way of truth! Boy was I wrong! I hope that the rest of America wises up and votes all the spineless members of congress out who want to play the PC game, and the tolerant at all cost game. Makes me sick!!!
We need leaders that care more about America and our safety than their political future and being politically correct.
Send him an email, I just did...these people need direction from time to time..let's let him know we are paying attention and expect that he will do his homework, because if we discover he didn't and something happens...we will not forget.
Michelle Bachmann endorses Karen Harrington! Together we will defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz!
How can he comment on something he hasn't even seen? Huma's mother belonged/belongs to the women's arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. How could Rubio not know that? He is a poseur and should not be taken seriously as a Republican. He will turn out also to be a RINO. He will trade his integrity to push for amnesty of illegal immigration. It will be a nightmare if Romney selects him as VP. The Tea Party members will not support Rubio as VP.
Don't buy into the Conservative hype about this Rubio character, you have to listen very closely to what he says. He's a squish...
I always find it interesting how for security clearances that I have gotten you have to list relatives that live outside the US, any connections to foreign governments, foreign friends whom you routinely talk with, your foreign travel, etc etc. So I have to list all this out so the government can check it out and make sure I'm ok yet people at the top of the political food chain somehow are exempt from this yet have access to a lot more sensitive information than I am.
Rubio should have just said, "I'm not sure what's in the letter so I'm not going to comment on it, however having someone with family connections to the MB is interesting and should be looked into." Again, anyone who applies for a security clearance has to put all this information down and has their background looked into it would only make sense for this to happen to top political officials and aides.
On a side note, I was watching 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls' last night and there is a line that the communist russian chick says that got me thinking. She says something to the effect of "We will infiltrate you from the inside and you will become just like us. And the best part is, you won't even know it's happening." Something like that, but communist, socialist, islamic, it all sounds eerily true.
Afterburner with Bill Whittle: It's a Miracle!
Barack Obama said something stunning. He thinks that government is responsible for private sector success, not individual initiative and hard work. This short video by Bill Whittle chronicles Obama's AMAZING life story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXEoQJ7ZMZs&feature=player_embedded
But, But, whats Hannity going to do now, his golden boy Rooooobio has been outed, well lets see, Hannity could have another primetime interview with Rooooobio for an hour and do a do over, yeah thats the ticket.
I know, blueniner! That whole biographical interview on Hannity was waaaaaaaaaaaay over kill! It was just to much! I am so sick of seeing Marco Rubio and I would never buy his book because we really don't know a lot about his record or positions given his stance on illegal immigration and now the position against Michelle Bachmann. We know who the true Conservatives are and Rubio is not one of them!
Hannity, like many people, likes Rubio. Rubio is articulate, impressive, conservative and likable. So what if Hannity likes him.. Hannity just wants Obama gone like the rest of us. Not everybody comes to the same conclusion at the same time. People "evolve".
yup and Hannity considers Bob Beckel a "great friend".
Fox is not telling America the truth. It is entertainment with some very serious consequences.
Hannity is another fraud who is terrified of the word "eligibility." Trump brought it up in an interview the other day regarding the forged birth certificate and Hannity kept trying to get him away from the subject. None of them, including Beck or Limbaugh will touch it. Please go to the following link and read the lawsuit I have filed in OH to challenge Obama's right to be on the ballot:
Hannity is much bigger than a mistake he might have made with Rubio. Would you like to live in a world without Sean Hannity? Think about it.
Hannity points to the train wreck but never cuts to the core - to the root cause of it. He cannot becuse the Murdochs too are globlaists.
Hannity heavily uses a propaganda technique called card stacking. He is quite good and entertaining at it. The sin of omission is as great as the act perpetrated.
Regarding the topic, America has been invaded for a long time now by people who could only be considered enemies to our government, to our way of life and the Freedom that it represents. That some of them have been able to infiltrate high positions in our government should come as no surprise. If you were the enemy, what would you try to do? I will probably take some heat and lose what little credibility I have here, but your current President is one of them. At my age, my vision of America and what it means is pretty much set. I know who our enemies are on the world stage and I don't suffer from the delusions of the twenty-somethings who seem to want to control our future. Maybe they will. Time will tell. My best guess would be, "I don't think so." America's best days are not yet over. I think they are just beginning. America just needs to wake up. I think it is doing that right now. Your job and mine, is to help it do just that. The measure of our effectiveness in doing so, will become apparent this coming November. Let us try not to disappoint The Founders.
Please excuse me if I offend anyone, but we don't have enough experience with Hispanic Politicians in this country to put our total faith in them. The ones who have risen to positions of power in our government so far, have been a disappointment to the Conservative Cause. When I begin to see a large majority of them voting in a manner consistent with our Conservative ideals, I will join the celebration and welcome them with open arms. Until that happens, I will reserve judgement. That includes Marco Rubio. Hispanics are no different than Blacks, actually, in their view of America and what it means to them. Blacks and Hispanics are not White. Keep the Red Flags behind you for a moment and bear with me. That was not meant to be a criticism of their color, or their race, or what country gave them birth. It was just meant to state the obvious. If you are Black in this country, then you are Black in this country. If you are Hispanic in this country, then you are Hispanic in this country. Nothing will change that. But, if you are in this country and you were born here, then you are an American. Please don't try to change America to suit the color of your skin. Instead, why not join all of us in celebrating the ideals put forth by our Founders who got together and wrote a Boy Scout Handbook on Freedom called, The Constitution. It has served us for over two hundred years. Why do you now want to ignore it and say that it no longer serves us? I'm sixty-eight years old. I have children and grandchildren. It breaks my heart to see people following Obama like lap dogs, when I know they aren't using even half their brain. I don't really care if you are Black or Hispanic. You can still continue to support the idea of Freedom our Founders left us as a legacy. That is, if you really believe in men living free from Tyranny.
For all you out there who would call my comments racist, be careful. It is well known here on this site, that my first choice for President is Colonel Allen West. Last time I checked, Colonel Allen West was Black.
This is what we would call a rookie mistake. Now just imagine if this false idol of the GOP made such a mistake as Romney's running mate.
I hate to disagree, Mr.L. This is not a rookie mistake but a RINO characteristic! OK ask yourself, why would McCain go on the Senate floor and Rubio go on NPR to put Michlelle Backmann on blast? I don't think they even mentioned the others who also asked for the investigation. It was calculated and overt and I hope they both pay for this! The democrat would never ever do this to anyone in their own party about something like this! I mean most of then were in lock step for Eric Holder! I just hope there is more of us than them so we can root out these wolves in sheep's clothing!
It is not a mistake. It only takes a pot of coffee and a morning with Google to figure all of this out and MORE! The tentacles of islam and the money and power it wields have bought many a soul and many a vote. Do not underestimate this - its tentacles run deep.
But at least we now see Rubio's true colors.
Rubio is a great story teller and in general a strong conservative speaker but he has his weak spots too. I want Allen West over this guy every time.
I held a top secret clearance in the military for over 20 years. If I had had her connections I would never have even gotten a secret clearance. Scary that the people in control can't pass a security clearance required by a basic training recruit.
Rubio is not a natural born citizen who sympathizes with other nations. When are the people going to wake up and realize our founders wrote the constitutional requirements for presidents and VP's for just this reason.
McCain and Hussein - both ineligible under Article 2 Section 1. Coincidence? Both covered up by Congress, the press and the judicial. Now we hear talk of Rubio and Jindal - both ineligible. Coincidence?
Rubio has carefully and intentionally obscured and avoided his eligibility. It belies his lack of integrity. America has suffered greatly under this usurper. As you say they put the POTUS requirement in for a damn important reason. This dangerous and unchallenged precedent leaves us wide open to anyone occupying the White House. Anyone.
America is under siege from within. While Bachmann fights the enemy, Rubio and McCain comfort them
I posted a while ago that Rubio will wind up just another establishment GOP member. His dream act said it all for me. And is anyone else sick and tired of Sean Hannity's love affair with Marco Rubio? Rubio sounds just like a wimp ass liberal in that interview.
How can Rubio be VP if his parents aren't citizens of the US? If something happens to Romney that would make him President. What am I missing here?
Maybe finally Scoop and the rest who have been been under the cloud of self-deception realize that Ryan, Rubio and some other conservatives are too compromised by their Establishment handlers to act on principle. I am NOT saying they are bad men. But lines in this war are drawn sharply between the DeMint's, Bachmann's, Gingrich's, Toomey's and all others who are too afraid to realize we are in an ideological war that can not be compromised away.
Rubio clearly lined up with Romney long ago, when he still had a choice to demonstrate he was a Tea Party patriot instead choosing a the 2006 Top Ten RINO (Human Events) and habitual liar who implemented the most onerous Cap & Trade, Socialized Medicine and Gay Marriage programs of ANY state. The fact Rubio STILL will not come out and admit he is not a natural born citizen also shows you that he is driven by politics rather than principle.
Sure, we'll vote for Romney to stop the Obamanation, but I pray those of you who keep thinking you can "bargain" or reason on the issues of pure criminal fraud by this administration will finally realize that there is a difference between Republicans, conservatives and constitutional, fiscal conservative, tea party patriots.