Top Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin played no formal role in a radical Muslim journal — even though she waslisted as an editor on the hate-filled periodical’s masthead for a dozen years, a campaign rep claimed Sunday.
“My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said hours after The Post broke the bombshell story. “She did not play a role in editing at the publication.”
Merrill said Abedin was just a figurehead and not actually on staff at the Saudi-based and -funded Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs, which featured radically anti-feminist views and backed strict Islamic laws roundly criticized for oppressing women.
Because college students are always endowed with figurehead posts. Makes total sense.
A journalism major at George Washington University, Abedin, 40, was listed as “assistant editor” of the journal from 1996 to 2008, when her name was removed from the staff box and she went to work for Clinton at the State Department.
Her brother, who was an associate editor, and a sister, also employed as an assistant editor, are listed as staff members.
Abedin’s Pakistani mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, remains editor-in-chief.
So her brother, sister and her mother basically run this anti-American rag, yet we’re to believe she was just a figurehead. Seems legit, no?
The journal supported a strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia laws, which call for beheadings, require women to cover their bodies and faces and advocate death for “infidels” — which in their view includes just about everyone but the most extreme religious hardliners.
The publication also blamed the US for the 9/11 terror attacks, which were carried out largely by Saudi nationals.
Typical fare in the publication includes a 1996 piece titled “Women’s Rights are Islamic Rights,” which argues that single moms, working moms and gay couples with children should not be recognized as families.
It also maintained that revealing dress “directly translates into unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promote violence against women.”
So the woman who might be president’s top aide’s family believes in beheadings and keeping women as slaves, basically, yet nobody is calling for her to be dismissed. Yet remember, they’re all for empowering women, or something.