A host of Republicans are ripping Michele Bachmann, including John McCain, about her call for several executive offices to investigate potential “policies and activities that appear to be the result of influence operations conducted by individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.” Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longtime assistant and wife of disgraced representative Anthony Weiner, is among those she names. Four other congressmen joined her in cosigning the letters: Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Thomas Rooney, R-Fla., and Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga.
Bachmann sent letters to Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and to John Brennan.
Bachmann followed up her letters with a July 18 statement that read,
“The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State – and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13 – are unfortunately being distorted.
I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for answers to questions regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical group’s access to top Obama administration officials.
Most recently, the State Department shockingly decided to give Hani Nour Eldin, a member of an Egyptian designed terrorist group, a visa to not only enter the country in violation of the federal laws prohibiting material support for terrorism, but to be granted a meeting inside the White House with National Security Council officials.
The terror group member used the opportunity of his White House visit to call for the release of the imprisoned leader of his organization, the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, who is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and later planned terror plots inside the U.S.
This is just the latest example of the dangerous national security decisions made by the Obama administration. I will not be silent as this administration appeases our enemies instead of telling the truth about the threats our country faces.”
Rep. Ellison, the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress, says he doesn’t understand why she makes accusations to the press if the information is as sensitive as it is.
“If she has sources for this type of information, she owes it to the country to reveal them to the proper authorities, but definitely not this way,” Ellison said. “If she doesn’t have this type of information, she should not be whipping up fear and hysteria about a very important matter.”
Specifically she pointed out Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff for Secretary Hillary Clinton and she claims that three members of her family are directly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. As such, the access Abedin has to Clinton has led the department, in Bachmann’s words, to take “actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests.”
This statement is true. Abedin does have family that is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Her father, Syed Z. Abedin, founded the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization supported by the Muslim World League, a Brotherhood organization. Her mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.
Even more was pointed out in the letters such as the failure to “characterize accurately the jihadist motivations” of Major Nidal Hassan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter, a denial of the DHS to accurately define a jihadist threat in America and instead turn the tables on Christians as the DHS uses “its approved words effectively equate those perpetrating this threat with ones said to arise from ‘Christian patriots,’ ‘constitutionalists’ and ‘militia extremists’.”
Why is it that spineless people such as Senator John McCain, John Boehner, Rep. Mike Rogers, Rep. Jeff Flake, and Sen. Scott Brown will not take seriously a threat of national security such as this? Instead, these politicians go and attack the messenger rather than deal maturely with a most important issue facing our country.