Human Abedin worked at a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11 before being appointed as Clinton’s top aide, it has been revealed.
Abedin, who could become the future White House chief of staff if Hillary wins the election, was assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs until as late as 2008, NY Post reports.
The aide was at the journal in 2002 when her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin, who remains editor-in-chief to this day, published an article which appeared to blame the U.S. for bringing the 9/11 terror attacks on itself.
The article stated that the United States’ ‘spiral of violence’ was creating intense ‘anger and hostility’ while the sanctions and ‘injustices’ imposed on certain Muslim countries was creating a ‘time bomb’.
‘It was a time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11, changing in its wake the life and times of the very community and the people it aimed to serve,’ Saleha wrote, according to the New York Post.
Huma was listed as ‘assistant editor’ on the masthead of the 2002 controversial issue.
Abedin has never spoken directly about the articles posted in her mother’s magazine, while she served as assistant editor, but the admiration she has for her mom is clear.
In a recent Vogue piece, she described her mother as a feminist who was unhappy when the family moved to the conservative Saudi Arabia.
‘My mother was traveling around the world to these international women’s conferences talking about women’s empowerment, and it was normal,’ she said.
But that viewpoint jars with other articles written in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.
Shortly after Clinton gave her seminal ‘women’s rights are human rights,’ speech in Beijing in 1995, the journal published a series of articles hitting back at the speech.
A 1996 piece titled ‘Women’s rights are Islamic rights’, that appeared to claim that women who wore revealing clothes were inviting rape.
The author wrote that revealing clothes ‘directly translates into unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promote violence against women.’
It also states that single or working moms and gay couples with children should not be classed as a family.
‘A conjugal family established through a marriage contract between a man and a woman, and extended through procreation is the only definition of family a Muslim can accept,’ the author, a Saudi official with the Muslim World League – which funds the journal.
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