Huma Abedin’s Mother Censored Hillary’s Saudi Speech

When Hillary Clinton was preparing to visit a women’s college in Saudi Arabia, her longtime aide Huma Abedin advised giving a copy of the then-secretary of state’s prepared remarks to Abedin’s mother, the vice dean of the school.

Saleha Abedin replied with a warning not to use “political” terms such as “freedom,” “democracy” and “empowering women,” particularly any mention of women driving, which is forbidden in the Islamic kingdom, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and released Thursday.

Saleha Abedin, a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a sociology lecturer and vice dean at Dar Al Hekma in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a school she helped found with Yaseen Abdullah Kadi, a member of the bin Laden family who was designated by the U.S. as a terrorist. She has blamed America for 9/11 and advocated for Islamic law provisions condoning marital rape, child marriage, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, and lashings and stonings for women accused of adultery. Huma worked for her family’s Saudi-sponsored Islamic journal, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, through at least 2008. She is listed as “assistant editor” in the 2002 issue in which her mother suggested the United States was doomed to be attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, because of “sanctions” it leveled against Iraq and other “injustices” allegedly committed against the Muslim world.

In the email chain, Huma Abedin, who was raised in Saudi Arabia from the time she was 2 years old until she returned to the U.S. for college, advised speechwriter Case Button on Feb. 12, 2010, to have the text of Clinton’s remarks vetted by Saleha Abedin. (Read more from “Huma Abedin’s Mother Censored Hillary’s Saudi Speech” HERE)

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