Pamela had background on this awhile ago: the whispers are that Hillary Clinton is carrying on a lesbian relationship with her top aide, Huma Abedin. It’s certainly a salacious rumor, but what concerns me about it is not the affair but the fact that Hillary’s closest aide is a Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia, and whose father was an Islamic scholar there:
The back story, as it were, begins 32 years ago in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Ms. Abedin, who declined to participate in this article, lived until the age of 2. Her family then relocated to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she lived until returning to the States for college. She attended George Washington University. Her father, who died when she was 17, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar of Indian decent. He founded his own institute devoted to Western-Eastern and interfaith understanding and reconciliation and published a journal focusing on Muslim minorities living in the diaspora. Her mother, a renowned professor in Saudi Arabia, is Pakistani.
An Indian Muslim scholar who relocates to Saudi Arabia and founded an institute there is most likely a Wahhabi. The article also says that Huma Abedin herself is “a Muslim” and “very conservative” — and that she rarely leaves the Senator’s side.
Does she influence Hillary’s view of jihad terrorism? If so, in what way? These are the kinds of questions I’d like to see answered more than ones about the affair.