May 29 2013
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s letter to the Inspector General expressed her deep concern about the Muslim Brotherhood’s penetration of the U.S. government. The letter includes a discussion of Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and her troubling ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Five congressmen signed the letter.
Washington Post Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced early Wednesday that she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014 but would keep fighting for the conservative principles that made her a favorite of the tea party movement and, she said, are vital to protecting the United States from moral and economic decline. Her exposure of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ties to the Obama Administration paid particular attention to the Hamas-funders from CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations)
Powerline Bachmann’s letter to the Deputy Inspector General of the Department of State. That letter begins by stating a concern about Department of State policies and activities that “appear to be a result of influence operations conducted by individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.” It then points out that the State Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, “has three family members – her late father, her mother, and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operations and/or organizations.” Presumably, as the letter states, Abedin’s position gives her “routine access to the Secretary of State Clinton and to policy-making.”
Next, the letter lists five policy decisions by the State Department that are favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood. They include Hillary Clinton’s personal intervention to permit a prominent Brotherhood leader, Tariq Ramadan, to enter the U.S.; various meetings and interactions by the State Department with the Brotherhood and/or its affiliates; Clinton’s waiver of restrictions on aid to Egypt; and her waiver of restrictions on aid to the Palestinian authority.
Finally, the letter asks that the Deputy Inspector General investigate “the extent to which Muslim Brotherhood-tied individuals and entities have helped achieve the adoption of these State Department actions and policies, or are involved in their execution.” It also requests “corrective action. . . to ensure that no Muslim Brotherhood-associated entity or individual is placed into a position of honor or trust unless he or she has publicly condemned and disclaimed the. . .goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The letter to the Department of Defense charges the U.S. Army with failing to “characterize accurately the jihadist motivations” of Major Nidal Hassan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter.
The letter to the Department of Homeland Security says the department has developed a lexicon, or official vocabulary, that obscures America’s jihadist threat.
“Its approved words effectively equate those perpetrating this threat with ones said to arise from ‘Christian patriots,’ ‘constitutionalists’ and ‘militia extremists,’ ” the letter said.