Fox News analyst Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s choice to be senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council, furthered the rumor that Huma Abedin had strong ties to Islamic extremists. Though this suggestion is unfounded, Crowley continued to share this theory as if it was a fact.
Fox seems to be the hunting ground for Trump administration picks, as Kimberly Guilfoyle is also under consideration to be Trump’s press secretary, says the Inquisitr. Guilfoyle has some strong credentials, as she has been a prosecutor and legal analyst for Court TV and Fox News. While Guilfoyle is still under consideration, Monica Crowley is a done deal.
The rumor that Huma Abedin has ties to Islamic extremists has been debunked by the Washinton Post and Snopes, but that hasn’t stopped Crowley from mentioning it over and over again, says CNN. The idea that Huma Abedin was in synch with the Islamic Brotherhood. The buzz actually went as far as suggesting that Huma Abedin was Hillary Clinton’s Islamic Brotherhood handler, and despite these notions being proven as untrue, they were recirculated.
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Monica Crowley continued to push this agenda even though some high profile Republicans rebutted it. Former House Speaker John Boehner said the language was “pretty dangerous” and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said that Abedin is an American patriot.Even Republican Sen. John McCain used strong language on the Senate floor to emphatically state that this was untrue.
On Sean Hannity’s show, Crowley said that she didn’t understand why everyone focused on the Anthony Weiner sexting story when Huma Abedin’s ties to Islam made for a much better story.
“That’s the real Huma Abedin story. It’s not about Weiner’s Weiner. It’s about Huma Abedin and her ties to Islamic extremists.”
In praising Frank Gaffney in his efforts to investigate what they perceived as Huma’s suspicious background, Crowley suggested that anyone who would consider voting for Hillary Clinton should be concerned about Huma Abedin and Islam. Gaffney shared what he says he learned about Abedin’s connections.
“One of whom I’ve been very concerned about, as I know have you, Huma Abedin, the woman who was tied extensively through personal, as well as family, relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, among other things. There’s a new movie that will be coming out shortly about the Weiners, her husband and Huma, and I just wonder what you make of her role in all of this as so far we can determine it.”
Crowley was emphatic that Frank Gaffney had unveiled the greatest conspiracy and warning of the election. Crowley literally said that the connection exists.
“Well, what we do know, at least so far, we’ve known for years Frank, that Huma Abedin is Mrs. Clinton’s closest and most trusted aide, apart from Bill, we know that to be true. You have done yeoman’s work in investigating her background, her family’s background, in terms of links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood. That exists.”
Monica Crowley wrote a story on her blog called “The Real Huma Abedin Story,” speaking of her family, and their ties to “Islamic Supremacists.”
The Huffington Post says that Crowley claims that Huma Abedin’s parents were “tools of the Saudi regime.” Crowley, for some reason, also has included President Barack Obama in some sort of Arab conspiracy. She said that Obama was an Arab masquerading as a black man, and that was part of his “con.”
“[Obama is] not black African, he is Arab African. And yet, this guy is campaigning as black and painting anybody who dares to criticize him as a racist. I mean that is — it is the biggest con I think I’ve ever seen.”
But Monica Crowley isn’t the only appointment with a love of conspiracy theories. David Friedman, whom Trump nominated as ambassador to Israel, told a crowd at a rally that Abedin was “close to the Muslim Brotherhood.” Trump appointment Michael Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn, Jr. were connected to #pizzagate, and the younger Flynn was fired for Twitter posts from the Trump transition team.
Do you believe the Huma Abedin rumors that Monica Crowley is spreading, or do you believe that Snopes has debunked any tie to the Islamic Brotherhood?
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