Huma Abedin – the longtime top aide of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – was caught disparaging the Jewish community in an email exchange that recently surfaced in the Democratic presidential nominee’s ongoing private email scandal.
Volumes of emails that President Barack Obama’s State Department was ordered to release in its ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit were obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, which discovered a problematic troubling email trail involving involving an anti-Semitic comment made by Abedin while serving under Clinton during the standing president’s first term.
According to the Daily Caller, Abedin portrayed a hostility toward the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – and toward Jewish People in general.
Huma Mahmood Abedin, who currently serves as vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, is the daughter of fundamentalist Muslim parents. Her father, who is of Indian descent, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar who founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs and ran the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Abedin’s mother was born in present-day Pakistan in a highly Islamic region.
It is inferred that her strong upbringing in Islam has grounded her anti-Semitism that was demonstrated in her 2009 email exchange, where she calls attendees at AIPAC “that crowd” and suggests that former President Bill Clinton not associate with such people.
An analysis of the back-and-forth Abedin had regarding the Jewish American event has led many to believe that Clinton’s relationship with Jewish Americans and Israel would be strained, at best – if elected president of the United States in November.
“Huma Abedin – Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's closest aide – urged former President Bill Clinton in 2009 to reject a speaking invitation before the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC), asking his assistant in an email: do ‘u really want to consider sending him into that crowd?’" the Daily Caller reported.
Continuing Obama’s anti-Israeli foreign policy legacy in the White House?
The slight was not taken lightly by many in top positions who realize that anti-Semitism at such a high level in the government can adversely affect Jewish American relations in the United States and Israeli relations abroad, where the Jewish State is constantly being bombarded by Palestinian jihadists and Islamic militants in the surrounding volatile region of the Middle East – often referred to as the “Powder Keg.”
“Abedin's comment about ‘that crowd’ has sparked anger and consternation among Jewish and non-Jewish leaders who consider it hostile to Jews and to the State of Israel,” the daily informed. “Her comments are raising uncomfortable questions about Abedin's past and her family's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Zionist Organization of America National President Morton Klein was repulsed by Abedin’s condescending remark geared toward the Jewish community in her email.
"[Abedin’s email is] appalling," Klein expressed, according to the Daily Caller. "[It] shows hostility toward Jews and Israel, in light of the fact that 'that crowd' gives huge ovations to White House speakers."
Klein asserts that earlier reports circulating about connections Abedin’s family has with a recognized Islamic terrorist group raises even more cause for concern with the unleashing of the controversial emails from Clinton’s top aide.
“It makes me think about the allegations about her parents and other family members who were associated with the Muslim Brotherhood," Klein voiced.