Did A Top Clinton Aide Really Work At A Radical Muslim Journal?

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets people outside on the street as she leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont Calif. Tuesday Aug. 23 2016

Did A Top Clinton Aide Really Work At A Radical Muslim Journal?

The New York Post detailed various pieces in the publication that opposed women's rights, including one written by Abedin's mother that described how women should be subservient to men.

A spokesman for Clinton's campaign said Huma Abedin had no formal role at the publication, the Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs, and that her name was simply on the masthead.

Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin worked for a radical Muslim journal for 12 years that criticized women's rights and blamed the USA for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the New York Post.

Speaking about her mother, Abedin recently told Vogue that Saleha Mahmood Abedin "was traveling around the world to these global women's conferences, talking about women's empowerment, and it was normal." .

This article appeared in a 2002 issue of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), which listed Abedin as "assistant editor" on the masthead.

Clinton's campaign told the Post that Abedin, however, was just a figurehead at the journal.

"By placing women in the "care and protection" of men and by making women responsible for those under her charge", she argued, "Islamic values generate a sense of compassion in human and family relations". The shocking article included the following excerpt: "A conjugal family established through a marriage contract between a man and a woman, and extended through procreation is the only definition of a family a Muslim can accept.Pushing [mothers] out into the open labor market is a clear demonstration of a lack of respect of womanhood and motherhood".

Abedin's mother remains the journal's editor in chief. At this time, Huma Abedin was already very close to Hillary Clinton, having started working for the first lady in 1996 and transitioning to her Senate campaign staff. It added that less modest clothing ushered in by women's liberation "directly translates into unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promote violence against women".

Abedin is widely speculated to be a front-running contender for the position of White House chief-of-staff if Clinton wins the presidency - a post of massive influence and power in the federal government.

"She did not play a role in editing at the publication", Merrill said.

Huma Abedin, left, an aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, watches the Democratic presidential contender greet members of the audience following a speech at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum in New York April 29.

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