Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been roundly criticized for a letter she and several other members of Congress sent to the State Department claiming that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Even members of Bachmann’s own party defended Abedin against the accusations. And now, highlighted by the Global Post today, the Muslim Brotherhood has responded to Bachmann’s claim, saying it’s a ridiculous rumor and professing never to have heard of Abedin in the first place.
The new Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, is a member of the brotherhood, but since beginning his term of office, he has been engaged in a “battle with the ruling military for executive power.” As one Brotherhood leader explained it, “The Muslim Brotherhood can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government.”
Another Brotherhood leader responded to Bachmann’s claim that the Brotherhood may have infiltrated the U.S. government.
“I haven’t heard these rumors, but they strike me as ridiculous… Surely the United States government selects its employees very carefully.”
The Post notes that the Brotherhood leaders were “perplexed by the accusations” and said they had no idea who Abedin was.
h/t Global Post
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