On July 9, Rep. Michele Bachmann sent letters to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice and State, and to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, asking that they investigate the Muslim Brotherhood's influence on and "deep penetration" of the U.S. government. In her letters she named Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff, as an individual who has familial ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Senator John McCain took umbrage at Bachmann's mention of Abedin, saying: "These attacks on Huma [Abedin] have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now."
In order to dismiss Bachmann's concerns, we have to ignore three huge problems:
1. Abedin's mother is not only a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, but also sits on the Guidance Board of the organization. This makes her not only a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's female auxiliary, but also a prestigious member.
2. Another member of the Muslim Sisterhood's Guidance Bureau is Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's wife, which means Abedin's mother and the wife of an renowned Muslim Brotherhood member are in regular and frequent contact.
3. Lastly, Abedin's brother, Hassan Abedin, has allegedly collaborated with Omar Naseef and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, two of the most influential terror supporters in the world.
In light of these things, might Bachmann's concerns have logic, basis, and merit?