Huma Abedin is a part of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle. Conservatives have been attacking Abedin with lies, rumors, and innuendo about her past. They have used the social media hashtag #HillarysHuma to promote these conspiracies.
Huma Abedin Is Not An Islamic Radical
Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. She has been involved in Democratic politics for most of her professional life and served as an aide to Hillary Clinton for most of that time. She is married to former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Huma Abedin Is Not Part Of The Muslim Brotherhood
The Atlantic investigated the conspiracy theory about Huma Abedin being part of the Muslim Brotherhood. They concluded: “from person to person, you kind of have to do a somersault to get from Huma Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Bipartisan Support For Huma Abedin
A bipartisan group of people have condemned the smears against Huma Abedin. This includes the Department of Homeland Security, former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
Who Is Behind Huma Abedin Conspiracies
A coalition of pro-Donald Trump sources is behind the anti-Huma Abedin conspiracy theories. They hope to elect Trump to the presidency and defeat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Figures and sources involved include:
- Fox News and New York Post, both part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and the leading right-wing news outlets in the United States. Both outlets are strong sources of support for Trump and have promoted numerous conspiracy theories on the right.
- Frank Gaffney, a birther who has promoted the Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy.
- Mike Cernovich, a pro-rape misogynist who has also promoted conspiracies about Hillary Clinton’s health and supposed illnesses.
- Breitbart News, a pro-white nationalist conservative news site.