Saleha Mahmood Abedin – Huma’s mommy
Saleha Mahmood Abedin – Huma’s mommy and Weiner’s in-law.
Saleha Mahmood Abedin is a member of Union of Good.
This group has ties to Hamas and has been banned in Israel.
Saleha Mahmood Abedin is also a founding member of the Muslim Sisterhood, a pro-Sharia group.
Hassan Abedin, the son of Saleha Mahmood Abedin and brother of Huma is an associated editor for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Meet The Abedins:
Mom: SALEHA MAHMOOD ABEDIN,
A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE MUSLIM SISTERHOOD
Born in 1940 in what is now Pakistan, Saleha Mahmood Abedin is the widow of the late Zyed Abedin, an Indian-born academic who taught at the prestigious King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia during the early 1970s. In 1976 Saleha gave birth to a daughter, Huma Abedin, while she and her husband were living in the United States. The following year, Saleha earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1978, the Abedin family relocated from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This move took place when Abdullah Omar Naseef, then-vice president of Abdulaziz University, recruited Zyed Abedin, who had been his colleague at the University earlier in the decade, to work for the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), a Saudi-based Islamic think tank that Naseef was preparing to launch. Both Zyed and Saleha Abedin would serve as editorial-board members of IMMA's in-house publication, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA). It should be noted that Abdullah Omar Naseef was an Islamic extremist with a significant history of ties to al Qaeda; moreover, he became secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a fundamentalist group with links to Osama bin Laden, in 1983. In the 1990s, Saleha Abedin herself would serve as an official representative of MWL.
After her husband died in 1993, Saleha Abedin became the director of IMMA; today she serves as editor-in-chief of its Journal.
In addition to her duties with IMMA, Abedin is a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (IICDR), a Union of Good-affiliated organization that has long been banned in Israel because of its ties to the terrorist organization Hamas.
Abedin also directs the Amman, Jordan-based International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC), a Muslim World League affiliate that identifies itself as part of the aforementioned IICDR. Abiding by a charter authored by Yusuf al-Qaradawi and several other leading Muslim Brotherhood members, IICWC advocates the implementation of strict Sharia Law and calls for the repeal of Egyptian statutes that currently ban female genital mutilation, child marriage, and marital rape. Because each of these practices find doctrinal support in Sharia, IICWC favors them.
Saleha Abedin is an influential founding member of the Muslim Sisterhood, a pro-Sharia entity composed of the wives of some of the highest-ranking leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood. A report by the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Liwa Al-Arabi says that these women are recruited to: "smuggle secret documents"; "spread the Brotherhood's ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes"; "fulfill the interests of the Brotherhood"; and "organiz[e] projects which will penetrate [the Brotherhood's] prohibited ideology into the decision-making in the West ... under the guise of 'general needs of women.'" One particularly noteworthy member of the Sisterhood is Nagla Ali Mahmoud, wife of Mohammed Morsi (the Islamist who was elected president of Egypt in June 2012).