Conspiracy Theories

Fox News panel: The real Anthony Weiner scandal is in his wife’s ties to Osama bin Laden

According to a slightly-crazed panel discussing Anthony Weiner on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, the real issue being ignored by the main-stream media is his wife’s ties to radical Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hannity guest Brooke Goldstein started out by revealing a hidden plot by Islamists to infiltrate U.S. politics.

“What’s amazing to me is that we’re spending time debating ‘Shmecklegate’ when Huma Abedin, who has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, who is connected to the chief financier of Al Qaeda, is his wife and has top security clearance,” Goldstein exclaimed.

Fellow panelist and Fox contributor Monica Crowley wasted no time in chiming in. “That’s the real Huma Abedin story,” Crowley declared. “It’s not about Weiner’s weener. It’s about Huma Abedin and her ties to Islamic supremacists.”

Drawing the conspiracy even deeper, another panelist alluded to Abedin’s relationship to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to whom Abedin was an assistant — reminding Crowley that the Muslim Brotherhood may even one day have access to a future president.

The bizarre phenomenon of right wingers like Michele Bachman leveling fact-free accusations about Huma Abedin is nothing new. Last year, The Atlantic’s Serena Dai explored the origins of these conspiracy theories generated by Bachman and other fringe conservative pundits:

Shockingly, the connections are indeed a little nuts. From person to person, you kind of have to do a somersault to get from Huma Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood. That is, if you believe the connections at all. Some of the ties to extreme Islamism and terrorism could not be verified by anything on the web other than ultra-conservative sites or Arabic Wikipedia. Most have to do with Huma’s mother Saleha, who [controversial writer, born-again Christian and supposed former Jihadist Walid Shoebat ] claims was very intimate with Muslim Brotherhood leaders like Yusuf al-Qaradawi. […] It gets so crazy that Shoebat manages to connect Huma Abedin to Osama bin Laden.

Watch an excerpt from the panel discussion on Sean Hannity’s show in the video below.



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    Bob Cull

    July 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    What I find amazing is that you can put that many people in a room and still have the aggregate IQ remain in the single digits!

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    Jim Slaughter

    July 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This is a total crock of crap made up by the radical conservatives. They tried to pin this on Mrs. Weiner earlier and it fizzled. They are just dusting it off again to get their addled base riled up about something.

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    Scott Belen

    July 30, 2013 at 2:30 am

    they do admit they are the party of stupid… explains a lot…

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    July 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Well, you just knew this was coming with this crowd, didn’t you? Never mind that she was an assistant to Hillary Clinton for a number of years. What an infantile bunch of Neanderthals.

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    July 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Are any of these idiot/ic remarks suprising considering who they are coming from and what the venue is. Do not ever expect anything reasonable, true or sane on any Hannity show or from any of his guests/followers.

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    July 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Did they all get the same crib notes to study before they went on this show? I saw a “staged” group of people all just wait their turn to make a comment and linked to the others’. You can’t do that by accident even if 3 people just gather for coffee.

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    John Zaffino

    July 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Again, the lies pour forth from Hannity and Co. on Faux News. The sad part is that we give weight to these stupid lies by getting outraged and commenting. If we don’t comment, it emboldens them to be even more outrageous. When we do comment and show our outrage, they point fingers at us and call us haters of America. I ask you, who are the real haters here?

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    July 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I get it the muslim brotherhood is behind Anthony Weiner’s inabilty to stop sexting. The conspiracy all makes sense now! It is all his wife’s fault!

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    July 31, 2013 at 5:25 am

    And she’s married to a jewish man…crazy…

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    Bob Cull

    July 31, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    That adds several new dimensions to the term “sleeper agent” doesn’t it?

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