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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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