Robert Spencer: Why It May Be Easy for Huma Abedin to Stand by Her Man

Even Weiner’s sexting partner Sydney Leathers said of the Weiner-Abedin union: “It almost feels to me like it’s more of an arrangement, or a business relationship, than a marriage.” She said she thought Abedin stuck with Weiner “for the power, for the fame, for the stature.

Maybe so. And she also may be staying in it because Weiner’s indiscretions just don’t matter to her that much – not necessarily because they have a sham marriage, but because Abedin is approaching the marriage from an Islamic perspective.”


Huma Abedin comes from a family of devout Muslims with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. She herself, according to the Washington Post, is “a practicing Muslim.” If this is accurate, and Huma Abedin has never denied it, then it raises a number of questions that have never been answered. Islamic law prohibits a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man. A Muslim man may marry a non-Muslim woman, but not the other way around.

Curiouser and curiouser.

(BTW, Alinsky stole that theory about ridicule from Mark Twain. And for once, even Twain was wrong. After all, Hitler after he came to power was mocked relentlessly in Britain and America as a silly histrionic little man with a funny moustache, and I notice WWII still happened. )

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