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Rush Limbaugh: Hillary Clinton Tied To ‘Muslim Sisterhood’

Rush Limbaugh: Hillary Clinton Tied To ‘Muslim Sisterhood’

 

Written by Nina Liss-Schultz for Think Progress

Following the election of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s new President — marking the success of the country’s first democratic Presidential election — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded in her characteristic diplomatic manner. Speaking to reporters in Finland on Wednesday, Clinton said, “we expect president-elect Morsi, as he forms a government, to demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity that is manifest by representatives of the women of Egypt, of the Coptic Christian community, of the secular non-religious community and, of course, young people. We hope that full democracy is understood to be more than one election. One election does not a democracy make.”

The Muslim Brotherhood

According to Rush Limbaugh, however, Clinton’s statements only disguised her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization to which Morsi ascribes. On his radio show, Limbaugh accused Huma Abedin — former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife and a top aide to Hillary Clinton — of having strong familial ties to the Brotherhood. By extension, he says, Clinton must also have personal ties to the group. He described the connection:

LIMBAUGH: Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, Mrs. Huma Weiner, she is Hillary Clinton’s number one aide. And Huma’s mother is best friends with the new First Lady of Egypt, the wife of the new Muslim Brotherhood guy, Morsi. That’s really all you need to know. But there’s much more to know. That’s why Hillary is out celebrating the brotherhood. That’s why Hillary is joining Obama in telling the military to give it up for the Brotherhood guy. Because Huma’s mom, there’s actually a group, the Muslim Sisterhood, essentially, that is an offshoot of the Brotherhood. And Huma’s mom is best friends with the new so-called First Lady of Egypt, who is also a member of the Sisterhood. Folks, it’s Peyton place. It’s too much to keep up with.

Limbaugh’s claims that Clinton has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are baseless. His suggestion that Huma Abedin’s mother is connected to the group through her participation in the so-called “Muslim Sisterhood,” is founded in conspiracy theories being reported by conservative media outlets. Like Limbaugh, these outlets have no evidence of the veracity of their claims, and cite no reliable sources.

 

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11:01AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Limbaugh: Hasn't he been committed yet?

3:32AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

As a liberal, I am sorry to admit that Limbaugh's words do have an impact in society.

When the Nazis started spewing their hatred for various ethnic and political groups in 1920s Germany, people looked on them as mostly harmless loudmouths. All you had to do was stay out of the beer halls if you didn't want to hear them.

As we know, ignoring the Nazi Party loudmouths didn't keep their ideology in the beer garden. Eventually their loud words turned into violence. You know the rest.

Loud, angry, violent rhetoric isn't harmless. It has never been harmless. It always escalates into action. The shooting of Gabby Giffords is but one example. Also, extreme right wing rhetoric was flying around in Texas before the assassination of John F Kennedy. Then there is Martin Luther King. You can probably think of many other examples.

We ignore FAR RIGHT violent rhetoric at our peril.

3:19PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

I don't think illegal druggie Rush believes anything. He makes outrageous comments to his very radical audience so he can and does make millions from gullible people. He doesn't have an ounce of decency and kindness in him. He loves money.

4:36AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

"Rush Limbaugh can spew his racist and women hating banter til he chokes on his Vicodin".....Anita, that's an insult to those who need and use vicoden to address their pain issues. Vicoden is a pain killer, and doesn't cause the mindless, irrational racist nonsense spewed from the mouths of bigots and morons such as Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. I think you're confusing vicoden and crack.

12:34PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Whats sad is hate-mongers anywhere..

10:12AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

This man is hilarious. Is he seriously allowed to speak publically? :') He is either paranoid and insane or completely and utterly deluded. Where does he get this from?

10:12AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

This man is hilarious. Is he seriously allowed to speak publically? :') He is either paranoid and insane or completely and utterly deluded. Where does he get this from?

10:12AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

This man is hilarious. Is he seriously allowed to speak publically? :') He is either paranoid and insane or completely and utterly deluded. Where does he get this from?

9:10AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

rush knows it all. the moron

8:35AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Rush Limbaugh can spew his racist and women hating banter til he chokes on his Vicodin. The only people (and I use that word loosely), that believe his "hate speak" are the same idiots that listen to and/or follow his radio show.

I shall only start to worry when someone I respect, starts going down the rabbit hole with Rush.

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