Has Hillary read Huma’s mom’s book? Stunning revelations courtesy of Kamala:
- Huma Abedin’s mother Saleha is the sole editor of the book.
- In 2010, Hillary praised Saleha directly, while standing next to her and giving a talk together in Saudi Arabia. The transcript is on the state department’s web site: http://www.state.gov/secretary/20092013clinton/rm/2010/02/136789.htm — Hillary calls Saleha “an accomplished scholar and teacher”:And I am – (applause) – I am delighted to recognize her before you, but also before her mother, because – (applause) – as her mother knows, she can be an accomplished scholar and teacher, as Dr. Abedin is, but the best thing that can happen to you is have people say nice things about your children. And so I am very, very grateful to be here with all of you.
Here are some stunning excerpts from the book:Men have been created in such a way that they are able to go out to work and to provide for their families. Women on the other hand are pre-disposed to stay at home and to fulfill their primary mission in life: bringing up the children and looking after the marital home. (p. 58)
…Allah (SWT) has created women to be emotional, delicate, sensitive, reactive, and easily provoked. When confronted with an accusation they become nervous, lose their arguments and consequently become weak and surrender to their opponents. (p. 64)
Cunningness is a characteristic common to all human beings. It is an intrinsic attribute of women agreeing with their very feminine nature since they often resort to cunning devices in order to obtain what they want and in order to achieve their goals. This attitude could sometimes be described as trickery and contrivance. In the noble Qur’an, women’s cunning is described as “great.” (p. 68)
If a woman were to assume a position of authority, she would be required to travel constantly in order to fulfill her duties. Her job would also involve long hours of free mixing and social interaction with the opposite sex, which is forbidden in Islam. Moreover, women’s biological constitution is different from that of men. Women are fragile, emotional, and sometimes unable to handle difficult and strenuous situations. Men are less emotional and show more perseverance. (p. 159)Of course, the mainstream media will be hesitant to touch any of this. The obvious question for Hillary is whether she’ll now rescind her praise for Dr. Abedin. And the obvious question for Huma is if she agrees with any of these statements from her mom’s book. If Huma is the moderate everyone says she is, this would be a softball: Huma could explain that while she loves her mother dearly, she rejects her mother’s interpretation of women’s role in Islam, and she could then explain how she has tried to articulate her perspective to her mother.