Friday, August 26, 2016

A Figurehead Role in the War on Women

I'm sure that if a Trump backer was a "figurehead" on a publication of a neo-Nazi organization that this explanation for Huma Abedin's role on an Islamist magazine would work for that Trump backer:

Top Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin played no formal role in a radical Muslim journal — even though she was listed as an editor on the hate-filled periodical’s masthead for a dozen years, a campaign rep claimed Sunday.

“My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said hours after The Post broke the bombshell story. “She did not play a role in editing at the publication.”

Merrill said Abedin was just a figurehead and not actually on staff at the Saudi-based and -funded Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs, which featured radically anti-feminist views and backed strict Islamic laws roundly criticized for oppressing women.

So no active role. Pity.

Because if she played an active editorial role she might have fought against the anti-women views of the journal rather than passively accepting that actual "war on women" editorial message for 12 years!

Tip to Instapundit.

UPDATE: Huma's mother had an active role in the publication's editorial message:

... Saleha M. Abedin had explored the religious merits of sexual submissiveness, child marriage, lashings and stonings for adulterous women, and even the ­circumcision of girls.

The elder Abedin, whose daughter helps run Clinton’s presidential campaign, did take a pro-gender-equality stance on at least one issue: Muslim women’s right to participate in violent jihad alongside men.

Oh, and America pulled off the 9/11 attacks, the magazine's editorial position held.

But just being a figurehead for this role us okay.

And for those who might say that Hillary can't be blamed for what the mother of her trusted aid did, there is this:

As secretary of state, women’s-rights champ Hillary Clinton not only spoke at a Saudi girls school run by her top aide Huma Abedin’s ­anti-feminist mother, but Clinton invited the elder Abedin to participate in a State Department event for “leading thinkers” on women’s issues.

I guess in Hillary's world, when Islamism conflicts with feminism, Islamism wins. But don't call that a war on women.