Retired Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney claimed on Thursday that members of the "Muslim Brotherhood" are currently working in the US government.
During an interview with radio station WMAL-AM, McInerney stated, “We’ve got Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. government today.”
After the talk show asked for their names, McInerney responded, “I haven’t got their names exactly but there’s a list of them, at least 10 or 15 of them in the U.S. government.”
According to Worldnet Daily, McInerney later suggested that Huma Abedin, who served as the deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was part of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Her parents are Muslim Brotherhood and her intuitions are in that direction,” claimed McInerney. “There are a whole host of people in this government.”
RawStory.com notes that McInerney failed to provide any proof about Abedin, but instead referred to a book, Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office, which was written by Aaron Klein, of WorldNet Daily, and Brenda J. Elliott, an anti-Obama blogger.
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The unproven claim about Abedin was originally created by anti-Muslim pundit Frank Gaffney.
According to ThinkProgress.org, Gaffney has never produced evidence of his claims against Abedin, which have also been promoted by Rep. Michele Bachman (R-Minn.), who has also failed to produce any proof.