Friday, November 4, 2016

Snopes Responds to the Huma Abedin Video

For those who put a lot of stock in what Snopes puts out, they recently published a piece on the Huma Abedin video that I recently wrote about. The article does a pretty good job of addressing the supposed links between Huma and Anwar Al-Awlaki, and between Omar Naseef and Al Qaeda.

Some of its other arguments, however, seem fairly weak. For instance, it refutes the claim that Huma worked at the Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs on the basis of a statement given by a Clinton spokesperson (not exactly the most impartial source). Further, while Scopes correctly points out that the video provides no direct evidence for the claim that the Muslim World Congress owns the Institute, it ignores the seemingly relevant fact that they share the same physical location.