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July 17th, 2012
09:43 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Bachmann's claims questionable

AC360 reporting shows no direct evidence for Bachmann's claim Huma Abedin "working on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood."

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  1. Jose Debs-Elias

    Is it possible to impeach Michelle Bachmann? She is unamerican, a domestic terrorist...an opportunist.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Bob

    Questionable, as I see it we are witnessing fascism rekindling.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  3. LisaUsedToBeARepublican

    Michelle Bachmann and the other four members of Congress, who have erroneously made public announcements about their "concerns" regarding the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the US infrastructure, are nothing but irresponsible fearmongers, creating a false fear environment less than 120 days before an election. So typical and so transparent. Behavior like this by the Republican Party is why I am no longer registered with them.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  4. Javan Cain

    The problem that I have with people who have a voice that matters is that they tend to use that voice irresponsibly. I am a member of the U.S. government who is also a Muslim. I am member of the U.S. armed service and I have served honorably for the past 12 years. Myself like other Muslim men and women who have served, and are serving from the pier side at Norfolk Naval Station to the streets and bases in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan have served in conditions that the mentioned members of Congress will not and have not served in and will fight to keep their children from serving in. All the while we are wearing the American flag on our shoulder and the pocket above our left breast their is a patch that says U.S. then your branch of service. So now does me being Muslim take away all the sacrifices that me and my family have made for this great country that we live in and call home?! So now the real question is does me being a Muslim make those members of Congress more patriotic than myself and the other members of the Armed Services because of our faith? The real issues that we need members of Congress to address our those Service Members who have served in combat and combat zones who come home disabled whether by physical injury or PTSD and are left to fend for themselves. What about the fact that welfare is being cutoff for people who seriously needs the extra assistance? I believe these are actual, and factual intangible discrepancies that need our members of Congress immediate attention.

    July 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
  5. Chris

    First, I'd like to say my comments are mine and are mine alone, with no affiliation to any person or organization.
    Now....religious freedom is part of the bedrock from which this country was established. That being said, Islam seems to be founded on the forced conversion (through physical violence) of populations practicing different religions. If this story is true, it would be a continuation of a practice over 1000 years old. If it is untrue, it still brings up the question of the vetting process for individuals serving in government.
    In the U.S. military, individuals go through a background check covering 10 years (credit, residency, associations, etc.) for the most basic of security clearances. Why should individuals working in any other aspect of government (and exposed to classified material) be different?
    Even passing the security clearance, they are not exempt from continuous monitoring. If suspicious activity is detected, why shouldn’t there be an investigation, public outcry, and possible prosecution? If they are cleared of wrong-doing….move on!

    July 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  6. Jeffrey Epstein

    Cooper:

    Bachmann is 100% correct about the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of our infrastructure and the threat it poses to our national security and very way of life. The administration has allowed MB operatives, like Mohamed Elibiary, to be seeded in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau. You're being played a fool by Keith Ellison. Both he and Grover Norquist are problematic. Spin it any way you like but you're putting future generations of Americans – our children – at great risk.

    Jeffrey Epstein, President
    America's Truth Forum

    July 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
  7. Cynthia Ramirez

    Don't dismiss the concern so quickly. Maybe true, maybe false. But, you can't look at this from the America-centric view of life. The middle-east religions are very, very different ad have been for mileniums. Just because a person is dead, or a generation has passed does not dismis the validity. Maybe read Brigitte Gabriel's book " Because They Hate" and look at the factual attitudes and progression of tearing down America to make room for a new religion that wants power and domination. Just sayin' Americans didn't want to believe Islamic radicals would unite to kill us in 2011. Ms. Gabriel who is from their country says, all are radical because it is essential to their belief.
    Americans don't have to be hate filled political conservatives. But, do have to stop being blind liberals accepting anyone in fear of seeming biased. Or suffer the lives of those seen daily on the teli. It is real. Wake up!

    July 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm |