Clinton aide Huma Abedin listed as the former assistant editor of anti-feminist Saudi Muslim journal

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, reportedly spent 12 years serving as the assistant editor of the Saudi Arabia-based and -funded Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs, which has controversially blamed the U.S. for 9/11 and argued against women's rights, The New York Post reports. Abedin's supposed tenure at the journal overlapped with time she spent serving Clinton when Clinton was secretary of state.

Clinton's campaign denied that Abedin was an active participant at the journal, although Abedin's brother and sister were also listed as assistant editors and their mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, remains the editor-in-chief of the publication. Abedin's mother reportedly authored pieces such as a 1996 article arguing that Clinton was pushing "very aggressive and radically feminist" policies that were un-Islamic. "'Empowerment' of women does more harm than benefit the cause of women or their relations with men," Saleha Mahmood Abedin wrote.

Abedin, 40, is recorded as being on the staff between 1996 and 2008. A journalism major at George Washington University, she was allegedly only a figurehead on the journal's masthead, according to the Clinton campaign. "My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period," Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told the Post. "She did not play a role in editing at the publication."

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