With Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, in the crosshairs of the loony right, fake “ex-terrorist” Walid Shoebat is turning the crazy up to 11 by showing how one false premise can lead to two ridiculous conclusions.
It is extremely rare to have Muslim women marry non-Muslims, much less to have conservative Muslims look the other way, unless Huma has a “higher calling” and a unique exception was made for her, since she is an ear into top U.S. sensitive information, or Anthony Weiner has converted to Islam or even both.
Or maybe, just maybe, not all Muslims think alike. Just like Christians and Jews, some are going to be extremely traditional and eschew interreligious marriage, while others are going to be more modern and moderate and be fine with it. I know many Muslims who have married outside their faith; they are obviously not part of the more fundamentalist forms of Islam, as Abedin clearly is not as well. But such people simply do not exist to demagogues like Shoebat, whose only selling points are fear and paranoia.