Was SMERSH Behind the Weiner-Abedin Wedding?

By Jeffrey Goldberg

This falls into the category of "Crazy Shit Published by The Washington Times:"

When looking broadly at the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin union, we have to wonder if the coupling of a Jewish American man and a Muslim woman of her pedigree was fostered by love or by a socialist political agenda.

This is a truly bonkers piece, with a mystery embedded inside:

It is also important, when looking at this situation, to remember that observant Muslims practice Taqiyya , an element of sharia that states there is a legal right and duty to distort the truth to promote the cause of Islam.

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Given the defense articulated by the Imam, which would be offered only for a Muslim man, we must believe this opportunity to remove this Muslim woman from a union with an non-believer would be quickly taken. Therefore we must consider that Mr. Weiner *may* have converted to Islam, because if he did not, we have to consider the unlikely, that being that Ms. Abedin has abandoned her Muslim faith, even while she still practices.

Wait -- there was something inaccurate in this piece?

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/06/was-smersh-behind-the-weiner-abedin-wedding/240342/