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Jon Stewart Slams Bachmann, Links Her to Muslim Brotherhood

“I think she’s like the bus in the movie 'Speed.' If she slows down too much, her mouth explodes with stupidity."

By Debra Pangestu
|  Friday, Jul 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:11 AM CDT
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Jon Stewart Slams Bachmann, Links Her to Muslim Brotherhood

"The Daily Show" host mocked Michele Bachmann's claim that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's long-time aide, may be linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Michele Bachmann didn’t make many friends when she recently claimed that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s long-time aide, may somehow be working on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Jon Stewart was no exception.

“I think she’s like the bus in the movie ‘Speed,’” Stewart said. “If she slows down too much, her mouth explodes with stupidity.”

Stewart’s jeer comes a few days after the Republican Congresswoman and four of her Republican colleagues called for an investigation into Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, implying that she may be linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mocking Bachmann’s claim, Stewart threw to a chart detailing Abedin’s link to the Muslim Brotherhood: Abedin’s father founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which had the support of the former general secretary of the Muslim World League. The Muslim World League, in turn, was closely aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

“That is f------ air tight!” the late night show host said sarcastically.

Stewart proceeded to apply the six degrees of separation theory, to see whether Bachmann could be linked to Islamic extremists.

“Earlier in the program, we learned the bank HSBC works with al-Qaida,” Stewart said. “There must be some way to connect the Islamic terrorist money financiering bank directly to Michele Bachmann.”

Addressing a new chart, Stewart illustrated how Bachmann could in fact be linked to al-Qaida: with a 2008 HSBC North American campaign donation of $1,000.

“Maybe there should be an investigation,” Stewart quipped.

To watch Stewart put the six degrees of separation theory to use, check out the clip below, from Comedy Central:
 

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