Huma Abedin

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A Facebook group, with 2,500 members and counting, is coming to the defense of Anthony Weiner's wife after some Tea Party members accused her of being tied to a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy.

"I Stand by Huma," which was launched Thursday, was filled with members who said they were appalled by the attacks from several House members against Huma Abedin.

Abedin is deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and four other Tea Party members sent letters to the Department of Defense asking it to investigate a Muslim conspiracy to infiltrate the American government.

The page's administrator, Travis Worl, a Washington, D.C., resident who is part of the "Hillary for President" Facebook network, did not return messages for comment.

GOP House Speaker John Boehner called the attacks on Abedin "pretty dangerous."

"I don't know Huma, but from everything that I do know of her, she has a sterling character," he said.

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