Rep. Anthony Weiner Engaged to Hillary Clinton Muslim Aide


wienerScratch Rep. Anthony Weiner’s name from the list of Washington’s eligible bachelors. A spokeswoman for the New York Democrat said yesterday that he is engaged to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The spokeswoman said the 44-year-old Weiner proposed to Abedin on May 23. No wedding date has been set. Weiner is Jewish; Abedin is a Muslim.

Weiner ran for New York City mayor in 2005 and planned to run again this year. He backed away from the race in May, after billionaire incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg persuaded the City Council to change the city’s term limits so he could seek a third term. Bloomberg is an independent.

Weiner represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

{NewYorkNow/ Newscenter}


  1. From what I’ve heard, only his father is Jewish.
    We can only hope that she has moderate, western views, not so much for his soul, but everyone else’s safety.

  2. It is reported elsewhere that Weiner is not Jewishas he was born to a non Jewish mother. Can anyone verify this, and if so Matzav, please delete this whole thread.

  3. There’s no reason to believe that Ms. Abedin is anything but a loyal American, or that her views constitute a danger to anyone. There is no reason to believe that she is anything but a fine person.

    If, however, Mr. Weiner is halachically Jewish, this is indeed sad, not because of Ms. Abedin’s identity but because of Mr. Weiner’s lack of it. Intermarriage is one of our greatest challenges as a community, and even we Orthodox cannot claim to be immune.