Huma Abedin's week got a bit scarier on Sunday when federal officials ordered extra security to her house after a New Jersey man threatened her.
The New York Post is reporting a Muslim man from New Jersey threatened Abedin after Michele Bachman accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The man was questioned by the NYPD but charges haven't been filed.
Bachman was one of five Republican members of Congress who called for an investigation into Huma Abedin's (nonexistent) ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. John McCain was the first high profile G.O.P member to come to Abedin's defense. Then it was John Boehner. Then it was just about everyone else. There were rumors at the start of the week that Abedin's husband, Anthony Weiner, might be running for New York City Mayor next year. This is, hopefully, the end of a very weird week in the Abedin-Weiner household. We can't help but think of our story earlier this week explaining how the U.S. right wing convinced Egyptians that Obama is a secret Muslim. Abedin is probably wishing all she got was a tomato thrown at her.
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