September 4th, 2013
08:36 PM ET
10 years ago

Anthony Weiner challenges man who rebuked him for being 'married to an Arab'

(CNN) - Beleaguered New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a war of words Wednesday with a man who lashed out at him for being "married to an Arab," in addition to chastising the former congressman about his well-documented sexting scandal.

The incident began inside a bakery in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood, where the man yelled out to Weiner, who had just bought cookies and an iced coffee, "You're a real scumbag."


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  1. Cephus

    You gotta love Anthony Weiner this guy with all his faults knows how stand against bullies. Weiner is Married to an Arab woman, may be the heckler is married to a man which makes them what Saints ?

    September 5, 2013 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  2. Augustus Johnston

    I love the, "How ya doin' guys?" at the end, to an empty audience.

    September 5, 2013 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  3. Thomas

    "It's just a certain feeling I have as a Jew," said the 51-year-old real estate manager, explaining his remark. "And my attitude is that - not all Arabs - but, in general, ... they want to kill every Jew."
    Kessler said of a Jewish person marrying into such a family: "It's like a betrayal."

    Welcome to the United States of Israel , "Brooklyn", imagine what it's like to try an rent an apartment from Kessler !
    Weiner would be better off working for the Anti-Defamation League , who's Aim is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and secure justice and fair treatment to all peoples.

    He would not be a good mayor of New York , his personal life would hinder his judgment.

    September 5, 2013 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  4. bp

    Conservatives of course will slam Wiener about this and defend the scum who slammed him for being "married to an Arab." That's the GOP today – blatant racism, bigotry and hate are fine and admirable so long as they are aimed at the "right" targets.

    September 5, 2013 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  5. John in Brooklyn

    I'm a goy married to a Jew (same sex) and living in Brooklyn. While I think that Anthony Weiner's behavior has been horrible (and I don't plan to vote for him on Tuesday), he is right when he says that his sins are against his wife and to his God. I'm sure he'll be quite occupied next week at temple...and at home...on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Shanah Tovah to all!

    September 5, 2013 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  6. Michael

    Man in funny hat, arguing with a man who talks with food in his mouth...this is not how you do it kids!

    September 5, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |