If Anthony Weiner is straight, then I see why he’d be interested in Huma. Check out the pictures.
Islamabad (PTI): A 32-year old beauty of Indian and Pakistani parentage, better known as US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s "body person", is being wooed by a US lawmaker known for his anti-Muslim views.
Huma Abedin, born to a Pakistani mother and an Indian father, is also called the "secret weapon" in Clinton’s campaign, and is being courted by New York Congressman Raymond Wiener.
Weiner, a Jewish lawmaker, has acknowledged that he is romancing Clinton’s glamorous "body woman" official jargon for travelling assistant.
Weiner, a likely 2009 mayoral candidate, is literally pouring his heart into Clinton’s White House bid, the Daily News of New York reported.
The 43-year-old bachelor admitted on Thursday that he is "hot" for Abedin, who was born in Michigan and raised in Saudi Arabia.
The whispers have been around for months, but Weiner had until Thursday ducked questions about her, saying his personal life was off-limits.
Though she recently posed for a glamorous photo spread in Vogue, Abedin is reported to be "press-shy".
She got an internship in the First Lady’s office in 1996 and quickly became her indispensable right hand. These days, Abedin rarely leaves Clinton’s side, while Weiner rarely leaves hers.
WASHINGTON: Huma Abedin (32), born to a Pakistani mother, an Indian father and raised in Saudi Arabia, is not only a Vogue model and a close aide to Hillary Clinton, but is also someone who is being courted by a New York congressman known for his anti-Muslim views. Jewish Congressman Raymond Wiener, Huma’s great admirer, is likely to run as mayor of New York next year. He has said that he is romancing Huma, known as Clinton’s glamorous “body woman.” Asked by Associated Press about all the time he is spending on the road campaigning for Clinton, the 43-year-old bachelor said, “It’s largely because I’m dating Huma.” In a New York tabloid profile last year, Huma was called “a sort of mythical figure” who never has a hair out of place or a wrinkle in her Prada suit and who can hush a crowd of rambunctious reporters with a single look. “I think there’s some dispute as to whether Huma’s actually human or not,” an admiring Weiner said then. Huma was an intern at First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office in 1996 and has since become her “indispensable right hand,” whose side she rarely leaves. There have also been rumours about the nature of the relationship between the two women.
Yes, I’m hot for Hillary Clinton’s ‘body woman,’ Congressman Weiner admits
Thursday, May 29th 2008, 5:41 PM
Who’s the glamorous aide always by Hillary Clinton’s side? She’s Huma Abedin, Vogue model and ‘mythical figure’ who hushes reporters with a glance. She’s won the heart of Rep. Anthony Weiner (below).
Asked by The Associated Press about all the time he’s spending on the road campaigning for Clinton, the 43-year-old bachelor said, "It’s largely because I’m dating Huma."
The whispers have been around for months, but until yesterday Weiner ducked questions about Abedin, saying his personal life was off limits.
Though she posed recently for a glamorous photo spread in Vogue, Abedin, 32, is famously press-shy.
The New York Observer, in a long profile last year, called her "a sort of mythical figure" who never has a hair out of place or a wrinkle in her Prada suit and can hush a crowd of rambunctious reporters with a single look.
"I think there’s some dispute as to whether Huma’s actually human or not," an admiring Weiner said then.
She landed an internship in the First Lady’s office in 1996 and quickly become her indispensable right hand.
These days, she rarely leaves the senator’s side – and Weiner rarely leaves hers.
As to the hectic pace of a presidential campaign, he conceded, "It’s not a great environment to forge a relationship."
A day after the bachelor congressman finally admitted he was dating Clinton’s "body woman" aide, Huma Abedin, Weiner was eager to talk about national security, his mayoral ambitions – anything but his love life.
"I’d like to talk about it as little additionally as possible," Weiner said during a meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board Wednesday. It was a mild protest, delivered with a sheepish grin.
"Soon there will be pictures of me emerging from behind a tree," Weiner joked about his no-longer-private personal life.
After all, a girlfriend who recently graced a Vogue photo spread is a nice catch for a skinny guy from Brooklyn, who was embarrassed in a 2001 Vanity Fair article that described him posing as an auto parts salesman while trying to hook up with a young Capitol Hill staffer at a Washington bar.
Weiner turned serious when asked if he was taking a political risk dating Abedin, a Michigan-born Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia.
"I’m certain that the relationship was not the product of a political calculation," he said.
Weiner quickly added that he remained a staunch critic of the Saudis and quipped, "Given how hard I’ve worked for Hillary, I think I might be ambassador to Saudi [Arabia] in the Obama administration."
Then realizing the gaffe, Weiner corrected himself and predicted Clinton – who he has campaigned for – would win the nomination over Barack Obama.
What does Clinton think of him romancing her right-hand woman?
"Haven’t talked to her about it," Weiner replied.
Nor would Weiner say what his Jewish mom thinks of his stunning sweetheart. "It’s not something I want to talk about," he said.
A friend of the couple said Weiner and the 32-year-old Abedin are something special.
"They’re just two people that you would never imagine together but they’re perfect together," said the friend, who asked not to be named. "It lends credence to the old saying that opposites attract."
There was no comment from Abedin, the daughter of an Indian expert on Islam and a Pakistani professor mother.
Weiner pals who have known him since he arrived in Washington a decade ago recall him as a "baby-faced dork who was never all that smooth with women."
They said he has been under "pressure" to settle down for some time.
"He is at that age when you decide if you want a wife or not," one friend said. "And with a Jewish mother, that was even more pressure."
FROM THE NEW YORK POST: October 21, 2007 — WHAT was Hillary Clinton’s ultra-glamorous right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, doing cooling her heels outside a Bukharian Jewish Congress reception in the Senate on Thursday afternoon? We’re not sure, but one of D.C.’s most eligible bachelors, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn), was the emcee. As the event wrapped up, an ebullient Weiner was spotted escorting the charming Abedin – who has been profiled in Vogue – out the Capitol’s first-floor doors. "They were yapping and catching up," said a Weiner spokesman.
Huma Abedin the top confident and closest aide for Hillary Clinton is an assistant editor to an Islamic Journal called “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” http://www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htm
In fact the “Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs” and its “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” were founded by Huma Abedin father Syed Z. Abedin was a famous Islamic scholar but died when Huma was 17, and now both the Islamic institute and its journal are headed by her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin also known as Saleha S Mahmood a famous Islamic scholar and deputy dean of an Islamic school in Saudi Arabia called Dar Al-Hekma College for Women . http://www.amritavarsham.org/profiles/saleha.htm. That is Huma mother in the picture shown in the link wearing the islamic Hijab.