Former Obama official arrested after harassing food vendor with Islamophobic comments

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2023
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A former national security official for former President Barack Obama was arrested by the New York City Police Department on Wednesday after a video of him using Islamophobic language against a food vendor went viral.

Stuart Seldowitz was arrested on charges of hate crime/stalking, second-degree aggravated harassment, stalking causing fear, and stalking at employment, an NYPD official told CNN.

The arrest is the latest consequence for Seldowitz in the aftermath of the video after a Manhattan-based lobbying firm cut ties with him on Tuesday.

Gotham Government Relations said in a statement Tuesday the firm had “ended all affiliation” with Seldowitz. “The...

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