Stuart Seldowitz, Barack Obama’s former National Security Council chief, was arrested in New York City on hate crime charges. To be exact, Seldowitz has been charged with aggravated harassment, hate crime stalking, stalking with intent to cause fear, and stalking at employment. The charges are related to now-viral videos of Seldowitz harassing a random Russian person and also an Arab Halal food truck worker. The 65-year-old former diplomat was recorded on multiple occasions harassing the worker. He hurled many different anti-Islamic obscenities at the man. It is unclear what ethnicity Seldowitz is, but in one of the videos he held up a pin featuring the flag of Israel. 24-year-old Mohamed Hussein, the food truck worker, said “yes, of course” when asked if he planned to sue Seldowitz over the encounters that left him shaken.
Ex-Obama aide in custody over encounter with NYC halal cart vendor
Gotham Government Relations cuts ties with former Obama administration official caught harassing halal cart vendor – City & State New York
Ex-Obama administration official recorded taunting NYC food vendor with Islamophobic language
Stuart Seldowitz: Former Obama administration official arrested after video shows Islamophobic language spewed at food vendor | CNN
Former Obama adviser Stuart Seldowitz in custody after halal cart confrontation, NYPD opens hate crime investigation – ABC7 New York
Stuart Seldowitz Arrested After Harassing Halal Food Vendor – The New York Times