Anthony Weiner on the day he announced his resignation, June 16, 2011. (Richard Drew/AP)Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has had a lousy summer. First he was caught tweeting a lewd photo of himself to a female college student. After initially claiming his account was hacked in a prank -- and as many more such photos emerged, Weiner finally 'fessed up that he'd sent the images himself and been engaging in the randy Internet practice known as sexting for years with multiple online contacts.
After the obligatory announcement of plans to enter a rehab facility, Weiner was forced to resign his House seat, under pressure from President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and even his allies the Clintons. (Weiner's wife Huma Abedin is a long-time senior aide to the Secretary of State.)
And now, as if all that weren't enough, the former Democratic lawmaker is being ridiculed by terrorists.
That's right. The latest issue of al Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine features a full-page "ad" mocking Weiner over the scandal.
"A faux full-page ad in the summer issue bears a photo of a feisty Weiner speaking before the House of Representatives under the banner, 'An angry Weiner head,'" the New York Daily News' Joseph Straw reports.Read More »from Al Qaeda magazine mocks Anthony Weiner