“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot”.
This is not a public statement for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is a twitter messages from CNN’s senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr.
Fired today from CNN
Octavia Nasr later apologized for her tweet, but CNN’s senior vice president for international newsgathering, Parisa Khosravi, said Wednesday that Nasr’s credibility had been compromised.
Nasr posted her twitter message on Sunday in which she expressed sadness at the death of Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, described by terrorism analysts as the spiritual mentor of Hizbullah.
Nasr’s remarks drew fire from the Honest Reporting media watchdog, which asked on its Web site:
“Is Nasr a Hezbollah sympathizer?
This is disturbing enough given that the group is designated a terrorist organization by the US and is committed to the destruction of Israel.
And which of Fadlallah’s individual views does Nasr admire?
Although described by sections of the Western media as a firebrand-preacher-turnedmoderate, Fadlallah went on record as praising the massacre of eight Israeli students at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem in 2008, according to Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs researcher Shimon Shapira.
“In his sermon during Friday prayers, Fadlallah declared, ‘The heroic operation in Jerusalem proved that the mujahedeen in Palestine are able to hit the Zionists hard.’ His remarks were carried by Hizbullah’s television network, Al-Manar,’” Shapira said in a 2008 article for the JCPA.
In March of that year, Fadlallah told Al-Manar that Israel had “inflated” the number of Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, in an interview translated and made available by MEMRI.
CNN did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
Source: Honest reporting.
Be careful not to judge people on what they say. But look at what they actually do.
This is the way to discern a honest person, from all the hypocrites around us.
CNN’s senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr is just like other Islam-lovers in Lebanon. She is double faced.
They talk about peace on American Cable-TV. But in private, when connected with all their “friends” on all kinds of social media, they praises preachers of violence and hate towards Jews.
Hat of for the Israeli Media watchdog “Honest reporting”. They have done it again. If you have some available cash, please donate.