TEL AVIV – A day after a CNN photojournalist resigned over a tweet referring to “Zionist pigs,” another CNN staffer issued an apology for offensive tweets, including one that said, “I love you Hitler.”

Karim Farid, who hosts a tech show on CNN Arabic, said he was “horrified” to read his old Arabic-language tweets, which included praise for the Nazi dictator over the latter’s “determination in reaching his goal.”

“I was horrified to re-read some of my old tweets from 2011 during the emotional Arab spring events in Cairo. I have never been a supporter of Hitler or any of his beliefs and actions and these translated tweets are not a reflection of who I am and what I believe in,” he said in a statement Saturday.

He added that he “deeply” apologizes and had learned from his mistake.

A day before, Mohammed Elshamy, a 25-year-old photojournalist who began working at CNN headquarters in Atlanta in January, quit after an employee at Israel’s Government Press Office flagged some of his antisemitic tweets.

He condemned “Zionist pigs” and praised a Palestinian terror attack in which a 14-year-old girl and a Christian woman studying in Israel were killed.

“More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode. #Israel #Gaza,” he wrote.

Hey @jaketapper@CNN have just hired this guy to be a photo editor

As you can see he has written tweets explicitly glorifying terrorism & celebrating the murder of Jews simply because they are Jews. He’s a racist who collectively dehumanises Jews as “pigs”

What’s going on? pic.twitter.com/BRyZsprFmW

— leekern (@leekern13) July 25, 2019

“Israel is the main enemy of Egypt … despite rulers who lick Jewish legs,” read another tweet.

Hey @jaketapper@CNN have just hired this guy to be a photo editor

As you can see he has written tweets explicitly glorifying terrorism & celebrating the murder of Jews simply because they are Jews. He’s a racist who collectively dehumanises Jews as “pigs”

What’s going on? pic.twitter.com/BRyZsprFmW

— leekern (@leekern13) July 25, 2019

He also slammed the UK soccer team Arsenal for hiring “shitty Jewish idiot” Yossi Benayoun.

“Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuk,” he wrote.

I mean seriously – Mohammed is one deeply racist antisemitic bastard pic.twitter.com/nbkUhvEKXd

— leekern (@leekern13) July 25, 2019

“The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after antisemitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light,” the US network’s spokesman Matt Dornic said in a statement. “CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”

Source Link:
https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/07/29/cnn-staffer-apologizes-for-i-love-you-hitler-tweet/

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