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CNN Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Octavia Nasr is being forced out at CNN after tweeting the following upon the death of Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.
“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”
Nasr, who is Lebanese-American, had attempted to explain the context of her comments in a blog post that her comments came out of her appreciations as “a Middle Eastern woman” for Fadlallah’s “contrarian and pioneering stand among Shi’a clerics” on women’s rights.
She also tried to give a sense of how Fadlallah, while viewed only as a “terrorist” by most western audiences, has a different reputation in Lebanon and across the region.
Of course, this was not going to fly.
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My dear friend Maria Ebrahimji – a producer for CNN – is profiled by Elan Magazine.
One of the most best young Muslim thinkers out there, Omer Mozaffar, returns to his blog after a hiatus, with this observation about, The Reactive Nation:
It seems that the media told us that there were two types of Muslim: Sunni and Shi’i. Those of us who know a bit about Islam know that there is more than Sunni and Shi’i, starting with the Ibadi. But, those of us who are honest about American Islam know that the largest sect is neither Sunni, nor Shi’i, nor Ibadi, nor heterodox. The largest Muslim sect is see-enn-enn-i. cnni. We so often turn to CNN to tell us what to believe, how to believe it, and how much to believe in it. And, for that, may God forgive us.
Anyone with cable television happen to catch Fareed Zakaria’s new show on CNN?
Chinese sue CNN for $1.3 billion.
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