CNN lower ties with freelance contributor Adeel Raja after it emerged that he had posted a number of antisemitic tweets, most lately on Sunday when the Islamabad-based journalist tweeted “the world in the present day wants a Hitler.” Raja, who has contributed to dozens of articles for the information community since 2014, deleted the put up after it drew heavy backlash and different antisemitic tweets surfaced.
Earlier than Germany performed Argentina within the 2014 World Cup last, Raja wrote, “The one motive I’m supporting Germany within the finals – Hitler was a German and he did good with these Jews!” The following day, he tweeted, “Hail Hitler!”
CNN stated in an announcement that Raja ― whose Twitter bio previously learn “Freelance Contributor at CNN” however now says “Tremendous Producer” ― “contributed to some newsgathering efforts from Islamabad. Nevertheless, in mild of those abhorrent statements, he is not going to be working with CNN once more in any capability.”
Raja was defiant on Twitter, writing on Monday that he was “glad” to lose his job if it meant bringing consideration to Palestinians amid escalating violence between Palestine and Israel.
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