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CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy resigned after scrutiny about his anti-Semitic Tweets about Jews and Israel, including Tweets reportedly celebrating the deaths of “Jewish pigs.”

“CNN has accepted Elshamy’s resignation letter, the network informed Mediaite in a statement Thursday night,” reported Mediaite’s Caleb Howe. According to Howe, the CNN statement about the resignation stated: “The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light. 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.”

Howe reported about how the controversy came to light: “Arthur Schwartz, a GOP operative, first resurfaced the posts from CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy. He did so by tagging CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski who, with Nathan McDermott, published an article about their own unearthing of past statements by Trump Treasury pick and former Fox News personality Monica Crowley.

Schwartz suggested CNN look in-house equally as thoroughly.”

Daily Wire’s Jordan Schachtel also tweeted about Elshamy’s controversial past.

“CNN editor *celebrated* a 3/23/11 terror attack at a Jerusalem bus stop,” Schachtel said in reply to a Tweet from Elshamy that has since been deleted. “The bombing killed a Christian woman who was studying in Israel  & severely injured a 14-year-old Israeli girl who would succumb to her wounds 6 yrs later. The attack injured 39 more.”

“CNN guy appears to have implicated himself in several terrorist acts. Now he’s at @cnni,”  Schachtel continued as he posted a reply to several screenshots of Elshamy Tweets praising terrorist acts and bemoaning Arab Egyptian leaders who Elshamy said “lick Jewish legs.”

When Elshamy Tweeted out “Hamas flag here too 🙂 <3” (The <3 symbol is a digital symbol for a heart or love), Schachtel replied:

“Supporter of US-designated terrorist organization. #ThisisCNN.”




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