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CNN Employee Resigns Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

Shelby Talcott on July 25, 2019

A CNN photo editor resigned Thursday after anti-Semitic tweets surfaced from 2011, CNN told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Mohammed Elshamy, a photo editor for CNN, was hired by the news outlet in 2019, according to an announcement on his Twitter. Elshamy was found to have anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-police tweets from 2011 on his official Twitter account. The tweets included messages that called for people to be murdered and others referring to Jewish people as “pigs.”

CNN accepted the resignation of a photo editor who joined the news outlet earlier this year, according to a statement given to the DCNF by Matt Dornic, Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships, Thursday evening.

“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,” the statement read. “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.”

Elshamy had tweets which referred to both Jewish people and police as “pigs” as well as comments that were anti-Israel.

One tweet read that Elshamy was proud of the “army generation that liberated us from the zionist pigs” in 1973. This tweet refers to The Yom Kippur War, when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

Another tweet stated that Elshamy was “happy” after he allegedly threw rocks and tear gas at “interior ministry pigs.”

Elshamy referred to Jews as “pigs” in a tweet which likely referred to a March 23, 2011 bombing on a Jerusalem bus. The attack killed two people, not four, the Washington Examiner reported.

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

The former CNN photo editor worked at the headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, according to his LinkedIn. Elshamy received the Chris Hondros Fund Award, which was named after a journalist killed in 2011 while working in Libya.

Elshamy’s Twitter is account is now protected. He did not respond to an earlier request for comment.

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  • You are so wrong. Jesus was a reverent Jew. The Jews worship God. They worship the God of Abraham, Issac, Joseph and all the prophets of the old testament. God is God. Jesus is the same God as is the holy spirit. You need to learn your bible. You are so wrong. The Jewish people are Gods chosen people. The rest of us are gentiles who chose to believe in God and Jesus.

  • Anti-semitism is just like the BS racism against blacks, it's designed to shut people up who say anything negative about a "group" of people, even though it is truth!!!! It is not only a political agenda, but it is a religious agenda to draw Christians away from the one true God. Only fools continue to fall for this garbage, and a lot of them are Christians! Anti-semitism was created after the holocaust to suck Christians into having sympathy for jews and accepting them as righteous people! Christians have been duped into acceting their false religion and supporting the "synagogue of Satan", and believing that Christianity in some way came from judaism - BULLSHIITE!!!!!! The jews do NOT worship the God of the Bible, they worship the god of their talmud, created by the rabbis, not different than muslimes who worship the god of their quran, and mormons worship the god of the book of mormon, etc!! Wake up people, you're being lead astray and doing it willingly and ignorantly! By the way, this is NOT about hating jews, this is about not accepting their zionist agenda or their false religion.

  • So all people must swear to protect Israel - no matter what their background, experience, may be regarding this perpetual political hot bed- or else!?! No- I’m not a Muslim, or a liberal- but ‘political orientation’ needs to be added to that list of ‘protected’ groups.

  • Anyone who makes anti-Semitic comments is Satanic in their makeup. Those people have been the most persecuted people in the history of the world and anyone who denies the fact is a liar, a coward, and an anarchist. About half of the muslims in Washington DC should be re vetted because alot of them are there expressly for the purpose of causing disruption of the government and promoting anti-Semitism.

  • Whenever i get frustrated or angry I make me a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. It seems to cool me down. Suggest Elshamy try that!

  • Why would CNN be concerned when Omar and Talib issue anti-Semitic statements all the time and CNN defends them.

  • Why was he fired? CNN has no problem praising Ilham Omore-bacon and the rest of the anti-Semitic four horsefaces of the apocalypse. CNN seems to think everything they say is gospel straight from God, I mean, the devils mouth.

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