This is me attempting to explain the niqab ban in a two-way on Ireland’s Newstalk radio yesterday.
Entries from July 2010
July 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized
Israel’s campaign against everything continues. This time, fans of the apartheid state have piled the pressure on Britain’s ambassador to Beirut after she made a controversial blog post. Two days ago CNN’s Middle East editor Octavia Nasr was sacked after she tweeted “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah… One of […]
July 9th, 2010 · 16 Comments · Media
One of CNN’s most senior reporters has been sacked after mourning the death of a Muslim cleric. Octavia Nasr was the news network’s most senior Arab journalist, joining in 1990 after making her name in Lebanon when she became the first female reporter to interview Shia leader Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Two decades on, and a […]
July 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Media
CNN’s Senior Editor of Middle East Affairs, Octavia Nasr, is coming under increasing pressure for a comment she made on Twitter. She tweeted: “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot,” following the spiritual leader’s death on Sunday. Israel-apologists are accusing her of supporting […]