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Entries from July 2010

Newstalk Ireland – Syria’s niqab ban

July 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

This is me attempting to explain the niqab ban in a two-way on Ireland’s Newstalk radio yesterday.

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Fadlallah blog wars nearly claim a second victim

July 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

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 […]

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CNN Middle East editor sacked over Twitter row

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 […]

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CNN’s Octavia Nasr under fire for Hezbollah comment

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 […]

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