CNN Contributor Praises Hitler: ‘He Did Good with Those Jews!’
'News' network faces backlash over comments: 'The world today needs a Hitler'
CNN is facing a moutning backlash after it emerged that one of the failing "news" network's contributors made several anti-Semitic statements and praised Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.
The network was forced to fire reporter Adeel Raja after he responded to the growing violence between Israel and Palestine by tweeting "The world today needs a Hitler."
In a statement, CNN officials said Raja's "reporting contributed to some newsgathering efforts from Islamabad.
"However, in light of these abhorrent statements, he will not be working with CNN again in any capacity."
Raja, who appears to have worked as a freelance contributor for CNN since 2013, tweeted the anti-Semitic remark at around 12:45 pm Sunday, and deleted it at around 3:15 pm, according to the Washington Examiner.
However, it has now emerged that Sunday's tweet is just the most recent in a series of anti-Semitic statements Raja has made over the past few years.
Raja has made several positive remarks about Hitler because of what the Nazis did to Jews.
"Adeel Raja, who lists himself as a ‘Freelance Contributor at CNN’ on his LinkedIn profile, appears to have published several articles for CNN’s webpage,” The Washington Examiner reported.
"According to the LinkedIn profile, Raja has held the position from August 2013 until the present day.
"His most recent byline for the outlet appears to have been from Sept. 16, 2020.”
A review of Raja’s Twitter account shows that he linked to the articles he wrote on CNN and took credit for writing them.
As outrage over the remarks quickly spread, CNN initially tried to deny links to Raja.
A spokesperson for CNN said that they had “never heard of him” and that they were “looking into it.”
However, CNN was later forced to admit that he reported for the far-left "news" organization.
On Sunday, Raja wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “The world today needs a Hitler.”
Late last week, Raja responded to a tweet from former Vice President Mike Pence, which stated: “America stands with Israel.”
Raja tweeted: “A history of creating terrorists and standing with them!”
A history of creating terrorists and standing with them! https://t.co/U36Kl1DDKh— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) May 13, 2021
According to The Daily Wire, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Raja wrote, “The only reason I am supporting Germany in the finals – Hitler was a German and he did good with those Jews!”
The next day Raja wrote: “Hail Hitler!”
“The unearthing of Raja’s controversial comments come amid the escalating violence between Israel and the militant group Hamas in the Middle East, which is at its most violent since the 2014 Gaza War,” Fox News reported.
"Palestinian militants have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, the majority of which have been intercepted by Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense system.
"Israel has also responded with a series of airstrikes, which have taken out some of Hamas’ senior leaders.”
“He is also an executive producer at Pakistani ARY News,” the Daily Mail reported.
"In 2016, he won the Agahi Award for Investigative Journalist of the Year, according to his Twitter account.
"The Agahi Awards are an annual series of awards for journalism in Pakistan.”
Daily Caller social media manager Greg Price tweeted: “This guy has 54 articles under his byline at CNN.
"They should probably fire whoever does their background checks.”
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: “Hey @cnn this seems to be one of yours, but I imagine that surprises no one anymore.”
Political strategist Arthur Schwartz tweeted: “Paging @ATT CEO John Stankey, call your office.
"Another Hitler / anti-Semitism problem over at CNN and once again, @mdornic appears to be in over his head.”
Despite the outrage, Raja is continuing to make anti-Semitic statements on Twitter.
Unsurprisingly, leftist Raja's Twitter account is still active on the left-wing platform.