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CNN executives have fired a producer who was allowed to produce stories on Israel and the
Middle East, despite publicly praising Adolf Hitler and Hamas terrorists.

The network cut tied with Idris Mukhtar Ibrahim, a freelance producer, after media watchdog
Honest Reporting revealed his tweets supporting “#TeamHitler” and declaring Hamas terrorists
to be “freedpm [sic] fighters… definding [sic] their land.”

“I have shifted to team Germany after finding out that Messi supports Israel,” Ibrahim posted to
Twitter in 2014, hashtagging the tweet with “#teamHitler.”

“Ibrahim, a California-educated native of Kenya, has done work for CNN since 2015, reporting
on critical events in Africa, including then-President Barack Obama’s visit to the region and the
crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302,” HonestReporting writes.

Several days later, after a Hamas rocket attack on Israeli civilians, Ibrahim praised the designated
terrorist group as “freedpm [sic] fighters… definding [sic] their land.”

“Yes, they are entitled to armed struggle,” Ibrahim wrote of the attack. HonestReporting notes
that just hours later Hamas rockets struck a kindergarten.

Despite public Twitter posts praising Hitler and Hamas, Ibrahim was allowed to produce CNN
reports on Israel.

“Ibrahim’s name has appeared in multiple bylines on, including in one above a
November 13 article about Israel’s incoming coalition, titled “Israeli President invites Netanyahu
to form government,” HonestReporting writes.

“According to his student biography page, he has worked closely with CNN correspondents such
as Jim Acosta,” the New York Post notes.

“Ibrahim’s profound hatred of the Jewish state calls into question his ability to impartially report
on the Arab-Israeli conflict,” HonestReporting concludes.

HonestReporting has uncovered other Nazi sympathizers and anti-Semites in mainstream media
including the New York Times and additional CNN employees.

Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


  1. Did one expect anything different? Originating in Kenya, worshipping the Muslim ideology. Only the stupid would be so blindsighted. Tragically we have similar in our government. A most costly mistake costing us dearly while endangering our nation.

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