The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (July 8, 2010) that Cable News Network (CNN) has fired Middle East affairs correspondent Octavia Nasr -- a 20-year CNN veteran -- after she posted a "Tweet" expressing her admiration for a late Lebanese Muslim cleric who was also a terrorist.
"Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadallah," Nasr wrote. "He was one of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot."
Fadallah -- Lebanon's grand ayatollah -- died on Sunday (July 4) after a prolonged illness. He was linked to bombings that killed more than 260 Americans.
Criticism from media outlets and others -- including the Simon Weisenthal Center -- prompted an apology from Nasr. Despite her apology, CNN said, "We have decided that she will be leaving the company."