Another CNN personality who was presenting on the CNN Arabic network as recently as last week appears to have expressed a series of antisemitic sentiments on Twitter, even praising Hitler. This follows the recent resignation of a CNN editor, whose past antisemitic statements surfaced Thursday afternoon.
Kareem Farid heads up a digital tech show on CNN Arabic. He began in January 2019, according to his LinkedIn profile. He's also listed as the "Lead of Storytelling and Video Production at APCO Worldwide."
On Friday, tweets surfaced, showing Farid writing, "I love you Hitler" and commending the Nazi dictator for "his determination to reach his goal."
Farid responded to some of the resurfaced tweets, claiming that he was merely "commenting on some parts of a biography book" he read about the Nazi dictator.
"In the context in my language doesn’t mean I’m falling in love with him," Farid claimed. "When you take it out of context of course you'll understand it the way you want."
"If you called Hitler a fascist 2 days before you proclaimed your love for him that tells me that you love fascists. Thanks for playing," Schwartz responded.
Farid continued to accuse Schwartz of taking the tweets out of context. One resurfaced tweet shows Farid telling an individual: "You’re the one making us hating [sic] the Jews."
Farid responded, claiming that he was addressing someone who was "insulting Muslims." He was "responding to him using his logic," he asserted.
Again another tweet out of context. The guy was insulting Muslims and I was responding to him using his logic!
— كريم فريد (@KareemFarid) July 26, 2019