Skip to comments.CNN's Fareed Zakaria to Return Anti-Defamation League Award Over Ground Zero Mosque
Posted on 08/09/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT by lbryce
ADL SADDENED AND STUNNED BY FAREED ZAKARIAS DECISION TO RETURN AWARD
New York, NY, August 6, 2010 In response to Fareed Zakaria returning an award that was presented to him in 2005, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it was saddened, stunned and somewhat speechless by his decision.
Zakaria, the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN and a Newsweek columnist, was presented the Leagues Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize in 2005 for his journalism and championing the values of the First Amendment. In a letter received today, Mr. Zakaria indicated that while he was delighted to receive the award then, he could not in good conscience hold onto the award after learning of the Leagues decision to urge the relocation of the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero.
"I am not only saddened but stunned and somewhat speechless by your decision to return the ADL Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize you accepted in 2005, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, wrote in a letter responding to Mr. Zakaria.
As someone I greatly respect for engaging in discussion and dialogue with an open mind, I would have expected you to reach out to me before coming to judgment, Mr. Foxman added.
Foxman said he hoped that Mr. Zakaria will come to see that ADL acted appropriately and would reclaim the award bestowed upon him.
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The ADL stand towards Islam is well-known, illustrations of its opposition to CAIR, Islam, terror-related incidents is no secret. For him to return this award is egregiously disingenuous, hypocritical and downright shameless. This is how a Muslim demonstrates gratitude for having been honored by Jews.
Helen Thomas approves.
yes, and it demonstrates what he was, is and always will be.
Attempts to cajole the enemy always wind up biting you on the ass. Learn from it ADL.
Good, he can return from whence he came too.
Why did this worthless Obama worshipping maggot get the award to begin with?
>This is how a Muslim demonstrates gratitude for having been honored by Jews.<
The Jews will, hopefully, be so much the wiser. Giving an award to a Muslim is like giving one to a Nazi. Don’t the Jews know that their next holocaust, if it happens, will be in cooperation with Islam?
(Sigh, just vote for Obama)
Showing he’s on the side of jihad, that’s all. Everyone is taking sides now, as it should be. I know what side I’m on and it ain’t Freaky Fareed’s.
American Jews often exhibit Stockholm Syndrome.
Another Commmie bastard JournoList pretending outrage.
No, it's because the Hebrews were the only people who listened to G-d. All the other nations at the time didn't or wouldn't.
I must have missed Fareed “turning in” his muslim heritage on September 12th.
According to the Scriptures, God chose them because they were the most insignificant tribe in existence. It was to show that whatever greatness that they achieved was due solely to God and not to them. The Hebrews are a stiff necked and hard hearted people. If God could save a Hebrew, he could save anyone.
Nope, because the Hebrews were the only one who listened .....
I am telling you what the Scriptures said. You can believe the Word of God or not. Anyone that believes that the Hebrews believed God, and God chose them on that basis is profoundly mistaken. I have no idea where you are getting your ideas.
In other words: "You're a racist!" End of discussion, end of agreement.
Rule #1: It's evil to disagree with a liberal.
Rule #2: If you disagree with a liberal, you are a racist.
Definition: A racist: (n) a person winning an argument with a liberal.
It's late, had a very long day - "Atah beChartanu"
I leaned mine at two seminaries and graduate school. Of course, anyone can claim anything on the Internet. If you were to look at my past postings, you would discover that I am a Lutheran pastor. I have also been a Navy chaplain. There are many things that I do not know, but I do know the Bible and theology.
Lots of people claim lots of things on the internet; there are a lot of imitators. Ok, so you're a follower of Martin Luther's teachings; I bet he would have had Jesus wear a yellow star too; he was a great lover of Jews - yep.
Catholics follow the pope, Methodists look to Wesley, Mormons - Jos. Smith Jr. and Brigham Young. We Jews follow G-d. Let me know when you've spent some years in rabbinical studies ....Drishat Shalom
BTW I am a Messianic Jew
That was helpful.
Good. I’m only 25 and for the rest of my life I want to understand why the world wants us Jews dead and Israel destroyed. We who gave YAHSHUAH to the world ....and it almost seems that Christians are the ones who want that, we’re Christ killers not understanding that He died according to Jewish prophesy ... you’re Christian because of us .....
Baruch Shem Kivod Malchuto LeOlam Va'ed
Note: this topic is from August 7, 2010.Thanks lbryce.
...Fareed Zakaria... the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN and a Newsweek columnist, was presented the League's Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize in 2005 for his journalism and championing the values of the First Amendment. In a letter received today, Mr. Zakaria indicated that while he was "delighted" to receive the award then, he could not "in good conscience hold onto the award" after learning of the League's decision to urge the relocation of the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero.
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