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CNN's Fareed Zakaria to Return Anti-Defamation League Award Over Ground Zero Mosque
CNN Belief Blog ^ | August 7, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 08/09/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT by lbryce

ADL “SADDENED AND STUNNED” BY FAREED ZAKARIA’S 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 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.

"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fareedzakaria; groundzero; islam; mosque
As far as the mosque is concerned;no tolerance for the intolerant. As far as Fareed Zakaria is concerned he shows himself to be the histrionically pompous a**hole he is.

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.

1 posted on 08/09/2010 5:01:30 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Helen Thomas approves.


2 posted on 08/09/2010 5:03:49 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: lbryce
For him to return this award is egregiously disingenuous, hypocritical and downright shameless. This is how a Muslim demonstrates gratitude...

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.

3 posted on 08/09/2010 5:05:22 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: lbryce

Good, he can return from whence he came too.


4 posted on 08/09/2010 5:05:22 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: lbryce

Why did this worthless Obama worshipping maggot get the award to begin with?


5 posted on 08/09/2010 5:16:53 PM PDT by appleharvey
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To: lbryce

>This is how a Muslim demonstrates gratitude for having been honored by Jews.<

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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)


6 posted on 08/09/2010 5:20:46 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: lbryce

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.


7 posted on 08/09/2010 5:26:59 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (islam is as islam does: http://blockthemosque.com/)
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To: appleharvey

American Jews often exhibit Stockholm Syndrome.


8 posted on 08/09/2010 5:28:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (islam is as islam does: http://blockthemosque.com/)
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To: lbryce
If the Jews are the chosen race, God must have chosen the dumbest race on the planet. Why would the ADL give an award to a Muslim? Who or what came up with that idea. Who gets the next award, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
9 posted on 08/09/2010 6:00:02 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: lbryce

How theatrical


10 posted on 08/09/2010 6:00:29 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: lbryce

Another Commmie bastard JournoList pretending outrage.


11 posted on 08/09/2010 6:01:04 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Nosterrex
"If the Jews are the chosen race, God must have chosen the dumbest race on the planet"

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.

12 posted on 08/09/2010 6:08:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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To: lbryce

I must have missed Fareed “turning in” his muslim heritage on September 12th.


13 posted on 08/09/2010 8:35:47 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


14 posted on 08/09/2010 8:56:21 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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Nope, because the Hebrews were the only one who listened .....


15 posted on 08/09/2010 9:57:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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To: SkyDancer

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.


16 posted on 08/09/2010 11:45:03 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: lbryce
Liberalism prevents even smart people, like Fareed Zakaria actually considering the views of people, who disagree. NO RATIONAL PERSON CAN DISAGREE (thinks the liberal), the disagreers must be evil, consumed by atavistic rages or bought/controlled by dark forces.

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.

17 posted on 08/10/2010 1:09:38 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Nosterrex
Another internet Biblical scholar heard from ... I went to Shule, where did you learn your "expertise"?

It's late, had a very long day - "Atah beChartanu"

18 posted on 08/10/2010 8:01:56 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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To: SkyDancer

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.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 8:30:09 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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"I am a Lutheran pastor. I have also been a Navy chaplain."

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

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20 posted on 08/10/2010 2:00:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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To: SkyDancer

That was helpful.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 4:13:01 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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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 .....


22 posted on 08/10/2010 7:17:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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There are many Christians that strongly support Israel, for they have the belief that Jesus will not return until the Temple is rebuilt in Jerusalem and all the Jews are converted to Christianity. I do not hold such beliefs, but I support Israel's right to exist. I personally have never met a Christian that wanted to kill Jews, but I am certain that with as many people claiming to be Christians in the world that there must be some that do wish harm to the Jews. Traditional or orthodox Christianity believes that the God of the first testament or covenant is the same God of the new testament. It is a case of prophesy and fulfillment. I earnestly believe that Jews have nothing to fear from Christians. The people that hate the Jews are the Muslims and secularist.
23 posted on 08/10/2010 7:50:30 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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Thank you - I appreciate that.

Baruch Shem Kivod Malchuto LeOlam Va'ed

24 posted on 08/10/2010 9:24:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Why Do We Americans Need ID But Illegal Aliens Do Not?")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
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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