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CNN Senior Editor loses job for praising Lebanese cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.

Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Octavia Nasr agreed to leave the company after tweeting that she “respected” Lebanese cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, who is often credited as being an inspiration for the Hezbollah militant movement.

The tweet, “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot,” erupted a slew of reactions on Twitter. Two days after the tweet, Nasr tried to explain her tweets and apologize in a blog post.

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