CNN Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Mourns Loss of 'Hezbollah Giant'

They're a militant Shiite Muslim organization defined by the U.S. government as a terrorist group, but don't tell that to CNN senior editor of Middle Eastern affairs, Octavia Nasr.

In a July 4 post on her Twitter account, Nasr openly admitted to mourning the loss of Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah:

Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot.. #Lebanon

According to a July 2 Associated Press story, Fadlallah is "considered by many to be the unofficial spiritual leader of Hezbollah," even though both he and Hezbollah deny that claim. (h/t Weasel Zippers)

The AP also reports Fadlallah is known for "his staunch anti-American stance" and is blacklisted as a terrorist by the U.S. government.

But where else but CNN would you see a member of its editorial staff opening mourn the passing of a "terrorist?"

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