Excerpt:

Matthew Luke (right), a former Al Jazeera America employee who was fired in February, has filed suit against the network complaining of a hostile work environment and claiming a manager made "discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks."

The suit claims that AJAM svp Osman Mahmud was promoted to his position overseeing Broadcast Operations & Technology because he was "well connected with the financiers and/or senior executives at the parent company of AJAM."

Luke claims Mahmud made remarks including, "whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell." The suit also alleges that Mahmud exhibited "overt misogynistic behavior," including removing female employees from projects and excluding women from certain emails and meetings.


Read the complete original version of this item...