Shocker! Al Jazeera America Permitted Sexism, Anti-Semitism

A senior Al Jazeera America manager is facing serious allegations of sexist and anti-Semitic discrimination after an employee filed suit Tuesday for wrongful termination.

Matthew Luke is seeking $15 million in damages from the Qatar-owned network. The complaint filed in New York state court accuses Osman Mahmud of sexist discrimination, such as removing female employees from projects and excluding women from emails and meetings related to their assignments. Mahmud also allegedly made anti-American and anti-Semitic comments, such as “whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell.”

According to the lawsuit, Luke was fired 10 days after filing a report regarding Mahmud’s behavior to Al Jazeera’s HR department…

  • It’s almost like a certain national broadcaster….

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And I am so surprised.

  • David Murrell

    Given the lawsuit, the good, learned Osman Mahmud could find higher-paying work at PBS, MSNBA or CNN News.

    • Frau Katze

      I’m sure he could.

  • Waffle

    Remind me again why I’m supposed to feel bad for Mohamed Fahmy and to pressure the Canadian government to seek his release.

    • Minicapt

      It’s called “giving one for the Gypper”.


  • k1962

    Good. I hope he wins.

  • Hard Little Machine

    None of the 12 people who watch them care.