by Jay Syrmopoulos, July 12, 2017, Free Thought Project
Bilal Abdul Kareem, of On the Ground News, was contracted by CNN to film a documentary called Undercover in Syria. Kareem is a self-proclaimed media activist living in rebel-held Syria and is considered “one of the top English-language propagandists for al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Jabat al-Nusra,” according to an Alternet expose on Abdul Kareem and his connections to terrorism and CNN.
On June 16 Abdul Kareem went public with his intimate connection to CNN, and its documentary “Undercover in Syria”. He relayed his frustration with the network, having essentially whitewashed him out of his credit for a documentary he had a large hand in creating for CNN, which won a prestigious Peabody Award.
Abdul Kareem explained how CNN contracted him and his online news outlet, On the Ground News, to film the award-winning documentary.
“This was with CNN and…
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