Al Jazeera America Producer Complains After Media Shows Female Terrorist Without Burka

While most Americans had their desire fulfilled on Friday to finally see a photo of the female Muslim terrorist killed by police in the San Bernardino terror attack on Wednesday, a producer for Al Jazeera America complained that ABC News showed a photo of Tashfeen Malik without her face being covered.

ABC was the first to publish a photo of Malik.

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Tashfeen Malik, image via ABC News.

Hashem Said, Digital Content Producer for Al Jazeera America, took to his verified Twitter account Friday evening:

burka mad
“Come on ABC…the family attorney says #TashfeenMalik wore a burqa that covered her face, and you’re putting out pictures of her without it?”

Said’s compalint was not well received. However one poster responded by offering Said a photo of Malik “without her face.”

This photo of Malik was taken after she was killed in a shootout Wednesday.

After getting hammered on Twitter by Americans fed-up with being lectured to by self-righteous Muslims after every Islamic terror attack, Said first played the victim:

“”I have no idea how respecting a culture works so I’m going to tweet bad things at you.” – my mentions right now”

“Glad nothing racist or bigoted is being said in my mentions right now.”

“Why does this always happen to me on a Friday?”

Said then claimed innocent intentions:

To everyone who is offended: I apologize for not being more clear. I meant it could be offensive to the family.. 1/2″

“..and even if you don’t agree, that’s fine. But the family isn’t on trial here. Apologies for any offense given though. 2/2″

And finally, Said claimed he didn’t really care at all:

To clarify, I’m not “offended” that her picture is being disseminated, and it’s not a “priority” of mine. Not sure where people got this.”

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