Who is Ayman Mohyeldin of NBC and why would he say Chris Kyle was a racist and went on killing sprees? Knowing his background might help solve that answer.
Mohyeldin was born in Cairo, Egypt to an Egyptian father, and a Palestinian mother. He grew up in Egypt, and the United States. He has lived extensively in the Arab World with two years in Iraq (2003–2005) as a foreign news producer with CNN. Mohyeldin received his undergraduate education at American University in Washington D.C., earning a BA in International Relations with a focus on the European Union. He received an MA in International Politics with a focus on Peace and Conflict Resolution. His graduate thesis was entitled, "The News Media Paradigm in the War on Terrorism," and, in 2002, it was accepted by the International Association of Media Researcher's Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
On a January 29, 2015 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, Ayman Mohyeldin said of Chris Kyle, subject of the movie “American Sniper”: “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment.”
Its obvious Ayman is another Muslim sympathizer.
Host Joe Scarborough challenged Mohyeldin’s claim that Kyle went on killing sprees, and ended the segment saying, “All right, when we come back, Ayman is going to kick around Santa Claus.”
On February 10, 2015, a letter signed by 22 retired generals and admirals, a former deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence, and dozens of other officers was sent to NBC parent Comcast, demanding an apology. The letter included a statement that “Mohyeldin’s statements were an inexcusable slap in the face to the widow of Chris Kyle and to all those in the armed forces who continue to serve our country in harm’s way. Such rants do not add anything to a thoughtful discussion of public policy regarding Iraq.
Its also a slap in the Face Of Veterans everywhere.
In Ayman's own words about his Muslim Faith:
How religion actually impacted my work is a really tough question. My faith is definitely important to me. It’s what I rely on most, personally, especially at times when I’m in fear. But I don’t know if it really has affected my work.
Though, in America there is a great deal of negative stereotypes against Arabs and Muslims, so any chance I get to break or dispel those stereotypes, either through work itself or just through personal interaction I try to do that.
Ayman saw a chance to take a shot at Chris Kyle who was doing his job, MSNBC took a shot at the war itself, Chief Kyle was sent there like every other military man that follows orders.