Newsweek Pakistan Editor Apologizes After Backlash Over Tweets About Sexual Abuse, ‘Great Art’


A Newsweek Pakistan editor is apologizing this morning after setting off a social media firestorm for tweets yesterday.

These tweets from Fasih Ahmed in particular––since deleted––have gotten the most attention:

Some of the subsequent tweets yesterday are still up:

This week Pakistani authorities arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari.

Newsweek sent out a brief statement on the tweets in response to the online outcry:

This morning Ahmed apologized:

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