Ex-CNN contributor Adeel Raja became an ex-CNN contributor after CNN learned that Raja was apparently a big fan of Adolf Hitler’s work.

Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, for one, can’t believe that Raja lost his job for something so uncontroversial:

Maybe if Sharif were serious about arguing that Raja was fired “for expressing outrage over Israeli atrocities against Palestinians,” he shouldn’t’ve included screenshots mentioning Raja’s effusive praise of Adolf Hitler.

Maybe if Sharif were serious at all, he wouldn’t be defending a guy like Adeel Raja, period.

Uh-oh, indeed.

A mass murderer named Adolf Hitler.

ADOLF HITLER.

It shouldn’t be this difficult. And yet …

When you find yourself making excuses for someone calling for a modern-day Hitler, maybe you’re not the moral authority you think you are.

Don’t be surprised.