Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan

Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.

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@esaagar  @ZaidJilaniS  @krystalballh  @TulsiGabbarde  literally said she signed up to fight the war on terror! She wasn’t 8 years old FFS. She’s now running for president and criticizing other candidates’ career choices. And if you want to whitewash the crimes in Iraq that the rest of us her age could see, that’s your call.

This Times piece says Trump has set himself up as the “champion of Jewish Americans” - how do? By constantly questioning their loyalty and their intellect? Suggesting they’re greedy?

To be clear: 1 in 4 Tory voters also believes in the dual loyalty trope re British Jews. Argh. #antisemitism 

And if he had come out and in his first response defended and promoted the Saudi king (!)

Did U.S. Billionaire Play Role in Iran Environmentalists’ Imprisonment?


Hey US media folks, here, I would argue immodestly, is how you interview a Trump supporter on Trump's lies:

In the past 24 hours, Muslims in U.S. & U.K. have been murdered outside of mosques. When will we admit anti-Muslim hatred is out of control?

AOC was born in the Bronx; Ayanna Pressley in Cincinnati; Rashida Tlaib in Detroit. Your regular reminder that the president of the United States is not just a brazen racist but the laziest and most unoriginal (‘go back to where you came from’) of racists:

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Just got an email from my kid’s school saying they had their ‘lockdown’ drill today. You know schools in other countries don’t do this, right? You know other countries don’t scar entire generations of kids to appease the gun lobby, right? This. Is. Not. Normal.

I don’t have a view whether Kashmir should be part of India, Pakistan, or independent. That should be left to the Kashmiris. I do have a view on Kashmiris being shot, blinded, sexually assaulted, illegally detained, & cut off from the world - it’s an outrage. #StandwithKashmir 

They’re trying to get Ilhan Omar killed. It’s that simple.