Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.
And the number 1 reason why Al Qaeda was not as much a danger as these #MAGAterrorists are is because... Al Qaeda wasn't white. We take the threat from brown men with big beards much more seriously than the threat from white guys. Hence the Capitol attack.
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?
To be clear: there is no other Western democracy I can think of where armed men in camo and other military-style gear regularly turn up on the streets of cities and towns, who aren't themselves anything to do with law enforcement but who get left alone by law enforcement.
On election eve, on the @MehdiHasanShow tonight, I tried to summarize the awfulness, and low points, of Trump's four years in office in just... TWO MINUTES flat. 120 seconds exactly. (I had to speak very fast.) Start the clock: