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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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.

This piece by Stuart Thompson and @cwarzel  is definitely worth your time. Fascinating but also scary. How Facebook helped create ("incentivize") deluded monsters:

It’s also sheer hypocrisy - Carlson famously made a song and dance on his show about an ‘attack’ on his home and his family which wasn’t an attack, but now says @Ocasio2018  shouldn’t be afraid for her life as armed mobs with nooses *actually* attacked and looted her place of work.

Just think, a week from now... Donald Trump won't be president.

The #MAGAterrorists  were minutes and feet away from murdering Mike Pence *and* his wife and daughter but... ...tell me again about how a liberal once asked Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant.

Tonight, do pls watch the @MehdiHasanShow  on @peacockTV  from 7pm live: * @keithellison  on threats to state capitals * @AymanM  on how the world now sees America * @kavitapmd  on Covid * 2 siblings of @RepGosar  on why they want him expelled from Congress

I see the @KellyannePolls  rehabilitation tour continues, with the aid of @RealTimers  and @billmaher  tonight. Some of the audience cheered her entrance. A 12-minute interview in which Maher mentioned the close to 400,000 dead Americans on her and her boss's watch... zero times.

Bill Maher, interviewing Kellyanne Conway tonight, didn't bring up any of her 100s of lies from the past 4 years. He did however wish her a happy birthday, thanked her for picking him, and he thanked Trump for (defying international law) and moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.


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

Election officials are saying they fear for their lives. The president's son is calling for "total war." The president's former top adviser is calling for the beheading of the FBI chief. But yeah, those of us who talk of authoritarianism & fascism, we're the alarmists, right?

Trump should be remembered as the man who demanded Hillary Clinton be ‘locked up’ while wishing Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well.’

Let that sink in: the top infectious disease scientist in the US government in the midst of a pandemic needs a security detail because the president’s supporters, egged on by the president - his boss, head of the government - hate him and want him gone.

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:

Just on a practical point, in the current climate: what’s to stop anyone from claiming to be feds and pulling up in an unmarked car and grabbing/kidnapping a random person and driving off? And onlookers assuming it to be ‘feds’. Genuine question.