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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“This is the mainstreaming of neo-Nazi hatred in America." My 5-minute monologue tonight, on the @MehdiHasanShow , on the dangerous embrace of 'great replacement theory' and white supremacist rhetoric by Tucker Carlson, enabled by Fox and the Murdochs:

Much talk of how the Afghanistan war failed over the past 20 years. Much less talk of how the original invasion itself was an outrage, given there were no Afghans aboard any of the 4 planes. @RepBarbaraLee  was the only member of Congress to vote against it and she was right.

@biannagolodryga  Yes, exactly. Also, on a side note, this was after Trump had privately told Woodward that he, the president, had been told it was in 'the air'.

Yet again, another rightwinger endorsing common sense progressive proposals only when it *affects* or *benefits* them.

Gotta say: @AymanM  reporting from Guatemala on the horrific poverty & natural disasters there, & giving context to the 'crisis' at the border, talking root causes too, makes me proud to be part of @MSNBC . Hope everyone's watching his reporting & supporting this vital journalism.

To avenge the 3,000 innocents who died on 9/11, the U.S. under Bush invaded, occupied and/or bombed multiple Muslim-majority countries, leading to the deaths of 100s of 1000s of innocents who had nothing to do with 9/11. The war on terror only gave us more war and more terror.

Every day he becomes more and more explicit. Every day.

Yep. Many of us already called it. And the far right GOP will embrace him.


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.

Literally the only Tucker Carlson interview you ever need to watch - with the brilliant @rcbregman . Still makes me chuckle:

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.

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.