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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@AbiWilks  True. Compared to what came after, New Labour was amazingly social democratic and reasonable. But compared to what Blair and Brown could and should have done with those back to back landslide majorities, a huge letdown. Plus the casual cruelty of the asylum stuff, ugh.

“If she were to be elected president, she would be the most leftist president in American history" - @yeselson  on @SenWarren :

Happy 91st birthday to living legend #NoamChomsky ! I recently did an interview with him for my #Deconstructed  podcast, which became our most downloaded episode ever:

I also interviewed Chomsky for my Al Jazeera English TV show @AJUpFront  shortly after Trump’s election victory in 2016:

So sorry for your loss. Such a great tombstone inscription, every word of it.

Iran joins a long list of Muslim-majority countries throwing the mass-interned Uighur Muslims under the bus in order to stay close to the Chinese government. How depressing.

I didn’t watch the whole interview - anyone know if Todd asked Cruz about Trump’s brazen antisemitism yesterday?

“Journalist Alleges Southwest Airlines Told His Hijab-Wearing Wife She Was Making Passengers 'Uncomfortable'” - Newsweek piece (though the last bit is inaccurate, I didn’t get any request for comment from them): #shameonSouthwest 


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.