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Mehdi Hasan’s glibness should not detract us from his compromised shilling for Gulf monarchies

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27-March-2019

That Mehdi Hassan is the darling speaker of the North American Shia Muslim circuit is not so much an indication of Mehdi’s alleged abilities. Rather, it is a sad indictment of the intellectual bankruptcy and political alienation of North American Shia Muslims. Mehdi’s alignment with Neoconservative doctrine on Syria and Yemen is also in line […]

That Mehdi Hassan is the darling speaker of the North American Shia Muslim circuit is not so much an indication of Mehdi’s alleged abilities. Rather, it is a sad indictment of the intellectual bankruptcy and political alienation of North American Shia Muslims.

Mehdi’s alignment with Neoconservative doctrine on Syria and Yemen is also in line with his employers at both Al Jazeera and The Intercept (Pierre Omidyar).

This article on ShiaPac Mehdi’s disingenuous usage of False binaries: 
https://www.shiapac.org/2014/10/18/mehdi-hasan-an-uncle-tom-shia-whitewashes-isis-crimes-against-humanity/

Mehdi Hasan places opportunism over conscience and this article on WSF is a good example: https://worldshiaforum.org/2017/03/mehdi-hasan-conscience-hire/

Recently, Mehdi has spewed vitriol against the only anti-war US candidate, Tulsi Gabbard. His despicable article on Syria reads like a summary of Al Qaeda and Ikhwan talking points. Here is a good rebuttal of mainstream media’s talking points on Syria that are often regurgitated by Mehdi Hasan types https://www.theorientaldespot.com/article//syrian-refugees-are-fleeing-regime-change-not-assad.

This article, as well as this one by Jay Tharappel on the start of the violence in Syria, paint a more complete picture https://www.theorientaldespot.com/article//how-the-syrian-war-began-my-account-of-the-reporting

Mehdi’s silly propaganda on Syria is debunked here:
https://gowans.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/mehdi-hasan-beautiful-soul-and-his-diatribe-against-the-consequential-left/

Medhi Hasan continues to define the Wahhabi Salafi Deobandi (WSD)Terrorists as a group of deranges or mentally defective Muslims thus protecting the ideology of the killers as under the Umbrella of Islam.

Here is Mehdi Hassan defending that one-quarter of the terror attacks in the United States are by Muslim, with no mention of the WSD ideologies that all the Muslims that carry out such attacks share. Further, he is claiming that it should not be alarming at all that Muslims that are barely one percent of the population in the United States carrying out twenty-five percent of the terror attacks.

Of course, such narratives please his WSD paymasters at Al Jazeera and warmongering Neo-Liberal and Neo-Con elites like the Intercept, fattening the cheques to Mehdi Hassan. Mehdi Hasan has used this pattern of obfuscation to draw attention from the dangerous WSD ideologies that are at the heart of all terrorism by Muslims, as he did at this Oxford debate for the reward of a job at Al Jazeera.

 

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