Mehdi Hasan

For Mehdi Hasan, Two Antisemitic Wrongs Make Ilhan Omar Right

Hasan’s lame attempts to cast Omar’s repeated employment of classic antisemitic tropes as merely “criticism of Israel,” alongside his constant efforts to politicize antisemitism, serve as a reminder that bigotry, including antisemitism, must be combatted because it is morally reprehensible, not because it is politically convenient.

The Extraordinary Bad Faith of Mehdi Hasan

Hasan has consistently employed these dishonest tactics to present a skewed narrative that leaves his audience not only misinformed, but entirely ignorant of basic background.

Mehdi Hasan, Tokenism, and the Alleged Jewish Threat to Democracy

At a certain point, when a discussion throws important facts aside in favor of a narrative that points at a perceived Jewish organization as “corrupting,” “poisoning,” and “dominating” a country’s politics, it begins to reek of a certain phenomenon known as “antisemitism.” No amount of tokenizing a “really Jewish” congressman can paper over that.

Mehdi Hasan’s Inconsistent Standards

Hasan’s comments highlight a reality about much of anti-Israel activism. Criticism of Israel isn’t so much based on what Israel does or doesn’t do, as the activists will find a way to criticize it either way. Instead, criticism of Israel is about its existence in the first place.

RAMADAN JIHAD 2022: Overview of Media Failures

Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.

Mehdi Hasan Conflicts With His Own Sources

While conflicting sources is a common phenomenon in journalism, it's not often that a journalist directly contradicts his own sources, passing them off as substantiation when they are just the opposite.

Mehdi Hasan Prods John Legend Swipe at Israel

Singer John Legend seems to have joined the ranks of pop-culture celebrities with little or no expertise in the Middle East publicly airing inaccurate views on the subject.