1400 yrs ago, someone had a fever dream:
“I flew on a winged donkey and then I split the moon and also I saw women being hung by their hair w their brains boiling because they didn’t cover it from men…”
— Yasmine Mohammed #FreeLatifa 🦋ياسمين محمد (@YasMohammedxx) July 31, 2019
Mehdi Hasan is a Muslim journalist, British-born, who has been in the news this week for asking Rep. Ilhan Omar, in a 2018 interview, a question about “jihadist terrorism,” words he pronounced with sceptical contempt, to which she replied by saying that “white men” were the bigger threat. But there is good reason to be as concerned about Hasan as about Omar. Hasan presents himself as an independent thinker, critical when necessary of Islam and of Muslims, and yet he is also a frequent, and sly, defender of the faith and its Believers. The fact that his main outlet is Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned propaganda outlet, where he appears regularly, should give his Western admirers pause.