Can someone explain to me exactly what it is that the BBC finds so compelling about Mehdi Hasan?
Because the more you see of the real Mehdi Hasan, the Islamic preacherman, the less there is that could surely justify the BBC’s elevation of him to the position of authoritative, credible and ethical spokesman for Muslims.
We looked a while back at the two sides of Mehdi Hasan, his slick Western suited, self proclaimed secular, progressive side…and his Muslim, and presumably real, side….but there’s more…
Trending Central has dug up yet another piece of evidence that suggests the BBC Mehdi Hasan isn’t being honest with us:
Hasan is having a rant, and it is a rant, about a Caliph who has apparently transgressed against Islam…he is a homosexual, a dog lover and a music lover…..
‘….but the fact is, and this is important, Yazid was not simply a Fasiq (transgressor) he was an out and out Kafir!’
A homosexual, a dog lover and a music lover…all apparently fail to get Hasan’s approval.
The BBC would almost shut down without a mix of those three.
But what about the Kafir eh?
There’s a ‘transgressor‘…and then, according to Hasan there’s ‘an out and out Kafir’
Kind of tells you all you want to know, if you didn’t know already, exactly what Hasan thinks of the non-Muslim….the lowest of the low…..why is that not considered hate speech just because it has its origin in a religious text?
And yet the BBC court’s him and gives him pride of place on their programmes.
When he propagates hate and division, sanctifying it as the word of God, is he in reality any different to Nick Griffin?…what if Griffin wrapped up his racism with words from the Bible…would he suddenly find himself on the speed dial?
Perhaps the BBC should look a bit more closely at the ‘sainted’ Mehdi Hasan.