Mehdi Hasan
Mehdi Hasan is the political director of the Huffington Post UK, co-author of ED: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader and author of The Debt Delusion. He presents The Cafe on Al Jazeera English.

Entries by Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali's Message To British Muslims: Don't Go And Fight For ISIS

(55) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:24 AM

England cricket star Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims thinking about joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group "not to go".

Speaking exclusively to The Huffington Post UK, Ali, who is a devout Muslim, said he believed Islamic law did not permit people from the UK...

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Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

(17) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 6:22 AM

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being British.

"I do let people touch it."

Moeen Ali is not just referring to...

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Inside Jobs and Israeli Stooges: Why Is the Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

(213) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Did you know that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis, was trained by Mossad and the CIA? Were you aware that his real name isn't Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai but Simon Elliot? Or that he's a Jewish actor who was recruited by the Israelis to play the...

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Mehdi's Minute: From Battling ISIS to Supporting Dictators

(8) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on our battle against ISIS, David Cameron's birthday wish and Tony Blair's latest award?

Here's the political week in 60 seconds.

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"군사개입이 IS 서방 테러 가능성 높일 수 있다"

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 11:40 AM

이라크 북부에 주둔하고 있는 이슬람국가(IS)를 겨냥한 미-영 연맹 공격이 서방국 내의 테러 '위험을 높일 수 있다"고 영국 MI6(미국 CIA와 같은 조직)의 전 반테러 담당자가 말했다.

9/11 전후로 영국 비밀첩보 조직의 반테러 운영을 맡았던 리처드 배레트영국 허핑턴포스트와의 인터뷰에서 최근 서방국의 이라크 개입이...

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O Estado Islâmico pode atacar o Ocidente em retaliação aos ataques aéreos, diz especialista em terrorismo

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:17 PM

Os ataques aéreos anglo-americanos contra as posições do Estado Islâmico no norte do Iraque podem “aumentar os riscos” de terroristas nativos no Ocidente, adverte o ex-chefe de contraterrorismo do MI6.

Richard Barrett, que cuidava das operações antiterroristas do serviço secreto de inteligência britânico antes e depois...

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What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Islam For Dummies' on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

(217) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:47 AM

Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to the World: the Statements of Osama...

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IS-Terror: Britischer Experte warnt vor Anschlägen im Westen und kritisiert den Militäreinsatz

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Die von Großbritannien unterstützten US-Luftangriffe auf Stellungen der Terrorgruppe Islamischer Staat (IS) im Nordirak erhöhen das Risiko für Terroranschläge im Westen, warnt der ehemalige Chef der Terrorismus-Bekämpfung des britischen Auslandsgeheimdienstes MI6. Er hält nichts von dem militärischen Eingreifen.

Richard Barrett hat die Anti-Terrorismus-Maßnahmen für den britischen

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Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

(87) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Anglo-American air strikes on Islamic State positions in northern Iraq could "increase the risk" from homegrown terrorists in the West, the former head of counterterrorism at MI6 has warned.

Richard Barrett, who handled counterterrorism operations for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service both before and after...

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(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 5:51 AM

ハフィントンポストUK版によると、イラク新首相に指名されたアバディ氏は、イラク北部のイスラム過激派「イスラム国」打倒の最初のステップとして、イラク軍の「 再建、再訓練」を計画している。

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Le nouveau premier ministre irakien veut «reformer et ré-entraîner les forces armées du pays»

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Le nouveau premier ministre irakien prévoit de «reformer et ré-entraîner les forces armées du pays» afin de défaire les militants islamistes dans le nord de l'Irak, selon Le Huffington Post britannique.

Émanant de Bagdad, une source proche de Haider al-Abadi a confié au HuffPost UK que le nouveau premier ministre...

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi Pledges To 'Rebuild And Re-Train' Army To Defeat Isis

(13) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:18 AM

The new prime minister-designate of Iraq plans to "rebuild and re-train" the Iraqi army as a first step towards defeating Islamist militants in the north of the country, the Huffington Post UK has learned.

Speaking from Baghdad, a source close to Dr Haider al-Abadi told HuffPost UK that the...

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하이데르 알아바디: "이라크 고위 간부가 미국이 IS를 폭격하지 않는다면 이란에 의뢰하겠다고 경고했다"

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 6:02 PM

허핑턴포스트 영국판 에디터 메디 하산은 이라크 모술 지역을 이슬람국가(IS)가 점령한 6월, 이라크 의원 하이데르 알아바디 박사를 인터뷰할 기회가 있었다. 알아바디는 8월 11일 이라크의 새로운 총리로 임명됐다. (아래는 6월에 진행한 인터뷰의 내용이다)

이라크의 고위 간부가 만약 미국이 지하드 조직 이슬람국가(IS)에 대해 공습 개시를 하지 않겠다고 하면 이란에 그 역할을...

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Haidar al-Abadi über die Angst der irakischen Politik vor den IS-Terroristen

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 7:05 PM

Iraks Präsident Fuad Massum hat den schiitischen Politiker Haidar al-Abadi mit der Regierungsbildung beauftragt. Der designierte Ministerpräsident steht vor großen, sehr großen Herausforderungen, sollte er wirklich Amtsinhaber Nuri al-Maliki ablösen.

Der Schiit, Jahrgang 1952, soll ein Land führen, in dem sunnitische Terrorristen der Gruppe Islamischer Staat (IS oder ISIS) morden...

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Haïdar al-Abadi, le nouveau Premier ministre irakien, avait requis l'aide des États-Unis en juin

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 3:22 PM

IRAK - Le texte qui suit (traduit de l'anglais sans être modifié) provient d'un article du HuffPost britannique publié le 30 juin. L'auteur de cet article, notre confrère Mehdi Hasan, y retranscrit son interview exclusive avec le nouveau Premier ministre irakien Haïdar al-Abadi, nommé lundi 11...
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Haider Al-Abadi, a EEUU: bombardeen a ISIS o pediremos a Irán que lo haga

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Mehdi Hasan, del HuffPost UK, entrevistó al legislador iraquí Haider Al-Abadi el pasado junio después de la toma de Mosul por militantes del grupo yihadista ISIS. Este lunes 11 de agosto, el presidente de Irak ha designado a Al-Abadi como nuevo primer ministro del país.


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Foreign Office In Crisis: Why Do David Cameron's Ministers Keep Quitting?

(6) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 8:31 AM

In one of his defining speeches as foreign secretary, William Hague set out his vision of creating a "revived and reinvigorated Foreign Office that leads thinking on foreign policy across government."

"It must be a Foreign Office with a clear sense of purpose, greater ambition, a stronger and...

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From Egypt to Saudi Arabia, the Arab World Has Abandoned the Palestinians

(58) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Forget for one moment the timid pronouncements of Barack Obama and David Cameron. When will Arab rulers dare raise their voice against Israel's pounding of Gaza? "I have never seen a situation like it, where you have so many Arab states acquiescing in the death and destruction in Gaza and...

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