Let's talk about Mehdi Hasan, cancel culture, and redemption arc.
Years back, a video surfaced of Mehdi Hasan spouting the most abhorrent hate speech one can find with very extreme Islamists. I'm not gonna dive into what he said, you can find it yourself.
Mehdi also worked for years for Qatari state funded media outlet Al Jazeera, where you can find incredibly questionable articles and video, especially for their Arabic speaking audience. In 2019, they released a Holocaust denial video practically celebrating Hitler.
Mehdi offered an apology for the video depicting him speaking to a crowd. Whether that apology was self-serving, a lesson of what is not acceptable speech (but not necessarily a change of heart), or a genuine heartfelt atonement of one's past, is irrelevant. Apology was offered.
Mehdi also wrote an article about the prevalent antisemitism in Muslim society in 2016, which he brings up quite often against any charges of antisemitism against him. The article is good and worth a read, but has never stopped him from associating and promoting antisemites.
One example, is Mehdi sitting besides Linda Sarsour in an ISNA conference, nodding in agreement as she asks the audience to not humanize Israelis. He never once condemned her and many others. He does speak out when political convenient AS shows up on the right.
Mehdi Hasan continues to receive jobs and positions with main stream media like MSNBC, and many other outlets who provide him with echolocates and a platform to present his ideas, thoughts, and analysis. His popularity is in an upward trend and so is his reputation.
Why am I even saying all of this?
I still do not understand how some people make mistakes, and pay for them for the rest of their lives. Some the price is their own lives, some their livelihood.
Some, seem to skate through society's moral potholes with great ease and grace.

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