March 19th, 2012

Mehdi’s Muddle on Iran’s ‘Bombastic’ President

Followers on Twitter will have enjoyed many, many Twitterspats between Guido and the New Statesman’s Mehdi Hasan. They follow a familiar pattern with Mehdi usually citing someone who wrote something in the New York Times once and then calling Guido stupid for disagreeing. He’ll often write an article that no one reads in the Staggers “proving” his point.  

Last week he wrote a 1000 word response to a tweet Guido did about bombing Iran’s nuclear programme. Normally Guido can’t be bothered to respond in kind at length. This time an article in response is up on The Commentator.


  1. 1
    Doh! says:

    Come on Medhi has been smoking to much of Will Straws gear.

    Iran dictatership are lunitics and have no respect for human rights.

  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Poor Mehdi, he comes across as a very bitter and angry person who is always moaning and ranting.

  3. 3

    C’mon. His parents could not write. His real name is Mahdi Hes’an.

  4. 4
    Max Biaggi says:

    Golden Rule, Guido. Never argue with an idiot.

  5. 5
    I think says:

    I think Guido should write more posts like that, it made a pleasent change from what we get here.

    A very good post Guido it reminds me of the one you wrote about Fabians and euegenics a few years ago.

  6. 6
    Why bother? says:

    I would just ignore him Guido. He’s just some foreign lefty gobshite with a big chip on his shoulders. Why does he live in this country anyway when he hates it so much?

  7. 7
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Cameron on SKY wittering on about road tolls.

    Ask not for whom the road tolls, it tolls for thee ;-)

  8. 8
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    Does Mr Hasan think he deserves to be listened to purely on the basis of his colour?-and does he think because he raises his voice and his brain squirms like a toad that he is any less irrelevant ?

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Because he’s British perhaps?

  10. 10
    Durr... says:

    I concur.

  11. 11
    Jimmy says:

    “Normally Guido can’t be bothered to respond in kind at length.”

    And now we know why.

  12. 12
    Well it's a thought says:

    Camoron is getting the same reputation as that other nutter Gordy Brown, I do hope he has the furniture removers on standby, if he carries on the way he’s going hopefully it won’t be too long

  13. 13
    Widescreen2010 says:

    A bit harsh on Saddam, I thought.
    There was a Jewish community in Iraq in his day.
    Not since our intervention, though.
    Apparently it isn’t safe for Jews anymore.

  14. 14
    Even more anonymous than Anonymous says:

    Don’t be silly.
    *No one can be British with a name like that*

  15. 15
    Dianne Fatbott says:


  16. 16
    Build the Bomb says:

    He’s so pro British that he wants Iran to have nuclear weapons. What a loyal immigrant he is.

  17. 17
    AC1 says:

    Isn’t that the guy who Imonajihad thinks will jump out of the well and cause the islamorapture?

  18. 18
    Listen carefully says:

    But that wan’t the question

  19. 19
    Ancient Proverb says:

    Empty vessels make the most noise.

  20. 20

    I’m British.

    I do not live in my own country because I hate so much what people who think like him have made of it.

    When I was young, there were no people like him about.

    So where have they come from? Found in a coal mine? Landed from Mars? Suddenly materialised from anti-matter?

    If, and it is a big if, he is British then he does not act like a Briton.

  21. 21
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    I sympathise with Mehdi we all have to make a living. Since my earnings from Russia have been severely cut back , I have had to look elsewhere for earnings. Fortunately the Canadians have come to the rescue and allowed me to kill two birds with one stone – a shot across the bows of those trying to remove me from the Party and Parliament, who now know I will bring them down with me if I go, and, secondly a nice little earner from the Canadians. Boaz.

  22. 22
    jgm2 says:

    I see the bedwetters are running with the ‘almost broke my neck’ claim from one of their plants.

    Ken would do better to get himself surrounded with old grannies rather than paid thugs. That way they can always claim to have ‘almost broken my hip/neck/leg/arm’ any time any potential voters that Ken doesn’t approve of get near him.

    Spotted the tactic when the blog bedwetter posted a link a few days ago.

    Ken really does surround himself with fucking horrible people. The more I see of the bedwetters in action the more repulsive they prove to be.

  23. 23

    You know, AC1, I think I just might have found a use for the term meta-ad hominem after all… ;-)

    *Meta-Medhi Bollocks* That sounds quite good. You have got me going.

  24. 24

    If all they did was wet the bed, it would not be so bad (by comparison).

    Not content with that …

  25. 25
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    he;s obviously not british; anyone who doesn’t fall in lock step with the group think on here is clearly not british and as such should be deported.

  26. 26
    HomeLand says:

    The agents of Iranian Revolutionary Guards are operating across the globe spreading terror amongst Jews, Sunni Muslims & Christians, along with key Western assets.

    Iranian agents have been captured in New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, India and Yemen. They are supporting and providing weapons for the Syrian regimes, the Hezbollah operatives caught in Thailand recently & in the rockets being showered on children’s schools in Southern Israel by their proxies. The outrages in France are certain to be their work. The iman murdered in the Reda Mosque in Brussels last week is another RG victim.

    In revenge for our closure of their propaganda arm Press TV – the RG will almost certainly threaten the security of the UK Olympic Games. It’s also displacement cover for their nuclear weapons programme.

    Of course, they have their apologists in our country. They used to known as traitors.

  27. 27
    M. Hassan says:

    You don’ wanna mess wiv me Fawkes yeh? As I’ll get my brothers an’ cousins on you yeh? You don’ wanna come round here bruv, this issun Engand round here, innit, we’ll mess you up, yeh?

  28. 28
    Gordon Brown says:

    Big-Hatted Woman..

  29. 29
    Jackie Dromedary, - the only gal with a c*ck and no Cl1t! says:

    I wet the bed once – then I found it was Hat on the wet patch

  30. 30
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    *Meta-Medhi Bollocks*

    I’d say you have your place in English literature nailed in one there SC ;)

  31. 31
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    These morons may think they’re British but they’ll never be English. Most of them should be rounded up and deported.

  32. 32
    A very quiet, unobtrusive member of 1DF says:

    Bring it on, – “bruv”

  33. 33
    Muggins says:

    Saw him once on tv. Came across as a loud, rude, obnoxious fellow. Loves the sound of his voice, would not let anyone finish what they were saying and so I switched off.
    The BBC love him of course! But then they would, wouldn’t they.

  34. 34
    A booty therapist says:

    I can smooth cell-u-lyte away.

    Contact me.

  35. 35
    John Donne says:

    Cameltoe is a clod that should be washed away to the sea.

  36. 36
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Pretty good but a tad more spittle for physical punctuation…

  37. 37
    Breaking Handycock News says:

  38. 38
    Ancient Instrument says:

    but many a good tune is played on an ole scraper – I mean violein

  39. 39
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    is michael gove on the board of any international security firms currently ?

    Perhaps then he could throw a few million their way.

  40. 40
    Fresh and Minty says:

    Sure that wasn’t Prezz*l

  41. 41
    Mardi Gras says:

    Fancy a ride?

  42. 42

    Guido! This is a disgrace.

    No translation service on this site into Urdu?

  43. 43
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    fucking horrible people?

    Ypu mean like bloated convicted D.R.I.N.K D.R.I.V.E.R.S repeatedly screaming “YOU”RE A FACKING C.U.N.T!!” over and over again whilst spittle drips from their jowels?

    people like that?

  44. 44
    Durr... says:

    You might argue that they merely supply the rope he hangs himself with. Free speech?

  45. 45
    Say what? says:

  46. 46
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    fucking horrible people?

    Ypu mean like bloated *constantly modded phrase that pertains to ingesting too much alcohol whilst in charge of a car* repeatedly screaming “YOU”RE A FUCKING C.U.N.T!!” over and over again whilst spittle drips from their jowels?

    people like that?

  47. 47
    A Flacid Prick Pretending to be PM says:

    Privatising the roads will get Britain going!

    Oh yah!

    And windmills will save the earth!

    Oh yah!

    I’m da man!! (they told me to say that).

  48. 48
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    top moderation on here Gweedo, just about as restrictive as any I’ve encountered anywhere on the web

    good work.

  49. 49

    There has got to be something sick about a grown man who lies on his back over the side of a parapet in order to kiss the Blarney Stone, hasn’t there?

    I should have realised it at the time.

  50. 50
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    wowee. you’ve gone wierd again. you’re actually saying that the woman fiddling around with her camera equipment was a plant?

    Presumably Guido could quite easily find out who she is. She might have been exaggerating, but she did look pretty pissed off.

  51. 51
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    yes, he’d be well out of place here with an attitude like that…..

  52. 52
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    I wonder if these lot are going to do a spot on X FACTOR.

    The whole World is a stage and the acting is not very good. Capitalism is under attack.

  53. 53
  54. 54
    The advanced stages of CiF says:

    Yes, no need, no need at all. Why, you can wander without fear wearing your yarmulka anywhere in this free land safe in the knowledge that all its citizens, its immigrant communities of the older established and the newly-arrived, subscribe wholeheartedly to the the tenets of contemporary western culture, and hold freedom, democracy, and above all universal equality, in the highest regard.

  55. 55
    Ronald Kray says:

    See now, that’s where you lot get the game all wrong, makin’ th’reats like that in public! Even in my day, there was wired grassers and rozzers tapin’ people; if bruvva Reg and me was to want to “sort someone out,” we didn’t tell them about it, we just did it. When we DID “advise” people, it was more y’ might say subtile– “Y’ may wish to get someone else to start yer motorcar for ya, mate.”

  56. 56
    Anna [descendant of Robert & Thomas] Wintour says:

    This wanker makes me sick. I feel like thrusting a red hot poker into his sphincter!

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    he’s the opposite cheek of that other foreighn arsehole yasmin balabi brown

  58. 58
    Tower Hamlets Trust Fund says:

    Bring on the burkas!

    Turn London into Kens Souk to ensure he becomes London’s Mayor For Life Inc (Tower Hamlets registered)

  59. 59

    Is Cameron deliberately trying to piss off what’s left of his supporters? Sure looks like he’s deliberately attempting to become a one term Prime Minister. I wonder why that should be?

    This isn’t a rhetorical question – I’m genuinely puzzled why a Leader of a political party should, seemingly intentionally, want to alienate his party’s supporters.

  60. 60
    Desperate Dan says:

    I wish Guido’s nasty extremist assistants would stop calling themselves Guido. The real Guido is intelligent, well-educated, erudite, well-informed, well-connected, good-natured and humerous. His assistant’s are anything but.

  61. 61
    Ichabod says:

    Did Livingstone really say that ? I can’t believe it . He really is a stupid little man. What is the proportion of M*slem voters in London anyway–is it worth selling your nation’s capital for ? Really Livingstone should be put out of his misery. I used to think that Brown was the most malignant figure in politics that i’d ever observed, but he was genial and benevolent compared to the epically grotesque, and now beyond control, Livingstone.

  62. 62
    jgm2 says:

    Woman following Ken around with a bag of camera equipment accuses a.n.other of ‘almost breaking her neck’ while scrabbling around on the floor? And – oh, look, there’s a bedwetter with a camera to record her accusations. What a stroke of good fortune eh?

    In rugby she’d be penalised for looking to trip somebody up or in football for ‘making a back’ for somebody to fall over backwards.

    Standard bedwetter technique. Make an accusation. Get you on the back foot. You’re a ‘racist’, a ‘bigot’, a ‘sexist’, ‘Almost broke my neck’. Divert attention away from your original complaint and get you back-peddling.

  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    How do you suggest Guido reacts to fucking c*unts who manhandle his guy who has merely dressed up as a chicken to take the p*iss out of Ken the hypocrite?

    Start a fight or inform him how you feel about such horrible fucking people at large? Because that’s what Ken and his posse of thugs and gangsters and proto-terrorist supporters are. Fucking horrible people.

    I don’t think calling thuggish fucking c*unts ‘Fucking c*unts’ is poor behaviour – it’s merely an observation.

  64. 64
    Jimmy says:

    Blog management’s position is that the video fully supports their version. It has simply been removed to preserve bandwidth.

  65. 65
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    come on…don’t forget gorgeous George Galloway…now there’s a piece of work for you!

  66. 66
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Someone tell me why Sky and the BBC are constantly forcing this obvious Islamist nutter down my throat. Lucky I have the mute button to hand when I watch him early mornings. I bet he votes for Ken.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    I agree with DD.
    No real Guido could have written “apologists for said deranged-Islamist-theocracy feel the need to completely misrepresent its (Osirak’s) significance”, without understanding that Israel is also a Theocracy, but one even more deranged and aggressive than Iran.
    NB; those who think Israel is a democracy should ask themselves why El Al cannot fly on a Saturday. The answer; “The haredim (ultra-orthodox) would stand at the takeoff line and throw diapers at them.”


  68. 68
    maggie the dog says:

    Go fuck yourself

  69. 69
    maggie the dog says:


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    taC eht abbaJ says:

  71. 71
    Pedobear says:

    is he the same fcking retard that has strong labourite tendencies ?hmmmmmm wonder if he gets a bung from the Iranians for being on their side ?

  72. 72
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Mehdi Hasan comes across as the angry shelf stacker at the late night corner shop that no one pays any attention to, which makes him even angrier whilst everyone else just keeps ignoring him…

  73. 73
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    Here’s a mad idea – because he has a real (if not actually ‘honest’) belief that these policies are the best options available to him, as Prime Minister in a minority Conservative government. How radical a change would that be from the last lot?

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    I remember that particular spat on Twitter, he handed Guidos Ass to him him. He really smacked Guido down, it was a bit embarrasing.

  75. 75
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    Interesting. I wonder who is feeding you this information?

  76. 76
    dai says:

    Mehdi hasan the thinking mans twat, still say he is shagging the hysterical scoolgirl owen jones

  77. 77
    dai says:

    I think anon is posting from the guardian news room

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