November 22nd, 2013

Mehdi’s Forced Marriage Muddle

Here is Mehdi Hasan sparring with Douglas Murray on Question Time back in 2011, on the sensitive subject of forced marriages. Mehdi could not have been clearer where he stood on the issue:

“Four years later he [David Cameron] turns up in Munich of all places to tell us we need this muscular liberalism and to tell us, like Douglas, about forced marriages! Sorry, how many people have forced marriages in this country? And show me which cultural group defends forced marriages?”

Well those questions are answered, you might say, with passion, rigour and boldness by an article in this week’s New Statesman, written by one Mehdi Hasan.

“Child, or underage, marriage is very much a part of British society. And the inconvenient truth is that it is Muslims – not Christians, Jews or Hindus – who are responsible for much of it. There is no point pretending otherwise. Nor is it morally tenable to stand idly by as young girls in the UK are forced into marriages before they are physically or psychologically ready, against their will and against the law…

I can’t stay quiet. I’m the father of two young girls. When I hear of forced, underage marriages being carried out in the heart of major British cities, I think of my own daughters. And I feel sick.This is 2013. Not 613. Or 1813. Child marriage is a form of child abuse. It must be stopped.”

“There is no point pretending otherwise.”


92 Comments

  1. 1
    Mong Watch says:

    He is a mong.

    • 2
      Polly says:

      Ah bless. The little love is all confused.

      • 5
        Mong Watch says:

        One suspects he was lying through his teeth, or did not have children when he made the earlier statements.

        But this does not change the fact that he is fundamentally a mong, albeit a mong with a sense of morality now.

        • 33
          FFS says:

          Taqqiya!

          • A Expert on the Medhically Insane says:

            Perhaps he needs some Mehdisin

          • Toxic Labour for spongers, parasites, immigrants and criminals says:

            The question is which religious group defends raping and abusing children? Well what a surprise it’s mozzies!

          • Phuquit says:

            Spot on!

            It’s just a pity that more of we unbelievers are unaware if it.

            For those who do not understand, this i scthe Islamic ‘principle’ of deception and lies when dealing with the Kuffar or unbelievers.

            Perhaps one of our Muslim readers would care to confirm this.

            Nah, I wouldn’t bother, it’ll just be more taqqiya.

          • Somewhat offpissed. says:

            Anybody else notice the he is only against underage forced marriages?

    • 10
      jfk says:

      ich bin ein binliner

      • 75
        PC Dixon says:

        He lies through his teeth

        • 85

          He does what most Muslim’s do. He says what he wants you to hear at the time. Maybe what you want to hear. Or maybe it suits another agenda. What it won’t be is the truth, because truth is a very slippery concept in the Muslim world. Everything is as Allah wills. And Allah can be very hard to pin down. So Allah could be willing the opposite, next week, Which, will of course, fortunately coincide with young Mehdi’s requirements. As it usually does.

          Personally, if I heard the sky described as blue i’d be looking round for a colour chart.

          • English Heretic says:

            As for telling Porkies (my apologies for the cultural insensitivity) Try this one for size: “Islam is the religion of peace”.

      • 84
        jfk too. says:

        Ich bin dead.

    • 40
      Londonistan says:

      He is a mong and I hope his change of position on this is real. We all know which communities are responsible for forced / arranged marriages in the UK.

      • 53
        Follow the money says:

        The cheap bastard doesn’t want to pay the dowry.

        Guess what traditional cultural practice is going to be next on his list for criticizing, perhaps when his girls get to regular marriage age.

        This only delays an expense for him. Duplicitous scum.

      • 76
        HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

        Why should any of us give a shit how the followers of the religion of peace treat their own women, what we should really be concerned about is the rape of young white girls,
        who have been pimped out from some labour local authority ‘ care home ‘ while the cowardly police refuse to act in the interest of ‘community cohesion’.

        • 89
          Milismeg-in-da-zanu-lavs says:

          All gone silent on that, ahem more Police+Labour councils kicking the ball into the very long grass?!

          Perish the very thought.

          Strange though, and yet no heads are rolling, common purpose has some pull these days.

          No noos too, on the smashy and nicey front although he is dead, down at Al beeb the meme goes, “not us m’lud we never suspected a thing!”

          Oh no, BBC – they’re more interested in shock horror “Greenpeace arrests!” – I mean how could those beastly Russians do such a tewibble fing?

          Zut and Karl Marx, they are freedom fighters and saving the earth, by all the Gods – Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman – hells teeth the EU pay Greenpiss to promote policies which are killing the vulnerable – who needs the NHS when Greenpeace are doing our-their thing?

          Learn their lesson? Not a bit of it they’re being celebrated as heroes – funny old world innit, my sides split everyday and all that public money pissed against the wall – lovely jubbly!

          Then, how much does the ‘ethical bank’ give to Greenpiss? I mean all those divis they give to Ed and Ed….fone the grindr-ev.

          Third world, can we get any lower – yes Britain CAN, come the Islamic revolution.

    • 47
      Lee Harvey Oswald says:

      Can I shoot him?

    • 54
      Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

      A total ahole of the first order, but then what do you expect?

      • 65
        Yeah, right.... says:

        And he is wholly irrelevant. Question Time and the New Statesman. Last bastions of muddle headed leftist doctrine and largely ignored by the population.

        He’s amusing and entertaining, taking himself and his opinions so seriously when everybody else laughs at his rank hypocrisy. Like Owen Jones, he serves to prove how little credibility the left has these days.

        • 71
          Fishy says:

          Quite. You’ve reminded me that you never see Mehdi Hasan and Owen Jones in the same room

          • Hugh Jend says:

            How about in the same toilet cubicle?

          • Owen's Mummy says:

            Owen, I’ve told you already, you’re not going on Question Time again. You’ll stay in until you’ve tidied your bedroom.

            And take that shoe polish of your face…it gets all over your clothes.

    • 92
      resentful telly tax payer says:

      What a gobby waste of space!

      Even worse we are funding this tosser through the fucking telly tax!

      Any more of this and a whole lot of evil old white men are going to go postal

  2. 3
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Ed Balls says in one breath that he has not received a loan from the Co-op, and in the next breath he says he will not pay back the £50,000 he received from the Co-op. Oh that Co-op, why didn’t you say.
    Balls should pay back the money from his own assets.

  3. 4
    Shooty* says:

    … I don’t get it. As a rabid jihadi, surely he’s in favour of this stuff, no?

    • 16
      Mental Mehdi says:

      Dear Mr D’acre,

      As a professional cock sucker I would really like a job with any of your publications.

      I can change my allegiances and views on a hairpin, and have no real interests beyond those which I can see at the end of my nose.

      My ability to analyse and present factual reporting is weak, but I make up for it with good bullying bluster and the ability to play not only the race card, but the religious card as well.

      Ignore all that stuff I may have said about your paper and its staff in the past, it was just an act, a lie, what I needed to say in order to not get fired at the Staggers and Huff Po.

      Yours sincerely with lots of extra sincerity and sugar,

      M H’asan.

  4. 6
    Podiceps says:

    No, it isn’t 613. For him, it’s 622.

  5. 7
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Is Mehdi Hasan deaf? Why does he always shout?

  6. 8
    Man from the street says:

    The worm is finally turning in this country I can feel it in my bones.

    • 26
      Village Idiot says:

      …..You do not know how much I wish that is true!!!!
      Must not run out of steam!

    • 35
      FFS says:

      Drove through Handsworth in Brum the other day. First time in that area for my wife. She still hasn’t picked her jaw up off the floor.

    • 42
      nellnewman. says:

      But we need to keep an eye on this rabble rouser. When he last appeared on QT he really showed his ability in whipping up the crowd (albeit a very lefty crowd in QT’s case) before Dimbleby brought him back into check.

  7. 9
    Empty Chaired. says:
    • 18
      EU Watch says:

      Who farted ?

      • 24
        nellnewman. says:

        Do you know what the 5 stars on China’s flag represent?

        • 30
          Mitch says:

          Is it the millions of people killed by their dictatorial rule?

        • 34
          Chairman Mao says:

          Yes

        • 37
          i don't n eed no doctor says:

          The large star represents the communist party and the others the different social classes. Google not me.

          • nellnewman. says:

            China, where one class (the capitalists, just one of the small stars on their flag alongside the agricultural workers, urban workers and intellectuals) is regulated by the larger star (the Party). The capitalists being ring-fenced in SEZs (luxury labour “camps”) by an internal passport (ID Card) system limiting internal population management, where people work as regulated i.e. directed by what the ruling elected Party members consider best for the entire population (state).

        • 43
          EU Watch says:

          The stars symbolize unity of the Ch!nese people under the communist party. The large star is the party, the smaller stars are centered on the larger star and represent the four social classes: working class, peasantry, petite bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie, as described by Mao.

          Considering the stars as an ellipse is a stylized representation of the territory of Ch!na which includes outer Mongol!a.

          The Parallel with the the EU flag is that the central Star which represents that which the stars representing the member states are in unity with is missing. This is either because such unity is explicitly occult, or perhaps absent.

  8. 11
    Plonker Alert says:

    What a plonker.

    It’s the self-righteous tone that grates. He’s so sure of himself one minute only to contradict himself with certitude the next.

  9. 12
    Mr Duplicitous says:

    Mehdi – new day, new face.

  10. 13
    Rev Flowers says:

    Crystal Mehdi yum yum.

  11. 15
    Raving Loon says:

    Forced marriage, FGM, soldiers being hacked to death in our streets…all part of the wonderful benefits immigration has brought to our country.

    • 74
      Somewhat offpissed. says:

      Stop whinging, you have been enriched whether you like it or not and Plod will have you before you can even say ‘freedom of speech’ if you carry on like this you nasty racist, you!

  12. 17
    Scottish Chav says:

    lefty has a rational epiphany in public shock!

  13. 19
    Medhi Hasan says:

    Having taken advice from Ed Balls, I can honestly say that I didn’t say what I said.

  14. 20
    Mehdi says:

    Dear Mr Shah,

    My name is Mehdi and my 15 year old daughter will soon reach the legal age of marriage. Whilst I’ve condemned forced marriage before I feel it should not be ruled out. I’ve noticed you running the cornershop alone. I would consider an arrangement in exchange for a modest dowry.

    Yours,
    Mehdi

  15. 21
    labour press team says:

    we rightly cherish the great british tradition of ‘getting one’s tool in the till’

    we are the party of equality and opportunity

  16. 27
    Latest Labour Party Directive says:

    Urgent – not for outside publication.

    If you are caught out to be blatantly lying just shout smear, smear, smear.

  17. 31
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    What an absoloute c**t.

  18. 32
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Hypocrisy and mendacity: it’s in Labour’s D-N-A.

  19. 36
    nellnewman says:

    Ex-Co-Op Bank boss snorts some drugs gets arrested. Banks launder £100m’s of drug cartel money and no arrests. UK is totally fucked.

    Vote UKIP !!

  20. 38
    FFS says:

    I’m thinking of that song that has the word “Tequila!” but I’ve replaced it with “Taqqiya”.

    Seems appropriate for Mehdi.

  21. 41
    Jazz Porridge says:

    Good for him for changing his mind.

    But he’ll never admit he got it totally wrong for years because he’s Mehdi Hasan.

  22. 45
    Flower power says:

  23. 48
    Madame Bovary says:

    Marriage is a form of slavery.

  24. 55
    Ed Balls admits to buying a Vote says:

  25. 58
    Co-Op Financial Adviser says:

    So, if you leave your savings with us, we will invest it in hard drugs and make a massive loss.

    Ed Balls calls this good economics.

  26. 61
    John Tandy says:

    Absolutely and female mutilation in the UK ?

  27. 63
    Another Door Closed says:

    He’s got Children? Does that mean he’s got them human rights too and we can’t deport him?

  28. 68
    mrsshitrit says:

    “Mooooo ” Please excuse that, but as part of the “cattle movement” I needed to let that out. #continuesToeatGrass

  29. 69
    mrsshitrit says:

    Oh dear, now look what we have done

  30. 70
    Phuquit says:

    Mehdi Hasan is an expert at the Muslim principle of TAQIYYA wherein when dealing with the Kuffar or unbelievers the use of lies and deception is encouraged by the Koran.

    Just lookt up on Google.

  31. 83
    nick says:

    Just another Labour idiot

  32. 90
    Richard says:

    Why does anybody bother paying any attention to Mehdi Hassan? Don’t they realise that it only encourages him?

  33. 91
    Graham says:

    What do you expect from a two faced Liebour shit ? Plenty more among his colleagues in the Commons , like the devious c*nt from Dewsbury.


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