September 5th, 2014

Mehdi’s HuffPo Peddled ISIS Conspiracy Theory as Lead Story

“Did you know that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis, was trained by Mossad and the CIA?” asks Mehdi Hasan sarcastically in his HuffPo column this afternoon. It’s a good piece and worth reading, in it Mehdi argues that many Muslims around the world too often fall for loony conspiracy theories. He asks:

“Why are so many of my fellow Muslims so gullible and so quick to believe bonkers conspiracy theories? How have the pedlars of paranoia amassed such influence within Muslim communities?”

Who would peddle such nonsense? HuffPo UK, of which Mehdi is Political Director, ran this as their splash just three weeks ago:

‘Password 360′ is one of the main ISIS conspiracy theories, alleging that the latest great threat to civilisation is all a big CIA plot. Three weeks ago HuffPo thought it was worth running as their lead story. Where do people get their crazy ideas, eh?

UPDATE: Guido has been reminded that Mehdi once peddled his own conspiracy theory that 535 people controlled by the “American Israel lobby” were blocking peace in the Middle East? Why, indeed, is the Muslim world in thrall to conspiracy theories?


94 Comments

  1. 1
    Eepyepretarded says:

    BlowingGoats isn’t going to like this.

  2. 2
  3. 3
    NO SEATS ELIZABETH says:

    I TOLD YOU TO STFU!!!!

    * Oh and vote UKIP

  4. 4
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Bournemouth is in lockdown tonight.

  5. 5
    NEVER FORGET says:

  6. 6
    It's a crazy ideas world says:

    Where do people get their crazy ideas – why ebay of course. Crazy idea, bnib, 0 bids.

  7. 7
    Bellum says:

    It’s gonna be a long thread.

    Full of fucktards.

    Feel free to foam….tossers.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Stop foaming, Bellend.

  9. 9
    Shooty* says:

    I guess if you passionately believe in the literal truth of a bunch of fairy tales written by a mass murdering tyrant 1400 years ago, you’re probably prone to believing any old bullsh1t.

  10. 10
    Persona non grata says:

    Asked a soft backbench question on EU membership, Cameron made an egregious blunder. But his knee-jerk correction may have got him out of trouble.

    Cameron: ‘It’s vital we include the British people. And under my plans they will have the decisive stay – the decisive say – before the end of 2017.’

    Was Carswell right all along?

  11. 11
    ancientpopeye says:

    Nothing to do with Mehdi obviously.

  12. 12
    Spartacus says:

    It is always a mystery to me how they airbrush out the horns on pictures of this vile woman. And so quickly.

  13. 13
    táxpáyér says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29066870

    Greens demand companies sack low-paid staff.

  14. 14
    táxpáyér says:

    BBC Heard in iSlam a p43do can live a perfect life, so no wonder they love it.

  15. 15
    Dee Lusional says:

    Where did they get it from. This is the source and it was on your blog on 16th August.

    Did you forget? If you did, here it is again.

    http://www.syrianperspective.com/2014/08/isis-and-the-game-nobody-can-play-neo-cons-in-wonderland.html

    Guido – you’ve got a memory like a sieve

  16. 16
    The lefties will not surrender says:

  17. 17
    Monday Morning Cartoon? says:

    Looks like that EU washer-woman that keeps appearing at meetings to bomb somewhere or other.

  18. 18
    Dimbleby's Lovely Bank Account says:

    You’re just jealous because she is right and you’re a moron.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Why?

  20. 20

    There will always be crazy conspiracy theorists

  21. 21
    8 Ace - £1.49 says:

    People who have been taught to believe in a sky fairy that wants them to kill others that don’t believe in their sky fairy and that eating bacon is wrong? Gullible? Don’t see it myself…

  22. 22
    boredhousehusband says:

    “Political Director” – Director? WTF?

  23. 23
    Back1woodsman says:

    Not a good choice for a friday last story. Expect the nutter who thinks the rest of us are all friends of Spurs supporters, to be along in 3, 2, 1.

  24. 24
    Matron says:

    It’s past their bedtime.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    It’s not just Muslims, governments (Politicians) need citizens to be gullible. How else can you sell a 80% plus civilian death rate as “we use the latest precision/clean weapons and don’t target civilians” and say that with a straight face!

    Seems like the same propaganda the Germans used in WW1 when complaining about the French’s use of Senegalese fighters (We Germans use clean/modern ……..)

  26. 26
    Matron says:

    Guido has had an off day. It can happen to anyone.

  27. 27
    Methuselah Fawkes says:

    Like the benefit of usury. Or fractional reserve banking. Why bother looking at contemporary society when it’s so much more fun peddling cod history of a milennium and a half ago.

  28. 28
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Any religion which bans beer and bacon is going to end up making its followers insane.

  29. 29
    St Richard of Little Dorks says:

    mmm I prefer flying spaghetti, especially in monster quantities.

  30. 30
    Angus Drew says:

    Hasan is infamous for being angry, a hypocritic and wrong.

  31. 31
    Reader says:

    Hasan isn’t famous, infamous or notorious. He’s not a household name. Except in his own and Guido’s imagininations.

    Ask the public who this guy could possibly be and you’ll find that less than 0.05% of the population would have even a clue.

  32. 32
    táxpáyér says:

    Exactly. Most of those killed were military. Hamarse just won’t admit it.

  33. 33
    Some good news at last says:

    Leader of Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, killed in US attack in southern Somalia earlier this week, Pentagon says.

    Now, can they do the same in Rotheram please?

  34. 34
  35. 35
    DUH! says:

    “Why are so many of my fellow Muslims so gullible and so quick to believe bonkers conspiracy theories? How have the pedlars of paranoia amassed such influence within Muslim communities?”

    Maybe because if they had any sense they wouldn’t be Mooslim?

  36. 36
    Fuck the LibLabCon! says:

    +1000

  37. 37
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Who is this wide world has time to read anything the moron Hassan puts out in his tripe online rag. Life is far too short. Fuck off Hassan you slimy creep and take the rest of your ilk with you.

  38. 38
    Men In White Coats says:

    ……..and certifiably insane, sadly, people are unwilling to take the necessary action and slip him into a straight jacket for fear of being called racist.

  39. 39
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    To DUH. That sums it up nicely.

  40. 40
    Mustava Wank says:

    We ruled the world you know.

  41. 41
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Why just Rotherham?…..I have a long long long list of others all lead by Hassan’s ilk.

  42. 42
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Who needs Islamic terrorism most? It’s pretty obvious really, isn’t it?

  43. 43
    Fuck the LibLabCon! says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-29082981

    Man cleared of “Taff” doorman abuse.

    Apparently the Welsh are a race, who knew?

  44. 44
    The cowardly Plod are still reluctant to say who beheaded an old lady, aren't they? says:

    If you can call Malta and southern Spain “the world”, yes.

  45. 45
    jgm2 says:

    That’s true. That’s why Islam is such an angry murderous religion. Because it dare not risk people standing back and giving it ‘Hold on a minute… I see what Mohammed got out of this – he got land, treasure, slaves and all the women he could shake his cock at … but…’

  46. 46
    M A L I G N E D A S I A N says:

    Caps on:

    ALL P A K I S T A N I ’ S I EVER MET CANNOT ACCEPT THAT ANY OF THEM ARE BAD. ANYTIME ANYTHING BAD HAPPENS ITS A C.I.A. PLOT

    RIGHT FROM THE VERY FIRST TIME I EVER HAD THE MISSFORTUNE OF MEETING THESE PEOPLE THEY HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY ARE THE MASTER RACE.

    THE SAD THING IS THAT THE AVERAGE WHITE PERSON CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN S I K H, H I N D U AND M US L I M . THE FIRST TWO GROUPS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IMMIGRANT GROUPS.

    SUGGEST SOMEONE PUT IN A FOI REQUEST, WHAT PROPORTION OF THE PRISON POPULATION IS FROM P A K I S T A N. THE GOVERNMENT DONT WANT TO TELL YOU.

  47. 47
    jgm2 says:

    It’s true. They are fucking thick.

  48. 48
    Bill Quango MP says:

    I refer the leader of the greens to Leon Blum’s communist/socialist French government of 1934.

    The 30% average payrises that France enjoyed in 1934, were wiped out by the inflation caused by those pay rises by 1936. The nationalised industries caused the already weak Franc to be even further devalued 20% to try and keep the now totally uncompetitive French industry in being.

    It caused such a disaster, from the very best of intentions, that it actually paralysed the French nation for 4 years and living standards fell vs other European nations. Fell to almost half the level of those evil, low minimum wage, Capitalist America. And socialist French living standards have NEVER been higher than Capitalist America…

    but anyway ..1936-1940 was almost uninterrupted French recession.
    Then the Germans turned up and beat the shit out of them.

    All in all, the whole ‘£10 an hour’ was a failure.

    Funny that lefties, who embrace their history, never seem to learn anything from it.

  49. 49
    Denial says:

    ” “Why are so many of my fellow
    Muslims so gullible and so quick to
    believe bonkers conspiracy theories?
    How have the pedlars of paranoia
    amassed such influence within
    Muslim communities?”

    The Muslims are in DENIAL and do not want to believe there are elements of Islam that are pure evil. They prefer to spin the religion of peace Bull!

  50. 50
    The cowardly Plod are still reluctant to say who beheaded an old lady, aren't they? says:

    Oh, everything’s a ‘race’, now, even living in a caravan, that’s a ‘race’. You could say that people who live in caravans are antisocial tax-evading illiterate criminal scum, but noooo, that’s “rácist”.

    I’ve never heard of a white person becoming black, or (Michael Jackson aside) a black person becoming white, so you’d think your race would be something you’re pretty much stuck with, but you can, apparently, change your race by switching nationality from English to Welsh, or by changing from being a homeowner to some thieving c*nt who lives in a caravan.

    The PC cretins who thought this shit up should be gassed.

  51. 51
    concrete pump says:

    Muttered the c*nt.

  52. 52
  53. 53
    central services says:

    During the Suez invasion, by us and the French and the izzies, Egypt radio was proclaiming American bombers were attacking Cairo every day..Hundreds dead..

    America had no involvement in that conflict. Except for telling us and the Frogs to piss off out of it or they’d cut our loans off.

    Still gypos, even today, say how American heavy bombers attacked them.
    That’s why their government keep them illiterate. Makes them as dumb as lefties.

  54. 54
  55. 55
    normal people says:

    Yes it is .

    Muslims.

  56. 56
    The cowardly Plod are still reluctant to say who beheaded an old lady, aren't they? says:

    Does anyone still believe the “religion of peace” shit?

    I mean, it’s been obvious for a very very long time to everyone who isn’t a muslim that Islam isn’t the religion of peace, but you’d have thought when the Sunis started killing Shia in Iraq – muslim killing muslim for being the “wrong type of muslim”, that the penny would start to drop.

    Now we have ISIS Sunis killing non-ISIS Sunis for being the “wrong type of Suni”.

    Soon there will be none left (how the whole fucking world will rejoice when that day comes!) but before they all kill each other, it would be nice if at least one of them would or could finally admit that Islam is, and always has been, nothing more than an evil deathcult.

  57. 57
    Blowing Balloons says:

    Are you referring to me. You yid new world order banking lawyer stand up comedian.

  58. 58
    Blowing Balloons says:

    Are you referring to me. You new world order banking lawyer stand up comedian.

  59. 59
    jgm2 says:

    ‘ELEMENTS’?

    The Koran is a fucking psychopath’s manual. There’s a small amount about administration but the rest of it is simply exhorting you to kill anybody who dares disagree with Mohammed.

  60. 60
    The British media are cunts says:

    Muslims are in denial about how evil they are. They make up these stories to try to pretend that none of it is their fault.

    If that is the case how come Sikhs or Hindus are not being trashed the same way?

    They manage to live happily in western nations without blowing up the local populations of beheading them for fun.

    Everywhere you look where there are Muslims there is trouble.

  61. 61
    Catholic IRA says:

    Killing believers of your own religion is wrong

  62. 62
    Hilda says:

    It is easy to com people who have been inbred for over 1000 years.

  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    The supreme irony is that the French, British and Izzies had the Religion of Peace more or less totally under control for over fifty years yet the US, determined to grab influence in the oil rich ME, let the fucking cat out of the back over Suez.

  64. 64
    The British media are cunts says:

    It’s interesting as lefty wankers snort their cocaine then come on here claiming we’re all racists for saying nasty things about Muslims.

    Yet I can’t remember ever reading a negative comment about Sikhs, Hindus etc.

    Funnily enough the hate comes from the lefties towards Christians and Jews.

  65. 65
    Joyce Thacker says:

    Its ASIANS causing all the trouble.

    So that must mean Sikhs and Hindus and those hate filled Buddhists are to blame, innit?

  66. 66
    jgm2 says:

    Much more expensive to treat their congenital inbred illnesses on the NHS.

  67. 67
    ONS Playing With Figures says:

    Sadly, just out of interest we added together the IQ’s for every chief Cunstable in the land and when the result was not good, we even added in their assistans, the result was: 2

    This leads us to believe that there has been very very serious promotion beyond abilty in every Police force in the land.

  68. 68
    jgm2 says:

    It’s absolutely true.

    The whole fucking world is polluted with the evil c*unts. Countries you don’t think of as having any problems – Thailand, Philippines, anywhere the fuckers are they quickly decide that they are being persecuted (ie not allowed to live life according to their fucking rules) and so, naturally, somebody has to be killed to make things more fucking perfect.

  69. 69
    He hates being reminded says:

    Have you tried flossing?

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Being g’ay is a ‘race’ as well…apparently.

  71. 71
    Duped says:

    Next people will be saying that media, banking and government have a vastly disproportionate number of Zlonists in charge of it!
    How proposterous!

  72. 72
    Duped says:

    Now why would the Cia not want to not have started not financintg ISIS?
    Why would we not have wished to have not anted things to possibly not settle down in the middle east?

  73. 73
    Dr will see you now says:

    No they won’t.

  74. 74
    The Good News Is? says:

    The more brutal Islam becomes the more Muslims convert to Christianity but the Islamic authorities brutalise the converts. In the past few years people are waking up this so called Religion of Peace.

  75. 75
    Perhaps it's OK if one says:

    Pa-
    kistani on here ?

  76. 76
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    I fell for the crazy theory that Israel annexed a further 1000 acres of the West Bank this week. Clearly this wasn’t true as they would have been condemned at the NATO summit this week, similar to ISIS and Russia’s land grabs

  77. 77
    Squeezing pimples says:

    Huff post in the UK is nothing but a hard left wing pro Muslim rag that comes out with reports (ha) that the nasty West is to blame for every horrendous thing Muslims and Jihadists do. It is pro Gaza, anti Israel, anti West, anti US. It is a digital bias entity that seems to allow Mehdi and his fellow drones to howl at the moon on a regular basis and as for being even handed Huff Post is far below the Putin controlled RT news in terms of the level of propaganda it peddles. Even as an individual Mehdi when on TV does not allow others to speak as he just shouts over them or just shouts them down or at least tries too and then moans about free speech.
    Medhi cannot deal with truth of the truly awful things Muslim and Muslim Jihadists do and he will do everything to try and divert the blame onto others as he shouts to try and defend the indefensible aspects of his religion.

  78. 78
    fghv56 says:

    i already told you before, Moshe, you’re not one toattack Muzzies about pa edos, seeing Israel is inundated with them and the J3wish Tal mud amply condones it.

  79. 79
    fghv56 says:

    Yes, 500 children were all scawy tewwowists…
    You Zioslime never fail to reach new depths.

  80. 80
    Whatto? says:

    Or maybe a bunch of 4x2s spouting about Muslims believing conspiracy stories is just a conspiracy theory in itself.

  81. 81
    Aaron says:

    Shhh!

  82. 82
    re6e54y says:

    Your very own T A L M U D is worse.

  83. 83
    YAWN says:

    All the Iz propaganda Goons will be doing overtime here today…

  84. 84
    Mehdi "Flying Horse" Hassan says:

    I guess this was his grovelling “Can I KEEP my job” missive as opposed to that other grovelling letter to the Daily Mail editor asking him to GIVE him a job!

    The A-Hole who called us Kaffir “ignorant cattle” truly has no shame at all.

  85. 85
    Mehdi "Flying Horse" Hassan says:

    Start a list: Libya, Sudan, Kenya, Tunisia, Egypt (just been another riot to stop Christians building a church), Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain…

    I’m getting bored…anyone care to continue?

  86. 86
    Mehdi "Flying Horse" Hassan says:

    LOL! Loved that “there’s a small amount about administration” bit! Presumably you were thinking about the “Holy” verses describing in some detail the split of the spoils. Was it 90% to the Proph? Or 10%?

    The way we should look at it is, what would happen today if someone came up with such a religion? …how long would it be before it was banned completely, in much the same way that N’Zi parties are (rightly) banned, or effectively so, in most European countries.

    And yet we teach our children in contradisctinction to all the facts that this is a “religion of peace” that enjoins high moral behaviour. Owning slaves, waging aggressive war, exterminating polytheists, ethnically cleansing J’*ws, murdering POWs, torturing old men, and doing what Mo did to children is “high moral behaviour”?

  87. 87
    Mehdi "Flying Horse" Hassan says:

    Therein lies the hope. It took over a 150 years of bloody, murderous civil wars between roughly 1520 and 1680 before Europe got over its religion thing and began to start behaving more sensibly, to put it no higher.

    Let’s hope wholesale butchery in teh Middle East has a similar effect, thoguh they are handicapped by believing in a Holy Book which actually recommends wholesale butchery.

  88. 88
    True Prophet says:

    The true meaning of geehad, is the individual’s struggle to bring their shadow into the light. Islam must confront its own dark shadow and defeat it.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    “Why are so many of my fellow Muslims so gullible and so quick to believe bonkers conspiracy theories?”
    Simples: Anyone who will accept a narrative as definitive, without seeking to be appraised of that infallible means used to validate it, has the potential to swallow anything. Such as:
    Who’d be a spy dispatched to ISIS, with D formulating strategy for MI6? Since if he does manage to stop the mass migration of converts, won’t the Caliphate suspect that any who do get through must have had government assistance? Conversely, if there are no agents being tasked with infiltration. Sowing those double-bluff seeds of suspicion in ISIS minds, may only work if they place credibility in BBC News reports. Meanwhile Caliphate headsmen don’t seem to appreciate, that Western governments have no interest in the democratic majority-will of their peoples. Even less the fate of troublesome whistle-blowing journalists.

  90. 90
    Blair's Paid Ego Parrot says:

    Surely it’s obvious when they were gulled into Satan worship?

  91. 91
    A real lefty. says:

    Correct.
    And am I glad to see Sikh security at Baum airport. They are willing to defend us sometimes more than we are.

  92. 92
    Hacked off X-pat says:

    A conspiracy theory is created to deflect public investigation and opinion away from the truth, people think the conspiracy is ‘beyond belief’ and look no further. Propoganda 101

  93. 93
    A real lefty. says:

    Correct.
    And am I glad to see Sikh security at Baum airport. They are willing to defend us sometimes more than we are.

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve lost my password and username for this service.

    If some one from 360 admin is viewing this forum please contact me as I don’t know what’s gong on.

    President Obarmy has said he wants to ” shrink ” ISAL/ISIS/IS by means of military action.

    I do note that he doesn’t want to get rid of ISAL/ISIS/IS altogether, just downsize the Corporation.

    If so I would like to volunteer for redundancy and wish to take advantage of the packages on offer from the company.

    Hence the need for the password and username.

    Mustapha Payoff.


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