Comment is Free moderators delete my comment pointing out the moral hypocrisy of Medhi Hasan

In a recent CiF Watch post I demonstrated the hypocrisy of New Statesman senior editor Medhi Hasan who, in a recent CiF piece, How the fear of being criminalised has forced Muslims into silence“, Sept. 8, sanctimoniously condemned post 9/11 bigotry against Muslims.

I noted that Hasan is on record referring to atheists who don’t believe in Islam as immoral, lacking intelligence, and similar to “cattle”.

Prior to my CW post, I made a similar point beneath the line in Hasan’s CiF commentary.

 

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My comment eventually garnered more than 40 recommends before it was deemed inconsistent with Guardian “community standards”.

My comment wasn’t in any way ad hominem, and merely noted Hasan’s own words to demonstrate that he has absolutely no credibility when it comes to condemning intolerance. When you refer to non-believers as “cattle” you do more than merely demonize them, you suggest that they are subhuman.

So, please tell me, what possible justification was there for CiF moderators to delete my comment?

 

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