[See NewsBusters for more.] On Saturday's installment of Velshi, guest host Mehdi Hasan claimed that the 9/11 terrorist attacks produced a xenophobic War on Terror that is responsible for the political raise of Donald Trump. In order to make this inflammatory point, Hasan repeated sever far-left claims that simply aren't true.
Hasan kicked off the segment claiming, "The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is fast approaching. And it's even more poignant this year given the situation in Afghanistan. After 9/11 and the launch of a so-called Global War on Terror, xenophobia and specifically Islamophobia, became rampant in the U.S., in our politics, in our media, and in our public life."