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British TV Host Reeks of Islamophobia as She Yells at Palestinian MP During Live Interview

Julia Hartley-Brewer displayed Islamophobia and bigotry as she yelled at her guest, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti.

A recent interview conducted by TalkTV host Julia Hartley-Brewer has ignited a firestorm of criticism, with accusations of Islamophobia and unprofessional behavior directed at the British TV presenter. The controversial interview featured Palestinian politician Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, the general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, who appeared on the show following the assassination of Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri.

The clip from the show, shared by TalkTV, showcases Hartley-Brewer’s dismissive and extremely disrespectful attitude towards her guest Dr. Barghouti. Social media erupted with condemnation, with users expressing outrage at what they view as Hartley-Brewer’s racist treatment of her guest. Many argued that her behavior is emblematic of broader biases within Western media against Palestinians.


During the interview, Hartley-Brewer’s behavior took a confrontational turn. She was seen interrupting Dr. Barghouti and raising her voice, creating a tense atmosphere.  Hartley-Brewer faced backlash for what some described as a lack of professionalism and cultural insensitivity. Throughout the interview, Dr. Barghouti remained calm and respectful despite the interviewers behaviour.

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The interview reached a boiling point when Hartley-Brewer questioned Dr. Barghouti about his stance on various political matters. Accusations of misleading questions and stereotyping arose, particularly when Hartley-Brewer exclaimed, “For the love of God, let me finish my sentence, man! Maybe you’re not used to women talking, I don’t know!” The remark triggered further criticism, with viewers accusing the host of gender stereotyping and undermining the substance of the discussion.


This incident has sparked broader conversations about media responsibility, cultural sensitivity, and the treatment of guests from diverse backgrounds on talk shows. As the clip gained traction on social media, it prompted a reevaluation of journalistic conduct and the need for more inclusive and respectful dialogue in the media landscape.