Hasan previously took part in a debate at the Oxford Union to consider whether Islam is a peaceful religion in 2013. He cited political and cultural reasons for violence in Muslim majority countries rather than religious reason and won the debate with 268 votes to 168.
As well as working for Al Jazeera, Hasan is known around the world for his take downs of presidents and prime ministers and his analysis of global news events in his podcast Deconstructed.
Here is just one example of his forensic interview technique.
Hey US media folks, here, I would argue immodestly, is how you interview a Trump supporter on Trump's lies: