Mehdi isn't so bad, some people are too harsh on him. For an example, I just saw a clip during which he challenges Hamas on suicide bombings:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1621474811494516&id=1451541335154532
He has his biases, of course, and they are annoying. But he has more integrity than the likes of Sam Harris, Douglas Murray and other New Atheists.
He has written about the issues of Antisemitism in Muslim communities, promotes secularism, denounces the idea of an Islamic State, reiterating that such a State couldn't be modern and respecting of human rights. He has many progressive values, but is still attacked for calling out bigots.
Edit: seeing some of Yeezevee's links, you might be onto something.