(as reported at Mediaite) that he is alarmed at the fact that Mohammed has just become the most popular baby name in Britain?
“Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that?” Maher asked his panel. “Because I am. And it’s not because of the race, it’s because of the religion. I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years?”
His normally boisterous crowd fell silent as the panel responded to Maher’s admission.
“If you’re with NPR,” the conservative Margaret Hoover chimed, “You’d be fired.”
“It’s worse,” Lawrence O’Donnell told Maher. “It’s way worse than what Juan Williams said.” Hoover seemed to agree with this sentiment.
Reihan Salam, a conservative analyst with a Muslim name, also seemed irked by Maher’s comments, noting that he “has some uncles named Mohammed” that are “pretty decent guys.”
Of course, it’s not the name that Maher fears, but the religion. (Any of them, in fact—Maher’s qualms with religion of any sort, Islam or not, are long-standing and well-documented.) Hoover further stoked Maher by claiming that the U.K is saddled with a “far bigger problem” than baby names: Sharia Law, which she said is creeping into England.
“Then I’m right,” Maher said, taking her for her word. “I should be alarmed. And I don’t apologize for it.”
My guess is that Maher himself doesn’t mean anything serious by this, because he’s too much of a liberal hater of our society to want to defend it from any enemy. But, just as with the recent stunning statements about Islam by Chancelor Merkel, who also didn’t mean anything, the fact that he uttered such thoughts indicates a growing, or at least dawning, awareness in the West of the Islam threat, and this is significant.
Reply 3—Posted by: Bulletthole, 10/30/2010 4:02:18 AM
300 years! More like 50!
Reply 4—Posted by: Country Boy, 10/30/2010 4:58:47 AM
Oh yeah, sure. Just like we’re all gonna drive those little lawn mower cars. Moron.
Reply 5—Posted by: subguru, 10/30/2010 5:10:14 AM
So stop living like a selfish whining twit and do something to preserve and improve your preferred culture into the next generation … you can also apologize to everyone you called a racist who was *also* had misgivings about the religion and culture rather than the race.
Reply 6—Posted by: Spidey, 10/30/2010 5:13:02 AM
Sounds to me like he was being sarcastic here, mocking who he thinks are xenophobes.The muslim infiltrations are a hell of a lot more short term than 300 years.
Reply 7—Posted by: ruready?, 10/30/2010 5:40:23 AM
Ignore all liberals within one month of an election.
Reply 8—Posted by: Catherine, 10/30/2010 5:55:14 AM
His ratings must be bad. Guess he’ll say anything for attention.
Reply 9—Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/30/2010 6:36:54 AM
I tend to agree with #6. Let’s see how this plays out. Maher is a con artist.
Reply 10—Posted by: cap MarineTet68, 10/30/2010 7:30:21 AM
So, it’s NOT OK for the dark-hued man to say this, but it’s OK for the white guy? NPR is racist?
Reply 11—Posted by: awen, 10/30/2010 7:30:30 AM
No, Bill. Believe it or not important history to learn from did not begin with Marx. Google the Battle of Toulouse in 721 a.d.
When we forget the lessons of history, we are doomed. Muslims have always, ALWAYS been on the move to conquer Western civilization.
We need a modern day Martel The Hammer.
Reply 12—Posted by: frhudge, 10/30/2010 7:49:22 AM
Be alarmed. Be very alarmed. We all need to be alarmed to resist Sharia in this country, or we’re there in one generation.
He’s not dumb enough to believe that it will take “300” years. That’s willful ignorance, or deliberate bs.
Reply 13—Posted by: upchuck, 10/30/2010 7:49:58 AM
Old rubber faced Bill Haher while bashing Christians should have been paying attention to this murderous cult. Sort of slipped in on the elite atheiest loser didn’t it?
Reply 14—Posted by: wherewithal, 10/30/2010 7:56:45 AM
Bill Maher is not a liberal. Like most “Liberals” Bill Maher is a Progressive dressed in Liberal clothing.
A Liberal, by dictionary definition, believes in civil rights and individual freedoms. These self professed “Liberals” are Progressives and are determined to destroy our Constitution.
Reply 15—Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/30/2010 7:59:39 AM
Hell, I’d bet on Europe being taken in less than 10.
Reply 16—Posted by: cycloid, 10/30/2010 8:13:12 AM
Don’t forget “Hussein” on the fear list. Let’s start by giving hurricanes Muslim names for 2011. Then, in 2012, we’ll do African-American names. The timing would be excellent.
Reply 17—Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/30/2010 8:18:28 AM
”’Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that?’ Maher asked his panel. ‘Because I am. And it’s not because of the race, it’s because of the religion. I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years?”’
But it’s perfectly okay to bash military Christians and Jews, the ones who believe in God, the ones who will save your sorry behind should conflict arise, right, Bill? Remind me how ”courageous” the muzzies were on 9/11.
Reply 18—Posted by: WIBadger, 10/30/2010 8:19:17 AM
Well Bill, based on your snarky remarks from the past, I certainly wouldn’t have believed you capable of acknowledging this reality. We don’t need your help now either so please just sit down & shut up.
Libertarian, progressive, liberal, whatever. I have a different description in mind for Maher but in the interest of taste, I can’t share it here.
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