“There is subtle Islamophobia, and I wouldn’t put Bill Maher in the ‘subtle’ category. He’s pretty brazen,” Hasan, who hosts “The Mehdi Hasan Show” on NBC’s streaming platform, said. “This is a guy who says Islam acts like the mafia, and the guy who says stuff like, ‘Muslims bring that desert stuff to the West.’ I mean, that’s not just Islamophobia, that’s old-fashioned racism.”
Hasan, who also serves as a political analyst for MSNBC, was explaining how he sees his religion reflected on television. Maher’s HBO show, “Real Time,” was used an an example of a program “prominent Democrats” still go on in spite of the host’s comments.
“Some people have pushed back at him, but you’ll notice that he never has any