Bill Maher Doesn't Want West 'Taken Over by Islam'

'It's not because of the race, it's because of the religion'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
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Posted Oct 30, 2010 11:33 AM CDT

Bill Maher, no fan of organized religion, isn't thrilled with news out of Britain that Mohammed is the most popular baby name there. “Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that?” he asked on his Real Time show last night, reports Mediaite. “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?”

To which conservative guest Margaret Hoover responded, “If you’re with NPR, you'd be fired," referring to the Juan Williams flap. When she claimed that sharia law was gaining ground in Britain, Maher said, “Then I’m right. I should be alarmed. And I don’t apologize for it.” At another point in the show, comedian Zach Galifianakis appeared to light up a joint during a discussion on Prop 19, notes PopEater. Click here for more on that. Videos of both are in the gallery. (More Bill Maher stories.)

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