Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin said atheist and comedian Bill Maher, who is outspoken about his dislike of the Muslim religion and its radical faction, is racist and a bigot.
Shihab-Eldin said, “It should be said there is an element of racism and bigotry when we talk about what Bill Maher says sometimes, or what certain people say when they say that this reflects on all Muslims, this happen so much. As Dean outlined, this is something that is driven by the fact the media, not just the news media, for better or worse, since 9/11 has kinda adopted this Bush doctrine of painting Muslims as inherently evil. It happens in news and it happens in entertainment unfortunately.”
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