Real Time With Bill Maher: Is Bill Maher A White Nationalist? Sounds Like It (Watch)

Bill Maher calls himself a progressive, but more and more he seems to be chumming it up with the far-right. From playing footsie with Milo Yiannopolous to arguing that Hillary Clinton used crying to get political points, Maher has bigoted out a lot lately. But last night on Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher went one step further, using a White Nationalist argument against Muslims.

Bill Maher Promotes White Nationalist View On 'Real Time'

Last night on Overtime on Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher and guests Louise Mensch, Chris Hayes, and noted moron Matt Schlapp -- as well as a few people whose parents don't even know who they are -- discussed Brexit.

As Mensch discussed how Britain's membership in the European Union hurt Muslims, Bill Maher brought up a new topic with this question: "if a Eurpoean country became 51% Muslim, would it be the same country?"

That question is commonly used among the alt-right and white supremacists. 'If brown people start coming in to our country, we won't be the same country.' It is the basis of White Nationalism, which insists that the white nation must be protected -- and now Bill Maher is using it.

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Louise Mensch didn't like Bill Maher's question, and she turned it back on him, asking: "Would you ask that question about Jews? Would you ask that question about Catholics?" Maher, realizing that what he said was not appropriate, tried to divert from the question.

Bill Maher Continues To Use Bigoted Arguments On 'Real Time'

Maher also insisted that it is a fact that Birmingham, England uses Sharia Law in schools -- suggesting that the Brits can't control the city and that western laws and norms are not enforced there. This is extremely misleading: UK law is very much enforced, but Sharia law is used more as a code of ethics among some of the people in those areas. It's much like how people in the west follow the ten commandments, although not every commandment is codified in law.

When Mensch brought up the Westboro Baptist church, and how that organization imposes similar rules based in Christianity, Maher became angry and started complaining about equivalency. Matt Schlapp -- never one to surprise with an intelligent argument -- was on hand to bring in the right wing "call things as they are" trope. (Didn't these guys say that if only Obama called Islamic terrorism what it is, ISIS would shrivel up and die?)

Of course, when asked simple questions about Islam by Chris Hayes, Schlapp had no idea what the answers were.

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