February 24, 2015 - Islamophobia in America

  • 02/24/2015

Larry talks Islamophobia and Muslim extremism with panelists Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Dean Obeidallah, Reggie Love and Shenaz Treasury.

>> TONIGHTLY.

DO AMERICANS HAVE A PROBLEM WITHMUSLIMS?

THE ANSWER WILL SURPRISE YOU,UNLESS YOU'RE A MUSLIM IN

AMERICA.THAT'S RIGHT.

HATE AND FEAR IN AMERICA.

IT'S NOT JUST FOR GAY PEOPLEANYMORE.

( LAUGHTER )WE'RE ALSO TALKING RADICAL

MUSLIMS, AND NOT THE KIND YOUSEE AT THE "X" GAMES.

( LAUGHTER )ENOUGH WITH THE HATE CRIME.

NOW IT'S LOVE TIME.

THIS IS "THE NIGHTLY SHOW."

>> Larry: YES.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOUVERY MUCH.

WELCOME TO "THE NIGHTLY SHOW."

I'M LARRY WILMORE.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW YOU KNOW WHAT TONIGHT, IWANT TO GET RIGHT TO IT.

WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS COMINGSTRAIGHT OUT OF CUPERTINO.

THIS IS VERY EXCITING.

>> iPHONE KEYBOARDS ARE ABOUTTO GET A LOT MORE DIVERSE.

THOSE TINY CARTOON PEOPLE,EMOJIS, THEY'LL SOON BE

AVAILABLE IN SIX DIFFERENT SKINTONES.

RIGHT NOW ALL EMOJIS ARE LIGHTSKINNED.

>> Larry: YEAH, BABY. BLACKEMOJIS!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )MAN, I'M JUST SPEECHLESS.

I'M JUST A SWIRL OF BLACK SMILEYFACE, WINK.

TONGUE OUT.

SUNGLASSES.

I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD JUSTPEACH, FLOWER, BULLET TRAIN OR

FRENCH HORN, BATTERY BATH TUB.

( LAUGHTER )OKAY, I'M NOT REALLY GOOD AT

THIS.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT IT'S HUGE, MAN, THIS ISHUGE.

REALLY GOOD NEWS.

ALL RIGHT, ENOUGH OF THAT.

TURNING TO TONIGHT'S TOPIC.

THERE WAS A REALLY DISTURBINGSTORY IN NORTH CAROLINA EARLIER

THIS MONTH.

>> IN NORTH CAROLINA, THREEUNIVERSITY STUDENTS, ALL

MUSLIMS, WERE SHOT TO DEATH.

POLICE HAVE CHARGED THEIRNEIGHBOR, CRAIG HICKS, WITH

FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

>> Larry: ANOTHER NOW I KNOWTHIS IS A PRETTY SERIOUS STORY

FOR A COMEDY SHOW BUT IT RAISESSOME VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS,

FIRST QUESTION BEING WHY DIDTHESE ATTACKS HAPPEN?

THERE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENTTHEORIES.

THEORY NUMBER ONE COMES FROM THEPOLICE.

>> INVESTIGATORS SAY THE ATTACKSSTEM FROM A LONG-RUNNING DISPUTE

OVER PARKING SPACES.

>> Larry: THAT SOUNDS LIKE APRETTY INSANE MOTIVE FOR MURDER.

BUT I'M FROM L.A. WHERE PEOPLESHOOT YOU FOR CHANGING LANES SO

I GET IT, OKAY.

I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF CRAZY OUTTHERE.

>> MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIMCOMMUNITY SUGGEST A DARKER

MOTIVE, HATE.

>> THIS HAS HATE CRIME WRITTENALL OVER IT.

>> Larry: YUP, JUST LIKEEMOJIS -- IT GETS MORE

INTERESTING WHEN THINGS GETDARKER.

( LAUGHTER )BUT HOW CAN THIS NOT BE A HATE

CRIME?

I MEAN, LOOK, I'VE HAD ARGUMENTSWITH PEOPLE OVER PARKING SPACES.

I'VE NEVER FOLLOWED THEM TOTHEIR HOUSE-- WELL, OKAY, MIGHT

HAVE FOLLOWED THEM TO THEIRHOUSE ONCE.

I'VE NEVER GONE INSIDE-- WELL, IWENT INSIDE ONCE.

NO, HE LEFT HIS DOOR OPEN.

TECHNICALLY HE DIDN'T LEAVE ITOPEN BUT IT WAS SO EASY TO

JIGGLE THAT LOCK, WHAT WAS ISUPPOSED TO DO?

BUT THE POINT IS, WHY DOES THISEVEN MATTER IF IT IS A HATE

CRIME?

THE EFFECT IS MUSLIMS IN AMERICAARE BEGINNING TO FEEL TARGETED

AND IF THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT'SA HATE CRIME, MAYBE PEOPLE WILL

START TO LISTEN.

SO WHO IS THIS GUY?

>> NEIGHBORS DESCRIBED HIM ASCONSTANTLY ANGRY, AND A FACEBOOK

PAGE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEENCREATED BY HICKS IS FILLED WITH

POSTS ASSAILING PEOPLE OFRELIGION AND FAITH.

>> Larry: THAT SOUNDS LIKEEVERY FACEBOOK PAGE.

I THINK I WAS POKED BY THIS NUT.

IN THE FACEBOOK WAY.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

ALL RIGHT, WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOWABOUT HIM?

>> HE CONTINUALLY CALLED TO GETCARS TOWED OFF THE PROPERTY

WHERE HE LIVED.

>> IT ACTUALLY GOT TO THE POINTWHERE HE WAS NO LONGER ALLOWED

TO CALL A CAR IN.

IF HE CALLED, WE WOULDN'T GOOUT.

>> Larry: SOUNDS VERYSUSPICIOUSLY LOOK ANOTHER GUY

WHO USED TO CALL THE AUTHORITIESALL THE TIME AND TOOK JUSTICE

INTO HIS OWN HANDS.

>> THIS COULD HAVE BEEN NORTHCAROLINA'S VERSION OF ZIMMERMAN.

YOU KNOW.

GOING AROUND CHASING AROUND AGUY BECAUSE HE'S BLACK, AND

CLAIMING HE WAS JUST TRYING TOPROTECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> Larry: SERIOUSLY, WHAT'SGOING ON WITH ALL THESE RACIST

ELMER FUDDS, RIGHT?

HEWWO.

BE VEWY QUIET.

I'M HUNTING MUSWUMS.( LAUGHTER )

IT'S STARTING TO FEEL LIKEAMERICA

HAS A RACIAL VIGILANTE PROBLEM.

HERE TO BREAK THIS DOWN IS OUROWN MIKE YARD.

MIKE, THANKS FOR COMING TO THESHOW.

MIKE WHAT SUP WITH THESEVIGILANTES?

DO YOU THINK THERE'S A RACIALELEMENT TO THIS?

>> HELL, YES, LARRY.

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, WHITEPEOPLE COULD GET AN OPEN-CARRY

PERMIT AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHBADGE AND SUDDENLY THEY'RE

CAPTAIN AMERICA.

IT'S A LOT HARDER FOR A BLACKVIGILANTE LIKE ME.

( LAUGHTER )>> Larry: UM, YOU'RE A

VIGILANTE?

>> YEAH, I'M VIDGE.

MIKE YARD IS JUST MY SECRETIDENTITY.

OUT IN THE STREETS THEY CALL ME"BLACK ICE."

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

>> Larry: I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

BLACK ICE?

HOW COME I'VE NEVER HEARD OFYOU?

>> OH, YOU'VE HEARD OF ME.

>> WATCH YOUR STEP, THINK SMART,AND WATCH OUT FOR BLACK ICE.

>> THAT IS BLACK ICE.

>> BLACK ICE, TALKING ABOUTBLACK ICE.

>> TAKE CARE AND WATCH OUT FORBLACK ICE.

>> BLACK ICE RIGHT OUTSIDE YOURFRONT DOOR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> THAT'S RIGHT, LARRY.

I'M INVISIBLE AND SLIPPERY.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Larry: ANOTHER WELL, THISIS AMAZING.

SO, MIKE, YOU'RE OUT IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD TRYING TO KEEP IT

SAFE.

>> I GOT 36 ARRESTS UNDER MYUTILITY BELT.

>> Larry: YOU PUT A LOT OFCRIMINALS AWAY.

>> NO, NO, NO, I'VE BEENARRESTED 36 TIMES.

( LAUGHTER )TURNS OUT PEOPLE DON'T TAKE TOO

KINDLY TO A BLACK MAN IN GOGGLESRUNNING AROUND IN THE DARK

ALLEYS AND ( BLEEP ).

THEY FROWN ON THAT.

>> Larry: BUT THAT'S A VERYNICE GETUP.

>> YOU SHOULD SEE MY RIDE,THOUGH, LARRY.

THE BLACK ICE-MOBILE IS SICK!

I USUALLY DON'T MAKE IT TO THECRIME SCENE, THOUGH, BECAUSE I

GET PULLED OVER IMMEDIATELY.

>> Larry: WELL, IT'S GOT TO MAKEIT TOUGH TO BE AN

EFFECTIVE SUPERHERO>> IT IS HARD AS HELL TO DO A

JOB NOBODY ASKED ME TO DO.

>> Larry: WHAT DO YOU THINKABOUT THIS CASE IN NORTH

CAROLINA, THOUGH?

DO YOU THINK-- IS THIS A HATECRIME OR JUST A CRAZED

VIGILANTE?

>> THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, LARRY.

I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, I COULD ASK MY FELLOWVIDGE DOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

HE GOES BY THE NAME HATE CRIME.

>> Larry: HE CALLS HIMSELFHATE CRIME?

>> YEAH, BECAUSE HE HATES CRIME.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

>> Larry: I'M NOT SURE HATECRIME IS A WELL-THOUGHT-THROUGH

NAME.

>> YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'TMATTER, LARRY.

HATE CRIME CAN CALL HIMSELFANYTHING HE WANT.

HE'S A WHITE VIDGE.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT RULES FORWHITE VIDGES.

>> Larry: I'M NOT TOO FAMILIARWITH ALL THE VIDGE RULES.

YOU THINK IT WOULD BE DIFFERENTIF YOU WERE A WHITE VIDGE?

>> WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, LARRY.

YOU CAN'T SAY VIDGE.

THAT'S WHAT WE CALL EACH OTHER.

( LAUGHTER )OKAY?

AND, YES, IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

THIS COUNTRY LOVES WHITE DUDESWITH GUNS WHO TAKE THE LAW INTO

THEIR OWN HANDS, MAN.

IF LIAM NEESON WAS BLACK,"TAKEN" WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED

"TAKEN DIRECTLY TO JAIL," MAN.

( BLEEP )( LAUGHTER )

LAUZ.

>> Larry: MAKES SENSE.

IT DOES MAKE SENSE.

SO, MIKE, THAT BEING THE CASE SOYOU THINK THIS GUY IS GOING TO

GET OFF?

>> NO, LARRY.

THIS GUY ISN'T A VIGILANTE.

THIS GUY IS A PSYCHO.

>> Larry: MIKE, THANKS FOR THEINSIGHT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> LARRY, CAN I PLAY MY BLACKICE THEME SONG ON THE WAY OUT?

>> Larry: CAN I SAY VIDGE?

>> SURE.

>> Larry: GO AHEAD, VIDGE.

♪ WATCH YOURSELF, BLACK ICEBLACK ICE ♪♪

>> Larry: BLACK ICE EVERYONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE BACK TALKING ABOUT THECHAPEL HILL SHOOTINGS AND ISLAMO

PHOBIA.

JOINING US ONTHE PANEL TONIGHT:JOURNALIST AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,AHMED SHIHAB-ELDIN.

COMEDIAN AND HOST OF SIRIUS XM'S"THE DEAN OBEIDALLAH SHOW,"

DEAN OBEIDALLAH.

AUTHOR OF "POWER FORWARD" ANDFORMER PERSONAL AIDE TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA,REGGIE LOVE.

AND OUR VERY OWN "NIGHTLY SHOW"CONTRIBUTOR, SHENAZ TREASURY.

AHMED, YOU'RE A JOURNALIST, YOUWERE RAISED MUSLIM RIGHT?

>> YES.>> Larry: YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING

THE CHAPEL HILL CASE. EXCEPT FORTHE LEGAL FACTS AND ALL THE

HATING STUFF, DO YOU THINK THISIS A HATE CRIME?

DOES IT SMELL LIKE A HATE CRIME?

>> I THINK THE MORE IMPORTANTQUESTION IS WHY EVERYONE WAS SO

QUICK TO JUMP TO THE FACT THATTHIS CAN'T BE A HATE CRIME,

THAT THIS HAD TO BE ABOUT APARKING DISPUTE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE FACTS, ITHINK THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW,

THE DAUGHTERS HAD-- THE VICTIMS,I SHOULD SAY, HAD SAID HE HAD

COME TO THEIR DOOR SEVERAL TIMESWITH A GUN IN HIS WAISTBAND.

NO OTHER NEIGHBORS HAD SAIDTHAT.

THERE WERE NO CARS PARKED.

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN A PARKINGLOT.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT WASPOINT BLANK.

IT WAS EXECUTION STYLE.

THEY WERE ALL SHOT IN THE HEADHE HAD EXPRESSED CONCERN HE

HATED THEM.

>> Larry: HE SHOWED MORE HATETHAN DISPUTE.

>> EXACTLY.

>> Larry: THAN PARKINGDISPUTE.

>> EXACTLY.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, IF YOU THINKABOUT WHETHER THIS IS OR ISN'T A

HATE CRIME, YOU CAN'T LOOK ATTHIS AS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

IN AMERICA, IN RECENT AMONGST,WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN

ANTI-MUSLIM SENTIMENT, NOT JUSTON THE NEWS, AND NOT JUST FROM

PEOPLE LIKE BOBBY JINDAL WHO ISCONVINCED THAT MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS

ARE INVADING AMERICA AND THEREWILL BE NO GO ZONES

>> Larry: THERE ARE A LOT OFFEELINGS OUT THERE.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF FEELINGSEVERYWHERE.

>> Larry: DEAN, YOU'RE MUSLIMALSO, A COMIC.

>> YES, I AM.

>> Larry: A COMIC AND ALAWYER.

SO YOU'RE AN EXPERT AT BEINGHATED.

( LAUGHTER )WHY DOES IT MATTER IF THESE

KILLINGS ARE CLASSIFIED AS AHATE CRIME?

DOES THAT MATTER TO USSIGNIFICANTLY?

>> IT DOES-- FROM A LEGAL POINTOF VIEW, JUST SO PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND, IF IT'S A HATE CRIMEIT MEANS AN ENHANCED PENALTY.

IN THIS CASE THE MAN KILLEDTHREE PEOPLE.

IT'S UNDISPUTED.

>> Larry: HE'S GOING TO GETPUNISHED.

IT MATTERS, CULTURALLY, IS THEREA REASON IT MATTERS?

>> IT DOES.

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN AMERICA ONTHE RIGHT WHO SAID ISLAMOPHOBIA

OR ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRYDOES NOT EXIST.

THEY CALL ME NAMES ON TWITTERAND SAY I DON'T HATE YOU BECAUSE

YOU'RE MUSLIM.

THEY DO HATE ME BECAUSE I'MMUSLIM.

THEY SAY YOU'RE A TERRIBLEMUSLIM, GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY,

WHICH IS NEW JERSEY.

>> Larry: DO THEY SAY GO BACKTO NEW JERSEY?

>> THEY SAY GO BACK TO YOURCOUNTRY, BUT I AM FROM JERSEY

THE PROBLEM IS, IN OURCOMMUNITY, IT'S NOT COVERED.

THIS GOT HEADLINES BUT IN THELAST FEW WEEKS, THERE WAS A

MUSLIM BUILDING IN HOUSTONBURNED DOWN, ARSON

>> Larry: THERE WAS ALSO APROTEST GOING ON.

THERE WAS A MARCH DOWN BROADWAY,AND I SAW PEOPLE HOLDING SIGNS

SAYING, "MUSLIM LIVES MATTER."

THAT WAS VERY EMOTIONAL TO ME.

I WAS LIKE WHY ARE THEY TAKE OURSLOGAN?

( LAUGHTER )IS IT HELPFUL TO THE CAUSE TO

LINK IT TO THE "BLACK LIVESMATTER" THING?

>> I THINK THERE ARE STRENGTH INNUMBERS, MAN.

BUT IT'S DIFFERENT A DIFFERENTHISTORY AND A DIFFERENT CULTURE.

BUT, YOU KNOW-->> Larry: YOU DON'T THINK IT

MATTERS, THOUGH?

>> NO, IT DOES MATTER.

IT MATTERS THAT PEOPLE ARE ABOUT IT AND IT MATTERS MATTERS

THAT THE DIALOGUES AREHAPPENING.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S A GOOD--IT'S A GOOD PLAY TO RUN.

>> Larry: I KNOW YOU'RE FROMINDIA.

I WANT TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ISLAMOPHOBIAIN OTHER PLACES.

HOW IS IT IN OTHER PLACES?

>> YOU GUYS ARE BABIES WHEN ITCOMES TO ISLAMOPHOBIA.

MY SISTER HAD TO HIDE HER14-YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH HER

BOYFRIEND, WHO SHE IS NOWMARRIED TO AND SHE HAD TO HEIGHT

HIDE IT NOT JUST FROM MY FAMILYBUT HER FRIENDS' FAMILIES.

IT'S HARD FOR HER TO RENT ANAPARTMENT IN INDIA.

ESPECIALLY WITH A NEW GOVERNMENTIN INDIA.

ISLAMOPHOBIA-- YOU GUYS AREBABIES.

SORRY.

>> Larry: DO YOU THINKAMERICANS, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

EXPERIENCE WITH MUSLIMS EVERYDAY, THAT SORT OF THING, WITH

ISLAM?

IS IT SOMETHING IN OUR CULTURE?

WHEN I WAS A KID-- NO, WHEN IWAS A KID, I WOULD SAY THEY

WOULD HAVE ARABS ON TV AND THEYWERE ALWAYS LIKE OIL GUYS WITH

LOTS OF WIVES.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS COOL.

>> IT'S TRUE.

>> Larry: IT WAS A STEREOTYPE,BUT IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE A

DANGEROUS ONE, I GUESS.

>> TO YOUR POINT ABOUT THEEARLIER QUESTION ABOUT WHY WE

KIND OF COOPTED THE HASHTAGBLACK LIVES MATTER.

A LOT OF OUR FRIENDS HAS BEENSAYING ARAB IS THE NEW BLACK OR

MUSLIM IS THE NEW BLACK.>> Larry: HEY SLOW YOUR ROLL

EVERYBODY IS TRYINGTO BE THE NEW BLACK SO QUICK.

>> IT'S SO IN VOGUE.

THE POINT I'M SAYING THERE AREVERY FEW AMERICANS WHO ACTUALLY

KNOW A MUSLIM PERSONALLY.

I THINK PEW AND "TIME" CAME OUTWITH POLLS SHOWING NEARLY 60% OF

AMERICANS NEVER MET A MUSLIM.

THEY RELY ON MEDIA, NEWS, ANDSADLY ON PEOPLE LIKE BOBBY

JINDAL.

>> Larry: YOUR BOY.

>> EXACTLY.

WHO SAY THINGS AND WHO PORTRAYMUSLIMS IN A KIND OF

CONSISTENTLY NEGATIVE LIGHT -->> HE'S NOT BEING HELPFUL.

>> YEAH.

>> Larry: DEAN, DO YOU THINK THEMEDIA IS PLAYING A PART IN THIS?

THE MEDIA IS JUST GREAT.

LOOK AT THE IMAGES OF ISIS ANDAL QAEDA.

HOW YOU CAN NOT FEELUNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT MUSLIMS WHEN

YOU SEE THAT ALL THE TIME?

I THINK AHMED IS RIGHT, 62% OFAMERICANS SAY THEY DON'T HAVE A

MUSLIM FRIEND.

I WANT TO BE YOUR MUSLIM FRIEND.

I WON'T HELP YOU MOVE OR DRIVEYOU TO THE AIRPORT-- YOU DON'T

WANT A MUSLIM DRIVING YOU TO THEAIRPORT.

THE TRUTH IS IF ALL YOU SEE INTHE MEDIA IS WHAT'S GOING ON AND

YOU HAVE NO MUSLIM FRIEND,YOU'RE GOING TO THINK THE WORST.

THAT'S TRULY WHAT'S GOING TOHAPPEN.

>> Larry: REGGIE, ONE OF YOURFRIENDS IS ONE OF THE MOST

FAMOUS MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD,RIGHT, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

( LAUGHTER )DO YOU THINK HE'S-- HE'S

SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME TALKINGABOUT ISLAMOPHOBIA OR TALKING

ABOUT THE WAR AGAINST ISIS?

>> WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW,HE'S-- HE'S A TWO-TIME ELECTED

PRESIDENT, AND HE IS NEVER GOINGTO RUN FOR ANOTHER OFFICE EVER

AGAIN.

SO I THINK HE'S REALLY MOREFOCUSED ON TRYING TO GET WHAT'S

RIGHT FOR NOT ONLY THE AMERICANPEOPLE BUT ALSO FOR, YOU KNOW,

PEOPLE WHO ARE OF THAT CULTUREHERE IN AMERICA AND ALSO ABROAD.

I THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT ISSUEFOR HIM.

AND I THINK NOT ONLY DID HE GETACCUSED OF BEING A MUSLIM, BUT

HE ALSO GOT ACCUSED OF BEING ADRUG DEALER.

>> Larry: HE'S HAD A LOT OFPROFILING.

>> A LOT OF PROFILING.

>> SHENAZ, PEOPLE THINK YOU'REMUSLIM.

>> PEOPLE THINK I'M MUSLIM ALLTHE TIME.

WHEN I GO TO THE AIRPORT, IT'SREALLY ANNOYING, BECAUSE I'M

ALWAYS RANDOMLY SELECTED ANDSTRIP SEARCHED.

>> Larry, OF COURSE, YOU ARE.

>> AND SO I GET NO DUTY-FREESHOPPING.

WHEN I'M ON THE PLANE ITACTUALLY WORKS FOR ME.

I DON'T HAVE THIS GUY TALKING MYEAR OFF, AND IF HAVE A WOMAN

TRYING TO STEAL THE ARM REST,YOU WANT TON WHAT I DO, LARRY?

I WILL SHOW YOU.

>> Larry: THAT'S HILARIOUS.

>> AND THIS GUY IS GONE, AND IHAVE THE ARMREST AND I HAVE ALL

THE PEANUTS AND THE CHAMPAGNE.

AND I'M HAVING A GREAT TIME.

>> Larry: I'M SCARED RIGHTNOW.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE OURCONVERSATION HERE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUTISLAMOPHOBIA, AND THE EFFECTS OF

IT AND EVERYTHING.

WE DIDN'T TOUCH TOO MUCH ON ISISAND RADICAL ISLAM OR WHAT'S

BEING CALLED RADICAL ISLAM.

SO I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION.

I WANT TO TAKE IT AROUND TOEVERYBODY.

>> SURE.

>> Larry: DEAN WHAT, DO YOUTHINK IS THE BIGGER THREAT RIGHT

NOW, ISLAMOPHOBIA OR RADICALISLAM?

>> I THINK IF YOU'RE MUSLIM INTHE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

IT'S ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRY.

IF YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,90% OF ISIS VICTIMS ARE MUSLIM.

BUT WE DON'T SEE THAT INAMERICAN MEDIA

THE NARRATIVE IS ISIS WANTS TOKILL THE WEST.

NO, ISIS WILL KILL ANYONE WHODOES NOT SUBMIT TO ISIS

IN AMERICA OUR CONCERN ISANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRY. LESS THAN

50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BYISLAMIC TERRORISM SINCE 911, YET

30 PEOPLE DIE A DAY BY GUNVIOLENCE IN AMERICA AND WE WON'T

HAVE THE CONVERSATION BECAUSEIT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.

>> Larry: SHENAZ?

>> I WOULD SAY RADICAL ISLAM.

>> Larry: FOR YOU IT'S RADICALISLAM.

>> IT'S DEFINITELY RADICALISLAM.

>> WE'VE HAD MORE TERRORISTATTACKS THAN ANYWHERE IN THE

WORLD, AND RADICAL ISLAM IS APROBLEM.

RADICAL ISLAM, IF IT STOPS -->> FOR YOU IS RADICAL ISLAM THE

SAME THING AS ISLAMOPHOBIA?

>> IT'S NOT THE SAME THING.

IT'S FEEDING, I MEAN, RADICALISLAM, THEY'RE HAPPY WITH

ISLAMOPHOBIA BECAUSE THEY'RELIKE, "LOOK, YOU GUYS, THEY HATE

US."

IT HELPS FEED THEM.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WAS JUST GOINGTO SAY.

THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

YOU CAN'T REALLY SEPARATE THEMIN MY MIND.

>> Larry: THEY'RE BOTH THESAME FOR YOU?

>> THEY'RE BOTH THE SAME IN THESENSE THEY'RE PART OF THE SAME

PROBLEM.

THIS NOTION, THIS US VERSUS THEMPARADIGM THAT HAS EXISTED SINCE

9/11, IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS NOTCONSTRUCTIVE AND THE

CONVERSATION WE HAVE ALWAYS HADIS THE INHERENT VIOLENT NATURE

OF ALL MUSLIMS. IT HAPPENEDAFTER "CHARLIE HEBDO."

WE HAVE SEEN EXTREME MEASURESTAKEN IN THE U.S. AS A RESULT OF

THIS THAT PLAYS DIRECTLY INTOTHE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE TRYING

TO DIVIDE US AND THE TERRORISTSIN THE MUSLIM WORLD WHO ARE A

GENERAL PROBLEM. I THINK THESENSITIVITIES, THE

OVERINFLATION OF THE THREAT ISWHAT'S POSING THE PROBLEM

>> REGGIE, WHAT'S YOUR OPINION?

>> AS SOMEBODY WHO GREW UP INTHE SOUTH, I THINK IT'S--

ISLAMOPHOBIA IS-- IT'S GLAD--I'M GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY PERSON

THAT IS BEING HATED.

I'M GLAD THEY'RE SCARED OFSOMEBODY ELSE.

MAYBE NOW I CAN GET A CAB.

( LAUGHTER )>> MY FRIENDS ARE RIGHT.

ARAB IS, I GUESS, OR MUSLIM ISTHE NEW BLACK.

>> Larry: ARAB IS NOT THE MIEWGLAK BLACK!

I REFUSE-->> AND IT'S NOT ON NETFLIX.

>> Larry: PEOPLE SAY THEYDON'T KNOW ANY MUSLIMS BUT

ACTUALLY THERE ARE A LOT OFCELEBRITIES OUT THERE WHO ARE

MUSLIM AND ARE PROUD TO BE.

TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ASPECIAL GAME CALLED "MUSLIM OR

NOT A MUSLIM."

WHEN THE POLICE ASK YOU TO PLAYTHIS GAME, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

ANSWER.

BUT ON "THE NIGHTLY SHOW," IT'SA LOT OF FUN.

LET'S TRY THIS.

WHOEVER GETS THE LEAST AMOUNT OFPOINTS, THEY'LL BE THE MOST

ISLAMOPHOBIC

HOW ABOUT THAT?

WE'RE START, DEAN, IS HE MUSLIM?

>> HE IS, AND HIS REAL NAME ISYAZIN-- HE CHANGED HIS NAME BACK

TO HIS MUSLIM NAME.

>> Larry: YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU GET A POINT.

SHENAZ?

>> NOT A MUSLIM?

MUSLIM?

I DON'T KNOW.

>> Larry: NO, HE'S NOT AMUSLIM.

BUT JERMAINE JACKSON IS.

VERY GOOD.

THIS IS FOR REGGIE.

MUSLIM OR NOT A MUSLIM?

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

>> WAIT, I THINK-- HAVE I SEENTHAT GUY?

>> Larry: MUSLIM OR NOT AMUSLIM.

>> NOT A MUSLIM.

>> Larry: REGGIE LOSES!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Wilson: THAT'S ALL THE TIMEWE HAVE FOR TONIGHT.

I WANT TO THANK OUR PANELISTS:AHMED SHIHABELDIN,

DEAN OBEIDALLAH, REGGIE LOVE,AND SHENAZ TREASURY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )YES, VERY GOOD.

NOW, I KNOW WE DIDN'T KEEP IT AHUNDRED WITH OUR PANEL TONIGHT,

BUT I'M STILL GOING TO KEEPIT A HUNDRED WITH YOU AT HOME.

THANKS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS YOUTWEETED.

TONIGHT'S COMES FROM@DDoetsch13.

REMEMBER I HAVEN'T SEEN THEQUESTION UNTIL RIGHT NOW.

WOULD SITTING NEXT TO A MUSLIMMAN WITH A BEARD OR KORAN ON AN

AIRPLANE MAKE YOU NERVOUS?

NO, THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

MY GRANDFATHER HAS THAT-- NO,I'M KIDDING HE DOESN'T.

ON AN AIRPLANE, NO, IT DOESN'TMAKE ME NERVOUS.

COME ON, GUYS.

GIVE ME SOME BETTER QUESTIONS.

I'M NOT RACIST, OKAY!

ASK THE OTHER SEVEN WHITE HOSTSTHAT QUESTION, NOT ME.

TOMORROW WE HAVE DON CHEATLE ANDDIRECTOR LEE DANIELS.

AND WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUTSPACE. THAT MAKES SENSE, RIGHT?

SHOULD WE BE SENDING PEOPLE TOMARS, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE KNOW

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME BACK.WE'LL SEE IF THEY SHOW UP.

TWEET YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT SPACETRAVEL TO ME WITH THE HASHTAG

KEEP IT A HUNDRED.

UNTIL THEN, GOODNIGHTLY,EVERYONE!

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