HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher sharply criticized liberals for their refusal to denounce the actions of radical Islamists on Friday.
Maher began by discussing a Pennsylvania teenager who had photographed himself mimicking a sex act on a statue of Jesus, and said “this kid is not going to get killed for this, he’s not even going to jail,” and that the case “speaks volumes about why liberal, Western culture is not just different, it’s better.”
He then criticized President Obama for his claim that ISIS is not Islamic, “President Obama keeps insisting that ISIS is not Islamic…but, if vast numbers of Muslims across the world believe, and they do, that humans deserve to die for merely holding a different idea, or drawing a cartoon, or writing a book, or eloping with the wrong person, not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS, it has too much in common with ISIS” he stated.
Maher turned his criticism to self-proclaimed liberals who refuse to denounce radical Islam in the name of “multiculturalism,” he declared “cultures are different. It’s OK to judge that rule of law isn’t just different than theocracy, it’s better. If you don’t see that, you’re either a religious fanatic or a masochist, but one thing you are certainly not is a liberal.”
He continued, “It amazes me how here in America we go nuts over the tiniest violations of these values while gross atrocities are ignored across the world.” And “we hear a lot about the Republican war on women, it’s not cool. Rush Limbaugh called somebody a slut. OK. But Saudi women can’t vote, or drive, or hold a job, or leave the house without a man. Overwhelming majorities in every Muslim country say a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. That all seems like a bigger issue than Evangelical Christian bakeries refusing to make gay wedding cakes.”
Maher also bashed the atheist Yale students for protesting Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s planned speech on the school’s campus. “You’re atheists, you should be attacking religion, not siding with the people who hold women down and violate them, which apparently you will defend in the name of ‘multiculturalism’ and then lose your sh*t when someone refers to Chaz Bono by the wrong pronoun,” he proclaimed.
He then concluded, “if we’re giving no quarter to intolerance, shouldn’t we be starting with the mutilators and the honor killers?”
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Editor’s Note: Prior to Friday’s episode in a post on Big Hollywood, actor Robert Davi specifically called out Bill Maher and the left for attacking conservative politicians while letting those progressives who equate Sharia Law with the U.S. Constitution.