Especially when he puts other liberals in their place.
BILL MAHER: This is the horribleness of what’s going on in Rome. Oh my God, naked titties and tiny penises! This is what they did. I think people are mixing up two things: tolerance and capitulation. It’s one thing to be tolerant of another culture, but this is our culture, you know? Christianity had a problem with titties, in like 1300. We got over it. So we shouldn’t change our culture to a more backward culture, should we?…
LIBERAL RADIO HOST: Ask John Ashcroft. This is not a Muslim problem, it is a fundamentalist problem. John Ashcroft is a fundamentalist Christian.
MAHER: You know what? Except when it happened in this country, the liberals laughed at him. And they opposed him. I wish they would have the same enthusiasm for intolerance elsewhere in the world as they do for Christians here at home who really aren’t a problem because they don’t really get their way. It’s laughable.
Quick note: the irony’s not lost on me that “amen” is generally regarded as a Christian term and Bill Maher is an atheist. So hold your comments. Moving on.
I do wonder if we’re going to see a bit of a transition with Bill Maher here. Sure, he’s always been consistent on the issue of religion and the left’s hypocrisy regarding Islam, but he seems to have become noticeably more aggressive with it lately. I guess people being burned alive in cages and European women being raped in record numbers (Read “Sweden Now Named Official Rape Capital of the West) will do that to you. But I think Bill Maher understands something that many other leftists have yet to acknowledge.
Sure, “extreme” Islam is really bad. But you know what? “Moderate” Islam is pretty crappy too. It’s very easy to point to the “extreme” examples of people being killed, raped and subjugated, with leftists simply brushing it off as fundamentalism. It’s a lot harder to to make that claim for the hundreds of millions of Muslims who still want the murder of converts, execution of gays and legally ordained abuse of women. No really, hundreds of millions of Muslims believe that. Watch the video below to learn more. Bill Maher gets it. Why can’t other people on his side?