Asra Nomani is an author and a Muslim Trump supporter. You may remember her from Muslim Woman Votes Trump, Professor Harasses Her For a Month! Bill Maher? Yes, he’s a mixed bag. But he hates many of the same issues we hate about liberals (see Bill Maher Slams Leftists Over Idiotic ‘White Privilege’ and Bill Maher to Liberal, Emory Students: ‘I Want to Dropkick These Kids’) and he is a liberal!
Both Nomani and Maher had an interesting conversation which led to a discussion we’ve had on this website and our show: a reformation of Islam.
When both a liberal comedian and a Muslim Trump supporter agree there’s a problem with Islam? And a reformation might be the only way to fix it? You might want to hear them out. Becuase yes, there is a problem with Islam. You already knew that, what with Islam’s penchant for blowing themselves up in hopes of blowing up you. Or how it’s totes kewel for an 80-year-old creeper to wed a tween. These practices aren’t what we’d consider “progressive.”
There are many things with which we find disagreement when it comes to Bill Maher and the left. But when it comes to Islam, Maher is right. Islam is woefully behind the times, which is putting it mildly. A more accurate description would be calling Islam the religion of the barbaric stone age, complete with beheadings, stonings, and ritual beatings of its very own followers. Again, not progressive.
Also, Asra Nomani? She’s actually a brave feminist. So pussy-hat twits should take note. What Nomani is doing is actually dangerous. She’s fighting for a reformation of Islam because she loves her faith and wants to see it reformed for the modern era. Where women are equals. She’s representing actual “moderate” Muslims. She’s leading a small faction of Muslims and deserves all the kudos.