Bill Maher: 'Muslims Sharing Your Values is ‘Bull****’
We wrote extensively about liberal hypocrisy when it comes to Islam this week (relax, and read the column here), and as shocking as this may sound, Bill Maher got into it on this show this week as well. Bill Maher is one of the few liberals left who is consistent and intellectually honest (which we've covered here), usually to the dismay of his guests and audience.
"Fifty-six percent of Americans believe that the Syrian refugees… their values are at odds with our values. That may not be wrong. If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals do not want to recognize. You may be from a country—as there are many, many Muslim countries—that either have Sharia law or want Sharia law. Those values are not our values."
"[UK Prime Minister David Cameron] talks about the horrors of forced marriage; he talks about how the utter brutality of female genital mutilation is too common in his country with nearly 4,000 cases, and that’s just the reported cases; 11,000 cases of honor-based violence. I’m not saying this is going to happen in America, but this idea that somehow we do share values, that all religions are alike, is bull****. And we need to call it bull****."
I call it bull*** as well. This also relates back to a column I wrote (Read Dear "Moderate" Muslims: Your Self-Pity Party is Disgusting). Specifically addressing some of our President's claims.
Only this isn’t an attack on “all of humanity” and we don’t all share the same values. This was an attack on the innocent people of France because they adhere to different values than those in Islam.
I'm not talking terrorism. I don't need to be. I'm talking "moderate," standard-issue, Islam in every Islamic country across the world. It's still diametrically opposed to freedom and still really, really sucks. Nobody here is even arguing over terrorism. We're arguing over the fundamental, self-professed values of Islam.
Unfortunately, leftists refuse to acknowledge that. At least Maher has gotten to the point of exhaustion as well. It's got to be draining for the left to try and keep this lie alive. Which begs the question...