Bill Maher is one of America’s top funny men. At least, that’s what we’re told. So perhaps Mr. Maher should stick to comedy. Except, he doesn’t. Instead, Bill Maher regularly provides pseudo-serious commentary on current events, often contradicting himself. His latest?
Chris Kyle a “Psycopath patriot”
Yep, Bill Maher called Chris Kyle a psycopath. His reasoning? Because in his book American Sniper, Kyle wrote, “I hate the damn savages.” Maher funnily enough argued that it’s an unchristian thing to say, and that it sealed Kyle’s psychopathic fate. Problem is, Kyle wasn’t a psycopath. But the people he was killing? They were. Throwing a grenade into a truck carrying the terrorist who chops up detractors and destroys children with a drill – that’s not psyco. That’s heroic. And yeah, the guys doing that – they are savages. As for being Christian, the Bible says it is better for someone to have a millstone hung about their neck and be drowned in the sea than that they hurt a child. God isn’t a fan of people who abuse children. But it’s the double standard that’s really disturbing. Why?
Bill Maher gets one thing right. He’s been very vocal in his disgust with Islam. Regarding Islamophobia, Maher said it is, “a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons.” So while Maher apparently disapproves of Islam’s suppression of free speech, degrading of women, and killing if you disagree with or offend the Prophet, he doesn’t support our troops who fight for exactly those freedoms he claims to want for those living under Islamic suppression. Double standard much?
Last but not least, Maher compared American Sniper to…
The Hurt Locker
Bill Maher found The Hurt Locker “ambiguous” and “thoughtful,” qualities which he seemingly found to be lacking in American Sniper. While both movies portray the Iraq war, American Sniper is hailed by those who have served. Meanwhile, those who’ve actually worn the uniform declared The Hurt Locker to be “inaccurate” and “silly.”
Furthermore, American Sniper is a compelling look at a solider dealing with PTSD, a family struggling through multiple deployments, and a tragic end to a heroic life. Not thoughtful and ambiguous enough for you, Billy?
“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.”
That’s a fact – and Bill Maher said it in a compelling dialogue on the true colors of Islam. Good job, Mr. Maher. Please, keep that up. Focus on speaking the truth about radical Islam… and stop spreading lies about those fighting to defeat it.
By Krystal Heath, follow her on Twitter @TheFriddle