The world is truly upside down. Just last night, I had to admit having more confidence in the President of Russia than the President of the United States.
And now, I find myself thinking Bill Maher is sounding rather SANE.
Last night on his show, citing opinion polls finding 56% of Americans believe Syrian refugees’ values are at odds with our own (American) values, Maher acknowledged, “That may not be wrong.” He went on to drop this bombsell:
“If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals don’t want to recognize,” Maher said. “This idea that somehow we do share values that all religions are alike is bulls***.”
Via The Blaze:Bill Maher did not mince words Friday night as he sparred with a liberal guest over whether or not some of the beliefs held by millions of practicing Muslims around the world are “bad.”
Maher’s exchange with Chrystia Freeland, a member of the Canadian House of Commons, came after he opened up his program contending many of the Syrian refugees don’t share many of America’s cornerstone values.“If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals don’t want to recognize,” Maher said. “This idea that somehow we do share values that all religions are alike is bulls***.”
That triggered a debate amongst Maher’s panel, but particularly seemed to offend Freeland who pushed back against the HBO host.
“Are you guys saying that the Muslim faith is by definition worse than other people’s?” she asked.
“Yes! The ideas,” Maher countered. “If 6 million people in a supposedly moderate country agree with ISIS. You know, I read this article recently — it was attacking me about my beliefs on such things. And they said, ‘Oh Bill, you paint with too broad of a brush.’ What about Indonesia? The moderate country of Indonesia. And then they went on to say, ‘Only 18 percent believe in honor killings.’ Really? So one out of five people in the moderate country your holding up as the moderate country believes if a woman is raped we blame and kill her?”
Freeland continued to press Maher, accusing him of demonizing the religion — to which Maher replied he was “just reporting” and calling the ideas bad, not the people.
“You’re saying their ideas are bad?” a seemingly offended Freeland asked.
“Killing women for being raped I would say is a bad idea. Yeah, I do,” Maher fired back as the audience erupted in applause. “Hang me for it.”
Watch the full clip below — though be forewarned, it does contain explicit language.
Have to agree with Bill Maher there. I’d also suggest that throwing gays off the tops of tall buildings, beheading Christians for their religion and shooting up innocent souls in the name of jihad are bad ideas, just to name a sampling of Islam’s other ideas.
Too bad you’ll never hear the likes of President Obama or Hillary Clinton — professed champions of women’s and gay rights, no less — admitting any of this.
But perhaps this bold admission by Maher, darling of liberal audiences, will help wake up more Americans to this cold reality, before it’s too late.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]