Bill Maher calls out liberals for giving radical Islam a pass

Bill Maher calls out liberals for giving radical Islam a pass September 27, 2014

Disgusted by left wing silence on the atrocities of radical Islam, Bill Maher chastises liberals for failing to be honest about the abuses and horrors associated with “the religion of peace.”

It is no secret that liberals are often happy to point out the moral and intellectual failures of Christianity while remaining suspiciously silent on the moral and intellectual failures of Islam.

Proclaiming ”Liberal Western culture is not just different – it’s better” than the culture of Islamic theocracy that plagues the Middle East and other Muslim dominated countries, Maher went on a rant his on HBO program Real Time last night, excoriating liberals for failing to have the courage to honestly .

The following is an excerpt from that righteous rant:

President Obama keeps insisting that ISIS is not Islamic…but, 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.

… cultures are different. It’s OK to judge that rule of law isn’t just different than theocracy, it’s better.  If you don’t see that, you’re either a religious fanatic or a masochist, but one thing you are certainly not is a liberal.

We hear a lot about the Republican war on women, it’s not cool.  Rush Limbaugh called somebody a slut.  OK.  But Saudi women can’t vote, or drive, or hold a job, or leave the house without a man.  Overwhelming majorities in every Muslim country say a wife is always obliged to obey her husband.  That all seems like a bigger issue than Evangelical Christian bakeries refusing to make gay wedding cakes.

If we’re giving no quarter to intolerance, shouldn’t we be starting with the mutilators and the honor killers?

Maher also went out of his way to shame the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics, a student organization at Yale affiliated with the Yale Humanist Community, that recently tried to silence or at least limit Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s planned speech on the school’s campus:

You’re atheists, you should be attacking religion, not siding with the people who hold women down and violate them, which apparently you will defend in the name of ‘multiculturalism’ and then lose your sh*t when someone refers to Chaz Bono by the wrong pronoun.

Maher is right on with his critique of liberals in general, and the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics, in particular. By remaining silent about the atrocities of Islam we serve no one’s interest, and by trying to silence or punish the critics of Islam we implicitly reject and debase the secular values we supposedly cherish.

Bill Maher
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