Bill Maher is not a person that nearly anybody would term a conservative. He is proud to label himself a liberal-minded person. But, he is a liberal with sanity – in the mold of Ed Koch. He knows the difference between progressive relativistic morality and liberalism. He does understand that the threat from Islam is nothing like the threats from other religions. This is not politically correct to say. But he says it – without any bigotry, and without any happiness. Just the facts.
Charlie Rose hosts Bill Maher, stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, writer, producer, and actor and now host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher states a case for Islam being a bigoted and violent religion. Although Rose tries to argue, it’s hard to argue with the facts. Watch an interesting and fact laden interview where the facts are calmly laid on the table.
Maher’s best line is when he compares what would happen if the Vatican would espouse actions and views that come out of Mecca. Of course, everybody would pounce on the Vatican. He then properly calls this the “soft bigotry of low expectations.” What an unfortunate but true point.
We have become accustomed to accepting that Islam is a religion that includes much violence, and therefore we need to focus on strengthening the more moderate violent Muslims, and tolerate the violence as long as it;s not the more horribly type. Maher is indeed a sharp cookie.