May 6, 2010, - 1:46 pm
The problem isn’t that they [Muslims] hate America, it’s that they like it and they feel guilty about it. . . .
Our culture isn’t just different than one which makes death threats to cartoonists, it’s better. Because when I make a joke about the Pope, he doesn’t send one of his Swiss guards in striped pantaloons to stick a pike in my ass. When I make a Jewish joke, rabbis may kvetch about it, but they don’t pull out a scimitar and threaten an adult circumcision.
–Bill Maher in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and in a monologue on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
He may be an offensive liberal. But on Islam, he GETS it. On Islam v. Christianity, he GETS it. On Islam v. Judaism, he GETS it. Unlike the mainstream “conservative” talking head BSers, HE. GETS. IT.
Ignore Bill Maher’s comments at the beginning in favor of gun control (doesn’t make sense since he recognizes the Islamic threat on our own soil, and we need to defend against it). But this is classic Bill Maher, the way he used to be. He has the guts to tell the truth on Islam, which Bill O’Reilly, Sean Vannity, Glenn Feckless, and FOX News, and all the other wimps don’t have the guts to say. Kudos.
If only he’d made his movie, “Religulous” (read my review), with this outlook, instead of portraying all religions as morally equivalent to Islam. Appears he’s changed his mind since then.
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