Islam is More Dangerous than Other Religions, Radicals aren't Just Fringe Element
Bill Maher: Islam is More Dangerous than Other Religions, Radicals aren't Just Fringe Element
While conducting an interview on ‘Real Time' this past Friday night, host Bill Maher took a position that will probably be sort of unpopular with his fans on the left. When confronted with the fact that Islam isn't the only religion that contains hypocritical extremists doing crazy things for the sake of their God, the world's most proud Atheist countered with a surprisingly defiant point.
"You know what - that's liberal [expletive] right there ... they're not as dangerous," he said. "I mean there's only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the Prophet. There's only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So you know, I'm just saying, let's keep it real."
When his guest tried to interject, Maher kept on going.
"All religious are not alike. As many people have pointed out - ‘The Book of Mormon,' did you see the show? ... OK, can you imagine if they did ‘The Book of Islam'? Could they do that? There's only one religion that threatens violence and carries it out for things like that. Could they do "The Book of Islam" on Broadway?"
After Maher's guest tried to suggest that his point was mildly Islamophobic, the host took major offense.
"You're wrong about that, and you're wrong about your facts," he said. "Now, obviously, most Muslim people are not terrorists. But ask most Muslim people in the world - if you insult the Prophet, do you have what's coming to you? It's more than just a fringe element."