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Bill Maher hammers Islam: 'It's the liberals here who don't quite get it'
Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/22/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT by Rufus2007

HBO’s ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher asked female Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa al Mansour about the obstacles she encountered as a female filmmaker on Friday and spoke out against the nation’s governing religion of Islam.

Maher noted that some nations in the Middle East are becoming more conservative in regards to Islam after the Arab Spring, which, in his view, isn’t necessarily a good thing.

“The problem is, the Arab Spring kind of turned into the Arab Winter,” Maher said. “[A]nd Saudi Arabia, I mean, is the most conservative of all. As people criticize me for what I say about the Muslims. I love all people. And it’s funny because the people that come up to me privately say, ‘I’m with you about the Muslims.’ It’s the American Muslims. It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it. We’re not criticizing people. We’re criticizing a belief system that turns people into something we wish they wouldn’t be.”

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TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: billmaher; haifaaalmansour; islam; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; religionofpeace; saudiarabia
Maher is a blowhard but he nails it here, PBUH or whatever.
1 posted on 06/22/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Maher better have his life insurance policy updated.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rufus2007

He’s all over the map. You’ve GOT to wonder about the sanity of folks like that. No core.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 7:25:15 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Rufus2007

Yup.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 7:27:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rufus2007
I love all people.

?????

It's far more likely that Maher hates all people as he wanders between insulting children with Down's syndrome to criticizing Islam. But there's a big difference. Sarah Palin is slightly less likely to lop off his head.

5 posted on 06/22/2013 7:28:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Rufus2007

“We’re criticizing a belief system that turns people into something we wish they wouldn’t be.”

Hey, that’s actually a pretty good line...


6 posted on 06/22/2013 7:29:21 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rufus2007

Example of “Stopped-clock-is-correct-twice-a-day” syndrome..


7 posted on 06/22/2013 7:29:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Rufus2007

I never listen to him and I don’t about anything he says.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Rufus2007

Obama took credit for the Arab Spring. Will he take credit for the strick fundamentalist Islamic rule that is transpiring there now????


9 posted on 06/22/2013 7:30:22 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: joethedrummer

Exactly right, all over the map, but his brief moments of clarity like this (very obvious) statement, only underscore
the REST of him, the 99.9% of the time he slanders Sarah Palin, dresses up like Steve Irwin with a bloody fin sticking out of his abdomen, etc. etc.——the list of his offenses piles up daily, and his posture is one of “defiant independence” in philosophy, with his most vile acts and words to be taken with a grain of salt as “humor”. (”Hey.come on,I’m a COMEDIAN, after all!”) The usual dodge employed by malignant spirits like Maher.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:38:05 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: joethedrummer
The one thing with BM that has been consistent over the years is his extreme leftist views.

The only reason he would moderate those views is because he can't keep an audience.

I see this as a sign even BM’s extreme leftist audience is getting sick and tired of the extreme leftist view, and if the extreme left is sick of the leftist view you know where the rest of the country is.

11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Rufus2007

He loves everybody...except Christian, White Conservatives.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: joethedrummer

Aren’t there any transgender Islamic folks that we could talk to? Or maybe some midget wrestler Islamic folks? Or maybe some Amazon manly Islamic women? Or maybe some intellectual dopey gay Islamic men? Or maybe some reformed anti-elitist French Muslims? Or maybe some Latino Muslims?


13 posted on 06/22/2013 7:41:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: bmwcyle
I never listen to him and I don’t about anything he says.

If it were not for FR, I would not know what Bill Maher or Chis Matthews say, ever

14 posted on 06/22/2013 7:44:27 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Eagles6

But will the Fatwah still be issued????


15 posted on 06/22/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: joethedrummer

There are three types of political commentators. The first kind are those who do it for the money. These include Bill oReily and to an extent Anne Coulter. Yes, they have conservative credentials, but they basically read the ether and orient their views to match what will give them the highest financial return. This is why every now and then they will get it wrong. The second type are the lunatics. These are true believers, almost always liberals, and examples include Susan Estrich and to an extent Colmes (although colmes hidee it well). The third are the eclectics ....similar to the firstgroup in that they do it for money, but similar to thesecond in the tabidness of some of their beliefs. All over the place. Maher falls here, and after listening/reading what he says for years I doubt he is even liberal. What he is is a high-elitist with a strong libetarian leaning, who just knows his bread is buttered on the liberal side. Every now and then he forgets that and ends up insulting liberals in ways even Ann Coulter wouldn’t.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 7:58:35 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Rufus2007

Too late, Bill.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 8:05:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

It’s never too late.

And it’s never over.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 8:12:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Rufus2007
"The problem is, the Arab Spring kind of turned into the Arab Winter,..."

Yeah, and you voted for its architect.

19 posted on 06/22/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: bmwcyle
I never listen to him and I don’t about anything he says.

It's fun to compile a mental list of what words could go between "don't" and "about" in that sentence.

20 posted on 06/22/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Rufus2007

[[Bill Maher hammers Islam: ‘It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it’]]

It’s bill maher that is clueless- liberals ‘get it’ they get it so much infact that it’s now a central part of their agenda to kill Christianity andm orality i nthis coutnry- Radical Islam is the holy grail to these folks- they get it bill- it’s you who has your head up your butt


21 posted on 06/22/2013 8:20:48 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: pepsionice

I think Obama should be really bold and show his support for Islam and LBGT by replacing: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/about-us/ambassador.html with a homosexual ambassador. That would show confidence and commitment to the policies Obama pushes and supports!


22 posted on 06/22/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Hardraade

I meant it’s to late for Bill. He has been unmasked.


23 posted on 06/22/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: spetznaz

Some are just contrarians, who don’t like anything that’s popular, just because it’s popular.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 9:09:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rufus2007
It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it.

If only Maher would stop compartmentalizing and realize that liberals not only don't get it about mohammedan beliefs but they don't get it about their beliefs in big government and socialism

25 posted on 06/22/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Rufus2007

Broken clock syndrome.


26 posted on 06/22/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Rufus2007
Bill Maher hates everybody, including himself, and can find no reason to exempt muslims from his ire.

I think it's cute that he doesn't consider himself a "liberal." He thinks he's a big government libertarian, which is like being a tall midget or a good looking Kennedy woman.

27 posted on 06/22/2013 9:29:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Rufus2007

He said that the 9-11 terrorists who slit the throats of unarmed stewardesses were “not cowards”.

Bill Maher still doesn’t get it.


28 posted on 06/22/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: KarlInOhio

Maher is like a lot of libs... he loves humanity, but he hates people.


29 posted on 06/22/2013 10:34:27 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That’s show biz.

Thanks Rufus2007.


30 posted on 06/22/2013 3:57:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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And it’s funny because the people that come up to me privately say, ‘I’m with you about the Muslims.’ It’s the American Muslims. It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it. We’re not criticizing people. We’re criticizing a belief system that turns people into something we wish they wouldn’t be.”

He's right on about the above... Lots of American Muslims came here to get away from the extreme stuff...

31 posted on 06/22/2013 7:03:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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