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Maher to Guest Defending Islam in Wake of Boston Bombings: 'That's Liberal ####'
NewsBusters.org ^ | April 20, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 04/20/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT by Kaslin

Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday made a statement that will make the Right cheer as the left predictably cringes.

After his guest Brian Levin - the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino - said of the Boston bombings and how it relates to radical Islam, "We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things," Maher marvelously responded, "That’s liberal bulls--t right there" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Maher to Guest Defending Islam in the Wake of Boston Bombing: 'That's Lberal Bulls--t'

BILL MAHER, HOST: So you're obviously the perfect person to have here today. You study this all the time, the mind of crazy people who do horrible things. I'm always interested to know how people like the people we caught today up in Boston can have two minds going at the same time. I mean, if you read what the older brother wrote on his, on the internet, he said his world view: Islam. Personal priorities: career and money. And we see this a lot. I mean, the 9/11 hijackers went to strip clubs the night before they got on the plane.

BRIAN LEVIN, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HATE AND EXTREMISM AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNADINO: Could I just interject? Look, it's not like people who are Muslim who do wacky things have a monopoly on it. We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things.

MAHER: You know what? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You know what? That's, that’s liberal bullshit right there. I mean, yes, all faiths…

LEVIN: There are no Christian hypocrites?

MAHER: No, there are.

LEVIN: You make a career on that.

MAHER: They just, they're not as dangerous. 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.

LEVIN: Well, I guess I have a girl for you, Pam Geller you could maybe meet. No, I really disagree with you.

MAHER: I don't know what that means.

LEVIN: Well, she’s an Islamaphobe. But, no I…

MAHER: I’m not an Islamaphobe. That’s wrong. I am a truth lover. All religions are not alike. As many people have pointed out, “The Book of Mormon.” Did you see the show?

LEVIN: No, it's hard to get tickets.

MAHER: Okay, 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?

LEVIN: Possibly so.

MAHER: Possibly so? Tell me what color the sky is in your world.

LEVIN: Here's my difficulty with your premise here, Bill, and that is look at how religions over history have had things done in their name that have been terrible.

MAHER: Absolutely. But we're not in history. We're in 2013.

LEVIN: But what I would tell you…

MAHER: You're right, during the Middle Ages, I would say Christianity was the bigger problem.

LEVIN: If I may, though. You are making an error in that Islam has over 1.4 billion adherents. There’s a heterogeneity to it. Are there extremists who are horrible people who would slit your throats? Yes. But there are also folks that are fine, upstanding people.

MAHER: Of course.

LEVIN: And I'm very worried you have a national audience where we're promoting Islamic hatred.

MAHER: No, you're wrong about that and you're wrong about your facts. 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.

Folks that are surprised by this shouldn't be, as this isn't the first time Maher has come out strongly against radical Islam.

In 2011, he told Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) that the Koran is a "hate-filled book" and that "the threat potentially from radicalized Muslims is a unique and greater threat" than from "right-wing militias and Timothy McVeigh types."

As for going after the hypocrisy of the Left, Maher last month said in regard to the high taxes he's now paying, "Liberals - you could actually lose me."

Is there hope for Bill Maher?

Is it possible the far more reasonable person that existed in the '90s with a program on Comedy Central called Politically Incorrect is starting to reemerge after more than a decade of hibernation?

Let's pray.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: billmaher; boston; brianlevin; christianity; geller; hbo; islam; kenyanbornmuzzie; lewrockwell; mahar; marathonbombing; mormonism; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 04/20/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

There is no hope for Maher

Even though he despises both his religious halves

He does recognize Islam as distinctively dangerous


2 posted on 04/20/2013 11:14:02 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

I don’t think there is either


3 posted on 04/20/2013 11:15:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
You're right, during the Middle Ages, I would say Christianity was the bigger problem.

We are starting to realize that the reason there was a middle [dark] age is because Islam terror drove Christendom into it.

4 posted on 04/20/2013 11:17:05 AM PDT by DManA
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To: wardaddy

I would make this observation. Once you go to each single guy who has caused trouble over the past ten years (from 9-11 on), and note the mosque they went to, and the guy who ran the mosque....it seems to always come back to a Saudi-trained mullah or religious guy in charge. It’s not Syrian, or Turkish, or Tunisia...it’s a Saudi guy.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 11:18:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

This is your wake up call, Mr. Maher!


6 posted on 04/20/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kaslin

7 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Kaslin
Here's my difficulty with your premise here, Bill, and that is look at how religions over history have had things done in their name that have been terrible.

You know your debate point is sliding into the abyss when you're defending evil by using the 'it is just our turn' excuse.

8 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:38 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Kaslin

I know Levin. Quite well.

Nice guy, but he’s farther left than Mark Potok, possibly Obama.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 11:20:46 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Kaslin

“LEVIN: Well, I guess I have a girl for you, Pam Geller you could maybe meet. No, I really disagree with you. “

LOL! Sweet, I hope he has Pam Geller on his show. All the Islamic institutions have stopped her from speaking lately.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 11:21:27 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Kaslin

Even a broken clock ....


11 posted on 04/20/2013 11:22:33 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Hardraade; Kaslin

12 posted on 04/20/2013 11:23:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: pepsionice

The Saudis actually almost bankrupted the country building globall terrorism.

A plague that would wipe out any and all members of the Saudi family would be a geneticists community college project these days.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 11:24:03 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Kaslin

for later


14 posted on 04/20/2013 11:27:14 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Kaslin
Maher is akin to Michael Moore in the respect he doesn't believe half the shit he spews. And like Moore he likes to call the tune and make the monkeys dance then rake in the dough the little sycophants simians toss at his feet.
15 posted on 04/20/2013 11:29:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Kaslin

I give Maher credit on this one. For a public figure to talk like this is just begging for some azzhole muzzie to come headhunting. It takes a certain amount of courage to call it out the Maher did.


16 posted on 04/20/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Jim Robinson

Indeed it is his wake up call. Maybe too a wake up call to all leftists..did they really feel safer crouching in their Boston homes with no guns and open borders..


17 posted on 04/20/2013 11:31:32 AM PDT by alamogal
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To: wardaddy
His guest is the perfect example of a highly educated moron. The guy has absolutely no common sense. Islam would have been wiped from the earth if Christians and Jews were as hateful as moslums.
18 posted on 04/20/2013 11:31:55 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Kaslin

Maher actually does a good job eviscerating the prattling Levin. He also does it without the emotionalism of pundits like BOR and SH.
What we need is for highly visible Islamic religious leaders to step forward and publically and repeatedly condemn the Jihadists and then to act in accordance with their words by outing would be terrorists.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by bjc
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To: clintonh8r

Maher’s front-running on this one...saying publicly what millions think but are afraid to say for fear of being un-PC


20 posted on 04/20/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Kaslin
The blind squirrel was doing pretty well until...

MAHER: You're right, during the Middle Ages, I would say Christianity was the bigger problem.

Oh yeah, Bill, the Crusades, which were launched after 300 years of unanswered Mohammedan aggression.

Those Crusades, Bill? Learn some history.

21 posted on 04/20/2013 11:34:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Kaslin
MAHER: You're right, during the Middle Ages, I would say Christianity was the bigger problem.

Well, that's just before Islam existed. "bigger" is a relative term when the other DOESN'T exist.

22 posted on 04/20/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DManA
We are starting to realize that the reason there was a middle [dark] age is because Islam terror drove Christendom into it.

It's just beginning. Our schools are working overtime to perpetuate the myth.

The truth has many enemies.

23 posted on 04/20/2013 11:36:40 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Kaslin

Maher has already had Brigitte Gabriel on his show to speak about moderate muslim nonsense.

A true American “moderate” Muslim beheads wife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMPz9JF5b8

Great segment! please watch!

Gabriel “when western men try to kill their wife they try to hide the problem they try to run away. they do not call the police and brag about beheading their wife”


24 posted on 04/20/2013 11:36:47 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: Kaslin
If the muslims have lost Bill Maher, they have lost IMHO.
25 posted on 04/20/2013 11:37:00 AM PDT by