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Is He Right? Bill Maher Slams Liberals For Not Denouncing Islamic ‘Atrocities’ In The Name of ‘Multiculturalism’

While Bill Maher spends much of his show bashing conservatives, he sharply criticized liberals on Friday’s edition of Real Time for their refusal to denounce “atrocities” committed by radical Islamists in the name of “multiculturalism.”

Maher compared Muslims’ reaction to cartoons of Mohamed to a photo of a teenager who photographed himself simulating a sex act with a statue of Jesus.

“This kid is not going to get killed for this, he’s not even going to jail,” Maher said, adding that this “speaks volumes about why Western culture is not just different, it’s better.”

He turned to President Obama’s claim that ISIS is “not Islamic,” saying that, “President Obama keeps insisting that ISIS is not Islamic… but, if vast numbers of Muslims across the world believe, and they do, that humans deserve to die for merely holding a different idea, or drawing a cartoon, or writing a book, or eloping with the wrong person, not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS, it has too much in common with ISIS.”

Maher then pointed his criticism at liberals who he says refuse to denounce radical Islam in the name of “multiculturalism.”

“Cultures are different,” Maher said. “It’s okay to judge that rule of law isn’t just different than theocracy, it’s better. If you don’t see that, you’re either a religious fanatic or a masochist, but one thing you are certainly not is a liberal. To be a liberal, you have to stand up for actual liberal principles.”

“It amazes me how here in America we go nuts over the tiniest violations of these values while gross atrocities are ignored around the world,” Maher continued. “We hear a lot about the Republican war on women, it’s not cool. Rush Limbaugh called somebody a slut. Okay. But Saudi women can’t vote, or drive, or hold a job, or leave the house without a man. Overwhelming majorities in every Muslim country say a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. That all seems like a bigger issue than Evangelical Christian bakeries refusing to make gay wedding cakes.”

“If were giving no quarter to intolerance,” Maher said, “shouldn’t we be starting with the mutilators and the honor killers?”

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