Bill Maher? Racist Bigot? Really?

Sometimes the left is unaware of just how silly they actually are, so they double down on stupid.

“There is a cancer of extremism within Islam today,” Zakaria wrote. “A small minority of Muslims celebrates violence and intolerance and harbors deeply reactionary attitudes toward women and minorities. While some confront these extremists, not enough do so, and the protests are not loud enough.”

He was defending remarks made by famously liberal comedian and noted critic of organized religion, Bill Maher. The host of HBO’s Real Time, a formerly celebrated figure on the left, has found himself the target of shaming for noting that the Islamic world is too accommodating to those who engage in illiberal practices like violence against women or the beheading of kafir. He further made the unimpeachable observation that wayward young people have taken to executing attacks on civilians in places like Ottawa, London, and New York City in the name of this religion. For this, over 2,500 students at the University of California, Berkeley, have demanded that the heretic Maher not be allowed to address the campus’s students.

“Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for,” read a petition on Change.org demanding Maher’s ostracism. “In a time where climate is a priority for all on campus, we cannot invite an individual who himself perpetuates a dangerous learning environment.”

Get that the dangerous thing is truth. Because if we just pretend Islamic Terrorists don't exist maybe they won't chop off our heads and we can go about our lives blissfully unaware of the Genocide of Kurds and Yazidis. I mean surely they won't come for us, ya know.


Nahh, surely not.


Posted by: Howie at 02:46 PM

Comments

1 bill maher was invited by administration not students this is their complaint. That said this is the home of free speech movement. do any of you know what the free speech movement was all about back then? or what mario savio was fighting to speak about?

Posted by: captain*arizona at October 28, 2014 02:57 PM

2 Heh! I wasn't aware the Berkeley HAD any " values".

Posted by: Mean Kitteh at October 28, 2014 03:05 PM

3 Heh! I wasn't aware the Berkeley HAD any " values".

Posted by: Mean Kitteh at October 28, 2014 03:05 PM

4 FREEDOM REQUIRES CENSORSHIP.
DIVERSITY IS UNITY.
INTOLERANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
The two-minute hate will start in one minute.

Posted by: Alan at October 28, 2014 07:39 PM

5 Let me remind everyone here it was THE MUSLIM STUDENTS UNION that picketed Condeleza Rice.

Posted by: Maria at October 29, 2014 02:50 AM

6 So according to that: UC Berkeley's values are violence against women, beheading of kuffar and executing attacks on civilians in the name of islam.

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 29, 2014 03:26 PM






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