Strange Bedfellows Alert: Bill Maher agrees with Dinesh D’Souza, condemns radical Islam

In a true case of strange bedfellows aligning, Bill Maher found himself aligned with conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza during panel on Friday’s Real Time. Maher took issue with those on the left who fail to condemn radical Islam. He pointed out the hypocrisy of liberals who come to the defense of the religion while simultaneously fighting for the rights of women.

To begin, Maher pointed to the coverage of Boko Haram and the kidnapping of some 300 Nigerian schoolgirls. While the terrorist group is comprised on known Islamic militants, the media has largely failed to report that fact.

“There’s no mention here of connecting this to the religion, which is always what I am seeking to do because I think that’s the elephant in the room,” Maher said. “And that in the religious at large, women are seen as property, second-class at best, often as property. Shouldn’t that be brought to light in this debate as well?”

Maher is an outspoken atheist, and he said he would condemn 14th century Christianity for its violence much in the same way he is criticizing Islam. After D’Souza pointed out “it does seem that the vast majority of terrorist incidents do involve some aspect of the Muslim world,” fellow panelist Arianna Huffington said it “becomes dangerous” to stereotype Muslims as terrorists.

“Where it becomes dangerous is that liberals like yourself do not stand up for liberalism,” Maher responded. “Liberalism means, one, mostly, equality of women. Free speech. No death threats… I’m the bad guy because I’m against the people who cut your arms off for not praying.”

Ultimately, Maher concluded: “Islam is the problem.”

Watch the segment below:

“Let me ask you this. Can you imagine if I would have gotten on and said ‘Islam is the problem,’” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Remember, what we are doing is we are driving a football player out of the NFL because he tweeted ‘OMG. Horrible.’ We have a smear campaign of two television hosts from HGTV, who are Christian… And yet here’s the number one supporter of Barak Obama, and you don’t hear a word.”

As Glenn explained, Maher has faced little to no criticism for his comments about Islam. Why aren’t the political correctness police out in force calling for a boycott of Maher’s program? Without the media and activists making a huge deal of these comments, the American people have simply moved on.

“Who’s driving the country? Because you see this is an example of real public opinion, without the Media Matters of the world, without the activists involved, without the media involved, and without the politicians involved, you see how America reacts to someone saying something that you may agree or disagree with, and that’s this: ‘Huh,’ and you move on,” Glenn said. “Everything is a hash tag now. Everything is #he’s a hater, #boycott. But because this guy is on the politically correct side now, because he’s the president’s biggest
donor… [they’re] cool with that.”

While Glenn may no longer recognize the United States, he does recognize the American people. This situation may illustrate the tremendous double standard that exists in this country, but it also proves that freedom of speech is not entirely dead – yet.

“Who are we becoming? I don’t recognize my country. The good news is I do recognize most people still in America… Nobody’s talking about it. Why? Because all the things that we keep arguing about are bull crap and they’re manufactured,” Glenn concluded. “Freedom of speech is the most important. Agree or disagree with Bill Maher. I am at least glad to see that even if it just is that you have to give $1 million to the president, someone is allowed to say the truth as they see it in America.”

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  • Deckard426

    Are the members of Boko Haram African Americans or just Black people?

  • Anonymous

    Are the people in the audience sheep?!? They seem to be clapping and hooting at every soundbite no matter which side it supports! I can’t tell where the sympathy lies.

  • Herman Vogel

    Why is Glenn agreeing on ANYTHING this moron says, We all know he will be right back demeaning Religious people, condemning our Troops or some other BS. I wouldn’t give him the time it took to say, “screw off”. Do ANY on these idiots ever READ the Quran??? Let me enlighten you.
    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/023-violence.htm

  • Anonymous

    See, when you are truly open minded you sometimes agree with people that you would normally disagree with. You are being myopic in that if someone is from a different side or that you disagree with on some issues then everything they say must be disagreed with, which is stupid. Nearly everyone, even those that you think you would never agree with, sometimes have valuable things to say.

    Now, before you slam, I am not saying that Glenn should agree with Bill. I am not saying you should, I am not saying I do. What I am saying is very clear and does not apply to just this issue. I am also not defending radical Islam.

    If you just agree with the same people and always disagree with those that you do not share anything normally, then you are just a closed minded robot.

  • henry

    these isalamic cowards …. they kidnap children in nigeria , kill women, i dont know if they ever fight against men they are always hiding behind innocent people and only attack innocent people who have nothing to do with the fight . they want their prisoners released …. well give them back to them then , give them all a shot of some hideous disease and send them back to their hive , let them spread it around, black pleague would be nice , they can all get their 30 virgins when they get to islam heaven to sell

  • Herman Vogel

    That is like saying “Well, that dog I just fed almost took my hand off but now he is waging his tail… I think I will feed him again”. Nope, I read that statement over and over and I STILL wouldn’t feed said dog.

  • landofaahs

    Islam is radical. It is sad to see so many people heading for eternal damnation When Eternal life with Christ can be had for no cost except believing.

  • Mike Nelson

    No… it’s more like agreeing with the truth, than being confrontational or stupid..

    Intelligence tells you, “Hey, it’s raining on me,” but wisdom tells you, “Hey, I should go inside before I get sick.”

    Truth is truth. When you don’t want to fight, and your enemy comes to you to make peace, you can either be in agreement with him for the fight you don’t want, and stop, or you can fight some more and be a hypocrite, liar, and fool.

  • Herman Vogel

    WOW, so now I’M stupid for not agreeing with YOU…WOW. How hypocritical can you get. Sad. When your enemy comes to you, remembering he IS your enemy, and wants piece,,,same things stand as with my previous statement…OR. “Burn me once shame on you, burn me Twice shame on ME”. You don’t fed the dog that bit you once already.

  • Shane

    Islam is a religion of war created by the Warlord Muhammad to justify the Arab conquests and to unite the Arab empire. Islam has great appeal to people prone to violence. Muslims who engage in jihad are allowed to do the following to captive women: rape them, force them into marriage, or sell them as slaves, which is what the Boko Haram terrorists are doing to those Christian girls. Oh, and the Boko Haram guys are forcing these girls to become Muslims.

    Muhammad would be proud of these Boko Haram Islamic Jihadists, as they are following in his footsteps!

  • Shane

    Glenn agrees with Maher because Maher is right about this issue, and Maher is one of the few liberals who speak the truth about Islam. Another brave liberal who tells the truth about Islamic jihadism is Bob Beckel on The Five on Fox News.

  • Shane

    They don’t know what to do since Maher is disagreeing with liberal orthodoxy when it comes to Islamic terrorists. Libs usually say that only a few Muslims are violent and that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with the religion of Islam. Oh course, they are wrong as Islamic jihadists are following the example and the teachings of Muhammad.

  • Shane

    So you always disagree with liberals even when they are saying nice things about America, Christianity, and Capitalism?

  • Herman Vogel

    You DON’T fed a dog that Bit you…EVER.

  • Anonymous

    So you are equating getting bit by a dog with the belief that if someone has ideas that you do not agree with then nothing they say has value or truth?

    That is such party-line style thinking. That means you are not even open minded enough to even attempt to understand someone’s perspective that you differ from on issues or, perhaps, learn from it and change you opinion on a topic or idea.

    Myopic.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone name ONE Christian Suicide Bomber? Yeah.. Neither could I…

  • Anonymous

    more stupid examples from you.

    An enemy wanting piece that has burned you in the past has to be looked at differently than ideas.

    You are only showing how set in your ways about if someone is on one side of the fence and you are on the other then you can never agree with them on anything, even if they tell you that the “sky sure is a pretty blue today”. You’d probably spend the next 5 minutes looking for a small cloud so you could poke a hole in their comment to try to discredit their observation.

  • Herman Vogel

    WOW, someone is full of themselves aren’t they, ” I AM RIGHT AND NO ONE ELSE CAN QUESTION ME”. you must be fun at parties…LMAO. Get a life Sheldon Cooper.

  • Anonymous

    ” I AM RIGHT AND NO ONE ELSE CAN QUESTION ME”

    No. I just am trying to point out the folly of your thinking and how close minded you are. The problem with being THIS or THAT and closing out people that you disgree with is you end up surrounding yourself with those that you only agree with thereby reinforcing any bias and closing your mind off to new ideas unless they come from your side of the fence.

    It never hurts to listen to those that you disagree with as you never know when they will say something that you learn from or they say something that has much truth to it.

    Ms. Huffington is a great example of close mindedness. She kept trying to argue things that weren’t even said and even Bill, a fellow liberal, called her out on it. Bill was trying to be open minded and Arianna was not even trying to hear what was being said.

    But, I guess if you still do not get it I hope that someday you will learn that anyone that is speaking just might have something of value that falls out of their face.

  • Mike Nelson

    I didn’t call you stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Islam is a political and jurisprudence system in the guise of religion. It is, among others, a major counterfeit to God’s plan of free will for all humans. As a political system it should be opposed absolutely.

  • Anonymous

    I live in a “one bite” state. Put the dog down!

  • Doris C

    OK we got it. We hate Islam stealing these girls. I wonder if America cared when the turks used to steal Greek kids. BUT WHAT ABOUT JUSTINA? HAVE WE DROPPED THE BALL THERE? WHERE IS Obama? Where is Glenn Beck? Where is Bill OReilly?Now they are gonna put her in a psych facility?When she dies where will they put her?Will she then be allowed to go home?This is the worst thing to come down the pike in years and the news is all about kidnapped girls who live the other side of the world.

  • Anonymous

    Hitler wanted piece too: A piece of Poland, Czechoslovakia, a piece of Austria, a piece of Ukrane, a piece of Russia, a piece of France. Some enemies have proven who they are by their actions. Of course someone with who you disagree is not necessarily your enemy. An enemy who wants peace needs to prove it by behavior.

  • Anonymous

    People with too open of a mind get a brain infection.

  • Doris C

    I dont think it can really be called a religion because its a lifestyle. Its like obamacare, it reaches into every part of life.Like a fungus its horrible./

  • Sargonarhes

    And in the same breath Bill Maher slams all religions after he slams radical Islam. This is not really a case of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’. Bill Maher would gladly and easily want to rid the world of Islam as he would Christianity, or Judaism, Shinto, Buddhism, or even Jehovah’s Witness’. He is an Atheist and more or less a radical one at that.

    He is not your friend.

  • Tracey Hayes

    IN THE 14TH CENTURY IT WAS THE CATHOLICS CARRYING OUT THE CRUSADES. LET KEEP OUR FACTS STRAIGHT. THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CHRISTIANS THAT HAVE NEVER SUBSCRIBED TO THE PAGAN RITUALS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. THESE CHRISTIANS WERE KILLED IN THE CRUSADES TOO. TRUE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER BE KILLERS OF ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON.

  • texastruthtweet

    Wow! who could have imagined Bill Maher agreeing with Dinesh D’Souza? That is a miracle!

  • Jordan W

    That’s because suicide is a sin in the Christian faith. However, there have been multiple people who have killed in the name of God

  • Anonymous

    Very well said landofaas!

  • Anonymous

    It depends on who the enemy is.

  • Anonymous

    Hang out with some Muslims some time. MOST of them are not violent. Their leaders are however and they never grow the cajones to oppose them. I reiterate MOST Muslims are not violent, BUT, the Koran is completely violent.

  • Anonymous

    You seem angry. Relax. Nobody is arguing with you. When a guy like Bill Maher, whom I thoroughly despise, says something worthwhile you have to admit, miracles do happen. Dwell on that, in fact, rejoice in that. I am a wretch, I need Jesus forgiveness. I’m no better than Bill Maher, that’s a fact.

  • Anonymous

    Suicide is a sin, period. There have been WAY more people killed in the name of Communism and Islam. The amount of people killed by Christians throughout history is well documented. It’s immeasurable how many people have been killed by others.

  • Pablo Descartes

    And none of the “non-violent” muslims monies in any way supports terrorism?

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  • Anonymous

    The only reason there aren’t people protesting against what Bill Maher said is because everyone knows what they are getting with him. He’s not pitting one religion against another, you say he’s an atheist so that means he is completely fair when he’s talking about religion. Besides, everyone condemns the kidnapping.

  • Anonymous

    And none of the “non-violent” muslims monies in any way supports terrorism?

    I only echoed you because I agree with you word for word. You have a correct notion, in fact I agree with it 100%. I happen to know from experience, from working among Muslims and living near them, none of them ever so much as physically threatened me or my family, but I read the Koran from cover to cover just one time and found out that I know more about that book than most of them do. Many Muslims are completely illiterate and clueless about their own religion.
    Please reply to me, articulate yourself to a higher degree, because I’m sure I will enjoy reading your reply. God bless you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry Doris, but Glenn has devoted more coverage to Justina than you and I and all of our friends even have the ability to muster. He’s done his part on that one. I don’t want you to think that I’m trying to argue with you, it’s just that, Glenn has Justina’s back and he’s devoted a lot of his personal time to researching her plight and promoting her general welfare. You must not listen to his radio show much.

  • Anonymous

    You have to admit, you are talking to someone with tunnel vision, someone who probably had to look up the meaning of the word “myopic.” I’ve met smart liberals, dumb conservatives, gays, hispanics, blacks, etc., they have one thing in common, they are all minorities. One thing I’ve learned is that smart liberals and dumb conservatives will kill each other when push comes to shove, and the rest of us will just keep an open and peaceful dialogue and rebuild America. I’m only 31, I hope this isn’t the end times. I want to see what it’s like to be an old guy on this crazy planet.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a religion. It’s a false religion of man and thus opposes the true religion of God which is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Just like atheism it damns it’s adherent’s.

  • Anonymous

    We all have a brain infection. We are all human and the smartest thing any of us can do is figure out how to remove the brain infection, instead of thinking that it’s a result of learning.

  • IT IT IT

    “DID YOU KNOW?
    —————-ALLL the major religions,
    ————————at the very TOP,
    ———————————are RUN by SATANISTS?
    DID YOU KNOW?
    ————–ALLLLLL MEDIA and HOLLYWOOD
    ———————-is OWNED, controlled, DIRECTED and RUN
    ——————————————————————by SATANISTS???”
    Dr BILL DEAGLE
    Informed radio
    2014

    WELL, DID YOU?

    FOLKS, really, really time to HURL the Luciferian ‘MAY SINS’
    from your ‘church’ leadership.

    REALLY time to HURL the mind control, necromancy op ‘T’ –’V’. . .

  • Anonymous

    I like how people who’ve never been near America get called African American. I had a couple of professors in college who were from Nigeria. They all said it was an insult to call them that, as they were Nigerian immigrants who were now American citizens. They also wondered how anyone who hated the Nigerians, dared to call themselves African American when most of them couldn’t find Africa on a map. Africa is a continent not a country.

  • Anonymous

    Usually some gets bit when they did something they shouldn’t do. Then they blame the dog for being a dog.

  • Anonymous

    Bad grammar annoys me as well. Thank you.

  • Dave Suchy

    this black guy wont accept the truth

  • Anonymous

    The crap between Greece and Turkey happened how long ago? Can we stop with the constant bringing up the past, that no one can do squat about.
    What planet have you been on lately. Glenn’s had something about Justina almost daily since it started. Obama’s not going to care about her. Her kidnappers are all his fellow harvard nitwits.

  • Anonymous

    Wait I thought it was all run by some Jewish mob syndicate? I’m really hoping this last thread here is a joke. Or you’re scarier then me. That’s just wrong.

  • Dave Suchy

    D’Souza nailed it, and then they defended how he was wrong by displaying exactly what he pointed out.

  • dave

    Just as America is two continents, not a country…

  • Deckard426

    Why boycott Maher’s program? Nobody watches it as it is.

  • Anti Fabian

    Just curious… I don’t want to start any arguments or confrontations, but my question is this… Why would Christ say, “If ye love me, keep my commandments,” if all we have to do is believe in Him? As far as I can tell, even the evil spirits whom Christ often cast out of those they were possessing, those devils believe in Christ too, but salvation is pretty much not happening. In my understanding, believing is a good start, but is not enough. We gotta love and care about people and do our best to serve and help all people we can, everyone around us, just as the Savior did. Do that, along with believing in Christ, and we will have eternal life after this mortal life is over. ;-) Love you landofaahs! I wish you all the best!

  • Anti Fabian

    I have a question about something mentioned in the article… hopefully someone on here knows the answer… but why is it that someone like Bill Maher can give $1Million to Obama, but I am personally limited by law and cannot give more than, what is it… $2500 maximum(?) to my favorite political candidate? How does that work?

  • Anti Fabian

    Those crusaders who went to war in the middle ages were definitely not true Christians. I doubt seriously that Christ would condone the horrendous things done by so called Christians to the Muslims and others. You don’t go to war to force your religion. Caring, love and kindness is the answer. Peace, kindness, love unfeigned, charity, long suffering, giving service to all regardless of their beliefs. This is how you spread the gospel of Christ, not through war and violence. Satan pretty much deceived those poor souls!

  • The Realist

    Religious fanatics are loons no matter which particular religion or faith that they adhere to. A kook is a kook is a kook….

  • Todd A Scheller

    Because he donated to a PAC, not the Candidate directly.

    Bill Maher’s Obama SuperPAC Donation Causing Stir

    This is discussed in McCutcheon v. FEC.

  • Anonymous

    North America, Central America and South America.

  • Mike Migirov

    Isn’t that still better then someone lying straight to your face just so you would like him/her? He always straight and more often then not correct. If he chooses to be atheist, it is his choice and he has every right to it.

  • Mike Migirov

    Not all criminals and terrorists are suicide bombers. Just like the Muslims now, the Christians had their share of mass murders and other questionable acts throughout the centuries

  • Mike Migirov

    How can they be African Americans if they are not Americans?

  • Mike Migirov

    Saying that staying quiet when you know something the leaders are doing is wrong in this case, is the same as saying it was ok that the Germans as a nation stayed quiet when hitler and the nazis were in power was ok

  • Anonymous

    There were Germans who wanted the Nazis overthrown. Remember that movie “Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise? It was a true story about how many of them knew the evil in their own land. To be clear, just so you don’t put any words in my mouth…Islam is nothing but a Satanic cult with an evil holy book and Muslim terrorists are the single greatest threat to civilization these days. The Nazis were even more terrible and any appeasement to them or collaboration with them is completely evil.

  • Anonymous

    There were about 6,000 people killed in the Spanish Inquisition. There were about 1,500,000 people killed by Christians throughout the entire Crusades. There are PLENTY of other examples of Christian oppression. They have been very well documented in history and all true Christians denounce these acts and are honest enough to accept that it’s true.
    Islam on the other hand has tried to expand outward from Saudi Arabia for 1,400 years to this very day. Mosque leaders never speak out against it. Most outright deny it. Look at places like Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Mauritinia, Libya, and Yemen for instance. In all of those countries Muslims are literally trying to push out Christians and all other Muslims out of those lands for territorial reasons. Look at the violence in Iraq since we’ve left. There is the Muslim on Muslim slaughters in Afghanistan. The body count is something like 200,000 in Syria now.
    Basically, since the Mormons were being persecuted in the 1800s, by and large I can’t think of much Christian slaughter more recently. Maybe fighting in Central African Republic, or Northern Ireland.

  • landofaahs

    The thief on the cross believed and never had to prove himself beyond that. But also a tree is known by it’s fruit. If you believe in Christ there should be a change in your life bearing the fruit of repentance. Consider the parable of the two sons in Matthew 21:28-32. It is the one who has the change of heart and does what the master is told who is the faithful one. Yet our works do not save us, but are just the evidence of our faith or the lack thereof.

  • Thomas Fazekas

    Stop shouting!!

  • http://www.amid.com/werd/ Rudy Amid

    United States is the last great Christian nation that Islam *has* to conquer. Make no mistake about it: America is under attack!

  • Populist democrat

    Christians used to oppress women too, so the distinction between Islam and reactionary Islam should be noted. It’s not the faith; it’s the extremist views that matter.

  • Populist democrat

    I would say the same thing about both Iraqi wars under the Bush clan and Obama’s drone wars. It’s not Christian to be an empire.