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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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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