Kudos to Bill Maher
Yes -- you read that right. Kudos to Bill Maher. Loathsome creature that he is, he deserves a measure of credit.
After witnessing the circus of linguistic gymnastics and contortions required for our friends in the leftist media to report on the Boston bombing without abandoning their politically correct sensibilities, it's refreshing to hear at least one of them speak the simple truth.
We all know who Bill Maher is. Whether you agree with him, (very rarely for me,) or not, Bill get's right to the point he is trying to make without mincing words and speaks with the courage of his convictions, however misguided those convictions usually are.
His litany of offences is too long and tiresome to recap here. But to his credit, I must say that he is the only individual from the American left today that will honestly address the issue of Islamic terrorism.
Here is an excerpt from his recent show from RealClearPolitics.com:
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 [is] 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: But 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. You know what? That's liberal bullshit right there. I mean, yes, all faiths --
LEVIN: Are there no Christian hypocrites?
MAHER: No, there are. They're just --
LEVIN: You make a career on that.
MAHER: 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. (Real Time, April 19, 2013)
Given the left's intolerance for diversity of thought it is actually courageous for Mr. Maher to buck this trend and speak out against the party line in a high profile way and for doing so he deserves a measure of recognition and even, dare I say, respect.