There are times the guy infuriates me and other times I enjoy his application of his talent and style.
He has put forth the common sense reality of the recent Quran burning and response in Afghanistan:
“What it comes down to is there is one religion in the world that kills you when you disagree with them and they say, ‘Look, we are a religion of peace and if you disagree, we’ll fucking cut your head off,’ and nobody calls them on it. There are very few people that will call them on it. You know, it’s like if dad is a violent drunk and beats his kids,” Maher said. “You don’t blame the kid because he set dad off. You blame Dad because he’s a violent drunk.”
“Bush used to talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations,” he said. “That’s what this is. When you say, ‘Well this is what the Muslims are going to do, you burn a Quran, they’re going to fucking kill the people – that’s bigotry.”
This is a nugget of truth. Unfortunately there will be those on both ends of the issue that will use it for their own agendas.I’ve already seen it myself in a quick yet comprehensive exploration of the web. Many people were commenting along the lines of: “he finally gets it”, “Islam sucks”,Bill is wrong about Islam” and “Maher only says shit for money”.
The thing is on the two points he put forth he is absolutely spot on….think about it.
Quotes are from Bill Maher HBO 4/8