Maher and Rula Jebreal Throw Down over His Berkeley Speech and Radical Islam
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Ever since Bill Maher‘s recent criticisms of radical Islam and liberals who fail to denounce its tactics (notably in a debate with actor Ben Affleck), everyone from religion scholar Reza Aslan to Muslim groups and University of California-Berkeley students have spoken out against Maher. Tonight, he addressed one of those controversies head-on.
“I guess they don’t teach irony in college anymore,” Maher said, acknowledging the fact that Berkeley students have called his views on Islam “bigoted” and “racist” — “right, because Islam is a race,” he said.
Maher then said even Reza Aslan, who disagrees with him about Islam, doesn’t actually believe he’s a bigot, and is still willing to come on Maher’s show to debate the issue.