Outspoken liberal and HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher rarely defends Christians, but now he is calling out those who are comparing Islam to Christianity.
Former advisor to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson compared the Oklahoma City bombing to attacks from Islamic terrorists, on Bill’s Maher’s show on Friday.
“Sir, that is a false equivalency,” Maher responded.
“They (Muslims) are trying to obtain a nuclear weapon and I don’t think there are any Christian groups that are trying to obtain a nuclear weapon,” he continued.
“No one is saying that the only bad things happen in the Muslim world – you have to go where the preponderance of it is. And there is no doubt that it – that most of it happens in this sphere,” Maher said as the discussion continued.
Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton also said this “hate crimes have tripled after Paris, and San Bernardino,” during her speech in Cleveland.
Clinton bashed any proposed temporary ban against Muslims entering the United States, saying it “hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror.”
Maher mocked her statement, say it was misguided.
“Hillary Clinton said this week, ‘freedom-loving Muslims.'”
He said this was former President George W. Bush’s mistake in thinking that all people in the world “want to be just like us.”
“Shouldn’t the liberals in this country stand with all those people who have to face what I call everyday terrorism?” he asked. “I don’t know if freedom, as we think of it, is the same way they think of it.”
Maher made a similar statement about Islam in February, saying he wished liberals were as intolerant to Islam as they are to Christianity.
“I wish they would have the same enthusiasm for intolerance elsewhere in the world as they do for Christians here at home who aren’t a problem,” he said.