Friday’s episode of Bill Maher featured a panel including batshit crazy Russophobic Conspiracy Theorist Louise Mensch, Hillary Clinton shill Chris Hayes, “tyranny expert” Timothy Snyder, and American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp.
In two particularly heated moments, one during the main show and one during the online Overtime segment, Maher shut down Mensch and Hayes on the topic of Islam. During the main panel discussion, Maher brought up Wednesday’s London terror attack in which a 52 year old Muslim convert – who had been previously investigated by British Intel – mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman outside of London’s Parliament.
Louise Mensch, a rabidly anti-Trump Russophobic neocon who is suggests Putin is responsible for Islamic terrorism in the EU, oh, and that the Kremlin is behind the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal (among other things) – told Maher that the London attack has “nothing to do with Islam.”
A shocked Maher challenged her, saying “Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off, somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar.’ I never hear anybody go ‘Merry Christmas, this one’s for the flying nun!’
“Are there Christian terrorist armies like Isis, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabab – are there armies like that in the world that are not Muslim? Let’s not fuck around. Can we please get real?”
In Maher’s Overtime segment which did not air on HBO but was made available online, Maher once again goes toe to toe with Mensch and Chris Hayes – asking the question:
If a European country sometime in the future became 51% Muslim, would it be the same country? Would it have the same values, the same laws? Would the laws change?
Mensch backpedals to the fact that homogeneity and fear over different cultures is the issue, to which Maher replies:
But, I’m talking about our fundamental principles like equality of women, separation of religion and state, respect for minorities, rule of law, as opposed to religious rule.
Mensch had nothing…
Later, when MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tried to needle guest Matt Schlapp over Islam in Indonesia – Maher jumps in and shuts his fellow liberal down – talking about how women wanting to enter the police of military have to submit to the “two finger” test to prove they are virgins.
— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) March 25, 2017
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