Bill Maher: The Qur'an Is A 'Hate Filled Holy Book'

Nyet3/14/2011 8:36:20 am PDT

re: #5 Buck

Ya, but he is a left wing douche, so it is not as bad.

There is no perfect symmetry here between the left and the right, considering that it’s the right who promote the xenophobia, but if Maher were to say something negative about the Muslims as a whole it would be a matter worthy of condemnation.

But calling religious books names? Not necessarily bigoted, although suspect in the current Islamophobic climate. These books do not necessarily predict the behavior of the religious people. There’s usually a layer of commentary/tradition between the direct commandments and the believer, and this layer often softens the hateful parts (though of course sometimes it’s otherwise). So whatever he called the Koran, it happened once and it’s not the same as saying “Islam sucks”. He still should not have said it like that, but that he said it doesn’t make him Pamela Geller or David Duke.