Bill Maher getting his ass handed to him on Islam is making the rounds again today. (x)
The whole exchange is part of a larger segment about Benghazi from May of last year, but The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald really lays it out in black and white. Given the situation in Gaza, I can see why this clip has had a boost in popularity.
Glenn: Lots of religions – not just Islam – produce violence.
Bill: That’s a silly, liberal view that all religions are alike because it makes you feel good.
Glenn: No it makes you feel good to say our side is better because those people over there are –
Bill: No it makes you feel good to put a crown on your head and say, “I’m a good person. How do I prove that – ”
Glenn: You get to ignore the responsibility that your own government has for the violence and instability in the world by saying, “Look. It’s that primitive religion over there that’s to blame.”
This tea is just so flavorful and full of truth.