- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bill Maher continued his attack against liberals for what he says is a kid glove approach to radical Islam and the Islamic State — also known as ISIS or ISIL —arguing that there is a real “war on women” being waged abroad.

“President Obama keeps on insisting that ISIS is not Islamic. Well, maybe they don’t practice the Muslim faith the same way he does,” the HBO host said on his show Friday night. “Not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS, it has too much in common with ISIS.”

Mr. Maher then argued that liberals are not doing enough to protect the principles they claim to stand for.

“To count yourself as a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles — free speech, separation of church and state, freedom to practice any religion or no religion without the threat of violence, respect for minorities, including homosexuals, equality for women,” he continued. “It amazes me how here in America we go nuts over the tiniest violations of these values, while gross atrocities are ignored across the world.

“We hear a lot about the Republican ‘war on women.’ It’s not cool Rush Limbaugh called somebody a slut. OK,” Mr. Maher said. “But Saudi women can’t vote, or drive, or hold a job or leave the house without a man. Overwhelming majorities in every Muslim country say a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. That all seems like a bigger issue than evangelical Christian bakeries refusing to make gay wedding cakes.”

The comedian condemned the atheists at Yale who protested the appearance of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalian woman who was raised Muslim and suffered traditional genital mutilation.

“The school’s atheist organization — my people — complained that she ‘did not represent the totality of the ex-Muslim experience,’” he said. “You’re atheists! You should be attacking religion, not siding with the people who hold women down and violate them, which apparently you will defend in the name of multiculturalism and then lose your [expletive] when someone refers to Chaz Bono by the wrong pronoun.”

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