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Bill Maher Goes Off, Asks Dem Rep. Why Obama Won’t Say ‘Islamic Extremism’

gabbard maherBill Maher tonight spoke with Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard about an issue they agree on: the frustrating refusal of President Obama to accept “Islamic extremism” as a global threat.

Gabbard said it’s “crazy” because it’s important to “identify our enemy so that we can defeat them.” She said it’s ridiculous to blame poverty or thrill-seeking because just giving someone a house won’t solve the problem.

Maher brought up how sensitive liberals are about the mere suggestion that certain Islamic beliefs are considered “barbaric” in the Western world. Gabbard agreed that this kind of liberal philosophy “gets in the way” of being able to address serious matters.

Gabbard recalled how she was treated, as a woman, when she went to Iraq, by soldiers the U.S. was trying to train, though it did have a happy ending.

Watch above, via HBO.

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