Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins, two of the most famous atheists in the U.S., both ripped “regressive leftists” for failing to understand they are anything but liberal when it comes to Islam.
They first chatted a bit about the stereotype from conservatives that atheists are “humorless and angry” before Maher said he “fucking hate[s]” liberals too. He and Dawkins lamented how PC and close-minded supposedly liberal college campuses are getting these days.
And then Maher brought up the issue he’s gotten plenty of flak on: Islam. He mocked the idea that it’s a “protected species” while Dawkins said it’s ridiculous to decry criticism of a religion as racist.
Both of them said these “regressive” liberals give Islam a “free pass” despite how not-terribly-liberal it is for fear of being called an Islamophobe (which Maher called “a silly word that means nothing”).
Watch the video above, via HBO.
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