Bill Maher says Islam and Christianity are ‘warlike religions’ but Israel ‘kicked ass’ in its ‘little war’

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Bill Maher confesses that his anti-religious movie Religulous cut Judaism a break. And states that the Israelis show restraint toward Palestinians.

Jewish Journal:

I mean it’s [Judaism is] certainly not as dangerous as Islam and Christianity. Those are warlike religions.

And here’s his take on the Middle East, praising war: 

I’ve never hid the fact that I don’t think it’s a conflict where both sides are equally guilty. I’m more on the side of the Israelis; that’s why Benjamin Netanyahu did my show a few years ago, before he was Prime Minister…

HJ: Why are you more on the side of Israelis?

BM: Take this conflict; here, everyone in the newspapers, the pundits, they talk about it like it’s very complicated. It’s not that complicated: Stop firing rockets into Israel and perhaps they won’t annihilate you. I mean, it’s so crazy when you look at these images on TV. Ok, they just had a little war. It lasted a week like most Israeli wars do; the Israelis lost a handful of people, shot down most of the rockets, and the neighborhoods in Gaza are devastated. They’re rubble. They lost over 1,000 people and yet somehow Palestinians are celebrating in the streets? I don’t get this celebrating when you just totally got your ass kicked.

HJ: The Atlantic journalist Jeffrey Goldberg pointed out that many in the media tend to point out the disproportionate casualty count between Israelis and Palestinians, and he wisely wondered if there is a moral difference between attempted murder and successful murder.

BM: It’s obvious that Israelis, in all of their battles with the Palestinians, show restraint. Because they have nuclear weapons. And if the situation was reversed, I don’t doubt for a second that Palestinians would fire them immediately. They’d use the maximum of what they have available and the Israelis don’t.

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BM: It’s obvious that Israelis, in all of their battles with the Palestinians, show restraint. Because they have nuclear weapons. This is the money quote. It proves once and for all that Maher is just like THE most fascist hawks in Israel. “Restraint” is measured by the refrain from using… Read more »

Restraint (not being the first to introduce nukes to M/E) is not the same as proportionality. Someone should straighten this obviously brainwashed (seems a willing bath) bozo out — on more points than mere this one.

“BM” is very appropriate for these statements.

I guess Maher thinks he’s being edgy by supporting this crap. Maybe he’s trying to differentiate himself from Jon Stewart.

Not surprising coming from Bill Maher; Progressive Except Palestine at its best. Of course, in this scenario, based on what I’ve seen of him, I think he _genuinely_ believes the propaganda story. For someone who lambastes religious beliefs as a sign of weak minded people, he doesn’t pause once to… Read more »

I was going to post a comment, but I can’t stop slamming my fist into my desk. This clown makes my skin crawl – and he’s not funny. He’s a real life Bania from Seinfeld