One could point to disparate events like the worldwide economic collapse, Americans wars in the levant and the remnants of the IRA and say look “christianity is a big problem”. Thats the magnitude of generalisation being done about Islam.
Ist a howl bunch of countries and cultures which have this or that aspect of a religion in common, and demonise every single person in those countries as backward, bigoted and violent.
I have no truck with religion per se, but I realise that people under the rubric of Judaism, or Christianity or Islam or Buddhism comprise a culture, and to demonise an entire culture is ludicrous, dangerous and ignorant.
Maher is pig headedly ignorant on this. He is deliberately ignorant, choosing to remain oblivious of the facts so that he can continue to enjoy the dubious pleasures of hatred without being tempered with the knowledge that he might be wrong. The man is in the same category of broadcasting ‘professional’ as Bill O Reilly.