The idea that Syrian refugees wouldn’t have values at odds with American values is “bullshit,” according to Bill Maher.
During a panel discussion on Friday’s episode of the HBO late-night talk show “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the host argued that refugees from Muslim countries would likely have values that are opposed to American values, saying that liberals trying to argue that all religions are alike are naive.
“This idea that somehow we do share values, that all religions are alike, is bullshit. And we need to call it bullshit,” he said.
“56 percent of Americans believe that the Syrian refugees … their values are at odds with our values. That may not be wrong,” Maher said. “If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals do not want to recognize … Those values are not our values.”
He went on to cite Muslim countries enforcing Sharia law, saying that even moderate Muslim countries have a significant number of people who support radical ideas.
Maher also clarified that he was not saying that the religion as a whole is bad, but simply that some of its ideas need to be changed. “Killing women for being raped, I think is a bad idea,” he said to cheers from the show’s audience. “Hang me for it.”
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