I also appreciated Maher's criticism of most peoples' willingness to give Islam a pass. He makes some very good points and makes them well. For example, Saudi Arabia beheads people and you hear hardly a peep about it, but if they were beheading people in Vatican City — which could be seen as the equivalent to Mecca as the primary center of a religion — don't you think there would be a bigger outcry about it?
I suggest we all watch the video several times and absorb Maher's practiced competence at responding to typical objections. We need more people to understand the disturbing nature of Islam, which means we need to keep improving our ability to get through to people. We can learn from Maher. Thank you to Andy Miller for alerting us to this interview excerpt.
Watch the video here: Maher: ‘Naive’ and Wrong to Say Islam Isn’t More Violent Than Other Religions.