Marc Lamont Hill: Bill Maher ‘Racist’ for Views on Islam
On CNN, Marc Lamont Hill Slams 'Racist' Bill Maher For Views on Islam (NewsBusters)
Left-wing academic Marc Lamont Hill blasted atheists Bill Maher and Sam Harris on Monday's CNN Tonight for their blunt views about the Islamic faith: "When he [actor Sam Harris] says that Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas, that is horrific; it is offensive; and, as Ben [Affleck] said...quite frankly, it's racist." Hill contended that "Islam is not uniquely violent or primarily violent or any more prone to violence than any other religion."
Anchor Don Lemon, who recently stongly hinted that Islam was more violent than other religions, pointed out that Maher and Harris were also "arguing about whether liberals have failed when discussing...the treatment of women; the treatment of gays...in the Muslim...world," and asked, "Have liberals failed?" Lemon later confronted his guest with the results of a 2011-12 Pew poll of Muslims from around the globe.