Liberal commentator Bill Maher believes the Democrats’ unwillingness to directly face the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism could cost them the presidential election.
In a wide-ranging piece for The Hollywood Reporter published this week, the Real Time host writes that while he does not believe in Trump’s approach of banning all Muslims from entering the U.S., he believes the Democrats are not taking the problem posed by Islam seriously enough.
“So no, Donald Trump is not right — but he will win the election if the American people have to choose between his demagoguery and a party that won’t even say the words ‘Islamic terrorism,’” Maher contends. “I think the Democrats could lose on that issue alone, especially if there’s another attack.”
The commentator also chastises liberals for not recognizing the repression propagated in the name of the religion in many nations. “Forty countries in the world have some version of Sharia Law. I just don’t understand how liberals who fought the battle for civil rights in the ’60s, fought against apartheid in the ’80s, can then just simply ignore Sharia law in 40 countries,” Maher writes.
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— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 10, 2016