This is from Bill Maher’s show Friday night, and I think it really shows how deeply and utterly hypnotized the Hollywood left is when it comes to being politically correct. As I said in response to his show last week, I have to applaud Maher for pointing out there are deeply held beliefs in Muslim culture that should be abhorrent to clear thinking, free people. For some reason, lefties like Ben Afleck think it is racist to say that. Certainly, I feel there is a segment of our population that holds a completely misguided view of Muslims, which has resulted in unreasonable Isalmophobia; however, these fears are not entirely baseless. According to a Pew Poll dated April 30, 2013, 74% of Egyptian Muslims believe that Sharia Law should be the law of the land and should apply to all citizens, Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. So, 74% of Egyptian Muslims do not believe in freedom of religion. This is not a racist thing to say, it is a fact. Bill’s point is valid – if you believe in these principles, why do Liberals show so much outrage for for a nativity scene in someone’s lawn, but give a free pass to those who do not believe in freedom of religion.
I used to work in the United Arab Emirates. Every time I went through customs, they would go through my luggage and question me about every book and every CD I had with me. “What kind of book is this?” they asked, holding a copy of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Nausea.” “Just stories,” I replied. After examining the cover further, the customs official decided the book was inappropriate and it was confiscated. This happened. In what is considered the most open and most pro-western Muslim country in the Middle East. Why is it racist to criticize a country that does not believe in free thought? Mr. Afleck, how can you possibly defend this behavior?