Many conservatives would be relieved to hear two flaming liberals criticizing “regressive leftists” for giving a “free pass” to Islam and the radical Islam elements committing violence around the world.
According to The Blaze:
During Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” Maher explained that “regressive leftists” are those “who don’t quite get it about being liberals in the world.”
“I am shocked about the way on university campuses, the principle of free speech. When I think that the only university I went to, the University of California at Berkeley, the free speech movement in the 1960s — what a betrayal we are seeing right now,” Dawkins said. “With campuses all over the western world — American and Britain – denying people the right to come speak at campuses. If you can’t speak your mind at a university campus, where can you?”
“It’s about being exposed to ideas that you haven’t met before, perhaps you are hostile to. If you only really get exposed to ideas you agree with, what kind of university would that be?” Dawkins asked.
They went on to discuss Islam and people being called “Islamophobe” for apparent intolerance of those who commit violence on behalf of Islam. In a funny exchange, the hosts admitted the term “Islamophobe” is a terrible term that they don’t really understand what it means.
It’s refreshing to have liberals take stock of some of the insanity of their peers. It’s too bad debates like this aren’t more frequent. Of course we know why, liberal/socialist views don’t hold up very well to; logic, questioning or substantiation.
You can watch their exchange below:
What do you think of their exchange? Were they hard enough on the “regressive liberals” or should they have gotten more aggressive? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.