Who is bill maher dating now
The British scientist was appearing on a live TV chat show in the United States when he blasted "to hell with their culture" when referring to some practices in Islam, such as women being made to wear burkhas.Dawkins was appearing on the Bill Maher's HBO show and the pair were debating regressive liberals and, in particular, universities banning those with extreme views from giving lectures.The conversation turned to Islam when Dawkins criticised those afraid to confront the religion on some of its extreme practices, saying the religion was being given a "free pass".The 74-year-old said: "There's this notion Islam and Muslims are this protected species."That if we talk about them at all or criticise at all, it's somehow hurting or humiliating Muslims.It's a ridiculous idea."Host Maher then added liberals should protect those who are being repressed regardless of who it offends.He went on to say this includes women forced to wear religious clothing, which led to Dawkins extraordinary comment.Maher said: "We're on the side of the women's movement and poor and minorities and whatever.
And I used to be Muslim."There has to be objective absolute standards of human rights.
No allowance for abuses just because they're labeled 'culture'."That was his point.
If your culture allows for wife beating or marital rape, 'to hell with your culture'. "Maher and Dawkins started the discussing by criticising universities for banning extreme speakers.
That was sparked by the news former Muslim Maryam Namazie had a visit to Warwick University cancelled.
Dawkins said it ridiculed the whole ethos of universities.
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He said: "At the university I went to, the University of California at Berkeley, we had the free speech movement in the 1960s.