Maher: Comparing Islamic Terror To Oklahoma City, ‘A False Equivalency,’ Christian Groups Aren’t Trying To Get Nuclear Weapons – Breitbart
HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher declared comparing Islamic terrorism to the Oklahoma City bombing is “a false equivalency.” And stated, “I don’t think there are any Christian groups that trying to obtain a nuclear weapon” on Friday.
After saying that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s statement that President Obama seemed madder at him than the shooter, Maher stated that he wished there would be more focus on the terrorists first. He added, “Now, of course it’s wrong when any Muslim American is given a dirty look, asked extra questions, but it’s not the same as people getting shot.”
After former advisor to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.) brought up the Oklahoma City bombing, Maher responded, “Sir, that is a false equivalency.”
Later in the discussion, Business Insider Senior Editor Josh Barro said, “I think Americans are already alarmed enough about terrorism. It is a statistically really unlikely mode of death. People should be more worried about…whether they eat too much.” Maher cut in, “Except, they are trying to get a nuclear weapon and I don’t think there are any Christian groups that trying to obtain a nuclear weapon, sir.” He further stated, “No one is saying that the only bad things happen in the Muslim world, we are saying, I am saying, lots of people…that there — you have to go where the preponderance of it is. And there is no doubt that it — that most of it happens in this sphere.”
Basic, common sense has the habit of creeping into even the most “progressive” of minds from time to time.