‘Don’t Throw Religion Out of the Mix’: Maher Clashes with Cornel West over Islam

West told Maher that pitting Islam against liberalism is a false debate because there are Islamic figures arguing for liberty, tolerance, and equality. Maher said, “I don’t see it,” and argued that you can’t really say vast numbers of Muslims are peaceful if they show support for unbelievably cruel punishments for apostasy and other supposed crimes.