Karen Armstrong is wrong, wrong, wrong on Bill Maher

Why is Karen Armstrong famous?… If you don’t listen to National Public Radio or watch TED, you might not know who Karen Armstrong is.

Left-leaning media regularly trot out Armstrong to reassure the masses that Islam is a religion of peace and that Christianity and the West are responsible for the world’s woes…

…On November 23, 2014, Salon published an article with this lengthy title, “Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: ‘It Fills Me With Despair, Because This Is The Sort Of Talk That Led To The Concentration Camps'”

You really don’t have to read the rest of the article after that rather clunky and alarmist headline, now, do you?…

Everybody knows what the allusion to “Sam Harris and Bill Maher” is all about.

On September 26, 2014, on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher tweaked his fellow liberals. Liberals rant and rave about sexism, he said, as long as the accused are Republican Christians…

…Salon asked Armstrong about the October 3 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Armstrong responded “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps in Europe.”

Salon asked “Is Islamophobia today comparable to anti-Semitism?” and Armstrong answered that Islamophobia is “deeply enshrined in Western culture. It goes right back to the Crusades … We’ve recoiled, quite rightly, from our anti-Semitism, but we still have not recoiled from our Islamophobia”…

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