Bill Maher Butts Head with Guest Over Extremism

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Liberal talk show host Bill Maher went toe to toe with a guest Friday night taking issue with the guest's comparing Islamic extremism with other faiths.

Maher was interviewing Brian Levin, director of The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, at California State University, San Bernardino.

Levin questioned the legitimacy of highlighting Islamic extremism as an anomaly among world religions.

Levin: "Look, it's not like people who are Muslim who do wacky things have a monopoly on it. We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things."  

Maher: "They're not as dangerous. I mean, there's only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There's only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So, you know, I'm just saying, let's keep it real."

Maher went on to accuse Levin of being wrong about his facts. He said that while all Muslim people are not terrorists violence is more than just a fringe element of the Islamic faith.

"Now, obviously, most Muslim people are not terrorists. But ask most Muslim people in the world -- if you insult the Prophet [Mohammed], do you have what's coming to you? It's more than just a fringe element," he said.

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