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krayzewolf October 25th, 2014 12:30am

A group of Berkley students are protesting to try to prevent Bill Maher from speaking on campus. They are claiming he is a racist for speaking against Islam. Do you consider criticizing Islam as being racist?

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
10/24/14 11:39 pm

While Islam isn't a race, it can be a proxy for race, like when Republicans call Obama a Muslim it's really just a substitute for n****r. I think there's a thin line but Bill's on the right side of it.

brenstal Florida
10/24/14 11:19 pm

I think some of the comments Bill Maher makes can be racist, or possibly just xenophobic. He tends to be kind of a jerk. He should still be able to speak there, but I understand why people would protest him.

Skarface69 Retired
10/24/14 11:11 pm

Islam is a religion that is the cause of much turmoil in the middle east. Calling it a problem isn't racism, it's realism.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/24/14 6:53 pm

I love when people go after Bill Maher. He always wins lol

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commonsense America isnt racist
10/24/14 6:39 pm

A religion is not a race. Sad that these people are in college.

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Tariq88 Utah
10/24/14 6:33 pm

No, but his views could be considered xenophobic, Islamophobic, and/or bias. People seem to think intolerance is justified as long as it doesn't involve racism.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/24/14 6:23 pm

No, it's a religion not a race.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/24/14 6:11 pm

No but I do enjoy seeing liberals attacking other liberals and getting caught up in each other's hate.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/24/14 6:01 pm

No. Criticizing RADICAL, JIHADIST Islam is Patriotic.

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dventola98 CMU
10/24/14 6:01 pm

Islam is a religion not a race so it's impossible for it to be racist, it is biased though

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musiman28 Cotton country
10/24/14 5:41 pm

Islam isn't a race, so how is criticizing it racist???

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Holiday LA
10/24/14 5:40 pm

Never thought I would find myself defending Bill Maher...

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Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/24/14 5:39 pm

No, but we don't have a proper accepted word for 'religionist,' so I can see them using racism rather than trying to make up a new thing, because it gets the point across.

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fredd TrumpLand
10/24/14 5:38 pm

No. Maher does express strong opinions about muslims though.

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Axl752 NY
10/24/14 5:35 pm

The only thing that bothers me more than people equating all muslims with terrorism are the people who shout "islamaphobia" at anyone who criticizes islam.

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Krazy1 One for fun
10/24/14 5:33 pm

You can't fix stupid...even at Berkley.

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