This week’s real Time with Bill Maher guests were journalist Raheel Raza, actress Sarah Silverman, MD Representative Donna Edwards, writer Matt Lewis, and radio host Ari Shapiro.
During the opening of the show, Maher featured Canadian activist Raheel Reza who spoke out against the face-covering niqab, honor killings and the oppression of women.
They discussed the rise of moderate and reform Islam and the dangers it presents to those who dare break with the majority who are still in the stone age when it comes to women and gays.
Reza talked about the numbers of Muslims who believe in antiquated notions and how dangerous it was to speak up and challenge the deeply entrenched bad ideas of Islam.
Maher stated that like Reza, he is not Islamophobic or wrong in pointing out the problems with traditional Islam and conservative Muslims.
Maher is often criticized by liberals over his anti-terrorist stance and concern over Islamic religious brittleness and inability to assimilate within a western setting like Europe or America.
Then frontrunner political candidate Donald Trump was discussed, as his followers were shown in some recorded videotape reacting violently to black protesters.
Trump was said to possibly being a student of demagogues like Benito Mussolini and Hitler by one Republican guest on the panel, author Matt Lewis.
During New Rules, Maher calls out Republicans for never being on the humane side of an issue unless they have been personally affected by it.
He cited former VP Dick Cheney and his gay daughter and Jeb Bush’s soft stance on Mexicans because he married one.
Below are highlights from Friday’s show.
Real Time with Bill Maher airs Fridays at 10:00PM ET weekly.