I never saw Bill Maher’s anti-religious film Religulous, a compound word made from “religion” and “ridiculous.” There’s not much that’s new in the film when it comes to Christian bashing. What a lot of people don’t know, and those who do know aren’t saying, is that Maher’s Religulous also attacks Islam, not just in passing, but in nearly 20 minutes of ridicule.
Religulous has been out since 2008. It’s played in movie theaters and on cable networks. Anybody can rent a copy, see it on Netflix, or purchase a DVD.
If you look at the cover of Religulous you will see the image of three chimpanzees: see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. Each of the chimpanzees represents a major world religion: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
This means that the Muslim religion is represented as a chimpanzee — a dirty, filthy animal. The Muslim chimpanzee is wearing a star and crescent around its neck.
Why no outrage? Why no attack of HBO, the cable channel that produces the anti-religious bigot’s Real Time with Bill Maher? Where are the liberals who are so sensitive to Muslim interests? How about Hillary Clinton who described the anti-Muhammad film as “disgusting and reprehensible,” a cynical attempt to offend people because of their religious beliefs.