Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and spent quite a lot talking about liberal reactions to it. Maher brought up how liberals have targeted Hirsi Ali and may have also had the Muhammad cartoon contest on the brain when he asked why so many liberals, who normally "hate blaming the victim," do so when it comes to radical Islam.

Hirsi Ali said she's not sure why liberals do that, and Maher argued that liberals also try to justify so much in a culture that's decidedly illiberal.

Maher alluded to liberals he "used to respect" who keep arguing with him on this issue, rebutting the suggestion that there are other Muslim nations which are basically "bastions of freedom and democracy."

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