HBO host Bill Maher tangled with Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University in San Bernardino on "Real Time" Friday night, arguing that in this day and age, Islam is more dangerous than other religions.
The liberal host went so far that his guest actually accused him of promoting Islamophobia and "Islamic hatred."
"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 proceeded to ask whether it would be possible to produce a play called "The Book of Islam" ridiculing the religion in the same way "The Book of Mormon" did with the Mormon faith.
When Levin said the play could "possibly" be made, Maher responded: "Tell me what color the sky is in your world."
Maher concluded by noting that of course, "most Muslim people are not terrorists."
"But ask most Muslim people in the world -- if you insult the prophet, do you have what's coming to you?" he asked. "It's more than just a fringe element."
Watch the entire clip courtesy of Newsbusters, below: