On Friday's broadcast of his HBO show, Bill Maher interviewed anti-Muslim extremism activist and President of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow Raheel Raza. When his infamous brawl with Ben Affleck came up at the beginning, Maher joked "Who?"
"I've bent over backwards trying to have the other side when what I should be doing is going more voice to people like yourself," Maher said. "You say, 'I don't need celebrities defending me, I need defense against people in my own religion who want to kill me.'"
"Absolutely," she said. "And this is going to add to that list, by the way. They see me on your show. Just so you know."
"I think it is very important to note that you live in Canada," Maher said. "And all the voices we hear like this are usually people who don't live in their native lands because if they did they might be dead."
Maher also commented on how Democrats are afraid to even speak the phrase "Islamic terrorism." Maher called Trump dangerous but said, "if Americans have to choose between a party that won't even say the phrase 'Islamic terrorism' and Donald Trump, they'll choose Trump."
"Donald Trump, I think is a very dangerous man with some very dangerous ideas, including his ides about Muslims," Maher said. "I don't think we should bar all Muslims from entering this country. We need Muslims in the fight against terrorism."
"But I will say this, and I've said it before on this show, if Americans have to choose between a party that won't even say the phrase 'Islamic terrorism' and Donald Trump, especially if there is another attack, they'll choose Donald Trump. And then things are going to get even worse for Muslims. And so it is in their own best interest to come out on the side of principals that are liberal democratic Western principals," Maher declared.
Bill Maher and his guests -- Raheel Raza, Rep. Donna Edwards, Ari Shapiro, Matt Lewis and Sarah Silverman -- answer viewer questions: