Bill Maher: I so understand why moderate Muslims are fleeing their homelands, but the answer can't really be that we empty out the Middle East of all the moderates and leave it to ISIS and the extremists. If they just come to moderate, tolerant Europe to someday make it less moderate and tolerant that isn't the answer, right?
Let's not kid ourselves, there's a lot of young Muslim men in European cities who even though they are newcomers to the land, really are not humble about adopting to the ways of the Western world. They are, again, the newcomers and yet they bridle at the fact that women walk down the street with a miniskirt and sleeveless dresses on. Free speech we see is not something they always agree with. And often their attitude is, 'We're biding our time until you will do things our way.'
Can anyone really deny that element is there?
I would be more sympathetic if there was a better track record in the Muslim world of moderates standing up to extremists. I've mentioned on this show before -- ISIS is about 30,000 guys, the countries surrounding ISIS who say they hate them have an army, if they put it together, of about 5 million. If 5 million can't stand up to 30,000, I'm a little wary about this.
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