Bill Maher said that the world shouldn't cater to the "backwards" culture of Islam as he criticized a move by Rome to cover nude statues to accommodate a visit by the president of Iran.
The HBO host said there's a difference between tolerance and capitulation.
"It's one thing to be tolerant of another culture, but this is our culture. ... We shouldn't change our culture to a more backward culture, should we?"
Maher stepped up his criticism of Islam.
"I'm sorry to say it, but the more you know (about Islam), the more you would be afraid."
He said that liberals need to stand with progressives within the Muslim world and not be so quick to label critics as Islamaphobic.
Watch the segment above.