Watch: O’Reilly Just Learned About THIS Surprising Relative – It Left Him Utterly Speechless

Family conversations around the holidays often bring together people from very different political opinions, leading to more than one resounding clash of ideology over the turkey and mashed potatoes.

The stunning announcement Bill O’Reilly made Monday night about a man to whom O’Reilly has just learned he is related to creates the intriguing possibility of a holiday table conversation that would make any family’s definition of raucous seem downright routine.

On Monday night, O’Reilly used his show to announce that in January, he will be featured on a PBS show called Finding Your Roots. The show is hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. The show traces the genealogy of famous people. The show debuts Jan. 5; O’Reilly’s segment will appear Jan. 12.

As O’Reilly closed his show Monday night, he teased the program with an interesting bit of news

“When (Gates) told me who one of my distant cousins is, I blinked, I blinked a lot,” O’Reilly said. “Does the name Bill Maher mean anything?”

O’Reilly let out an audible sigh, then made a cross from his pen and forefinger.

“Here’s The Factor tip of the day: You can pick your friends, you cannot select your relatives,” O’Reilly concluded.

Liberal commentator Bill Maher and O’Reilly have indulged in a spirited no-holds-barred rivalry over the years, punctuated by colorful sound bites. Maher at one point called O’Reilly, a “blatant, bald-a**** liar.” For his part, O’Reilly has proclaimed that Maher attacks religious people so that no one will tell him that taking drugs or committing adultery are wrong.

h/t: TheBlaze

WATCH: Bill Maher Just Dropped A 6 Word Truth Bomb About Syrian Refugees That Hit Libs Right Where It Hurts

Talk show host Bill Maher Friday night sought to burst the bubble of deluded liberals who swallow the pablum of the pundits that all religions share common warm and fuzzy values.

“Fifty-six percent of Americans believe that the Syrian refugees… their values are at odds with our values. That may not be wrong,” said Maher. “If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals do not want to recognize. You may be from a country—as there are many, many Muslim countries—that either have Sharia law or want Sharia law.”

“Those values are not our values,” Maher said.

Maher quoted British Prime Minister David Cameron, who said, “The root cause of the threat we face is the extremist ideology itself.”

Maher then listed off the horrors of Islamic law as recounted by Cameron.

“I’m not saying this is going to happen in America, but this idea that somehow we do share values, that all religions are alike, is bulls–t. And we need to call it bulls–t,” Maher said.

Maher took a scolding from one guest, Canadian Minister of International Trade and MP Chrystia Freeland, who said it was “very, very wrong to demonize a religion.”

“I’m not demonizing, I’m just reporting. You are making it a demonization,” Maher replied.

Freeland capsulized Maher’s opinions as saying, “Muslims are bad.”

He replied that he was insisting, “ideas need to be changed.”

“You’re saying their ideas are bad?” Freeland then said.

“Uh, killing women for being raped, I would say is a bad idea. Yeah, I do. Hang me for it,” Maher replied.

h/t: The Daily Beast

Watch: Dem Reveals Startling Connection Between Obama And Islamic Extremists – He WON’T Want This Out There

Maj. Tulsi Gabbard of the National Guard has been trained to recognize and analyze military situations. As a Congresswoman, Rep. Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is now speaking out at a policy level about what she sees taking place in Syria.

“The Obama administration is essentially working hand in hand with Islamic extremists on the ground there who are working to overthrow Assad so that they can take over and establish their Islamic caliphate,” Gabbard said Friday night on Bill Maher’s Real Time show.

She said that efforts by the Obama administration to support the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad will play into the hands of extremists who, Gabbard said, pose a greater threat than Assad.

Removing Assad will “open the door wide open for them to come in and take over some very superior weapons,” she said.

Maher and Gabbard were each critical of President Obama for not using the phrase “Islamic extremism.”

“It’s this philosophy that gets in the way of us being able to accomplish our mission and defeat those who are threatening us,” Gabbard said.

Not using the right words obscures reality, she said.

“It goes to…the problem of not really recognizing hey, there actually are things that are right and wrong, and these honor killings, and these other things, they are clearly and absolutely wrong,” she said.

Gabbard also strongly took issue with Obama administration efforts to explain Islamic extremism in some other way

“It is crazy. They do matter, words mean things, and this is what we need to look at as we look at how do we identify our enemies so that we can defeat them?” she said. “By saying that they’re looking for thrill seeking, or that economic prosperity will solve the problem. Give them a big house, give them a skateboard, send them on their way. You think that’s going to solve the problem? It’s not.”

h/t: IJ Review

Watch: Lib News Host Mocks Carson For Believing In God, Then Ben Gives The PERFECT Response

Ben Carson once again rose above liberal mockery Monday night with a statement that links the faith Carson holds dear with the nation he seeks to serve.

On Monday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked the Republican presidential candidate to respond to comments from talk show host Bill Maher.

“He can separate conjoined twins but he can’t separate fact from fiction,” Maher had said, ridiculing his interpretation of Carson’s views on creationism.

Maher then quoted Carson as having said that Darwin’s theory of evolution was “encouraged by the adversary,” before Maher added, in a stage whisper, “The devil.”

O’Reilly played the audio of Maher’s comments, then asked Carson, “Are you really a creationist? Do you subscribe to Adam and Eve, and the garden of Eden, and that’s where we came from?”

Carson’s response mingled his faith and his patriotism.

“Well, I certainly believe that God is our creator,” Carson said. “And interestingly enough, if you look at our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, it talks about certain inalienable rights given to us by our creator.”

Pressed by O’Reilly Monday night to discuss creationism, Carson replied with his simple statement of faith.

“I don’t know how old the earth is. It says ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,’ and then there’s a period there. You don’t know how much time elapsed,” Carson said.

“He’s God,” Carson added. “If he wanted to create an Earth that was billions of years old he could do it.”

h/t: IJReview

Watch: Bill Maher Asks The Question About The Kid Clock-Maker No One Wants To, Sparks Outrage

Bill Maher had little tolerance for the waves of anguish rolling over America in the case of a teenager briefly arrested last week, after what he said was a homemade clock was suspected to be a bomb.

“What if it had been a bomb?” Maher asked during Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher before sarcastically mimicking a liberal teacher. “Oh wait. This just must be my white privilege talking. I certainly don’t want to be politically correct, so I’ll just let it go.’”

Last week, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested after a clock he brought to his Texas high school was feared to be a bomb. The case was extensively decried on Twitter as a case of Islamophobia. After massive publicity, President Obama invited the boy to the White House.

Since then, there has been debate over the incident.

For example, Center for Security Policy vice president Jim Hanson has argued that the clock “looks exactly like a number of IED triggers that were produced by the Iranians and used to kill U.S. troops in the war in Iraq.” He said the clock “was half a bomb.”

Maher on Friday was willing to agree that the device was a clock, and that the teen deserved an apology once the truth was revealed, but scoffed at the liberal handwringing that has accompanied the episode.

“Can we have a little perspective about this? Did the teacher really do a wrong thing?” he asked.

“It’s not the color of his skin,” Maher said. “Excuse me, somebody look me in the eye right here and tell me. Over the last 30 years, if so many young Muslim men … and he’s young, 14, but that’s not like it’s never happened before, hasn’t blown a lot of s–t up around the world. … For the last 30 years, it’s been one culture that has been blowing s–t up over and over again.”

Maher contrasted Mohamed’s treatment with the actions of radicalized Muslims.

”He was arrested, and they took him off in cuffs and then they put him in a cage and burned him,” Maher said. “Oh no, that’s ISIS who does that.”

“You know what, we put a kid after school for a couple of hours. This is not the end of the world,” Maher added. “But you know what? The end of the world does happen all over the world for millions of Muslims who are the victims of other Muslims, of their religion. Where are the liberals on this?”

Maher added that he would like a Muslim adult to talk to the boy and say, “Maybe one of the reasons why it happened to you is that in our religion we’re responsible for 9/11, the Madrid bombing, the London bombing, the Bali discotheque bombings, the Kenya mall …”

h/t: TheBlaze