How could such a man be understood by anyone to be guilty of hate speech? This discussion is illuminating as it indicates the fragility of much Western thinking. Bill Maher is openly an individual of the Progressive Left and enjoys having Nawaz on as he is able to say what non-Muslims cannot. At least up until the SPLC got involved. This is a 17 minute video which I know you will enjoy. Language warning.
While I support Nawaz in many of his efforts - and despite his admission here that wife beating is a Qur'anic teaching - he still declines to seriously confront the primary place of Islamic scriptures in producing violence, intolerance & supremacism. So while I commend him for what he does, his general reluctance to merely criticise "Islamism" while not vigorously interrogating the totality of Islamic scripture means that he is still beating around the bush. Islam as it has been classically taught and understood for many hundreds of years is the real problem here not some supposed misinterpretation of it.
It is also ironic that people like Mr Maher and Mr Nawaz still refuse to have anything to do with those perceived to be from the Right who are saying exactly the same things in a measured way. There remains then a level of hypocrisy, a very real ideological blindspot here.