Maher: Millions of Muslims 'Applaud' Paris Attack

Maher says all religions 'stupid and dangerous' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2015 9:55 AM CST

Bill Maher opened his mouth on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and added his ever-controversial two cents to the discussion of yesterday's deadly shooting at Charlie Hebdo. While "most Muslim people" wouldn't carry out such an attack, Maher said "hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like this." Maher continued, per Raw Story, "When you make fun of the Prophet, all bets are off." The Daily Beast reports an apparently stunned audience was noticeably subdued throughout his rant, in which he said all religions are "stupid and dangerous."

"It's not my fault that the part of the world that is most against liberal principles is the Muslim part of the world," he said. Asking the audience to "turn toward the truth," he proceeded to attack how Muslim countries treat women, gay people, and those who leave Islam. "They chop heads off in the square in Mecca. Well, Mecca is their Vatican City. If they were chopping the heads off of Catholic gay people, wouldn't there be a bigger outcry among liberals?" Maher said. America's politically correct liberals weren't free from his critique, either. The Daily Beast notes Maher said those who argue for sensitivity to Muslim sensibilities have transformed the US into "Pussy Nation." (Read more Bill Maher stories.)

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