“It’s beyond stupid”: Bill Maher responds to backlash against Islam views

There has been a huge controversy ever since Bill Maher and Sam Harris criticized Islam on his show “Real Time with Bill Maher”. The video is here on YouTube.

Salon published an interview with Karen Armstrong, during which she said his comments were “the sort of talk that led to concentration camps in Europe. The sorts of things that people were saying about Jews in the 30s and 40s.”

Salon now reports his response to the interview:

“It doesn’t sting because it’s beyond stupid. Jews weren’t oppressing anybody. There weren’t 5,000 militant Jewish groups. They didn’t do a study of treatment of women around the world and find that Jews were at the bottom of it. There weren’t 10 Jewish countries in the world that were putting gay people to death just for being gay. It’s idiotic.”

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  • BillyHW

    Muslims aren’t the new Jews. They are the original Nazis.

  • “The irony of the Berkeley situation is I thought campuses were places where free speech was championed.”

    Bill, you ignorant slut…

  • Jay Currie

    Bill, like broken clocks, is right twice a day.

    More to the point, his remarks are the first time that the liberal wall has been seriously cracked.

    Putting up Karen Armstrong in opposition tells us how badly the liberal left misunderstands the threat of Islam.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I wouldn’t screw Karen Armstrong with YOUR dick…

  • Pete_Brewster

    Another former nun like Monique Lepine who left the Church of Rome to enslave herself to a cult with all of Rome’s vices and more, dispensing with even the pretense of Christianity.

    If they must be slaves, why oh why do such people not join a relatively benign cult like the Hare Krishnas or the FLDS? Anything but Islam, please!

  • Gary

    You gotta love those lies by the islamist groups that try to intimidate people by the big lie that there are 10’000’000 muslim in the USA as as form of psychological terrorism for potential jihadists if offended.
    There are just 2.5 million LEGAL muslims in the USA , and 6% of them are in Prisons for crimes and now do Dawah to recruit the really dumb people to die for allah.
    Back when Sheema Khan was at CAIR-Canada ( now tied to funding hamas) she loved to spew the big lie about the Muslim population . When it was 300’000 she claimed it was 500’000, then when it was just over 400’000 CAIR said it was 1’000’000.
    islamist groups love to play the victim as a minority group , but when they want to inflict fear of riots and jihad terrorism , they inflate the population as a threat that they have the number to destroy your nation.

  • John

    What is with that haircut? And what’s with those Nosferatu chompers? One can only comment on her appearance because nothing she’s ever uttered is worth commenting on.

    This is someone who at sixty *suddenly* discovered she was prone to petit-mal seizures.

  • Blacksmith

    As much as I DETEST Maher, he is RIGHT on this one( I wonder if that would make his head explode if he heard me say it), islam is a death cult that is intolerant of any other view.

  • G

    Maher’s right. It’s beyond stupid.

    It’s also a testament to how incestuous the media/academia/activist community is that they would consider this troglodyte worth interviewing about anything. (or Maher for that matter).

    Salon is a effete, snotty, rag that is published by, written by and caters to people who desperately want to be thought of as intellectuals without ever having actually ACHIEVED anything to deserve that title.