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.”