Liberal television personality Bill Maher has offered what would seem to be a surprising defense of Christianity – a faith he mocks regularly. He has expressed his disgust over fellow liberals, regarding Islamic terrorism, noting that he never hears someone scream “Merry Christmas!” before a bomb explodes. Maher made amazing statements, comparing Christianity and Islam, regarding their roles in religion-spawned terrorism.
In the wake of the attack outside the Parliament building in London where a British-born Muslim man named Khalid Massood rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians killing four, including one American, Maher said people ought not “pretend this has nothing to do with Islam, the religion.”
Louise Mensch, a former Conservative member of the British Parliament and a columnist for Heat Street, disagreed. “It has nothing to do with Islam the same way Timothy McVeigh had nothing to do with Roman Catholicism,” Mensch said.
Maher, agitated, persisted. “Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off, somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar!'” He continued, “I never hear anybody go ‘Merry Christmas! This one’s for the flying nun!'”