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Maher Clashes with Panel on Islamic Terrorism: ‘Are There Christian Terrorist Armies?’

Discussing the London terrorist attack, Bill Maher and his panel tonight ended up clashing in their views of Islamic terrorism with Maher’s asserting that people can’t say it has “nothing to do with Islam.”

Louise Mensch and Chris Hayes immediately objected, and Mensch said that Timothy McVeigh “had nothing to do with Roman Catholicism.”

“Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off,” Maher said, “somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar.’ I never hear anybody go ‘Merry Christmas. This one’s for the flying nun.'”

He said there aren’t “Christian terrorist armies like ISIS” going around.

Hayes brought up the IRA, but Maher shot back, “That’s the past! But we’re living now!… Let’s not fuck around with this anymore, can we get real?”

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