Maher: I Don't Think Rushdie's Attacker Was Amish -- 'Islam Is Still a Much More Fundamentalist Religion' than Others

Maher: I Don’t Think Rushdie’s Attacker Was Amish — ‘Islam Is Still a Much More Fundamentalist Religion’ than Others


On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher commented on the attack on author Salman Rushdie and said that he doesn’t think the suspected attacker is Amish and “Islam is still a much more fundamentalist religion than any of the other religions in the world, and that means they take what’s in the holy book seriously and that has been dangerous for a long time. It’s still dangerous.”

Maher stated, “We don’t know the motivation yet, but Sal did have some enemies in the past, as I recall. So, I’m guessing [suspect Hadi Matar] is not Amish. Sal…was giving a lecture — how about this for irony — about how the U.S. is a safe haven for exiled writers and other artists under threat

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