In an appearance to promote the upcoming season of his HBO talk show, liberal commentator Bill Maher slammed politically-correct liberals for not truly standing up for free speech in the aftermath of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices. Maher referred to the aforementioned liberals as a “pussy nation,” adding that they must stand up for their principles.
The liberal talk show host also continued his assault on the actions of radical Islam, going out of his way to call the attackers “Muslim terrorists,” while saying that while many Muslims would not carry out such a vile act, “hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this.”
Maher made his comments to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show Wednesday night.
“This was really big shit,” Maher said. “And we have to not avoid who did this.”
“Well, we presume…” Kimmel said before Maher cut him off.
“No it’s not a ‘presume.’ No, no, it’s Muslim terrorists,” said Maher. “This happens way too frequently. It’s like Groundhog Day if the groundhog kept getting his head cut off.”
“Lets give some credit to this newspaper. This was a satirical newspaper in Paris…these guys had the balls of the Eiffel Tower,” Maher said of the cartoonists. “This has to stop, and unfortunately, a lot of the liberals, who are my tribe, I am a proud liberal.”
“I’m the liberal in this debate. I’m for free speech,” Maher continued. “To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles. It’s not my fault that the part of the world that is most against liberal principles is the Muslim part of the world.”
“You know, to bring it home to us, because we are satirists, and I am a satirist that deals with this subject particularly, it’s kind of scary that some people say you cannot make a joke. That’s off limits,” Maher said, noting that we saw this not too long ago with Kim Jong-un.
“Pussy nation,” Maher said regarding liberals who won’t stand up for free speech.
“We have to stop saying, when something like this that happened in Paris today, we have to stop saying, ‘Well, we should not insult a great religion,’” Maher told Kimmel. “First of all, there are no great religions, they’re all stupid and dangerous. And we should insult them. You should be able to insult whatever you want. That is what free speech is like.”
“I know most Muslim people would not have carried out an attack like this. But here’s the important point: hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like this,” Maher said. “What they say is, ‘We don’t approve of violence, but you know what? When you make fun of the Prophet, all bets are off.’”
“Do you really think hundreds of millions of Muslims support this?” asked an incredulous Kimmel.
“Absolutely,” said Maher. “That is mainstream in the Muslim world that when you make fun of the Prophet, all bets are off. You get what’s coming to you.”
This only adds to the long line of statements Maher has made in opposition to Islam. Maher, an avowed athiest, got into a heated debate with actor Ben Affleck on “Real Time” in which he told the movie star that Islam is the only religion that will act like “the mafia” and “fucking kill you” if you say the wrong thing.