Maher, whose distaste for Islam is well documented and led to extraordinary exchange with actor Ben Affleck who told him his hatred of the religion was “gross” and “racist,” was relatively subdued — possibly because of the ongoing horror in Paris.
“We don’t have every bit of information, the last body count I heard was over 150,” Maher explained to the panel made up of Dylan Rattigan, Jay Leno, and Michael Steele. “When the Charlie Hebdo thing happened the week after everybody said ‘Je suis Charlie.’ But not really. They didn’t really stick with them… I’m gonna ask you this question that people asked after 9/11, because I don’t think we really know the answer: Why do they hate us?”
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