30 most controversial Bill Maher moments

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13. Bill Maher slams the Quran as a book of pure hate

Many liberals typically defend followers of the Islamic faith. While there are groups of religious radical Muslims responsible for some destructive acts, they don’t represent the entire religion. Some would say that it’s unjust to form a negative opinion for all of the world’s billions of Muslims based on the actions of a few horrendous terrorist groups.

As we’ve discussed, Maher is of the belief that Muslims are generally dangerous. Although Maher is agnostic, he still sees Muslims as much more dangerous than Christians. And he makes no secrets about his disdain for the faith, telling Keith Ellison as much in a debate on Real Time.

Maher tells Ellison that the Quran is worse than the Holy Bible, because it is a “hate filled holy book”. He also presses his belief that Islamic terrorists are worse than Christian extremists like Timothy McVeigh, using the reasoning that ISIS is worse because they’re trying to get nuclear weapons. To compare, Maher says he doesn’t believe McVeigh would have tried to get nuclear weapons.

The argument splits up many viewers of Real Time, with some feeling that Maher’s opinion on Muslims goes just a bit too far.