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Bill Maher Blames Fundamentalist Religion for California Shooting

The host of "Real Time" tweeted his take on San Bernardino massacre and how seemingly "normal" people can do something so awful.

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Comedian and “Real Time” host Bill Maher took to Twitter to provide what would have been a preview of Friday night’s episode were he not on hiatus until the new year, blaming the mass-killing in San Bernardino on religious fundamentalism — and doing so, it should be mentioned, without singling out Islam.

On the day of the shooting, when only the names of the suspects had been released, Maher wrote:

On Thursday, though, he expanded on the idea that religion is to blame for Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, killing 14 at the Inland Regional Center via a quotation from Steven Weinberg:

 

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