Bill Maher Blames Fundamentalist Religion for California Shooting

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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