Bill Maher Weighs In on Paris Attack: "There Are No Great Religions — They're All Stupid and Dangerous"

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Bill Maher went on the attack against Islam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Wednesday night

Bill Maher didn't pull any punches Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, just hours after the tragic terrorist attack in Paris, saying Americans need to defend free speech at all costs, especially in the face of religion.

“We have to stop saying we should not insult a great religion,” Maher said. “There are no great religions. They’re all stupid and dangerous. And we should insult them, and we should be able to insult whatever we want. That is what free speech is like.”

Maher also criticized Islam specifically, saying, “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. 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.”

"I’m the liberal in this debate," Maher said. "I’m for free speech. 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.”