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Bill Maher Is Against Ground Zero Mosque, Calls Sarah Palin 'Evil Dingbat' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 14th 2010 4:05AM
Bill Maher Talks Mosque, Sarah Palin on 'Tonight Show'Bill Maher had some strong words (as he usually does) on the issue of the proposed mosque/Islamic center near Ground Zero and on Sarah Palin. If you know the least bit about the comedian and political commentator, you can already guess what he thinks.

On 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Maher said he is against the mosque -- and all religious centers. Houses of worship "perpetuate mass delusion."

However, he understands that "there's a thing in this country called the First Amendment. And if somebody ever read it to Sarah Palin, she would understand that you're supposed to be allowed to worship whatever fairy tale you want to, wherever you want to ... Mel Gibson is allowed to build a church -- so should Islam."

He went on to discuss Palin, calling her an "evil dingbat." Throughout the monologue, the studio audience responded with a mixture of hearty agreement and weak, scattered clapping.

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THIS JUST IN! There was already a Mosque at ground zero, 17th floor of the south tower. NEWSFLASH! Some of the first responders and some of NYs finest are Islamic Americans.

I wish people would quit acting like it's "us" and "them".

September 15 2010 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Perhaps Bill Maher should read the part where it says we have freedom of speech, as in, a right to protest something we don't like.

September 14 2010 at 6:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Kayla's comment

And because of that same freedom of speech he can say what he thinks of those people protesting. Freedom of speech means you can say whatever you want (barring exceptions such as threats, slander, or shouting "fire" in a theatre). It doesn't however protect you from being chastised or becoming a social pariah for doing so.

September 14 2010 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm pretty sure Bill "Got Fired From ABC Because The Executives Were Pussies" Maher understands free speech.

September 14 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ummm, yeah. Palin has never said they can't build the mosque there or that Islam should be outlawed or anything. Talk about an over-reaction. We just wish they wouldn't build it there.

But they have every right to build the mosque there and they probably will.

September 14 2010 at 6:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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