After a man rammed a truck into a group of people in London on the Westminster Bridge, he stabbed a police officer outside of the house of Parliament. The attack, which occurred on Wednesday, killed four people including an American citizen. Many people claimed that the man was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIS themselves claimed that the man was a soldier of the group. Some, however, are claiming that we should not be so quick to implicate Islam in the attack.
"This is another example where we take one group of people and we demonize them," said Heat Street columnist and former Conservative member of the United Kingdom Parliament,Louise Mensch, to Maher."The guy was British-born. His name was Adrian before his converted. And partisans of Russia were out in the streets saying it was an illegal immigrant who did it, trying to turn the London people against our Muslim friends and neighbors. And you're not going to do that."
Maher, who has a history of blaming radical Islam for global terror, disagreed with Mensch.
"Let's not pretend this has nothing to do with Islam, the religion," said Maher. "Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off, somebody yells 'Allahu Akbar!'" said Maher. "I never hear anybody go 'Merry Christmas! This one's for the flying nun!' "
"When Christians do anything like this, do we ever say, 'Christian terrorism'?" respondedYale professor and author, Timothy Snyder.