Chrystia Freeland strongly disagreed with Maher’s idea, saying that the Paris attacks should be a rallying call for diversity as a way of showing superiority to ISIS. This led to a series of exchanges as the table discussed whether the different value set automatically demonizes Islam in the eyes of America, and the merits of pointing out the extreme aspects of Sharia law.

When Freeland emphasized that you don’t change extreme Muslim perspectives by broadly painting their ideas as bad, Maher retorted that he was standing up for moderate Muslims, and that “killing women for being raped, I would say is bad.”