Justin Elliott isn't as forgiving as I was:

[W]hile [Bill Maher] likes to present himself as an equal opportunity religion-basher (see his movie "Religulous"), has long singled out Muslims (and, for that matter, Arabs).

If Maher looked at the full list of popular baby boy names in Britain for 2009, he'd find an overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian group:  Joshua, straight from the Hebrew Bible, is the 5th most popular. No. 6 is Thomas, after the apostle. The most popular after Mohammed is Jack, from John -- again, one of the apostles. No. 9 is James, from Jacob. No. 10 is Daniel.

(For the record, Muslims currently make up just 4.6 percent of the population of the U.K.)

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