“11 September was ‘larger than the atom bomb.’” BBC News interview, 4 April. Mailer says that Muslim culture and religiosity are “absolutely foreign to Americans.” Most people in Islam, he continues, feel that
the world is a total bloody mess, most of us are poor. Those who are rich at the top are awful and corrupt. We have this abominable life, but we have Heaven if we live, and die, especially, for Allah. What you’ve got is a huge war shaping, in which you’ve got—let me speak like a Jamaican for a moment—we’ve got Allah versus the Almighty Dollah.
He also criticizes President Bush for repeating the word “evil” over and over.