Ben Affleck takes Bill Maher to task about his views and characterization of Muslim people around the World.
Ben Affleck is the star of the number one movie in America right now. But, he’s not just some dumb, air-headed actor. He’s a smart guy with firm political beliefs.
Affleck proved this when he went on “Real Time with Bill Maher” this past Friday and took Maher to task about his characterization of Muslim people across the world.
Basically, Maher and his guest, Sam Harris, attempted to make the argument that Islam was at fault for radicalism, violent Jihad and the presence of ISIS.
Affleck pushed back by saying that condemning more than a billion members of the world’s second largest religion because of the actions of a few bad apples was “gross” and “racist.”
Affleck makes some pretty strong points in this clip, while Maher seems reactionary and borderline Islamophobic. Also, it’s probably not a great idea to piss off Batman. Just sayin’.
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Written by: Adam Pliskin