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Ben Affleck & Bill Maher Have A Heated Discussion About If Islam Is A Violent! Watch & You Decide! (Video)

by October 5, 2014 45 comments

Who Do You Agree With?

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

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Well, I watched this heated exchange between one of my favorite talk show host and one of my favorite actors and I must say that I have a whole lot of thoughts about this.  Bill Maher and Ben Affleck got into what can only be described as a bitter argument about the merits of the muslim religion and the people in America who work hard to make the majority of the religion out to be a violent religion.  Watch and you make the decision on whos side that you are on!

Now, here are my thoughts on what I just saw and you can tell me how you feel about it after!

I like Bill Maher but a lot of times he speaks out of his A$$!  In this instance however he was speaking a lot of sense.

I like Ben Affleck but in this debate him over talking and using a bunch of sarcasm seemed to hurt his case.  This is one of the reasons why I don’t like liberals or conservatives arguing because when they feel they are not getting their point across they will start to yell, over talk and then use sarcasm so that you cant get to your point!

The problem with what was being discussed is that there is no right or wrong answer but I hate when they bring up Blacks as their point of reference to religious or gay arguments.  Damn it, you cant see if someone is a muslim or gay but you will always know if someone is black or not!

The whole muslim argument is a good one because if a religion has in its wording for its followers that they must kill people who either dont believe in their religion or people who try to leave then you cant say that these people are peaceful as a whole even if they dont all subscribe to those tenants!  Ben was a big misguided in his arguments but I understood where he was coming from.  The Christian religion has been responsible for as many or more atrocities than any other religion but somehow it escapes the mainstream which bothers me to the fullest!

Ben Affleck was acting way too emotional for my taste and it ruined his argument for me.  The truth is that you should talk about the way a religion is viewed from all sides.  There is nothing wrong with talking about things that go on in that religion and Islam is no exception!


Ben Affleck got real angry at TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris during Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday, accusing the pair of portraying an overgeneralized picture of Islam by using a few extreme examples. Maher and Harris say they’re just speaking uncomfortable truths. “We have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where criticism of the religion gets conflated with bigotry toward Muslims as people,” Harris began, reports Mediaite. “It’s intellectually ridiculous.” And that’s when Affleck jumps up: “Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam?” It gets more and more heated from there as Affleck chastises Maher and Harris for being racists, two charges they repeatedly deny.

“Why are you so hostile about this?” Maher asked Affleck. “It’s gross and racist. It’s like saying, Oh you shifty Jew,’” Affleck replied. “Your argument is, ‘You know, black people, they shoot each other,’” the actor, who went on the show to promote his new movie, said at one point. There was lots of yelling back and forth throughout the segment as journalist Nicholas Kristof tried to interject with some more calm criticism, saying Maher and Harris were painting an “incomplete” picture of a religion. But Maher insisted, saying at one point that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia” because “they will fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

The heated back-and-forth came a week after Maher sparked controversy for his views on Islam, which led to a response from religious scholar Reza Aslan on CNN that quickly went viral.