Ben Affleck locked horns with Bill Maher and author Sam Harris last night on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher over their broad generalization of Muslims.
“Liberals have failed on the topic of theocracy,” argued Harris, “We can criticize Christians…but when you want to talk about the treatment of women, homosexuals and free thinkers in the Muslim world, liberals have failed us….We’ve been sold on this meme of Islamophobia.”
“Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam?” Affleck questioned, “(Your characterization) is gross and racist. It’s like saying, ‘Oh, you shifty Jew!’”
Affleck said that a minority of radicals Islamists shouldn’t give a bad name to the overwhelming majority of Muslims who do not share the same extreme views. Maher shot back quickly.
“It’s the only religion that acts like the Mafia — that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw…
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