Bill Maher on Islam: a history of the HBO host’s ‘not bigoted’ remarks
Ben Affleck has won praise for accusing TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris for what he called “gross” and “racist” depictions of Islam during a televised debate.
Appearing on HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, Affleck reacted furiously to claims by Maher that Islam manifested as “the only religion that acts like the mafia” and which would “fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture or write the wrong book”.
Ben Affleck is not afraid to speak his mind.
On HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher last night, the actor got in a heated debated with the outspoken host over radical Islam.
Joining them, author Sam Harris opened up the debate when he said that, "The crucial point of confusion is that we have been sold this meme of Islamophobia where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets confused with where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets conflated with bigotry towards Muslims as people. That is intellectually ridiculous."
The Gone Girl actor asks, "Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam?" He continues with, "(Your characterization) is gross and racist. It's like saying, 'Oh, you shifty Jew!;"
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In conversation that goes back and forth, Maher says, "It's
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