These days, even if you’re racist, most people generally know to try and keep that to yourself. Not so much with people’s ire for Muslims. On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Ben Affleck, of all people, set the record straight when he felt that Bill Maher and author Sam Harris were being “gross” and “racist” in their generalizations:
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”.
“Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam? It’s gross and racist. It’s like saying, ‘Oh, you shifty Jew!’ Your argument is, ‘You know, black people, they shoot each other.’” Affleck added: “How about more than a billion people who aren’t fanatical, who don’t punch women, who just want to go to school, have some sandwiches, pray five times a day, and don’t do any of the things you’re saying of all Muslims. It’s stereotyping.”
How about them apples.
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