Video: Ben Affleck Calls Bill Maher’s Views on Islam “Gross and Racist”

October 4, 2014 10:51 PM

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Video: Ben Affleck Calls Bill Maher’s Views on Islam “Gross and Racist”

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 o...

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