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And the Oscar goes to .... 'Copyleft' by Carlos Latuff

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“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

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Ben Affleck, Bill Maher tussle over Islamophobia


Actor gets visibly agitated by comments he considered Islamophobic, cutting off the host, author Sam Harris and N.Y. Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
By Haaretz

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Ben Affleck at the 52nd New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation of the movie 'Gone Girl' in New York, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Reuters

Ben Affleck at the 52nd New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation of the movie ‘Gone Girl’ in New York, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Reuters

 

A week after sparking controversy over his anti-Islam comments, HBO host Bill Maher doubled down in a debate over Islam that pushed Ben Affleck’s Islamophobia button on Friday.

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

Earlier in the heated discussion, Maher and author Sam Harris were agreeing with each other that liberals do not hold up liberal standards when it comes to Islam.

“You and I have been trying to make the case I think that liberals need to stand up for liberal principles. This is what I said on last week’s show,” said Maher, referring to the previous installment when he stated, “If we’re giving no quarter to intolerance, shouldn’t we be starting with the mutilators and the honor killers?”

That debate drew fire from Islamic scholar Reza Aslan, who said on CNN on Monday, “The problem is that you’re talking about a religion of one and a half billion people, and certainly it becomes very easy to just simply paint them all with a single brush.”

On Friday, Maher said that liberals applaud for principles like “freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, including homosexuals … but then when you say in the Muslim world this is what’s lacking then they get upset.”

“Liberals have rally failed on the topic of theocracy,” responded Harris.
He asserted that liberals criticize “white theocracy” and “Christians” but have failed to be critical about “the treatment of women, and homosexuals and free thinkers and public intellectuals in the Muslim world.”

He added,” The crucial point of confusion is that we have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia, where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets conflated with bigotry toward Muslims as people, which is intellectually ridiculous.”

Are you the person who understands the officially codified document of Islam?” Affleck queried Harris.

“Actually, I’m well educated on this topic,” Harris responded.

“I’m not denying that certain people are bigoted against Muslim people, and that’s a problem,” added Harris, but Affleck did not allow him to finish his sentence.

The actor jumped in, describing Harris’s generalizations about Islam as “gross” and “racist.”

“It’s so not,” interjected Maher.

“It’s like saying, ‘you shifty Jew!'” said Affleck.

Harris shot back, “We have to be able to criticize bad ideas… and Islam is the motherload of bad ideas.”

“That’s just a fact,” chimed in Maher.

“It’s just an ugly thing to say,” said Affleck.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tried to bring in some balance, telling Maher that the picture he is painting is “to some extent true, but it is hugely incomplete,” but his calm analysis was cut off by an agitated Affleck.

“It is certainly true that plenty of fanatics and jihadi are Muslim, but the people who are standing up to them – Malala, Mohammed Ali in Iran, in prison for 9 years for speaking up for Christians, a friend that I had in Pakistan who was shot this year, Rashid Rehman, for defending people accused of apostasy –,” said Kristof before Affleck interjected, ending his contribution to the debate.

Affleck argued that the others were stereotyping 1.6 billion people for the beliefs of a handful of radicals. “That’s just not true, Ben,” countered Maher.

Harris then gave an analysis, in which he described 20% of the Muslim world as being Islamists, basing his assessment on various polls, and then described a wider circle of conservative Muslims “who can honestly look at ISIS and say that does not represent us, we’re horrified by that, but they hold views about human rights, women and homosexuals that are deeply troubling.”

He argued that liberal Muslims have to be empowered, adding, “Lying about the link between doctrine and behavior is not going to do that.”

The debate carried on a little longer before Maher made his mafia comment. After that point, everyone agreed to disagree.

Aslan, commenting on Affleck’s aggressiveness during the debate, tweeted on his account, “Watching @BenAffleck go after Sam Harris & Bill Maher with that TONE really made me scared of white New Englander.”

10 Comments

  1. joekano76 said,

    October 6, 2014 at 11:02

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  2. October 6, 2014 at 18:16

    ask the clown (Maher) about 911 and watch his head explode

  3. Moshe said,

    October 6, 2014 at 20:05

    Zioshill talks to Zioshill, broadcast Zioshill agenda – just rolling out the Protocols to their conclusion as their positions in the criminal network demand..

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  6. MArlin said,

    October 6, 2014 at 22:49

    I believe Carlos Latuff misses the real point. Jews, traditional allies of Black civil rights, in trade for getting bigoted support against Muslims …. will acquiesce to ant-Black actions, and the “gluing” of Blacks (Muslims) to the World wide anti-Muslim campaign by their “Born Again Evangelical” Toadies. You can already see the BRANDING of Blacks to Muslims in small ways.
    The cartoon picture SHOULD show the “STAR of DEATH” on the sheet.

  7. mikael said,

    October 6, 2014 at 23:23

    The fact is simple, its about propaganda, all the way.

    The truth is a litle bit more advance that many belive it when I say this about Islam and its teachings of Muhammad (pbwh).
    Every time, every day, I look into the seach engine Zoogle, about the teachings of islam, I gett Jihadwatch, and sites with an openly biased and hatred against Muslims and Islam, and side up and side down in the same rethric, and like the beheadings, if a Arabic name comes up, it ALL muslims are evil rethoic in a massive amount of sites where they are bashing Muslims.
    And if ingnorants and people this days dont know mutch about everything, read all the sides that popps up in Zoogle, then I have no problems with understanding where they gett their knowledge from, and how people actually belive everything they read.

    I am fullblown white, rape and incest is rampant in my land, and ask any girl whom grew up here, about their own people, you will hear the truth about Norwegians, long before we gott the refugies of various reasons into our land, witch started after the Afgan war and have then just escalate to be more and more people.
    And in a PC soaked land as Norway and Swedn is becomed, they dont tuch the criminals, from other peoples, and I belive its intended, to fuel race hatred.
    I have NO fear of Islam, nor the teachings of Islam, what so ever, since I know the peopaganda is to feed the ignorants with hate and lies about Islam.
    The teachings of Muhammad(pbwh) is just and kind, as the teachings of Yeshua, they are exactly the same, both have been perverted to insanity and have been used to justify crimes againt others at levels unbelivable.

    Read this and cry, muslims, this is from the prophet him selfs, read it before its taken away by the “MSM” and those that controlls it, as the Torah is been perverted so in Islam.
    http://thehigherlearning.com/2014/08/16/did-you-know-muhammad-wrote-a-letter-guaranteeing-the-protection-of-christians/

    May the Lord continue to enligthen your path, and have mercy upon your soul, because ALLAH/GOD/Yahwe is the same, only the name is inst.

    peace to you all

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  9. DDearborn said,

    October 7, 2014 at 12:48

    Hmmm

    Good grief people wake up. A prominent (non Jewish of course) actor has the character and the guts to stand up to racist, islamophobic, zionist, bigots like Bill Maher and the entire MSM establishment jump all over him. Bear in mind that prominent jews in Hollywood have openly threatened anyone who speaks out against Israel with black listing. Oh the irony there….. Fox and the other MSM have been busy trashing Ben. Clearly he struck a cord by telling the truth. They are desperately trying to deflect Bill’s abhorrent behavior. And what Ben allowed Bill Maher and his cohort to do was highlight the hatred, bigotry, stereotyping and war mongering that the Zionist Jews continue to spew in the media. This is why there is no peace in the Middle East; Jews hate Muslims, all Muslims. Bill Maher essentially stated that simply by being a Muslim you are a terrorist, oh and evil as well. Where have we heard this type of twisted sick logic and stereotyping before? Think back to earlier days in the South or South Africa at the height of its apartheid. Just substitute black for Muslim and ignorance and inferior for terrorist. It would be almost impossible to tell the difference. Basically the rhetoric is the same.

    Looked at in total it hard to believe that any group collectively has a greater hatred of those outside the group than Jews. If you take the time to read the teaching of Judaism you will find that it preaches one set of rules for jews and another for all others. You will find that its leaders (particularly in Israel) regularly publicly preach genocide, torture and deception. And people in case you haven’t been paying attention Israel has been following those teaching very closely for the last 70 years. In fact they carry such actions against non jews on a regular basis.It is the justification for one set of laws, rules and regulations for jews and another for non jews in Israel. It is the justification for right of return for jews to Israel but no others. If you want to condemn a religion for its violent teachings and evil actions of its followers I suggest a closer examination of Judaism. These are easily verified facts.

    How many Muslims has America killed in the last quarter of a century 4 Million 5? (counting the first gulf war) I believe this is a gross understatement. How many Palestinians have Zionists and Israel murdered since 1945 in Palestine and what is now Israel? that number has to be approaching a Million. And they have put another 1.8 Million in prison. And yet some how the likes of Bill Maher want you to believe that Muslims through their teachings of Islam are evil terrorists because they not only object to this genocide but are willing to fight to defend themselves? Bill Maher is a radical, dangerous religious fanatic. In short he is a professional terrorist operating in the role of propagandist.

    Now Bill Maher says that stating facts is not religious bigotry. So that applies to the FACTS regarding Judaism as well. So any claim of anti-Semitism won’t wash here.


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