Ben Affleck and Bill Maher have a spat

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/06/exclusive_bill_maher_on_islam_spat_with_ben_affleck_were_not_crazy_tea_baggers/

Caught the clip of the spat a few days back. The video I watched had Affleck coming unglued and calling Maher a bigoted racist. At the time, with Affleck’s raving, I did not really get the message being put forth and just shrugged my shoulders.
Finding the tiff was making main stream media news gave me reason to believe there must be more to it than I had originally thought.
As far as I could figure Maher was condemning Muslims and Affleck was calling him a bigoted racist for doing so. There was a third person involved who was agreeing with Maher but I did not catch his name.
Feeling that one should not condemn all Muslims for the acts of a few any more than one should condemn all Christians for the actions of a few (Westboro Baptists) my vote goes to Affleck in this dispute.
Looking deeper one may consider Maher’s avowed atheism and possibly conclude he was just condemning another religion and their practices. He did bring up female genital mutilation as one of his points. This point was debunked by Reza Aslan as the link below shows.
So, in spite of my admiration for Bill Maher, I have to conclude he went over the line in this one. Ya can’t win em all Bill!
Based on additional reading it appears Maher wants to put this issue behind him and get on with his general agitating.
Did a brief search and could not find the clip of the Affleck/Maher tiff, sorry.
Link to Reza Aslan’s retort to Bill Maher….
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/oct/02/reza-aslan/fact-checking-reza-aslans-retort-bill-maher/

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