Ben Affleck on Islam: Misplaced Liberal Sensibilities

Ben Affleck on Islam Misplaced Liberal Sensibilities
Actor Ben Affleck is allowing his misplaced Liberal sensibilities to overshadow the reality of modern Islam. During his Friday appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he did exactly what every Liberal always does, when confronted with a point of view with which they do not agree; instead of actually trying to engage in a reasoned debate – something that Liberals are supposed to believe in – he merely threw out a bunch of meaningless adjectives – including, of course, the favorite Liberal standby; the race-card.

Talk show host Bill Maher is right about almost nothing. On the subject of Islam, however, he is correct. “It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia; that will f**king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book,” Maher pointed out to Affleck, during a heated discussion about the Islamic faith. Affleck, of course, was unable to deny this and spent most of the debate expressing true phoney Liberal outrage.

The show’s host had made the point that all of the values that Liberals are supposed to hold dear, such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech and equality for women – among others – are absent from the Muslim world but one cannot point that out without angering Muslims. Bizarrely, Affleck could not agree with the statement because “it’s gross, it’s racist, it’s disgusting.”

Liberals love to brand anyone who dares to disagree with them racist, even when the term is wholly inappropriate to the situation. Maher pointed out something that is absolutely true and nothing in what he said could logically or reasonably be described as racist.

The reality is that modern American Liberals do not believe in freedom of speech, nor do they believe in freedom of religion. As for women, the Liberal sees them, like blacks, gays and Hispanics, as just another demographic that can be exploited for votes by telling them that they are the weak, helpless victims of an uncaring society and they will never get what they want unless they vote Democrat – presumably, because they are too stupid to achieve anything by themselves.

Were Liberals really so passionate about the rights of women, equality for homosexuals or the right of anyone to speak and worship freely, they would be marching in the streets and calling for the United States to cut all ties with Muslim countries. Here at home, they screech from the rooftops about the “war on women” and – in the same breath – condemn as racist and hateful anyone who points out that, in non-secular Islamic countries, women are treated little better than cattle.

Ben Affleck is that same brand of hypocrite.

Affleck makes the argument that the majority of Muslims are not blood-crazed zealots who want to decapitate anyone who speaks badly of their religion. To him, apparently, this fact – if fact it is – means that nobody has the right to say anything negative about any Muslim; even the ones that do want to chop off all our heads. His misguided Liberal sensibilities prevent him from even having the courage to agree that there are a lot of Muslims who are ready to torture and kill anyone who speaks out against them.

Apparently, Affleck cares about Muslims, except the one being raped, tortured and slaughtered in Iraq and Syria. On Maher’s show, he made the point that “we’ve killed more Muslims than they’ve killed us by an awful lot.” This totally vacuous statement fails to account for three harsh facts: Firstly, that Muslims have also killed more Muslims than we have – by an awful lot. Secondly, that America has sacrificed more people in the defense of Muslims than any other nation in the world. Third, that we have out-killed them only due to superior technology, firepower and quality of our men and women in uniform; if the Islamists had the advantage in those areas, they would kill every last non-Muslim on the planet, down to the last man, woman and child.

Like most Hollywood elites, living in their insulated bubbles, Ben Affleck would do better to take his misplaced Liberal sensibilities, head back to Hollywood and stay there. He’s clearly out of his depth, attempting to debate important matters. He is not a great actor, but it is clearly what he’s best at.

Leave reality to the grownups, Ben.

Opinion by Graham J Noble


New York Daily News

7 Responses to "Ben Affleck on Islam: Misplaced Liberal Sensibilities"

  1. Mike   October 12, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I love when the idiots who compare the Christians to the Muslim scum of today as a way of justifying the terrorist beliefs of Islam. FYI the crusades was 800 plus years ago. How can anybody who justifies the action of Muslims say they are for equal rights or freedom? All religions are crazy but the scumbags are in a league of there own.

    Not all Muslims are terrorist.
    But all terrorists are Muslim.

  2. James Turnage   October 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    As usual you are out of your mind and align yourself with the most aggressive religion in history which is Christianity who murdered more individuals in history than any other religion

    • Graham Noble   October 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm


      I’m not a Christian and I’m not aligning myself WITH anyone – I am aligning myself AGAINST zealots who have twisted a faith into something ugly and, in truth, evil.

  3. Usman   October 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Firstly I think the person writing this article does not understand the context of the conversation or just plainly doesn’t care to understand it.

    No one is disputing that ISIS, Radical people in Muslim countries are BAD and we need to do something about it. The point being raised is that you cannot claim that Islam is the one causing this. There is nothing inherently wrong with Islam its a religion and over 1 billion people practice it peacefully. If I was to use Bill Maher’s logic and apply it too any religion then Ugandan gays are being persecuted and killed by Christians lets talk about how the Christian religion is evil too gays and persecutes those it doesn’t consider normal. Eriteria and Ethiopia have incredible amounts of female genital mutilation those are Christian counties so lets go and claim that Christians promote this and the bible allows these acts.

    The argument that Ben Affleck is having is stating yes there are bad apples and we need to deal with them but they are the fringe these are not representative of the entire religion.

    • Graham Noble   October 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      In truth, I understand that Islam itself isn’t the problem; it is the fanatics who have interpreted it for their own ends.

      Affleck, however, is operating on pure emotion and out of some idiotic sense of political correctness.

  4. Paul Rainwater   October 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    You might also want to view this video by Sam Harris to help you learn something about; Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason: Sam Harris on Neuroscience & Philosophy

  5. Paul Rainwater   October 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Graham Noble we’re suppose to take you seriously and you can’t even spell Bill Maher’s name “Bill Meyer”? Then you say “Talk show host Bill Meyer is right about almost nothing” Are you insane? Maher is a beacon of light and reason in a medieval dark “conservative” world when it comes to religion and politics. How can you be so uninformed and ignorant? My god man learn something before you open you closed minded conservative bias mouth, and get some editors than can at least learn to spell a man’s name. Not all “Liberals” are politically correct buffoons like Ben Affleck.

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