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Ben Affleck accuses Bill Maher of racism in heated debate about Islam



The debate over Islam and ISIS remained hot on “Real Time with Bill Maher” last night.

Just one week after sparking controversy — and a heated response from religious scholar Reza Aslan on CNN — Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck (along with Michael Steele and Nicholas Kristof in smaller supporting roles) got into a fiery argument about radical Islam.

Maher called Islam “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture or write the wrong book.” Affleck insisted that the number of radical Islamists was small, and that the entire religion could not be condemned in that way. Harris argued that radical beliefs in Islam are actually quite mainstream.

An outspoken Democrat, Affleck has made many appearances on Maher's show over the years.

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