A lot of people have given Ben Affleck hassle over the years and I've never really understood why. Because he made bad movies? What actor in Hollywood hasn't? He's also made some good ones. Honestly, I think it is because he was in a lot interracial relationship with a pop star. I think that most of the hostility towards him is because he dared to be in love with Jennifer Lopez.
Anyway, he's really the kind of guy I like. He's a comic book geek and he's actually got principles. Which is why he was the only person on Bill Maher's show to defend Islam, with nasty atheist racist asshole Sam Harris there.
They brought up the old saws about how Muslims like to kill people who don't believe as they do. This is really just so . . . childish that I can't believe that any intelligent people believe it. While it is true that some Muslims kill people who disagree with them, it's also true of some Christians. And in the US, those Christians who believe in killing for their beliefs tend to reside in the White House and vote in the Senate.
Of course 9/11 was a tragedy, but the US military killed between 66,081 (as per a Wikileaks document by the US military) and an Opinion Research Business poll that has the number at over a million civilians.
Sixty-six thousand is the low number! Mind you, this isn't even combat casualties - these are civilian casualties! Between 66,000 and 1,000,000!
But, y'know, Muslims kill people who disagree with them!
This is in no way a defense of murderers of any religion. But, fuck, two wrongs do not make a right STILL.