Ben Affleck as Batman? This is a joke right? Affleck as the fighter of injustice? Well it seems like that casting may have been spot on. As per the video a visibly disgusted Affleck reigned in on Bill maher and Sam Harris’s ‘bigoted’ view on Islam.
He argued that the acts of a minority under so called religious pretences can not lead them to generalise all Muslims. As Affleck said: “how about more than a billion people who aren’t fanatical, who don’t punch women, who just want to go to school, have some sandwiches, pray five times a day.. ‘.
Fighter for justice indeed. It’s an interesting point that we seem to cross a lot. Do the act of a minority, lead us to a judgment on an entire group of people as a whole? Do the actions of Al Qaeda and ISIS lead people to believe that all Muslims hold similar values? Some of the other panelists on Maher’s show also made a valid point that there are Muslims who are doing great positive work – but where is the media coverage?
One poll which Maher mentioned was that in Egypt “90% believe death is the appropriate response to leaving the religion “. First of all Egypt does not speak for Islam, it speaks for Egyptians. Secondly the poll fact was incorrect and was actually 64%. Still a high percentage and in complete contradiction to the teachings of Islam.
In a world were the majority are not heard and the minority are sensionalised, it’s perhaps a sign of the times that sometimes it takes a Hollywood celebrity to defend Islam and be heard! And hats of, defend he did…we now know who we’l be supporting when Superman takes on Batman.
See the video below