Ben Affleck’s Special Kind of Stupid Shines Through in Defense of Islam
By Richard Anthony – BarbWire guest contributor
Ben Affleck and Bill Maher clearly have differing views on Islam, which, to me, is actually quite comical. But, when a rabid, mad-dog liberal like Bill Maher gets accused of being “Islamophobic” and “racist” by another liberal useful idiot like Ben Affleck…..hell has officially frozen over.
Watching Affleck go out of his way to defend Islam is just pathetic, to me. It is people like him who are just as dangerous as the Jihadists themselves because they will defend the Islamic killers at all costs, merely be seen as one of those who is “tolerant.” What Affleck cannot comprehend in his idiotic, liberal mind is that even though a majority of Muslims are “moderate,” they are complicit when it comes to “radical” Muslims. The “moderate” followers of Islam (who are supposedly the “majority” population of Islam) as a whole, do not speak out and condemn the radicals. Oh sure, there are a few, but the number is less than 0.0001 percent. And those that DO speak out are usually here in the United States, safe from the clutches of those they know that will kill them for their blasphemy.
The thing that struck me as almost comical while this exchange was going on was the sheer arrogance of every single one of them trying to get their points across to each other.
What people like Affleck fail to understand is that, for fourteen centuries, Muslims were able to conceal some of their most outrageous teachings from the rest of the world. Their deceptions were hidden behind language, cultural, and geographic barriers. Modern technology and new communication methods have made it difficult for Muslims to hide the dark side of Islam any longer. Muslim advocates, especially in the West, are now faced with the tough task of explaining the discrepancies between how they want Islam perceived as a tolerant, civil, and peaceful religion; and the realities of some of its basic tenets, which are quite the opposite. They’re finding it hard to maintain the facades and to simultaneously remain faithful to the harsh doctrines that are essential to the practices of authentic Islam.
Damage control has become one of their main objectives in modern society. It’s not unusual for various types of contradictions to happen as they do so. This was recently demonstrated by some rulings made by Sheikh Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt. He is Egypt’s superior authority in charge of issuing official fatwas (Islamic religious rulings).
Ali Gomaa issued a wide range of opinions on critical issues of Islam such as Jihad, women’s status, and the right of Muslims to change religions. News agencies around the world published them in multiple languages. In regard to a Muslim’s right to renounce Islam to join another religion, that is called apostasy—his initial rulings sounded lenient. The Washington Post-Newsweek forum in English was one of the forums that published his decisions.
For example, here are excerpts from what he said on the issue of apostasy: “The essential question before us is: Can a person who is a Muslim choose a religion other than Islam? The answer is yes, they can, because the Quran says, ‘Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion,’ (Quran 109:6) and, ‘Whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve,’ (Quran 18:29) and, ‘There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is distinct from error’ (Quran 2:256).” He added, “These verses from the Quran discuss a freedom that God affords all people. But from a religious prospective, the act of abandoning one’s religion is a sin punishable by God on the Day of Judgment. If the case in question is one of merely rejecting faith, then there is no worldly punishment.” He went on to state, “If, however, the crime of undermining the foundations of the society is added to the sin of apostasy, then the case must be referred to a judicial system whose role is to protect the integrity of the society…..According to Islam, it is not permitted for Muslims to reject their faith, so if a Muslim were to leave Islam and adopt another religion, they would be committing a sin in the eyes of Islam.
Apostasy in Islam is equal to treason, and those who commit apostasy are put to death. In Islam, politics and religion are inseparably intertwined. A famous fundamental expression in Islam says it all, “Islam is a religion and a state.”
Regarding infidels (unbelievers), they are the Muslim’s “inveterate enemies” (Sura 4:101). Muslims are to “arrest them, besiege them and lie in ambush everywhere” (Sura 9:5) for them. They are to “seize them and put them to death wherever you find them, kill them wherever you find them, seek out the enemies of Islam relentlessly” (Sura 4:90). “Fight them until Islam reigns supreme” (Sura 2:193). “Cut off their heads, and cut off the tips of their fingers” (Sura 8:12).
Apparently, in his own ignorance, Affleck didn’t do his homework about Islam before he started calling others “Islamophobic.” I’ll bet if it was a part in a motion picture and he was getting paid $5,ooo,ooo.oo to learn it, he’d sure as hell have paid more attention to it before he opened his ignorant yap in public.
Affleck should stick to acting because he fails miserably when he attempts at being an intellectual (like most idiot actors). I couldn’t care less about him, either as an actor or a person, and I don’t watch his movies anyway.
Richard Anthony is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1975 to 1980. He was stationed in Frankfurt West Germany from 1976 to 1978 with the 3rd Armored Divisions 143rd Signal Battalion as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Specialist and was also with the 1st Cavalry Division 1st/12th Cav as a Combat Medic until discharge in 1980. He has been married for 20 years and has 3 sons. He’s also a very involved Tea Party activist. Be sure to follow Richard on Facebook.
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