Ben Affleck Blasts Bill Maher for Insulting Islam. Bill Maher compared Islam religion to being in the Mafia. While Guest Sam Harris said that Islam was the 'motherload of bad ideas'. Heated discussion took place on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday. The trio collided while debating whether large numbers of the Muslim population share the beliefs of jihadists.
It led to the actor saying: 'It's just an ugly thing to say. It's gross, it's racist. It's like saying: "Oh you shifty Jew".'
The conversation begin with Harris, who was promoting his book Waking Up, by saying: 'The crucial point of confusion is we have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia - where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam is conflated with bigatory towards Muslims as people. Which is intellectually ridiculous."