Ben Affleck Converts to Islam after Maher Debate According to Reports

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Oct 092014
 

Ben Affleck Converts to Islam after Maher Debate According to Reports

By Taaraz ‘TJ’ Zakhif

@TheOkranews

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AP REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER A ENT USA CABoston (MA)—Reports actor and director Ben Affleck has converted to Islam generated uncanny social media applause and rave throughout the Muslim community despite no confirmation from a credible source.

Affleck, who last week went head to head on the topic of Islam and extremism with comedian, critic and all-around Islam hater Bill Maher on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, never acknowledged himself as a Muslim. But by sporting a scruffy beard and using frequent hand gestures to make a point as is common in many Middle Eastern countries, rumors quickly swirled the 42 year-old celebrity had taken a new leap of faith. Muslims organizations took little time in proclaiming the exciting but unsubstantiated news.

“We are so thrilled Ben has decided to become a Muslim!” said ISNA public relations manager Talha Badwani. “Bill thought he was going to pull a fast one on our brother, but Hadrat Affleck kept them in check. How you like me now?!”

The Affleck-Maher debate has become the latest trend streaming through the Internet. Intense  coverage complimented with thousands of comments have been posted on a myriad of media outlets reacting to Maher’s fiery negative rhetoric on Islam which did not subscribe to his liberal platform . Affleck refuted passionately and sharply towards Maher’s remarks as well as other guest and critic Sam Harris, who called Islam “the motherlode of bad ideas.”

“What is your solution? To condemn Islam?” Affleck later questioned Maher and Harris, atheists known for ridiculing religion, but particular fondness of verbally abusing a religion of over 1 billion followers. For many Muslims, Affleck echoed a voice of reason which somehow snowballed into gossip of his conversion ad swiftly made its ways from community centers to mosques throughout the country.

“We’re pretty sure he became a Muslim as of last week,” said Imam Feisal Ataullah of the Islamic Center of North Texas in Richardson, TX. “70% of the non-Muslims who speak with such emotion are always a Muslim.”  While that made no sense, Affleck, who starred in such movies as The Town, Argo and Good Will Hunting for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay had also studied Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College. To Ataullah the trivial knowledge of his education was just the cherry on top in his assumption Affleck had turned to Islam.  “Yeah I know he hasn’t taken the shahada (Islamic creed declaring the belief in one God), but come on, he’s so damn close!”

At least one news service wasted no time in declaring Affleck a Muslim. On the October 7th edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy and guest Dr. Zuhdi Jasser accused Affleck for “for arguing against charges that Islam is uniquely prone to violence and extremism,” referring to him as “Imam Ben Affleck.” As Jasser, a cardiologist, founder of the American Islamic forum for Democracy and a terrific asshole despised by the Muslim community wanted to denigrate Affleck, he ironically added more gasoline to the Affleck conversion suspicions which to some made it official.

“Never in a thousand years would I ever believe Fox,” said Maher Siyaf, Director of Outreach Development for Orange County Islamic Foundation.  “But this is too juicy to not believe. We love you Ben!”

Affleck’s publicist Ken Sunshine has denied any truth to the rumors of him becoming a Muslim, calling it yet another stunt by social media to rile society into more controversy. But he also didn’t deny another report which claims Affleck will be opening for Cat Stevens on his Winter tour later this year. Sunshine stated Affleck hasn’t made a decision.

Israel Lauded for Fair and Equality Policy towards Palestinians by Bombing Them All

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Jul 142014
 
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Israel Lauded for Fair and Equality Policy towards Palestinians by Bombing Them All

By Rania Shaheed

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criminals3Jerusalem (Israel)—Several right-wing American organizations and Middle East conservative pundits praised Israel’s use of airstrikes in the Palestinian territories after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas with the killings of three Israeli teenagers who were apparently hitchhiking in the West Bank despite having no proof.

While most of the world has stood in shock for the past two weeks on the violence that has been escalated by Israel’s aerial assault, many felt comfortable and at ease with the action knowing Israel did not single any one Palestinian or group for the death of the youths, instead taking it out on everyone.

“Let’s be honest. Israel is headed in the right direction because they have been fair to all Palestinians in resisting to blame anyone in particular,” said Malcom Cromwell, Group Executive Vice-President of Development for the Heritage Foundation. “They chose to target all Arabs in Gaza which demonstrates to me equality.”

Bibi reassures Rabbi all bombings of Gaza have been fair

Bibi reassures Rabbi all bombings of Gaza have been fair

“It’s a sense of humbleness knowing Israel shows compassion in these times by avoiding pointing the finger at anyone,” said Max Schneider, Director of Communications at Act! For America the same paranoid Islamaphobe citizen awareness organization led by Bridgette Gabriel, who has the distinct honor of being implicated as a bigot by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League. “Israel to me stands for fairness and keeping their cool when things get hairy. They don’t ask questions, nor evidence. They simply attack. That’s democracy at its best.” When he was asked about the fairness in the savage beating of American Muslim teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir by Israeli forces, Schneider responded by saying the “fairness” lies in the 15 year-old teenager still being alive.

Israel has come under immense criticism from global media outlets who have criticized the country dubbed the “Light Unto Nations” for substituting restraint and investigation for a blitzkrieg onslaught which has taken the lives of 159 Palestinians including women and children with 1000 wounded since it began its campaign on Monday July 7. A ground assault by the Israeli army appears to be imminent. But bloodshed was the last thing on the minds at the Fox network.

“It’s a little ridiculous Israel gets all this negativity from other countries,” said Donna Makkarat, Assistant Producer for the daily morning show, Fox & Friends. “I heard they were liked by only 20% of the world according to a 2013 BBC poll. Come on! How can the world feel that way when they’ve given almost 7 miles to 2,000,000 people in Gaza!” That’s showing equality—and it’s what they do best.”

Zionist college students say they are laughing with the Palestinian women-not at her.

Zionist college students say they are laughing with the Palestinian women-not at her.

Not surprisingly, most have thought differently of the situation, usually those with a brain and an ounce of logic. “I don’t understand why you would start bombing a densely populated area out of revenge when you’re not sure who the revenge is towards,” questioned Dr. Jacob Feinstein, a professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. Other organizations such as Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders and Human Rights Watch have also viewed Israel with confusion and horror while Dr. Norman Finkelstein, a renowned expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has simply called Israel, a “lunatic state.” Still, the vocal minority has shrugged off the obvious and maintains the positivity in Israel’s latest conflict.

“Yes, Israel is expanding on settlements, collectively bombing the crap out of Gaza and Netanyahu is completed opposed to any two state solution—but Bibi did call the father of the Palestinian teenager that was killed to offer his condolence!,” said David Eisenberg, Associate Chairmen at the American Zionist Organization, referring to 16 year old slain Muhammad Abu Khudair who was killed last week by Jewish extremists. “Israel shows sympathy when it counts—but takes land when it counts. It’s called fairness.”