Ben Affleck is being talked about not only because of his role in “Gone Girl,” which also stars Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike. Recently, Affleck and Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly have conflicting views about Islam.
“Ben Affleck should well understand that he himself would be beheaded in a heartbeat by these ISIS animals,” O’Reilly said. The Fox News host added the al Qaeda offshoot is “not that far away” from its “fanatical cousins” even though the group is “the most extreme element of the jihad” there is.
O’Reilly pointed out that several Muslim countries have yet to confront Islamic terrorism, attack violence in the name of Allah, and condemn the jihad except for a few. Considering this, the TV host concluded that “militant Islam continues to drive worldwide terrorism and have plenty of sanctuaries from which to commit their evil.”
Affleck has yet to respond to O’Reilly’s comments. He appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” in 2004 and in 2012.
In 2004, the “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” actor described himself as “a moderately liberal guy.” He said there are things that he agrees with the Democratic Party and there are things he does not.
“I’m not a big gun control guy,” Affleck said while on “The O’Reilly Factor.” “I believe in all the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment. I’m not a party guy, one way or another.”
In 2012, the actor appeared again on the show to promote the terrorism-filled movie “Argo,” which he directed and later earned him an Oscar. At the time, he admitted he liked Barack Obama on the major issues and thought the president had done a good job so he was going to vote for him.
Meanwhile, Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner recently described him as a man with “serious mantra.” Gracing Elle Magazine’s Women In Hollywood Issue, she shared that her husband is the opposite of his misogynistic role Nick Dune in “Gone Girl.”