Barbra Streisand and Mark Ruffalo accused of Islamophobia after calling SCOTUS ‘American Taliban’

'Islam does not prohibit abortion. Call it what it is. They are radical Christians,' a user slammed the actors


                            Barbra Streisand and Mark Ruffalo accused of Islamophobia after calling SCOTUS ‘American Taliban’
Barbra Streisand and Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to slam the Supreme Court (Instagram/@barbrastreisand [email protected])
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In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, Hollywood stars Barbra Streisand and Mark Ruffalo turned to Twitter to accuse the Supreme Court of being the "American Taliban".

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 decision that established abortion as a constitutional right. Liberal Hollywood was outraged by the decision, and hundreds of celebrities slammed the Supreme Court. Oscar-winning actress and singer Streisand unleashed her rage, dubbing the Supreme Court "the American Taliban." "The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion," the 'Yenta' star said. "This Court represents the American Taliban." Ruffalo, the Hulk from Marvel, joined in on the "American Taliban" charge as well. Ruffalo continued by advising fans to "fight like hell".

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Some people replied to Ruffalo and Streisand by expressing their displeasure that the actors had equated the Islamic Taliban to Christians, while others stood up in their support.

A user responded to Ruffalo and wrote, "Islam does not prohibit abortion. Call it what it is. They are radical Christians." While another user clarified, "Don't compare it to Taliban. This is Christians doing, they are saying so. This is the Christian extremism. Not every bad thing in America is a Muslim thing. This decision is purely an American and more importantly a Christian thing."

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"It's not a good analogy because even the Taliban at abortion exception if the woman's life is in danger. This is Christianity," a user pointed out on Streisand's analogy. "It's a Christofascist court," another user commented. A user supported Streisand's tweet and wrote, "Barbra you just hit the nail on the head!!" "The USA has fallen so far down into a nightmare," A user wrote replying to Ruffalo.

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The landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right was overturned by the US Supreme Court on Friday, June 24 by a 6-3 vote. The ruling, a draft version of which was obtained by Politico on May 3, would drastically alter the lives of women in America. In roughly half of the states in the US, abortion will be practically banned. As a result of the decision being overturned, many critics have forecast "seismic" changes in American society. As a triumph for conservative right-wing ideology, it will be a landmark decision with repercussions around the globe.

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