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George Zimmerman wants to sell a confederate flag painting for an Anit-Islamic gun shop.
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George Zimmerman sure is a good friend.

The killer of Trayvon Martin, repeatedly accused assaulter of women and sometimes artist wants to help out the Florida Gun Supply shop.

Last month Florida Gun Supply decided to declare their store a "Muslim-Free Zone" in a video backdropped by a confederate flag. The Florida branch of the Council on Islamic Relations decided that was not a very nice thing to and so is suing the gun shop in federal court for discrimination.

Enter: George Zimmerman.

Remember when he painted a flag with some words on it and sold it for $100,000? Well he wants to do that again to help this struggling, xenophobic gun shop.



Zimmerman plans to sell prints of this painting and the original to help with Florida Gun Supply's owner Andy Hallinan for his gosh darn hard luck. Like it says on their website:



George Zimmerman is teaming up with Florida Gun Supply to offer signed and numbered prints of his Confederate Flag painting. This painting was painted in honor of Andy Hallinan for being a true patriot and leading the country into a better, safer America. Zimmerman's last painting sold on Ebay for over $100,000.



They even made a little BFF movie about it.



What else are friends for other than to paint and sell a controversial symbol to support intolerant business practices?

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"Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam?" Affleck, on the show to promote his movie Gone Girl, interrupted, and argued that criticizing Islam, as Maher and Harris were doing it, was "gross and racist. It's like saying, 'Oh, you shifty Jew!'"

What follows is a few minutes of Affleck and Maher going at each other and yelling over each other, with the occasional interjection from Kristol and Steele providing intelligent perspective on reformers in the Muslim world, smart statistical analysis from Harris about the spectrum of fundamentalism, and then another few minutes of Affleck and Maher yelling at each other.

"Your argument is, 'You know, black people, they shoot each other,'" said Affleck.