Actor Mandy Patinkin discussed the change in "Homeland's" storyline in its sixth season after the show was criticized for its portrayal of Muslims.

Patinkin, who plays Saul Berenson, told NBC News that Muslims are the new "Cowboys & Indians" or "Nazis" that Hollywood has begun to focus on as antagonists.

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He said he wanted to soften attitudes toward the Muslim community.

Patinkin said that white male politicians and "the military establishment" are likely the problem with society's view of the religion.

Pete Hegseth said on "Fox & Friends" that Patinkin's statement was ironic because it is often Hollywood itself that uses its films to push political agendas.

Hegseth added that the Muslim community could help crush big-screen stereotypes by pointing out global atrocities committed in the name of Islam.

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