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Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done? (video)
BuzzFeed ^ | July 27, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski

Posted on 07/28/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT by EveningStar

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To: Safetgiver

I don’t know much about your view but my view is that the line between Christians and Muslims goes back to the time when Hagar was put out of the tent of Abraham. Her son Ishmael by Abraham is connected to the Muslims of today through Mohammed. Mohammed was a crafty fellow who knew his lineage to God did not follow onto the House of David. Being an aggressive man he needed to establish his own way to Allah and did manage to create enough havoc to set up the two holy places of worship in Saudi Arabia, Mecca and Medina. I would take it that is why the Saudi royal family is so restrictive as to any other form of religion coming into Saudi Arabia. It seems the royal families think of themselves as being the caretakers of Mohammed’s world. Being a dedicated Muslim it should be expected that Obama ,as he did, give the homage bow to the King. Perhaps this was in the ear Bush1 when he proclaimed a ‘new world order.


51 posted on 07/28/2013 2:42:12 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: EveningStar
I'm certainly not one of them. I will never defend radical Islam.

You will defend "regular" islam? Try this thought on for size.

The islamist that subjugates the infidel, lies to them, desecrates their religious sites, and kills them in an exciting and seemingly ever expanding array of methods is following the tenets of islam. It is not only in the koran, but muslim islamic scholars through the ages have written extensively about it. If a non-violent muslim were to go fundamental, the behavior I just described is what you would get. On the other hand, a Christian that behaved that way in the name of his religion would not be following the tenets of Christianity. In fact the Bible is pretty clear that there is a place in Hell for people that do those types of things. So, people can accept islam as a legitimate religion, and not a violent death cult at your own peril; just don't ask me to go on that death ride with you.

52 posted on 07/28/2013 2:49:05 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: James C. Bennett; EveningStar

Yeah and they seemed to have learned their lesson.


53 posted on 07/28/2013 2:56:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hoodat

Wasn’t referring to you, sorry.


54 posted on 07/28/2013 2:56:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I know.

Just pulling your leg.


55 posted on 07/28/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: driftdiver

And no Christian has written a book about Mohammed?


56 posted on 07/28/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by monocle
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To: monocle

When Muslims stopping killing Christians for being Christian I’ll address your point.


57 posted on 07/28/2013 3:01:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MadIsh32

Fair enough.


58 posted on 07/28/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: MadIsh32

However, I daresay that most of the Jews on this site didn’t vote for O.

And I do defend Israel as evidenced by my profile page.


59 posted on 07/28/2013 3:09:45 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: driftdiver

How does one respond to such a comment without being insulting and without violating the guidelines of this site?


60 posted on 07/28/2013 3:15:04 PM PDT by monocle
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To: monocle

Perhaps you can start by explaining why muslims deserve special consideration.


61 posted on 07/28/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
I did not say Muslims deserve special treatment. I would take the same position for Hindus, Buddhists,.....

It is not uncommon for outsiders to have excellent insights into the beliefs and concepts of cultures or religions.

62 posted on 07/28/2013 3:37:13 PM PDT by monocle
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To: EveningStar

Folks I have a flash for you. BREAKING NEWS!!!! There are no news programs anymore. All those so-called news programs are entertainment biased. Designed to entertain and not to inform. And guess what? We are to blame!! The masses refuse to watch programming that does not entertain us.


63 posted on 07/28/2013 3:44:14 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: EveningStar

She did a great job. She believes that his religion makes him more likely to do negative book on Jesus and she pounded away at it. Much like any MSNBC mouthpiece would do to a Christian who wrote a negative book about MoHamMed. I loved it!!


64 posted on 07/28/2013 4:25:04 PM PDT by 429CJ (.wh)
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To: monocle

Its also not uncommon for outsiders to seek to mislead followers of religions.

Since muslims kill christians who evangelize in countries they control and muslims who convert I’m not quite sure what insights they might have to offer.


65 posted on 07/28/2013 4:31:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EveningStar

I watched it. Green was off her game, but he was playing Eddie Haskell with his innocent wide-eyed who-me looks, citing his credentials defensively and repeatedly, protesting too much.
“Why would a muslim write a book about Jesus” is not only a fair question, it’s the obvious question everyone wants answered. He chose not to answer it simply and move on, but rather dug in and wasted air time. We learn nothing from this interview except that he feels aggrieved by islamophobes.


66 posted on 07/28/2013 5:22:51 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: monocle
And no Christian has written a book about Mohammed?

The issue is deception. The man who wrote the book about Jesus pretended he was Christian - he was not.. He pushed a book based on a lie.

It's similar to liberals coming to conservative site and pretending they're conservatives. Or Madeoff pretending he was an honest broker. Or any random con artist attempting to 'take' a mark... it's lowlife stuff.... From what I understand, critics who loved the book because it bashed Christianity also hid the fact the writer was Muslim.

Obviously the reason he chose NOT to tell his readers he was Muslim was because he's a person who 'wins' by lying. That's not a recommendation for most of us...

67 posted on 07/28/2013 5:35:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: 9YearLurker; GOPJ; driftdiver; monocle
Go to Amazon and read the ‘Author’s Note’ with which he opens the book. He goes out of his way to leave the impression that he is still Christian and not again a Muslim. Pure and shameless deceit.

I went to Amazon and found this:

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68 posted on 07/28/2013 6:38:54 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: driftdiver
"He's a muslim who is attacking Christianity"

The book is about the historical Jesus, not the Jesus of faith.

Jesus being a Zealot is a common theme surrounding the historical Jesus.

I still have a book, Jesus and the Zealots, that I read 20 years ago, that was published in the 60s.

69 posted on 07/28/2013 8:30:36 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: EveningStar
I'm not sure what your point is... There's no mention of him being Muslim in the comments you quoted.

For a liberal it would be like an oil executive pretending to be an ecologist - writing a 'green' book - that comes to the sad conclusion the ONLY answer is to 'drill baby drill'. Would you feel that was 'deceptive'?

70 posted on 07/29/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: EveningStar; driftdiver

FYI -from the link: about Reza Aslan - author - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth..

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/07/29/scholarly-misrepresentation/

Nor is “professor of religions” what he does “for a living.” He is an associate professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of California, Riverside, where his terminal MFA in fiction from Iowa is his relevant academic credential. It appears he has taught some courses on Islam in the past, and he may do so now, moonlighting from his creative writing duties at Riverside. Aslan has been a busy popular writer, and he is certainly a tireless self-promoter, but he is nowhere known in the academic world as a scholar of the history of religion. And a scholarly historian of early Christianity? Nope.

What about that Ph.D.? As already noted, it was in sociology. I have his dissertation in front of me. It is a 140-page work titled “Global Jihadism as a Transnational Social Movement: A Theoretical Framework.” If Aslan’s Ph.D. is the basis of a claim to scholarly credentials, he could plausibly claim to be an expert on social movements in twentieth-century Islam. He cannot plausibly claim, as he did to Lauren Green, that he is a “historian,” or is a “professor of religions” “for a living.”


71 posted on 07/29/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories should not be running public policy...)
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To: EveningStar

Well, well. Along with misrepresenting his religion, and trying to pass himself off as still Christian in the first two pages of this book, this guy seriously misrepresented his credentials in the interview:

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/07/29/scholarly-misrepresentation/


72 posted on 07/29/2013 1:54:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GOPJ; 9YearLurker

Thank you. I’m passing that along.


73 posted on 07/29/2013 3:00:12 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Nachum
it sounds like the producer wanted some controversy so told the newswoman to bang away ...

I agree, and I would add that Reza Aslan's publishers would have wanted the same thing. Controvesy sells.

There was someone in England who wrote a book called "The Head of God". Aside from having an odd title, it was all full of fanciful theory and folklore. The author caught a real lucky break when an Anglican clergyman got into the media and denounced it.

That Anglican clergyman must have been the author's best friend from school, or his brother-in-law, or something.

74 posted on 07/30/2013 4:51:42 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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