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  • Reza Aslan: Trump Is Popular Because Of "Islamophobia"

    04/12/2016 4:17:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | April 12, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    In an adulatory Los Angeles Times interview last Friday, Leftist media darling Reza Aslan asserts that Donald Trumpís popularity reveals that ďa large swath of us [is] xenophobic, racist and Islamophobic. And we pretend that weíre not. And now itís out in the open and canít be ignored any longer.Ē He has, of course, nothing to say about the possibility that Trumpís supporters could be favoring their candidate because of his apparently strong stance against jihad terror attacks and the endless threats of mass murder and destruction from the Islamic State.
  • The Fantasy Islam of Reza Aslan: Welcome to the game of hiding what's in the Koran.

    10/27/2015 8:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag | 10/27/2015 | Dr. Stephen M. Kirby
    Fantasy Islam: A game in which an audience of non-Muslims wish with all their hearts that Islam was a ďReligion of Peace,Ē and a Muslim strives to fulfill that wish by presenting a personal version of Islam that has little foundation in Islamic Doctrine. As I have mentioned before, "Fantasy Islam" is a popular game among many non-Muslims and so-called ďmoderateĒ or ďreformistĒ Muslims.† Reza Aslan appears to be such a Muslim. Reza Aslan was born in Iran.† In 1979, at the age of seven, he and his family fled the Iranian Revolution and came to the United States.†...
  • Iranian-American Lobbying Group Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Testimony

    12/27/2011 5:04:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Court Docs: Iranian-American Lobbying Group NIAC Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Congressional Testimony, and Arranged Secret US/Iran Meetings Pamela Geller has just published this revealing and important message from the Iranian-American human rights activist Arash Irandoost: Dear Friend,ō≠ōĪŔĀ ō®ō≥ ōßō≥ō™. ŔÖō™ō≠ōĮ ōīŔąŘĆŔÖ. ōĻŔÖŔĄ ŕ©ŔÜŘĆŔÖIt is time to act. Court documents released as a result of a lawsuit filed by NIAC against Hassan Dai paint a very disturbing picture of Trita Parsi and the NIAC.¬†They range from defrauding the federal government, lying to members of Congress, arranging secret meetings between the US and the criminal regime,...
  • A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

    12/20/2014 8:57:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-20-2014 | Dalya Alberge
    Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians. British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslanís bestselling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, while Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director, has been working on an adaptation of his own book, Jesus of Nazareth, for five years. Aslan, a member of the American Academy of Religion, made headlines last year when a Fox News interviewer challenged his credentials, as a Muslim, to write an account of Jesusís...
  • Reza Aslan is Wrong About Islam and This is Why

    10/24/2014 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Bogey78O · 4 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/2014 | Muhammad Syed and Sarah Haider
    Although we have become accustomed to the agenda-driven narrative from Aslan, we were blown away by how his undeniably appealing but patently misleading arguments were cheered on by many, with the Washington Postís Erik Wemple going so far as to advise show producers not to put a show-host against Aslan ďunless your people are schooled in religion, politics and geopolitics of the Muslim world.Ē ... Nearly everything Aslan stated during his segment was either wrong, or technically-correct-but-actually-wrong. We will explain by going through each of his statements in the hopes that Aslan was just misinformed (although itís hard for us...
  • Shocker: Bill Maher Smacks Down Liberal Attacks on Israel

    08/04/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 4, 2014 | Laura Flint
    Bill Maher is known for his pathological, frothing attacks on all things conservative. However, on the August 1 edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the HBO host took a controversial stance for a liberal: he defended Israel. When his Iranian-American guest Reza Aslan argued that ďAmnesty International...have found no evidence whatsoever of any kind of human shield being used,Ē Maher interrupted to state ďIt's a war. It's a war that Hamas started.Ē The left-wing comedian continued, claiming that ďsomehow when Israel reacts to this, they have to do everything in a way that doesn't kill any civilians. People die...
  • What Jesus Wasn't: Zealot

    09/03/2013 7:50:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Jewish Review of Books ^ | August 11, 2013 | By Allan Nadler
    Within an hour of its online debut, the number of viewers of Reza Aslanís now notorious interview with Fox Newsí Lauren Green had far exceeded the number of Israelites who crossed the Red Sea under the leadership of the father of all Jewish nationalist zealots, Moses. Aslan was being interviewed on the occasion of the appearance of his book that places Jesus of Nazareth at the top of a long list of subsequent, rabidly nationalist messianic Jewish zealots. ...
  • Biblical Archeology Filmmaker Blasts Jesus Book Author Reza Aslan for Suggesting Jesus Called

    08/13/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Simcha Jacobovici is a Canadian-Israeli adjunct religion professor and filmmaker known for his biblical archaeology History Channel series ďThe Naked Archaeologist.Ē In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of ďZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethĒ to task for referring to the land of Jesus as ďPalestine,Ē when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as ďJudea,Ē a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word ďJew.Ē Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), ďin all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesusí Judea i.e.,...
  • Controversial book's claims about Jesus are 'nothing new'

    08/10/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | August 10, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although a controversial new book on the ‚Äúhistorical Jesus‚ÄĚ is topping best-seller lists, claims made by its author are tired when it comes to New Testament scholarship, a Scripture professor says. ‚ÄúThere's basically not a lot new,‚ÄĚ Dr. Andre Villeneuve from Denver's St. John Vianney Theological Seminary said of Reza Aslan's recent ‚ÄúZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIt kind of re-hashes what's been said in the last ‚Äď not just 20 or 30 years ‚Äď but the last 100 or 200 years about the search...
  • Jerk of the Week - Michael Shulan

    08/02/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There was no shortage of candidates this week for our dubious Jerk of the Week honors. From Obama to Charlie Rangel to others, a lot of people vied to win the top honor. While many of those are individuals who could easily win every week, it is our solemn duty to highlight those whose conduct is most egregious. For that reason, our winner this week is Michael Shulan, creative director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Shulan started out the week strong, and nobody else managed to catch him in terms of sheer jerkitude. (Yes, I made that word up.) Shulan...
  • Fox Versus the Islam-Boosting 'Mainstream'

    08/02/2013 3:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | Bren Bozell
    They may find it scandalous for someone to say so, but our secular liberal media are playing favorites with religion. They have a spoiled child, Islam. Journalists see Islam as a bullied, minority faith for brown people. Draw a cartoon of Mohammed with dynamite on his head, and you are the worst kind of trouble-making hater. But write a book declaring that Jesus isn't God? That's not picking a fight or making trouble. That actually delights media elitists. They see America as too identified with Christian-nation "intolerance," a bond that needs to be broken. Look no further than Lauren Green's...
  • Was Jesus Illiterate? [Muslim] Author Reza Aslan Thinks So

    08/01/2013 11:30:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/1/2013 | Christopher John Farley
    Author Reza Aslan believes that Jesus probably lacked the education to read a book like the Bible. Or the Torah, or any other written text for that matter, no matter the language. Aslanís new book ďZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethĒ is a revisionist take on the life of Jesus, arguing that his message of love was aimed more at a Jewish audience than a global one, that his attitude toward violence was ďfar more complexĒ than is generally thought, and that he was ďvery likelyĒ illiterate. All of these claims appear to be directly contradicted by...
  • ĎHe Is a Progressive Radical Above All Elseí

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslanís newly released book, ďZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,Ē has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazonís bestseller list. NPR billed the work as ďChrist in context,Ē while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. ďFrom naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • Reza Aslan Misrepresents His Scholarly Credentials (Not a PhD in "History of Religion")

    07/30/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    First Things ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matthew J. Franck
    There is a bit of a hubbub in the interwebs about an interview conducted by Lauren Green, religion correspondent for Fox News Channel, with Reza Aslan, author of a new book on Jesus titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Our friend Joe Carter, over at GetReligion, has the basic story. Green launched the interview (available here in full) with a question about why a Muslim should want to write a book about Jesus. A reasonable question, and not a hostile one on its faceĖbut by the end of the interview Green has returned to it in...
  • Reza Aslan's Jesus book a No. 1 bestseller, thanks to Fox News

    07/29/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Hector Tobar
    Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought thatís entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: ďIím afraid it seems like you havenít read my book.Ē The interview, now circulating widely on social media sites, has helped propel the book to No. 1 on the Amazon bestseller list Monday.
  • Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done? (video)

    07/28/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 27, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California and author of the new book, ďZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,Ē went on FoxNews.comís online show Spirited Debate to promote his book only to be prodded about why a Muslim would write a historical book about Jesus.
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    Reza Aslan, author of the new book, ďZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethĒ has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list. Media reports have introduced Aslan as a ďreligion scholarĒ but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim. His book is not a historianís report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslimís opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio. Aslan is not a trained historian.
  • Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?

    03/14/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mar 13th, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Itís the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him. Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as Iíve pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslanís...
  • Reza Aslan: Pure evil

    10/06/2010 6:50:41 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    (Video here) Listen to this fast-talking, silver-tongued jihadist. Shilling for bloodthirsty savages under the guise of sober political analysis and Islamic "moderation." Next he'll be dropping the Zyklon B into the showerheads, telling us it will be good for the progression of the "Islamist" parties. Pure evil, straight up. And shame on Christiane Amanpour for sanctioning this evil. UPDATE: Alec Rawls in a previous thread: On Aslan calling people neo-Nazis, readers might be interested to learn of his comments on this subject at a "Welcome to the Islamic Reformation" talk he gave at Stanford several years ago (2005 maybe?):
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on CNN's "ac360"

    12/06/2006 3:22:25 PM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360Dec, 3, 2006This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper on his wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide".He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims comitting terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"?Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something... and you know there...
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360

    12/02/2006 5:56:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360 Dec, 3, 2006 This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper on his wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide". He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims committing terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"? Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something......
  • "Civil War Within Islam"-by Robert Spencer

    05/28/2005 10:59:06 AM PDT · by unsung · 2 replies · 587+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 13, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Jihad against the West? Relax ó itís all just a misunderstanding. The New York Times has found out that what is really going on is a civil war within Islam that doesnít actually have much to do with the West at all. This momentous discovery comes courtesy Reza Aslan, an Iranian by birth who is currently a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. To the delight of the Times and the enlightened lemmings who follow in its wake, he has just published a new book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,...