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  • Witness In Iran Sanctions Case Says Turkey's Erdogan Aided Evasion Scheme

    12/13/2017 2:35:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | December 12, 2017 | With reporting by Bloomberg, Newsday, and Reuters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court on December 11 that the Turkish investigation that he led in 2012-2013 initially focused on Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who U.S. prosecutors have said was the mastermind behind the Iran sanctions evasion scheme, but later grew to include dozens of others. He called Erdogan the "No. 1" target in a group that also included...
  • Former Host Of CNNs Believer Reza Aslan Asks If The World Is Better Off Without Rush Limbaugh

    02/04/2020 12:00:52 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/3/20 | Paula Bois
    When left-wing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was recovering from lung cancer treatment, right-wing media figures as a whole showed compassion by sending her well wishes and prayers, but religious scholar Reza Aslan, formerly of CNN, seems to have a different idea on how to publicly react to another fellow human beings cancer diagnosis. In a tweet, Aslan wondered aloud if the world would, in fact, be a better place if conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh died of lung cancer a disease he announced to be suffering from during his radio show on Monday. Ask yourself this simple question:...
  • Report: CNN Drops Reza Aslan Following Profane Anti-Trump Comments

    06/09/2017 2:26:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 6/9/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series Believer with Reza Aslan, the network said in a statement. We wish Reza and his production team all the best. Aslan is an Iranian refugee who came to America with his family during the Iranian revolution of the late 1970s. Aslan later became a U.S. citizen and is a religious scholar by profession and education.
  • CNN Host Reza Aslan Calls Trump Piece of (bleep)' For Correctly Identifying London Terror Attack

    06/04/2017 5:39:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/03/17 | Lucas Nolan
    CNN host Reza Aslan attacked President Trump today for correctly identifying the London Bridge attack as an act of terror. The host of CNN’s Believer TV series attacked President Trump today for tweeting about the need to implement his previously suggested travel halt in order to prevent terrorism in America. "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety! - Donald J. Trump" Aslan quoted the President’s tweet referring to him as a “piece of sh*t,” "This piece of shit...
  • CNN Host Who Ate Human Brain Says Trump Is An 'Embarrassment To Humankind'

    06/04/2017 3:01:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    CNN host Reza Aslan, who recently ate human brain on national television, called President Trump an "embarrassment to humankind" for reiterating his call for a travel ban in the aftermath of the London terror attacks. [Snip] "This piece of s*** is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency," Aslan tweeted in response. "He's an embarrassment to humankind." Aslan generated controversy earlier this year when he ate human brain with a cannibalistic sect of hinduism on his CNN show, "Believer." ... "I am a liberal, progressive, secularized American Muslim," he once wrote in an NPR column.
  • CNN host says Trump piece of [bleep] on Twitter tonight

    06/03/2017 6:50:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/3/17 | Reza Aslan
  • Hindu groups in US demand apology from CNN for allegedly promoting 'Hinduphobia'

    03/12/2017 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | PTI
    The protests are against CNN show 'Believer with Reza Aslan'. Washington -- US-based Hindu organisations have demanded an apology from CNN and asked the news channel to stop further airing of a show which they allege promotes xenophobia and 'Hinduphobia'. A series of protests small and big were held across the US on Saturday and more are scheduled against the airing of six-episode series Believer with Reza Aslan by the CNN. As many as 16 top Hindu organisations in the US have come together the umbrella of American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) to mount a joint campaign against CNN and...
  • 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 Trumps popularity reveals that a large swath of us [is] xenophobic, racist and Islamophobic. And we pretend that were not. And now its out in the open and cant be ignored any longer. He has, of course, nothing to say about the possibility that Trumps 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.
  • 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 Aslans 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 Jesuss...
  • 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,حرف بس است. متحد شویم. عمل کنیمIt 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,...
  • Reza Aslan Tells Christians That Gospels Are "Replete With Historical Errors"

    11/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Reza Aslanno relation to CS Lewis lion of the same namehas made a career out of reinterpreting and often trying to debunk Christian beliefs. Now Salon reports that Aslan has taken to attacking the New Testament, notably the historicity of the four gospels.
  • Reza Aslan: If youre a violent, war-mongering person, you can find justification in any scripture

    09/10/2014 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | September 10,2014 | Robert Spencer
    Its remarkable that Don Lemon is pursuing this question, which is generally taboo in the mainstream media. He discussed it a few days ago; this is a follow-up. But notice that just as CNN featured two Jew-haters, Reza Aslan and Peter Beinart, to debate about Israel and Hamas, so also here both Aslan and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison are both on the same side of the question.
  • Reza Aslan: Biblical story of Noah barely four verses long

    03/20/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/20/14 | Robert Spencer
    In todays politically correct culture, the mainstream media lionizes people not because of their particular acumen, ability, talents or intelligence, but because they parrot the establishment line that the media wants the public to adopt: contempt for America, hatred for Israel, and endless justification for Islamic supremacists and jihadists.A prime example of this is the Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan, a Board member of a lobbying group for the bloodthirsty and genocidally antisemitic Iranian regime. Reza Aslan is such a intellectually formidable scholar that he writes than for then and apparently thinks the Latin word et is an abbreviation. He writes...
  • 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 The Naked Archaeologist. In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth to task for referring to the land of Jesus as Palestine, when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as Judea, a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word Jew. Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), in all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesus Judea i.e.,...
  • Kidnapped Ethiopian Girl Rescued by Caring, Protective Lions

    04/06/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2013 | Sarah Miller
    A 12-year-old girl kidnapped by a group of seven men in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions. Not only were the lions guarding her, they allegedly chased off her captors. The girl was reportedly abducted by the seven men with the idea that she would be forced into marrying one of the them. According to the United Nations, about 70 percent of the marriages taking place in Ethiopia are the result of similar kidnappings. And nearly 100 percent of those abduction-marriages are not thwarted by...
  • 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
    Its 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 Ive pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslans...
  • Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed

    12/05/2010 1:07:39 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | By Roya Nikkhah
    The actor who voices the lion in the film adaptations of the books has angered some fans of the stories, who claim he is distorting Lewiss intentions to be politically correct. Aslan the lion features in all seven Narnia books, guiding children away from evil and harm and encouraging them to do good. Lewis was clear that the Aslan was based on Christ, and once wrote of the character: He is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question: What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia?. ...But ahead of the release of The...
  • Aslan: New Atheists Give Atheism a Bad Name"

    07/20/2010 5:50:28 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | July 19, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Reza Aslan is no stranger to controversy: Iraq should look to Israel for a model that combines democracy and religious belief. But now the Daily Beast columnist is taking on the new atheists and their peculiarly evangelistic sermons. On The Washington Posts website he states: There is, as has often been noted, something peculiarly evangelistic about what has been termed the new atheist movement. The new atheists have their own special interest groups and ad campaigns. They even have their own holiday (International Blasphemy Day). It is no exaggeration to describe the movement popularized by the likes of Richard Dawkins,...
  • An Israeli Strike on Iran, a Plan That Just Doesn't Fly

    08/09/2008 11:58:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 163+ views ^ | August 10, 2008 | Bernard Avishai and Reza Aslan
    The Bush administration seems less and less likely to launch a parting strike on Iran's nuclear installations -- but Israel isn't sounding nearly so tranquil. The talk from Jerusalem will almost certainly grow more strident as the competition to replace the country's scandal-plagued prime minister, Ehud Olmert, intensifies. Former Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz is running hard against the less hawkish Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to succeed Olmert as leader of the governing Kadima Party; he recently told Israel's dominant daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, that an attack on Iran was "unavoidable." And Binyamin Netanyahu, the right-wing opposition leader who might...
  • Reviews and Discussion of Prince Caspian

    06/19/2008 9:05:22 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 41 replies · 255+ views
    This is the "official" thread for discussing Disney/Walden's second installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This thread is primarily intended for people who have already seen the movie, as the following review contains some mild spoilers. Here is the review I wrote after seeing the film. The long-awaited Narnia sequel is here, and as promised, delivers a far more savage journey into C.S. Lewiss Narnia. The two-and-a-half hour film doesnt stop for long, featuring two heavy battle sequences and one intense duel. (As opposed to the one battle for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.) And as you...