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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:25 PM

Fox News Host Attacks Muslim Scholar for Jesus Book; is handed her ass

Aslan appeared on the online show on Friday to promote his new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, about how the environment Jesus grew up in shaped him. But host Lauren Green didn't want to talk about the book so much as she wanted to talk about how Aslan is a Muslim. "You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?" was Green's very first question. "Well, to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also just happens to be a Muslim," Aslan politely replied. Green doesn't give up, though, the interview goes downhill from there:

http://news.yahoo.com/why-fox-news-scandal-good-news-reza-aslan-221802800.html

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Reply Fox News Host Attacks Muslim Scholar for Jesus Book; is handed her ass (Original post)
arely staircase Jul 2013 OP
Skittles Jul 2013 #1
arely staircase Jul 2013 #2
Mika Jul 2013 #3
RedCappedBandit Jul 2013 #5
Dash87 Jul 2013 #8
arely staircase Jul 2013 #20
yurbud Jul 2013 #18
Jim__ Jul 2013 #4
yurbud Jul 2013 #19
Scurrilous Jul 2013 #6
Dash87 Jul 2013 #7
justiceischeap Jul 2013 #9
Aerows Jul 2013 #10
UTUSN Jul 2013 #11
nolabear Jul 2013 #12
arely staircase Jul 2013 #13
Hekate Jul 2013 #14
mainer Jul 2013 #15
Evasporque Jul 2013 #16
Name removed Jul 2013 #17

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:46 PM

1. not sure why he seems so surprised

Fox News is not a credible news outlet - why would anyone expect Fox News anchors to be knowledgeable? They are rightwing hacks who peddle propaganda for a living.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:52 PM

2. I like the first exchange

she asks why a muslim would write a book about Jesus. he explains he is a scholar and that is what they do, research and write books about subjects in their field. and then she is like "but seriously, why would a muslim write a book about Jesus."

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:59 PM

3. Teh stoopid ... it hurts.

She ( ) brings up an op/ed that's on faux nooz dot com to attack an academic.

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Response to Mika (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:10 AM

5. She is the kind of stupid that must be painful. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:46 AM

8. Reminds me of Hank Hill.

"Are ye Chinese or Japanese?"

"I'm Korean"

"... So are ye Chinese or Japanese?"

With news programs like this, no wonder the world thinks Americans are idiots.

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Response to Dash87 (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:54 PM

20. i remember that

and yes

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:31 PM

18. the right doesn't understand the distinction between studying something and believing in it

therefore, you can't study a religion you don't believe in.

You can't try to understand a political idea you don't agree with.

You can't understand a sexual orientation you don't share.

You can't understand someone from a different country, race, or even subculture substantially different from your own.

To study or try to understand is to become infected by those ideas.

What is different, foreign, or not instantly comprehensible must be destroyed.

If it has a pulse, it should be shot since the Federal government have made lynching and burning impractical.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:19 AM

4. I'm surprised she didn't challenge his credentials as an academic and scholar.

"You claim to be an academic and a scholar, yet here you are on Faux News. So, how can we accept your claim?"

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:34 PM

19. Yep. Like "You claim to be an Olympic wrestler, yet you are 'competing' in WWE"

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:36 AM

6. K & R

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:44 AM

7. This isn't news. It's a 24/7 outrage generator.

She didn't listen to a word he said. My IQ just dropped a few points after that one.

Prof answering first question - 'I am a professor/historian/expert and this is a historical piece on Jesus. My faith has nothing to do with the book.'

Interviewer: 'So, as a Muslim, why did you write this book about Jesus?'

Durr...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:50 AM

9. 'So, as a Muslim, why did you write this book about Jesus?'

How many so-called Christians write books about Islam? Or anything else for that matter? I have to wonder who prepares these questions.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:12 AM

10. "I didn't read your book

but let me go ahead and quote the opinions and criticisms of other people who also didn't read your book."

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:42 AM

11. She just can't be bothered with sense. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:46 AM

12. I bought the book after watching. But the Amazon reviews are a RW pile-on.

It's almost funny, and absolutely obvious trolling. I'm waiting for the book's arrival but I enjoy books like his very much.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:26 PM

13. im going to order itas well nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:00 PM

14. Don't go on FOX, ever. Hwr, the reviews at Amazon have more than evened out

It took me several pages to even start getting to the RW "one star" reviews, so many others had chimed in -- people who actually had read the book, people who actually had a clue about what a scholar in religious studies with a PhD does, and people who had seen that wretched interview on FOX and were going to buy the book in solidarity.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:03 PM

15. It's #1 on Amazon books

best kind of publicity Fox could possibly give the guy. Thanks, Fox, for talking everyone into buying the book!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:07 PM

16. But why would you be interested in racing cars?

Because I am a race car driver... I drive cars fast to be the first one to finish a race with other cars and drivers...

OMFG!

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