CNN is planning a new series hosted by UC Riverside professor, religious scholar and author Reza Aslan. Aslan also has written several books on religion, including 2005’s “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.”
Press Enterprise Aslan said among the practices he’s planning to participate in for the show is the Muharram mourning ritual in Shia Islam that commemorates the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. The ritual involves self-flagellation and a “passion play” that, Aslan said, is very similar to the Christian passion play that depicts Jesus’ suffering and death.
CNN’s announcement this week of “Believer” follows news that Aslan will be one of four executive producers of a forthcoming ABC drama pilot, “Of Kings and Prophets,” which The Hollywood Reporter described as “an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.”
Aslan, who was born in Iran, also is a regular guest on national television news programs, discussing Iran, Islam, views of Jesus from a historical perspective and other subjects.
Reza Aslan, Board member of lobbying group for Iranian mullahs, compares Israeli company to Hitler, implies Scarlett Johansson a Nazi supporter.
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Reza Aslan is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has been established in court as a lobbying group for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Aslan has tried to pass off Iran’s genocidally-minded former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a liberal reformer and has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate with Ahmadinejad himself, as well as with the jihad terror group Hamas. Aslan has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as “the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon,” as well as the anti-Semitic, misogynist, Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Aslan wrote: “The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing.” Tens of millions of Egyptians obviously disagree.
He has also applauded and called for fascist thuggery to deny the freedom of speech to those he hates. Yet this foul-mouthed terror apologist is laden with honors and awards as he smears Israel and defenders of freedom.