Robert Spencer writes: Reza Aslan, the Iranian-American author and religious scholar, was fired from CNN fter using profanity to describe President Donald Trump in the wake of remarks the President made about the terrorist attacks on London. In the tweet, Aslan called Trump “a piece of shit” and expressed dismay at Trump’s use of the Muslim terrorist attack to promote his desire for a “travel ban” on Muslims hailing from specific countries in the Middle East.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,”Trump tweeted on Saturday, hours after police confirmed reports of an incident in London. “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the travel ban as an extra level of safety.”
“This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency,” Aslan, who is Muslim, tweeted in response. “He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
Reza Aslan, a notoriously hateful and unhinged far-Left ideologue, was never the friendly face of Islam, as he is portrayed on many cable channels. As arrogant as he is hate-filled, Aslan cannot understand why Americans after 9/11 remained wary regarding jihad attacks and chose to believe their lying eyes rather than his assurances that Islam was peaceful.
Failed CNN host Reza Aslan is one of the many media talking heads who would have us believe that the primary result of the 9/11 jihad attacks has been that Muslims have faced large-scale discrimination and harassment in the United States, despite the fact that FBI hate crime statistics show that anti-Semitic hate crimes are far more common than attacks on Muslims, which actually dropped 42% in the last year. The idea that Muslims are living in fear of MAGA-hat-wearing redneck vigilantes in America is paranoid Muslim/Leftist fantasy. Aslan, however, has a fantasy solution to his fantasy problem: put Afghan refugees in sitcoms.
“Right now, at a time when the Taliban once again are controlling Kabul and some Americans are talking about ‘an invasion’ of Afghan refugees, America desperately needs to see Muslims as people with hopes and dreams and triumphs and tragedies.” Aslan has wanted to do this for a long time. “I’m waiting for a Muslim ‘All in the Family,’” he said in 2016.
This is just another spurious claim of Muslim victimhood from someone who has made a tidy living in the Muslims-Are-Victims industry.