A Fox News Host Can’t Fathom Why a Muslim Religious Scholar Would Write a Book About Jesus

  • You would think a chance to interview religious scholar Reza Aslan, who recently authored a new biography on Jesus, would provide a rare opportunity to get insight into one of the most well-know religious figures in the world. Instead, Fox News host Lauren Green couldn’t seem to get past the fact that Aslan is a Muslim.

    “You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about Christianity?” she asks immediately after introducing him.

    “Well, to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament and fluency in the biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also just happens to be a Muslim.” he responds, somewhat nonplussed.

    Green still doesn’t let the issue drop, “But it still begs the question though. Why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?”

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