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You want to use Reza Aslan as a source? The guy who lied and said FGM is an African problem and not a Muslim one?
Hey, ignoramus! An opinion is a sincere belief, not a statement of fact, so it cannot be a lie.A lie is an intentional misstatement of fact made with intent to deceive. You don't even understand the basics of the English language.
You are one ignorant motherfucker.
Says the guy who claims anybody who disagrees with him is a liar.
Wheter or not the koran says FGM is mandated or not is not relevant, it happens in the middle east and many other Muslim countries. The Koran also does not mandate the hijab either.
He says this is his CV: I am a scholar of religions with four degrees including one in the New Testament . . . I am an expert with a Ph.D. in the history of religions . . . I am a professor of religions, including the New Testament—that’s what I do for a living, actually. . . . To be clear, I want to emphasize one more time, I am a historian, I am a Ph.D. in the history of religions.
Here's reality as has been widely reported by multiple sources.
Aslan does have four degrees, as Joe Carter has noted: a 1995 B.A. in religion from Santa Clara University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and wrote his senior thesis on “The Messianic Secret in the Gospel of Mark”; a 1999 Master of Theological Studies from Harvard; a 2002 Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from the University of Iowa; and a 2009 Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
None of these degrees is in history, so Aslan’s repeated claims that he has “a Ph.D. in the history of religions” and that he is “a historian” are false. Nor is “professor of religions” what he does “for a living.” He is an associate professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of California, Riverside, where his terminal MFA in fiction from Iowa is his relevant academic credential. It appears he has taught some courses on Islam in the past, and he may do so now, moonlighting from his creative writing duties at Riverside. Aslan has been a busy popular writer, and he is certainly a tireless self-promoter, but he is nowhere known in the academic world as a scholar of the history of religion. And a scholarly historian of early Christianity? Nope.
What about that Ph.D.? As already noted, it was in sociology. I have his dissertation in front of me. It is a 140-page work titled “Global Jihadism as a Transnational Social Movement: A Theoretical Framework.” If Aslan’s Ph.D. is the basis of a claim to scholarly credentials, he could plausibly claim to be an expert on social movements in twentieth-century Islam. He cannot plausibly claim, as he did to Lauren Green, that he is a “historian,” or is a “professor of religions” “for a living.”
He is a liar and has been found to b e so many times on many issues.
This week's episode of The Glazov Gang was joined by Dr. Mark Christian, the President and Executive Director of the Global Faith Institute. He is the son and nephew of high-ranking leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in his home country of Egypt. A former Islamic Imam who converted from Islam to Christianity, he dedicated his life and work to the proposition that “the first victims of Islam are the Muslim themselves.”
Dr. Christian came on the show to discuss Reza Aslan’s Lies About Islamic Female Genital Mutilation, giving a first-hand account about a vicious Islamic crime perpetrated against Muslim girls. He discussed the Islamic theology that serves as the buffer to Islamic FGM and shared his own experience as a doctor trying to help the Muslim women who had been victimized by it.
He also shed light on Rula Jebreal's Deceptions Against Bill Maher, unveiling the falsehoods Jebreal recently uttered on Maher's program about Islam in her effort to delegitimize the Real Time host's truth-telling about Islamic terror and tyranny (starts at 9:00 minute mark).
Says female genital mutilation is "a central African problem," not an Islamic problem, as Bill Maher suggested.
— Reza Aslan on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in an interview on "CNN Tonight"
Fact-checking Reza Aslan on Bill Maher's 'not very sophisticated' rant on Islam
By Katie Sanders on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.
Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher is outspoken about his atheism, a fact not lost on many viewers of his recent rant about the passive approach of some liberals toward human rights abuses in Muslim countries.
Yet a scholar of religion called his commentary "not very sophisticated" on national TV. Why?
Maher was condemning the collective uproar over racist, homophobic or distasteful comments by American celebrities Donald Sterling, Jonah Hill, Rush Limbaugh and Mel Gibson when more serious offenses against women in Muslim countries are usually overlooked.
"Not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS, it has too much in common with ISIS," Maher said at one point.
As an example, Maher brought up female genital mutilation, which refers to procedures that remove, in part or in whole, external genitalia for a non-medical reason. International groups such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch condemn the practice as a flagrant example of gender inequality -- one that carries risks of prolonged bleeding, infection, infertility and complications during birth. When performed, the procedure is usually done on young girls.
Maher said 91 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of Somali women have been cut that way.
CNN Tonight hosts Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota picked up this thread the following day in an interview with Reza Aslan, an author and University of California-Riverside professor of religious studies.
Aslan criticized Maher for making "facile arguments" when he generalized about Muslims and mislabeled female genital mutilation an Islamic problem.
"It's a central African problem," Aslan said. "Eritrea has almost 90 percent female genital mutilation. It's a Christian country. Ethiopia has 75 percent female genital mutilation. It's a Christian country. Nowhere else in the Muslim, Muslim-majority states is female genital mutilation an issue."
Aslan later tweeted an infographic showing a swath of African countries where female genital mutilation is concentrated.
Is Aslan’s point accurate?
The map, taken from a July 2013 UNICEF report, shows the percentage of girls and women ages 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutilation in 27 Central African countries and two Middle Eastern countries (Iraq and Yemen).
Seven of the top eight countries with very high rates of female circumcision are majority Muslim, including the "almost universal" levels in Somalia, Egypt, Guinea and Djibouti. But Eritrea, as Aslan said, is No. 5 among countries with high prevalence at 89 percent, and it is home to more Christians than Muslims, according to Pew Research’s Religion and Public Life Project.
Ethiopia, which is 63 percent Christian and 34 percent Muslim, has a moderately high rate of 74 percent, making it No. 11 on the list.
So the countries in which female genital cutting is a practice are mostly Muslim, but they are not exclusively Muslim. Of the 29 countries tracked by UNICEF, 14 are home to more Christians than Muslims.
Aslan is a liar and a fraud. Why he would fake his credentials is beyond comprehension, it's not like he didn't earn some decent degrees, so why lie and say he has others that he doesn't have?