Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan: Expert in Exile

Reza Aslan: Expert in Exile

  An interview with Reza Aslan in the magazine Mother Jones: In 1979, a seven-year-old Reza Aslan clutched his younger sisters hand as he and his family ran through the airport, fleeing an Iran entering the peak of the Islamic Revolution. They planned to return soon, but after Ayatollah Khomeinis hardliners consolidated power, their temporary […]

Reza Aslan on Obama's  Counterterrorism Plan

Reza Aslan on Obama’s Counterterrorism Plan

      Reza Aslan: Obama’s “Weak”, “Politically Correct” Counterterrorism Plan Will Make Americans Safer. Aslan writes: It was inevitable that the release of the Obama administration’s new counter-radicalization strategy document, “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism,” would garner heavy criticism from the usual quarters. At this point, the White House couldn’t release a […]

Reza Aslan and France's efforts to ban the burqa

Reza Aslan and France’s efforts to ban the burqa

Check out this brief but very engaging discussion between Reza Aslan and Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith, about the issue of France banning “the burqa” (though you’ll hear Aslan assert that the term burqa is a loaded one that is being used to […]


Reza Aslan at Sweet Briar

Reza Aslan at Sweet Briar

In conjunction with the y:1 program, Reza Aslan — author of this year’s Common Reading Book, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization — will visit  Sweet Briar College on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He will conduct a Q&A with students and deliver a public lecture. Aslan holds a Bachelor of Arts in […]

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