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1.0 out of 5 stars Aslan gets exposed., 18 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Hardcover)
Oh dear, Iranian Muslim turned Christian convert turned Muslim immigrant revert Aslan gets himself Into a right hypocritical pickle. Leaving aside the 44,000 existing historical documents that comprise the Holy Bible, (Aslan carefully omits to mention his own book the Koran was based on no historical documents at all!) Aslan wants it both ways. When not too busy delivering foul mouthed rants on Twitter, he takes advantage of the freedom of the Western Judeo Christian world to write a spurious as inaccurate biography of The Lord Jesus Christ, whilst as an Iranian Muslim immigrant he denies scholars and theologians in the Western Judeo Christian world, to go to his own country of Iran and write an equally critical biography of his false prophet, moanhaMAD. The fact Islam calls for the murder of anyone whom mocks or denigrates it or anything to do with it, points to Aslan's Muslim mmigrant hypocrisy. A violent hypocrisy at that. Also, Aslan's 'theological background' simply doesn't qualify him to make with a straight face the accusations in the book. ( E.G: Claiming that the Book of Mark is best discounted because of a lack of evidence and fact. On Aslan's basis, it's bad news for the entirety of the Koran in the same way. Only more so!) Come on Reza, write a biography of moanhaMAD. MoanhaMAD, thief, paedophile, necrophile, pervert, polygamist, slave owner, killer, war lord, fraud. His agenda has just been smoked.. In short, nothing more than an Islamic version of Christianity. In short, stick Aslan's tome under 'failed hidden agenda'.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2013, 13:12:54 GMT
Continually referring to "MoanhaMAD" makes your entire review come off as foaming-at-the-mouth anger and obscures any relevant points. This, sadly, just makes you look bad, even if your complaints are valid. (Having not read the book - I'm trawling the reviews prior to reading a sample - I'm not in a position to judge that at this point.)

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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2013, 01:52:11 GMT
E.S. says:
You expect people to respect you/your religion, when you repeatedly mock the prophet of over 1 billion people's religion? (And I'm Agnostic Atheist!) As for your poor criticism; what does the author's religion have to do with ANYTHING? He has years of experience and education in this field. If I'm an expert on American history, you won't take me seriously if I'm not American? Your "review" is NOT a review of the book but rather your rant on what you think about Reza Aslan and Islam (and with common misinformation that is too. Read some history about that era.)

I'm glad you keep using "moanhaMAD" though, really shows your intelligence and maturity level.

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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2013, 13:05:47 GMT
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Yeah, Anthony! I call out your rudeness and lack of intelligence and that SHOULD mean I'm not Agnostic-Atheist but a "closet Muslim." What else? Is there a limit of your Islamophobia or idiocy?

You evidently couldn't even understand my comment, I highly doubt you understood the book enough to make a good comment. I wrote, "You expect people to respect you/your religion, when you repeatedly mock *the prophet of over 1 billion people's religion*?" What you get from this is I said Mohammed was my prophet?? There are 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world, Mohammed is the prophet of their religion, if you want people to respect you and YOUR religion, you should respect the religion of 1.6 billion. Are you okay with someone talk about Jesus and Christianity the way you talk about Mohammad and Islam? YOU talk about hypocrisy! You expect people to respect your religion and then you bash the religion and prophet of 1.6 billion people! That's not hypocrisy? (You can criticize a religion in a respectful manner, criticizing and bashing are totally different.)

You say Islam is violent, I agree actually. Here are couple passages from Bible.

"However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance."

"When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property."

"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her."

I think you calling Islam violent and mocking it, then following Christianity is another hypocrisy, and confusing.

You need to get educated on everything you talk about as you truly don't know what you're talking about, and that includes Reza Aslan. Where he's from has nothing to do with anything -- again, you don't need to be an American to be an expert in American history. And you don't even know Aslan's background correct! He was born in Iran, his family left in 1979 right after the revolution (when Aslan was only 7 years old) and moved to San Francisco. That's where he was raised. He has Bachelor's degree in religions from Santa Clara University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School. He also received Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, focusing in the history of religion, from the University of California. And on and on. He has over 20 years of experience in this field. What is your education and study on the subject? Let me guess..."I read the Bible."

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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2013, 21:35:31 GMT
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E.S. says:
I have never said I was a Muslim, go read again everything I wrote, you made that up in your mind that I was a Muslim. I have also never said Aslan was my hero, again, it's your imagination. I also didn't say a word about the book, I called out your racism and Islamophobia, racism and disrespect annoys every sane person but I don't expect you to understand it. Abdul? Oh that amusing maturity of yours.

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