October 25, 2021

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Reza Aslan on Zealot, Fox News and Richard Dawkins

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Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan

The US academic – whose latest book, Zealot, was a bestseller even before his extraordinary Fox News interview went viral – talks about religion, his celebrity status and death threats (The Guardian).

When a video goes viral online, you might expect it to feature a kitten dancing on a hippo, or Russell Brand telling an awards ceremony about breasts. Not a theologian putting a Fox News interviewer bang to rights on why he, a Muslim, had dared to write a book about Jesus. Yet a clip of Reza Aslan doing just that went viral last month, pushing his book to the top of bestseller lists.

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