Reza Aslan, a Media Martyr and a Bully
On Twitter, he attacks and belittles those with different views.
4:28 PM, Jul 30, 2013 • By OREN KESSLER
As the Fox interview showed, Aslan gets touchy whenever someone questions his expertise:
Aslan has left a long trail of evidence on Twitter that suggests the “remarkable calm” he showed in his Fox interview is far from his characteristic demeanor. Rather, Aslan tends to treat his interlocutors with disdain and contempt, especially when the issue touches on matters in which he considers himself an expert—which, from foreign policy to world history and state legislatures, seems to be virtually everything under the sun.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, I entered a Twitter exchange with Aslan concerning his contention that Islamism is a form of nationalism. He replied:
This professor of creative writing commonly employs curses, vulgarity, and playground epithets in Twitter exchanges with people he’s never met.
On comparing deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi to Hitler:
On the Palestinians:
On gun control:
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