Reza Aslan has become a Jihad Watch case study in how the media elites are either ignorant of or complicit with the Islamic supremacist agenda. Aslan is a vaunted media-saturated "moderate" Muslim whose Islamic supremacist ties and proclivities are becoming more ill-concealed by the day. Given that his actual output consists essentially of vapid and/or deceptive platitudes salted with embarrassingly puerile ad hominem attacks, his relative prominence can only be ascribed to the media's anxiousness to prop up Muslim "moderates" and further their program of glossing over and obfuscating Islamic jihad and Islamic supremacism.
But Aslan keeps making it more difficult for them by doing things that are anything but "moderate." He is, for example, a Board member of the National Iranian American Council, a group that genuine Iranian pro-democracy forces regard as an apologetic vehicle for the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has tried to pass off Iran's genocidally-minded President Ahmadinejad as a liberal reformer. He has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate with Ahmadinejad himself, as well as with Hamas -- that is, with two of the most barbaric and murderous adherents of Sharia. He has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as "the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon," as well as the Jew-hating, women-hating, kuffar-hating Muslim Brotherhood.
He has also spoken at events sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, a Brotherhood group. And now he is speaking at an event co-sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and moderated by none other than Edina Lekovic.
Edina Lekovic is the Muslim Public Affairs Council flack whom Steve Emerson caught lying on national television, denying she was editor of a Muslim student publication that praised Osama bin Laden as a great mujahid. Emerson produced copies of the rag showing Lekovic's name on the masthead as editor on the very same page on which the praise for Osama appeared.
Aslan's mask just keeps slipping.
"You're Invited to 'The Domestic Crusaders' West Coast Book Tour & Culture Show Extravaganza on Feb. 12th," from the Muslim Public Affairs Council:
McSweeney's, in association with MPAC, CAIR-LA and The Before Columbus Foundation invite you to celebrate the historic publication of the first major play about Muslim Americans - "The Domestic Crusaders" - at the IMAN Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 12. [...]
Guests and performances include:
* A conversation with author Reza Aslan and Wajahat Ali, moderated by Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy & Programming...