The stealth Islamic supremacist Boy Reza Aslan was avid to blame me for the jihadist murders of Jews in France — yet another one in a long series of Reza’s howlingly wrong analyses. Yet somehow I doubt the Left will excoriate him for his “rush to judgment.” Aslan, of course, is a “moderate Muslim,” of the kind we should cultivate and be glad are our friends, and the jihadist in France who murdered adults and children at a Jewish day school in Toulouse is an “extremist Muslim” who twists and hijacks the peaceful teachings of his religion, right? And never the twain shall meet, right?
Wrong. For some time now at Jihad Watch I have been warning about the danger of false “moderates,” their deceptive but unmistakable rhetoric, their refusal to condemn or work against in any effective way their “extremist” brethren, despite their violence. I have documented numerous instances of hateful and supremacist language from “moderate Muslims” such as Aslan, as well as in the conduct and speech of their followers. The Islam of moderates like Reza Aslan is the same as that of the genocidal Jew-haters of Hamas, Hizballah, and the Iranian mullahcracy.
Aslan is a Board member of the president of the George Soros-funded National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a powerful Iranian lobbying group in Washington, and a foremost enemy of Israel and purveyor of Palestinian jihadist propaganda. Arash Irandoost of the Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran calls NIAC chief Trita Parsi “an intellectually dishonest regime apologist and an unofficial and unregistered lobbyist for the Iranian regime.” According to Irandoost, “Trita Parsi contributes to the regime’s agenda and serves the interests of those in power in the Islamic Republic of Iran, not the Iranians, nor the Iranian-Americans.”
And the Progressive American-Iranian Committee says that when NIAC received funding for various projects from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), “NIAC’s projects were approved and welcomed by the Iranian regime.” NIAC coordinated its work inside Iran with Hamyaran, a “government initiated agency incepted [sic], initiated, founded and managed by the Iranian regime.” NIAC even lobbied the U.S. Congress to “stop appropriating funds for independent democratic movements and NGOs that were not under Hamyaran or regime’s control.”
It is no surprise in light of Aslan’s NIAC connection that 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, who has repeatedly crowed about the imminent demise of the “Zionist regime,” as well as with the genocidally antisemitic jihad group Hamas.
Aslan has even praised the viciously and murderously Jew-hating 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, which is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” Aslan wrote: “The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing.” Now that the new parliament in Egypt has declared Israel its “number one enemy,” we see what Reza Aslan has been applauding, and aiding and abetting with his numerous anti-Israel screeds.
The murders in France and Reza Aslan’s poisonous anti-Israel rhetoric are two sides of the same coin, stemming from the same Islamic beliefs that they both share. The murders point up vividly the danger of false “moderates.”
So he was rooting for the Toulouse killer to be someone he could blame me for — as if I could conceivably have inspired someone who murdered Jews. It is actually Reza Aslan and Muhammad Merah who are clearly on the same “team.”
UPDATE: Pamela Geller says, “The same ideology that Reza Aslan stumps for, promotes, advances to our schoolchildren, the media, and our overall culture, is that of the French jihadist. One and the same. Is Reza speaking at your kids’ school? Print out these screenshots and this post and take them to the university president and administrators, and demand that the invitation be rescinded or that equal time be given to freedom activists such as Spencer, Geller, Ibn Warraq, Darwish, et al.”