Reza Aslan is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which is widely regarded as a mouthpiece for the viciously antisemitic, genocidal mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. So it should come as no surprise that he is agitating now for the United States government to strong-arm its most reliable ally in the Middle East to stop activity that Israel has every right to continue to do.
Reza Aslan is just another Islamic supremacist hack writer retailing historically dubious propaganda and rigged analysis that always seems to be pushing the reader to side with Islamic supremacists and jihadists. There is nothing special about him, but it is important that such people be exposed, and the serpentine disingenuousness of their argumentation laid bare, so that the only people that Reza Aslan and his ilk will continue to be able to fool will be the impervious-to-reason Leftist ideologues that form Aslan’s audience at the Daily Beast. And so we will be examining his columns regularly here.
From “Stop Building, Bibi!,” by Reza Aslan in The Daily Beast, October 5:
The danger of this new power dynamic is that it makes the U.S. look weak and ineffectual both to its allies and enemies in the region. If the Obama administration is incapable of standing up to Israel, despite the billions of dollars in taxpayer money it sends to the country every year, then why should anyone else in the region take the U.S. seriously? If the president of the United States cannot ask the Israeli prime minister for two more months of a settlement freeze, does anyone think he could dissuade Israel from, say, launching a pre-emptive military strike on Iran–an attack that would have catastrophic consequences for America’s political and economic interests in the region?
It remains to be seen whether Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will stick to his promise to back out of the negotiations if settlement activity in the West Bank continues. Abbas will be meeting with representatives of the Arab League this week to formulate a response to Netanyahu’s decision not to extend the settlement freeze.
But one thing is clear: The Israelis deserve a leader who will put their safety and security above his own drive for maintaining personal power. The United States deserves an ally who will reciprocate its unconditional friendship. With each passing day, Benjamin Netanyahu is proving to be neither of those things.
What should Obama do, Aslan? Declare war on Israel? Send in tanks? Would you oppose such an action? Should Obama accept the Islamic supremacist revision of history and present-day reality even more uncritically than he does now?
On what rational grounds are you more concerned about Jews building houses in Israel than the mullahs building nuclear bombs in Iran?
I think we know the answer to that one, don’t we?
Again, the legality of the settlements is explained here.