We are always on Reza’s mind
Reza Aslan is being exposed at Jihad Watch: not only his adolescent gutter mentality and inability to hold a rational debate, but also the evidence that he is a deceptive Islamic supremacist who is widely taken as a “moderate.” Aslan has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate not only with Ahmadinejad but with Hamas — that is, with some of the most barbaric and genocidally-inclined adherents of Sharia. He has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as “the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon,” recalling the useful idiots and fellow travelers who used to praise Stalinist Russia and even Hitler’s Germany for their social services apparatuses.
Also, he is 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. And so not surprisingly, in this piece about the trouble Iran’s Thug-In-Chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is facing at home, he offers not one critical word about Ahmadinejad’s genocidal antisemitism, or the regime’s persecution of non-Muslims. Instead, he praises certain domestic policies of Ahmadinejad.
Yes, and Hitler built the autobahn.
Anyway, Aslan is used to being fawned over by the dupes, fellow travelers, and useful idiots of the mainstream media, and he has never been exposed the way he is being exposed now at Jihad Watch. He is clearly feeling the heat. I wrote on November 14 that my colleague Pamela Geller and I seem to be a feature of every talk that Reza Aslan gives lately, no matter what the stated topic, and the story below shows that Aslan just keeps getting weirder and creepier in his obsession with me and Jihad Watch.
“Reza Aslan Curates Middle Eastern Literary Art for ‘Tablet and Pen’ Anthology,” by Rebecca O’Brien for the Wall Street Journal, November 19:
Reza Aslan’s latest book, Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, is what Edward Said might call a project of empathy, an attempt to illuminate and share a maligned culture through art. Aslan’s anthology also becomes a project of self-understanding, a discussion among Middle Eastern writers about their worlds and their art. […]
Aslan recently promoted his book on the “Colbert Report,” but last night was the guest of the Asia Society. Aslan opened the event with a few jokes about stonings and the Park51 mosque, eliciting knowing chuckles from the Park Avenue audience. […]
“There is a master narrative being told about the use of literature to push back against the West, to build society,” Aslan later said. In the new generation, he said, writers seek “to create a new, borderless kind of literature.”
Asked how his work on this book might inform his teaching of creative writing, Aslan laughed and demurred, saying: “This will be on Jihad Watch.”
What does that even mean? Aslan seems to be cracking under the strain of keeping his moderate pose intact, and is barely even coherent.
In any case, yes, Mr. Aslan, you’re quite right: this will be on Jihad Watch, if for no other reason than for its revelation of your Travis Bickle-like monomania. Sorry it took me nine days to get to it, but unlike you, I actually have other things on my mind.