The Leftist/Islamic supremacist alliance will be in full flower this weekend as the Andy Warhol Museum hosts the puerile Islamic supremacist and jihad apologist Reza Aslan. Aslan, of course, is the subject of an ongoing Jihad Watch case study in how the media and cultural elites are, out of ignorance, political correctness, multiculturalism, and Western guilt and self-hatred, useful idiots for Islamic supremacist agenda.
Aslan, despite his preposterous puffery, has revealed himself to be a arrogant gutter-minded adolescent buffoon who is clownishly incapable of staking out or defending a coherent intellectual position, and instead retails tired and oft-retreaded Islamic supremacist talking points about Muslim victimhood.
His Islamic supremacist ties and proclivities are becoming more ill-concealed by the day; nonetheless, he remains a heralded and media-saturated “moderate” Muslim. In reality, Aslan 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. 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.
Aslan 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, which is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” — including, presumably, the works of Andy Warhol. Aslan wrote: “The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing.” If, in 1932, someone had written that “the National Socialist Party will have a significant role to play in post-Weimar Germany, and that is a good thing,” he would have rightly been called a Nazi sympathizer.
Aslan has also spoken at events sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, a Brotherhood group, and at an event co-sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR, and moderated by the notorious Edina Lekovic, 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.
In light of all this, it’s clear that Hamas-linked CAIR, Lekovic and Aslan are on the same side, and it’s clear which side they’re on. What would Warhol, who for all his eccentricities was a devout Byzantine Catholic, think of this jihad apologist being feted at his museum?
“Symposium looks at Islam, art,” from IslamicSpotlight.com, April 13:
A major symposium, “Dis[Locating] Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art in America, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Andy Warhol Museum, followed by a reception. It is co-sponsored by the Michael Berger Gallery, which opens an exhibition of the same title this weekend, and the Pittsburgh Middle East Institute.
The keynote speaker, Reza Aslan, is a Muslim American scholar of religion and the internationally acclaimed author of the best-seller “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam.” He is a contributing editor at the Daily Beast who has appeared on CNN, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Born in Iran, he is associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and lives in Los Angeles. He holds degrees in religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations….
How long is Aslan going to continue to pass himself off as a contributing editor at the Daly Beast? He hasn’t published an article there in nearly four months. Kuffar and greasy Islamophobes can’t take four months off from work and remain in good standing, but maybe the rules are different for Aslan. Is this title of contributing editor some sort of jizya, some sort of tribute that the Beast is paying to him so as to establish its multicultural bona fides?
Mr. Aslan will also participate in a discussion of Islam and building interfaith understanding from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The free public event will be followed by a book signing of “No god but God,” which has been translated into 13 languages.
I wonder if Temple Sinai knows what Reza Aslan thinks of Hamas and Hizballah, and of Israel itself.