Rainn Wilson raises awareness about “Islamophobia”
The clownish boy and deceptive Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan is becoming more comic all the time: now he’s giving a talk about “Islamophobia” in collaboration with an actual comedian, as opposed to the unintentional comedian that he himself is. Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight on the situation comedy/mockumentary The Office, is appearing with Reza at an event about “forcing kids to grow up learning that a certain religion is evil or should be hated.”
No, Wilson and Aslan don’t mean Islamic leaders who preach on TV that “Jews are a cancer in the body of planet Earth…Getting rid of these Jews is a must” and “Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship.” Oh, no. They don’t say anything about preachers like that at all. Wilson and Aslan instead will focus upon those who are resisting such preachers and others like them, and trying to defend the principles of free speech, freedom of conscience and equality of rights for all. For Reza Aslan, to defend such principles equals “forcing kids to grow up learning that a certain religion is evil or should be hated.”
In reality, no one is saying that “a certain religion is evil or should be hated” except Muslim imams worldwide who say that regularly about Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and more. And in fact, FBI statistics show that there is no “Islamophobia.” In fact, many “anti-Muslim hate crimes” have been faked by Muslims, and Jews are eight times more likely than Muslims to be the victims of hate attacks.
That makes this “Islamophobia” lecture by Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan the equivalent of Dwight’s fire drill in the video above: raising awareness about something that doesn’t exist in the first place, or insofar as it does, is self-inflicted.
“Education Under Fire with Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson,” from USC’s Academic Culture Assembly, January 17:
A really cool event is coming up that ACA is sponsoring. Put on by ACA and the Office of Religious Life, Education Under Fire is a documentary that exposes many issues with forcing kids to grow up learning that a certain religion is evil or should be hated. A panel discussion will follow featuring Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson.
UPDATE: Jihad Watch reader Gravenimage informs me that Rainn Wilson is a Baha’i, and that Education Under Fire is a documentary about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, and the Iranian regime’s practice of denying them an education.
So then why is Reza Aslan there? He does criticize the Iranian regime on occasion, but his membership on the Board of NIAC, which Iranian freedom fighters have identified as a front group for the regime, betrays his agenda. Note also the fact that ACA is advertising the showing of a film about the persecution of the Baha’is not by mentioning the Baha’is, but by speaking more generally about children learning that “a certain religion” is evil. That makes it extremely likely that Aslan is going to relate the persecution of the Baha’is to “Islamophobia,” and make sure that truth-telling about that persecution doesn’t lead to any criticism of Islam, despite the fact that Islamic intolerance is the chief reason why the Baha’is suffer in the Islamic Republic.
Will Reza prove me wrong in this, and instead focus only on the persecution of the Baha’is? I hope so. But his track record does not inspire confidence in that regard.