CNN Host Reza Aslan Took It To Far
Renowned American religious scholar and author Reza Aslan has come under intense criticism for calling President Donald Trump a “piece of (expletive)” in the aftermath of last weekend’s attack in London.
Aslan, a University of California professor posted a tweet on Saturday through which he slammed President Donald Trump for using the recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom as a justification for his controversial travel ban. The ‘Believer’ host objected to President Trump’s idea of a “travel ban” following Saturday night’s terror attack in the British city that claimed the lives of seven persons and left 48 others seriously injured.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday evening “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
In his response to the president’s message, Aslan wrote “This piece of (expletive) is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
Reza Aslan, a Muslim and Iranian-American also called President Donald Trump a “man baby that must be ignored in times of crisis”
Aslan was however quick to apologize for his comments and on Sunday afternoon, he posted a tweet which reads “I should not have used a profanity to describe the President when responding to his shocking reaction to the #LondonAttacks.”
The cable network was quick to distance itself from the religious studies scholar. However, he was praised for quickly identifying his faults and subsequently posting an apology.
A representative of the cable channel said “Reza Aslan is not a CNN employee, but does host a series on the network. We are pleased that he has apologized for his tweets. That kind of discourse is never appropriate.”
This is not the first time Reza Aslan would be at the center of a major controversy. It would be recalled that he received huge criticism for his visit to a shunned Hindu sect that practices cannibalism
It would be recalled that President Donald Trump issued an executive order earlier in the year and proposed a travel ban which was aimed at lowering the number of refugees that can gain access into the United States of America in 2017. The order which was titled ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’ was stopped by a federal appeals court who perceived that it was unconstitutionally singling out Muslims.
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