Reza Aslan Puts Bill Maher In Back Pocket: Bulletproof Logic Belittles Islamophobic Billy-Boy (VIDEO)

Renowned religious scholar Dr. Reza Aslan may be having too much fun attracting the public masses to his effortless widely viewed victories. These dominant characteristics make for wildly entertaining news interviews, as we have seen many times. Reza Aslan is furiously intelligent, surprisingly witty and far too educated for even the most controversial religious commentator on television, Bill Maher. In Aslan’s latest CNN appearance—now circulating the web—he called out comedian Bill Maher for his callous perpetuation of “not very sophisticated” attacks on Islam, which he expressed on his show last Friday.

Here’s the video:

Reza Aslan CNN Interview

Sept. 29, 2014: Reza Aslan CNN Interview

Reza’s criticism was primarily focused on Bill’s senseless criticism of President Obama’s efforts to clear-up the common misconceptions and media perpetuated stereotypes on Islam and ISIS/ISIL. Obama simply stated the truth: ISIS militants are not Muslims and ISIS is not representative of Islam. Dr. Aslan took a special interest in debunking Maher’s outrageous accusation of liberal’s tolerance of vile human rights violations—female circumcision, stoning, female oppression, etc.—allegedly committed by Muslim countries.

Bill Maher Show

Bill Maher Show

Perhaps it was Bill’s over-confidence in fictional “facts” that set off Reza’s technical response, which completely exposed Bill Maher’s fictitious and unsupported accusations. Reza Aslan dissected each and every one of Bill Maher’s accusations with simple logic and evidence-based facts. As always, Reza’s clear and concise articulation left no room for argument. However, it did leave plenty of room for him to laugh off all of the statements made by the host.

Reza Aslan excerpts:

“Well, I like Bill Maher,” he remarked. “I have been on his show a bunch of times. He’s a comedian.”

“But, you know, frankly, when it comes to the topic of religion, he’s not very sophisticated in the way that he thinks,” he continued. “I mean, the argument about the female genital mutilation being an Islamic problem is a perfect example of that. It’s not an Islamic problem. It’s an African problem.”

Aslan noted that predominately Christian nations, like Eritrea and Ethiopia, practiced female genital mutilation.

“But, again, this is the problem, is that you make these facile arguments that women are somehow mistreated in the Muslim world — well, that’s certainly true in many Muslim-majority countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Do you know that Muslims have elected seven women as their heads of state in those Muslim-majority countries? How many women do we have as states in the United States?”

Aslan also said countries like Turkey and Indonesia respected the rights of women.

“I mean, again, this is the problem is that you’re talking about a religion of 1.5 billion people,” he said, “and certainly it becomes very easy to just simply paint them all with a single brush by saying, well, in Saudi Arabia, they can’t drive and so therefore that is somehow representative of Islam. It’s representative of Saudi Arabia.”