22 July 2005


Listening to Reza Aslan talk about his book No God But God [Amazon] on Forum. I had first heard about Aslan when Jon Stewart had him on his show. During this Forum interview, he made an interesting defense of the Islamic community that I hadn't heard before. A caller made the often heard criticism of Muslim leaders saying that they did not speak out against 9/11. Aslan said that, in fact, there was a voluable and wide-spread denouncement immediately after the attack. I had never heard this defense--another good reason to get his book and see what's what.

[ posted by sstrader on 22 July 2005 at 3:23:22 PM in Culture & Society ]