Today, we release the 2nd video (of hopefully a few more) from our 1 hour long interview with international best selling author of “No god, but God” about the beginning and future of Islam, Reza Aslan.
In this video, we see a rather heated discussion between the host of LAXposed, Cameron Kash, and religious scholar, Reza Aslan, as he asks him in so many words, “Do peaceful Muslims need a leader to combat extremists?” Kash introduces the discussion with a quote from 2005 with Jack Cafferty of the “Cafferty File” (CNN) when Cafferty asks Aslan, “I’m not hearing anything from the organized moderate voice of Islam in the Middle East, why not?” Aslan begins his response with, “I hate to say this, but you’re not listening hard enough.” Kash then asks Aslan if he could be that leader or voice that peaceful Muslims need now in 2012 to battle against the loud voices of the extremists?
It’s an insightful discussion as we learn if there really is such thing as a “Moderate Muslim” and furthermore what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Aslan further delves into the significance of interpretations of the Quran and daringly compares his own to Osama Bin Laden’s. Who is correct or incorrect? Or is there a correct or incorrect?
Will Aslan take the role as a leader for peaceful Muslims around the world or decline rising talk show host, Cameron Kash’s offer? In less than 24 hours of the video’s preliminary release on YouTube, it has gained nearly 1,000 views. Watch it now! (or scroll up)
Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American, religious scholar, international best selling author of “No god, but God”, is the creator of the online news publication, Aslan Media, and is consistently featured on national television for his opinions on religion and politics in the Middle East.