News anchor asks religious scholar why he is writing about Jesus if he is Muslim


A news anchor has drawn criticism from internet users after she asked a religious scholar why he wrote a book about Christianity when he is a Muslim.

University of California professor Reza Aslan was appearing on Fox News in the US to discuss his book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth when he was asked the question by anchor Lauren Green.

‘This is an interesting book. Now I want to clarify, you’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?’ she said.

The author seemed surprised by the query and told the host he had expertise in the area and wasn’t ‘just some Muslim writing about Jesus’.

He said: ‘Well to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees — including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of…

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