Hat Tip To Lauren Green
I have to give Lauren Green, the religion correspondent for Fox News, a big-time “Way to go girl,” and a reminder of encouragement, as well. Lauren has been harshly (and I argue unjustly) criticized for pressing the Muslim Reza Aslan, who wrote a book blasphemously critical of Jesus Christ, with direct straightforward questions pursuant to his true motives for writing same.
Not surprisingly there is no shortage of people calling Lauren’s interview of Aslan one of the most embarrassing interviews in Fox News history. (Funny I would have said Megyn Kelly’s interview with the radical, black racist ACORN member Jehmu Greene when she spit racist epithets at Tucker Carlson would occupy that position, but I digress.) It seems the sticking point that Lauren’s critics are pointing to is that she pressed the Muslim Aslan per why, as a Muslim he would even bother to write a book about Jesus Christ.
Personally, I think that was a good question. Would I have pressed him on the wild claims he asserts in his book? Absolutely. I would have had saliva dripping from my fangs in anticipation of pressing him on his claims. But I in no way am prepared to criticize Lauren for pressing him on the subject she did.
I would think every Born-Again Christian wants to know the same thing. Muslims are murdering Christians worldwide. Muslims routinely murder their daughters for marrying a Christian. Muslims murder their family members who convert to Christianity. Muslims are taught to hate and condemn Christians and Christianity from the womb. And this man, a Muslim, writes a book that isn’t just about Jesus Christ, but a book that is highly critical of Jesus and portrays Him as a fraud. Then when he’s pressed per why he, a Muslim, would even bother to write about the person Muslims murder people over, he hides behind supposed intellectual curiosity.
Devout Muslims are hard pressed to say the Name of Jesus without immediately washing out their mouths. Why shouldn’t he be pressed pursuant to his motivations?
Some of his more outrageous assertions are that Jesus wasn’t born in Bethlehem; that John the Baptist was in reality above, i.e., greater than, Jesus, and that Jesus was a zealot and troublemaker. He claims that Jesus was crucified for committing a capital offense, and that he was a common criminal. I digress here, to note that that “common criminal” as he called Jesus, was The Christ, The Son of The Living God. And in that capacity His going to the cross was God’s plan of salvation for sinful and lost man. But, hey, Aslan is a Muslim religious scholar motivated by intellectual curiosity. What do the rest of us know?
My question would be, since he calls himself a religious scholar who wrote the book based on intellectual curiosity, why didn’t he write about Mohammed as the phony his religious is based on? I would like for him to tell us how many people Mohammed healed. I would like for his intellectual curiosity to investigate the documented accounts of Mohammed being married to children, which makes him a pedophile. I would like to see his intellectual curiosity motivate him to find out the actual number of women Mohammed raped and the number of men he had murdered. And that’s just for starters. Why doesn’t his intellectual curiosity motivate him to investigate why Muslims are murdering Christians?
Why doesn’t his intellectual curiosity press him to investigate the practice of female circumcision? Why doesn’t it press him to ask why Muslims are forbidden to marry Christians and/or convert to Christianity? Persons from every denomination inter-marry and convert to other religions without being disemboweled or beheaded. Why doesn’t his intellectual curiosity motivate him to investigate that? We know that it’s important to keep the bloodlines of purebred dogs and cats pure, but the bloodlines of Muslims, just as with every other person in the world, are intermingled with other ethnicities.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]I would challenge him for proof that he has Christians in his nuclear family. He claimed to have an evangelical Christian pastor in his immediate family. He claimed, as I recall, that his sister is married to a Christian. I want the proof of that claim.
One final word of encouragement to Lauren Green. Aslan has been derisively thanking you for the way he was interviewed. He is boasting that the interview has caused the sales of his book to explode, and we’ve heard that his publisher has rushed another 50,000 copies of the book into print.
I wouldn’t focus on that nor feel that I in some way helped promote the success of evil. Because I am well aware that the scriptures are replete with examples of those who boasted at the expense of the children of God. And without exception those who did so suffered the consequences of their disbelief. If I were Lauren Green, I would tell Aslan to laugh now because the day approaches that derisiveness and laughter will be the last thing on his mind. And it will be the last thing on his mind for all eternity.[adsanity id=8546 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here