Asim on controversial Fox Network interview with Reza Aslan

July 31, 2013

Jabari Asim, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, weighs in on Fox25’s interview with religious scholar Reza Aslan about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. The interview went viral following a Fox correspondent’s continuous questioning of Aslan’s motive and ability to write an unbiased book on Jesus because he is Muslim.

In a story posted on, Asim says, “Unlike the Fox interviewer, I’ve actually read Aslan’s book. I found it to be provocative, persuasive, and calmly reasoned. While some may find his conclusions challenging, few should find them offensive or merely arguments for the sake of argument.”

Read the post.