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The snake slunk off

Diarmaid MacCulloch: Jesus the Zealot, 10 October 2013

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth 
by Reza Aslan.
Westbourne, 296 pp., £17.99, August 2013, 978 1 908906 27 4
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... Academics, chief among them theologians, are deeply envious of Reza Aslan’s stroke of luck in encountering a particularly stupid Fox News reporter during his round of publicity interviews for this book. Apparently having got no further than the publisher’s blurb in wrestling with the work, she asked Aslan why he as a Muslim had written a study of the life of the founder of Christianity ...

Purges and Paranoia

Ella George, 24 May 2018

... associated with AKP-backed urban redevelopment; the head of the state-owned Halkbank, Süleyman Aslan; and the Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was accused of operating a money-laundering scheme in an attempt to bypass American sanctions against Iran. Prosecutors charged more than a dozen people with ...

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