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Reza Aslan: Message of Support

Watch Iranian scholar, Dr. Reza Aslan’s message of support for the people of Iran. (He’s also got a little request for you!)

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Reza Aslan: Spirit of '79 in Iran

Reza Aslan: Spirit of '79 in Iran

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Mass Domenstration in Iran (circa 1979) - Image via Marxist.com

By Dr. Reza Aslan – Time

For those of us who lived through the Iranian revolution, which toppled the government of the Shah and paved the way for the creation of the Islamic republic in 1979, there is a dreamlike familiarity to the massive riots roiling the streets of Tehran. I remember the seemingly spontaneous rallies that brought the country to a screeching halt. The young, fearless protesters daring the security forces to make them martyrs in the cause of freedom. The late-night call-and-response of Allahu akbar (God is great!) echoing from rooftop to rooftop. The strange confederacies between young students and elderly clerics, military men and intelligentsia, conservatives and reformists, all united by a common cause.

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Reza Aslan: “Iran’s Military Coup”

“The Iranian election was bald-faced election fraud perpetrated by a powerful intelligence unit known as the Pasdaran,” writes Dr. Reza Aslan for The Daily Beast.

During his appearance alongside Iranian-American author Afshin Molavi on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN Sunday June 14, 2009, Iranian-American scholar Dr. Reza Aslan said, “Iran, believe it or not feals threatened by the united states. Afterall we literally surround Iran with american troops. We have encircled them basically.”

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Reza Aslan: "Iran's Military Coup"

Reza Aslan: "Iran's Military Coup"

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“The Iranian election was bald-faced election fraud perpetrated by a powerful intelligence unit known as the Pasdaran,” writes Dr. Reza Aslan for The Daily Beast.

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Cosmic Wars: Exclusive Interview with Iranian Scholar – Dr. Reza Aslan

Cosmic Wars: Exclusive Interview with Iranian Scholar – Dr. Reza Aslan

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WASHINGTON, DC – From the release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi (who is incidentally half-Japanese) to the elections in Iran, Iranians continue to be quite the headline-nabbing theme du jour. And we’ve got another one for you to add to the list of Iranian notables: Dr. Reza Aslan. An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, Aslan is a coveted commentator on CNN, CBS, NPR, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Cosmic Wars: Exclusive Interview with Iranian Scholar – Dr. Reza Aslan

Cosmic Wars: Exclusive Interview with Iranian Scholar – Dr. Reza Aslan

Photo Credit: Hilary Jones

Photo Credit: Hilary Jones

WASHINGTON, DC – From the release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi (who is incidentally half-Japanese) to the elections in Iran, Iranians continue to be quite the headline-nabbing theme du jour. And we’ve got another one for you to add to the list of Iranian notables: Dr. Reza Aslan. An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, Aslan is a coveted commentator on CNN, CBS, NPR, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

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