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Reza Aslan
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Educator
    (May 3, 1972- )
    Born in Tehran, Iran
    Professor at the University of California
    Wrote 'No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam' (2005) and 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth' (2013)
    Party of an embarrassing FoxNews interview with Lauren Green where he was repeatedly defending his background and qualifications to write a book about Jesus (July 26, 2013)
    Muslim
    He converted from Islam to Evangelical Christianity at 15, then reconverted back years later.
    He is a creative writing professor.
    The video of his FoxNews interview went viral.
    When the viral video boosted sales of his book, he jokingly grouped himself with J.K. Rowling in the best-selling author arena.
    He agreed to appear on FoxNews to promote his book - is that not embarrassing enough?
    His family fled Iran in 1979.
    He was a student at Santa Clara University, Harvard Divinity School and University of Iowa.
    He acquired a Bachelor of Arts and two Masters from the respective institutions.
    He also has a Doctor of Philosophy (from University of California).
    He taught high school students.
    His wife Jessica Jackley is an American-born CEO/entrepreneur and a Christian.
    As Green kept addressing his Muslim background and questioning his qualifications as an expert on Jesus, Aslan never had an opportunity to discuss his book.
    The Green-Aslan standoff resulted in his book becoming the Number One seller on Amazon.
    Piers Morgan had him on CNN after the incident to give him the opportunity to reflect on the incident - and talk about the book.

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