In an effort to bring CNN back from the brink of failing ratings, the cable network has announced the debut of several new shows, including one hosted by religious writer Reza Aslan and another by comedian W. Kamau Bell.
Reza Aslan is to host a show with the working title “Believer.” In a press release, CNN states that “Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer.”
Aslan will explore worship, rituals, and “unusual rites of passage” of various religions . . .
Aslan, for one, has a long history of attacking Christians and Christianity. Late last year, for instance, he claimed that the Bible was full of “historical errors,” despite that he is not a historian or a biblical scholar.
But even as he has made a career of attacking Christians, Aslan does have support for one religion. As comedian Bill Maher has increased his verbal assault on radical Islam, Aslan has come to Islam’s support and said that Maher is engaging in “frank bigotry.” (Read more from “CNN Adds Anti-Christian Muslim TV Host to Cable Line Up” HERE)
[Editor’s note: Wikipedia states that Reza Aslan was born into a Muslim family. It also contends that Aslan converted to evangelical Christianity for a couple of years at the age of 15, but then converted back to Islam the summer before attending Harvard.]