I had tremendous amount of respect for Reza Aslan until this interview about his new book. I don’t think I can ever take him seriously after his chest beating episodes between 00:30 and 1:00; 2:28 – 2:40. After the first chest beating episode of the two, I was hoping he wasn’t serious, but sadly he was. Now I feel stupid for admiring him during many of his prior appearance in the media and his in-depth discussions of various political and social issues.
It’s funny how a man can undermine his reputation, which was built over many years of school, work and publicity with a few unworthy moves, that I would never expect from someone like him.