Predictably, Reza Aslan responded to the Murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo (by the Muslim fanatic Michael Zehaf-Bibeau) — as well as to the other recent killings of military men by Muslims in the West — with yet more apologetics. He does so in the CNN piece entitled: ‘How strong is the link between faith and terrorism?’
Just about everything Reza Aslan says about Islam and the behavior of Muslims is predictable. It was also predictable that he brought up the case of Anders Behring Breivik.
It’s no surprise at all that Reza Aslan, as a Muslim, defends Islam.
Many Muslims on Facebook defend and advance Islam with threats of violence and obscenities about the mothers and sisters of kuffar. A Muslim at the Church of Interfaith or the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) may defend and advance Islam by talking about Jesus or “the people of the book”. A Muslim of the Islamic State (IS) advances Islam by beheading people.
And because Reza Aslan is a Muslim who also happens to be an academic, he defends Islam academically.