Fox News and Muslims

As Juan Cole notes about a much watch video:

Academic publishes scholarly study of the historical Jesus. Fox Cable News wants only to talk about his own religious background as a Muslim. Apparently they don’t know over there that Muslims believe in Jesus (as a prophet, which is what the New Testament calls him– remember his comment about a prophet not being without honor?). But in any case Aslan is not writing as a believer but as an academic scholar– academic writing attempts to use citation (footnotes to primary sources), context, analysis and peer review to avoid undue personal bias. But then avoiding undue personal bias is not something you could expect Fox Cable News to understand.

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