column, "Liberal Media Love New Jesus Book 'Zealot,' Fail to Mention Author is Muslim," by John S. Dickerson, who wrote that Aslan is “an educated Muslim” with an “opinion” about Jesus. Again, Aslan explained as patiently as possible that he is an historian with a doctorate who didn't write an "opinion," but an "academic work of history." Aslan's corrections eluded the Fox host, who returned to his religion repeatedly. Watch:
GREEN: This is an interesting book. Now I want to clarify, you’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?
ASLAN: Well to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees — including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades — who also just happens to be a Muslim. So it’s not that I’m just some Muslim writing about Jesus, I am an expert with a Ph.D in the history of religions…
GREEN: But it still begs the question why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?
ASLAN: Because it’s my job as an academic. I am a professor of religion, including the New Testament. That’s what I do for a living, actually.