It’s not breaking news that Reza Aslan is a garbage person. But it’s always interesting to see what new ways he’s come up with to remind us.
On a recent edition of his show, Ben Shapiro spoke about the media’s largely unhinged responses to the recent mass shootings. One of the media personalities he mentioned was Reza Aslan, who, if you’ll recall, tweeted this about Trump supporters earlier this week:
After today there is no longer any room for nuance. The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters – ALL OF THEM – are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And this evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society.
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 4, 2019
Obviously, [Aslan is] either insane or he’s wildly intellectually dishonest. I think that it is the latter because I don’t think that Aslan is insane. But the notion that every single person in the United States who voted for Trump or plans on voting for him in 2020 backs racist shootings in an El Paso Walmart is patently disgusting and ridiculous. And this was the line from a lot of folks in the media yesterday. And again, they’re applying standards that they would never apply to folks on their own side of the aisle.
We sincerely doubt that Aslan was listening to Shapiro’s show, but his ears must’ve been burning, because last night, he tweeted about Shapiro’s commentary. And accused him of “fomenting the rise of white nationalist terrorism.” Because of course:
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 6, 2019
We know Shapiro said he doesn’t think Aslan is insane, but with all due respect, he might want to reconsider.
what is actually wrong with you
— Victor (@VicFromPA) August 6, 2019
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) August 6, 2019
Here’s Reza Aslan deeeeeep in the bottle
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) August 7, 2019
Well, at least Shapiro has never advocated for punching children. So, there is that.
— .?.Badaisè (@DBadaise) August 6, 2019
You do know Ben was targeted more than anyone else by the alt-right in 2016 right? I realize as a leftist, your playbook is fairly limited, but this is pretty pathetic.
— A$AP Politically (@JosiahEller) August 6, 2019
If you blame Ben Shapiro for “white nationalist terror”, then you clearly have not listened to him
— John Hargreaves ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@duncehatman9089) August 6, 2019
Here’s Reza Aslan, accusing a Jewish man of fomenting an ideology that would kill him first. https://t.co/Fh2FjdAjL4
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) August 7, 2019
.@benshapiro is one of the strongest opponents of white nationalism in the United States, yet it doesn’t stop this goon from slandering him for no other reason than to foment more anti-Semitic attacks against him from the extremes of both the left and the right. https://t.co/0BeUiPLfVb
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) August 6, 2019
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) August 6, 2019
You need therapy bro.
— Aaron et politica ingenio ?? (@peekaso) August 6, 2019
At the very least.