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Published on 30 Jul 2013 | over 3 years ago

7/29/2013 - Muslim scholar Reza Aslan joined Piers Morgan tonight to react to his Fox News online interview that went viral over the weekend. Aslan said he had an idea of what was coming, but remarked that he was "kind of embarrassed" as he sat there listening to questions about why a Muslim would have any standing to write a book about Jesus.

Aslan said he normally finds it "distasteful" for academics to talk at length about their biographies, but found it necessary to patiently repeat to Lauren Green call into question his background and his faith when questioning him about his book Zealot, focusing on the life of Jesus Christ.

He talked to Morgan about why he wrote the book and his personal religious journey, admitting that he feels bad for Green, since he understood where she was coming from. He assured that he has nothing against Christianity, and considers "Jesus the man" to be a fascinating character.

Morgan concluded the interview by teling Aslan he "should thank Fox News" for really giving a boost to his book sales.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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