Reza Aslan contends that “anti-Muslim fervor” is rising in the USA

Muslims pray inside the Washington National Cathedral

Muslims pray inside the Washington National Cathedral

Reza Aslan, the author and religious scholar who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, has said in an interview that he believes “anti-Muslim fervor” is rising in America due to media portrayals of the ongoing war on terror, but at the same time admitted that if ISIS calls itself Muslim, it should be taken seriously.

“I do think we need to resist saying ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, or that violence in the name of religion has nothing to do with religion,” Aslan told “The Daily Show‘s” Jon Stewart. “Well, of course it has to do with religion.”

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