Reza Aslan wiki, bio, cnn, education, books, wife, interview
Reza Aslan who is an Iranian American author, commentator as well as a religious scholar has written two books on the religion which are titled as No god but God: the origins, evolution and future of Islam as well as Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. In addition to that, Reza is also a member of an American Academy of Religion. He is also the professor of creative writing at the University of California located in Riverside. Reza is the native of Tehran, Iran. He came into this world on 3rd May of the year 1972 which has now made him reach at the age of 43.
Aslan’s family came to United States from the Tehran in the year 1979 fleeing the Iranian Revolution. He was grown up in an Francisco Bay Area. When he was at the age of 15, Reza converted to evangelical Christianity. He then converted back to the Islam in the summer before attending the Harvard for his education. In early 1990s, Reza taught the courses at De La Salle High School located in Concord, California. In addition to that, Aslan also holds the BA in religious studies from the Santa Clara University, an MTS from the Harvard Divinity School, an MFA from University of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop as well as a PhD in the sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Aslan has written the articles for the Daily Beast as the contributing editor. He has also written for various of the newspaper as well as the periodicals which also include The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Nation, Slate, The Chicago Tribune and the Guardian. In addition to that, he had also made numbers of appearances on TV as well as radios including Meet the Press, The Colbert Report, Hardball, Nightline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Rachel Maddow Show and many more. On 29th September of 2014, Antonia Blumberg in the Huffington Post stated that Aslan on the CNN criticized comedian Bill Maher for characterizing the female genital mutilation as an Islamic problem.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Aslan has already got married. He is married to his wife named Jessica Jackley who is an entrepreneur. His wife is a Christian which forms an interfaith family. He also has three children, all sons together with his wife. Besides that, Aslan was previously in relationship with his ex-fiance Amanda Fortini who is a journalist. Later, they ended their engagement with each other in the year 2008. His net worth has been estimated around $ 3 million. Besides that, for more info related to his interview and other activities, he can be followed in Twitter and Instagram.