by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Reza Aslan, the Iranian-Muslim CNN host who called President Trump a “piece of sh*t” just got some very bad news.
Aslan, the host of CNN’s series “Believer” attacked Donald J. Trump for correctly identifying the London Bridge attack that killed 8 as an act of terror, and his reminder on the importance of his proposed immigration ban:
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
Of course, Trump was proven 100% correct.
The 8 people murdered in the horrific incident, and 45 injured were attacked by Muslim assailants who drove a van into a crowd and hacked at victims’ necks with machetes.
The men yelled “This is for Allah” as they butchered their victims.
The backlash came fast and furious on Twitter….and now — finally — it has cost Aslan his job.
That’s right, Aslan has been finally FIRED by the network.
CNN has canceled “Believer,” the non-fiction series it launched earlier this year with Reza Aslan, the Iranian-American author and religious scholar.
“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’” the network said in a statement. “We wish Reza all the best. “
Aslan came under fire earlier this month after using profanity to describe President Donald Trump in the wake of remarks the President made about the terrorist attacks on London. In the tweet, Aslan called Trump “a piece of s–t” and expressed dismay at Trump’s use of the tragedy to promote his desire for a so-called “travel ban” on certain kinds of people hailing from specific countries in the Middle East.
The author later apologized, saying, “I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London. I apologize for my choice of words.”
“Believer” would have entered a second season if it had been picked up.
“Obviously I am very disappointed in this decision. ‘Believer’ means a great deal to me and to the countless viewers it’s reached. Its message of religious tolerance and exploration is extremely important right now. I am deeply grateful to CNN for giving me the opportunity to launch the show and to amplify my voice on their network. I am especially grateful to the legion of people within the Turner organization who worked so hard to make the show a hit series,” said Aslan, in a prepared statement. ” However, in these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways. I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future to continue to spread my message. I wish CNN all the best.”
Many wondered what took CNN so long. After all Aslan had posted similarly shameful tweets against others, including attacking both Trump and his father, and calling for the RAPE of a GOP Congressman in 2012:
Aslan’s firing came just one week after the network — also belatedly — was forced to fire comedienne Kathy Griffin, for her bloody, detestable “beheading” of a replica head of Trump.