If you’re not an Irish-American septuagenarian, nothing you say about me has any credibility


In her infamous interview with religious scholar Reza Aslan, the video of which (HERE) has gone viral, Lauren Green of Fox News repeatedly implies that a Muslim is not qualified to write a book about Jesus.

Green even suggests that a Democrat is unqualified to write a book about a Republican president.

How silly can you get?

If Green’s standards were broadly applied, no American scholar would have any intellectual right to expound on the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the 20th century. Nor would the talking heads on Fox News have any credentials to say a word about the liberals they so obviously loathe.

What kind of world would it be if the Lauren Green Stamp of Approval were required for any analysis of any subject? The bookshelves would be mostly bare. The Internet would be a digital void. Facebook would be nothing but pictures of kittens and babies. Nobody could say anything about any philosophy with which they don’t agree.

One wonders how Lauren Green would feel about universal scoffing at any Christian’s critique of Islam.

I suspect that poor Ms. Green now wishes she had pursued a different line in her interview with Professor Aslan. She’ll be a long time trying to overcome this unfortunate mark on her career. But then, it serves her right for so transparently hewing to the Fox News standard of distrust of anyone who doesn’t follow the party line.



  1. Milton Waddams

    Most of the talking heads on Fox News DON”T have any credentials. That certainly never stopped them in the past.

  2. Craig Knauss

    Reza Aslan should be commended for studying many different religious faiths. That shows a considerable amount of tolerance and compassion that Lauren Green apparently lacks.

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