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Fri, 10 Mar 2017
Religious scholar and TV host Reza Aslan has landed himself in hot water after an episode of his new programme Believer depicted him eating the brain of a deceased human in a spiritual ritual.   The act of cannibalism has drawn a massive backlash from the Hindu community, with many suggesting the Aghor tribe that part of the episode follows represent a very extreme and unconventional sect of the religion rejected by many within the faith.   A follow-up Facebook post from Aslan landed him i ...
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017
  CNN's newest original series Believer With Reza Aslan, which premiered Sunday, has been termed "callous," "reckless," "disgusting" and other such uncharitable things.   Social commentators have raised concerns over the show's impact at a time when the U.S. is infested with fears about the "outsider."    The first episode of Believer takes host Reza Aslan to Varanasi, also known as the city of dead, in northern India. It explores the Aghori sect of Hinduism which is known for its ext ...
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017
Reza Aslan is many things: he is an expert on religion and best-selling author of books like Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization. Aslan has several eggs in the basket, as he is working on another ABC comedy which he hopes 'will do for Muslims in Americam what Will & Grace did for LGBT men and women' as he mentioned in a recent podcast.   He is also broadcasting an internet series called The Secret Life of Muslims which talks about the lives o ...
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017
CNN presenter Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India.   The episode, part of a series called Believer with Reza Aslan, was shown on Sunday and provoked horror and dismay from many viewers and an angry backlash by Hindus in America.   Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu in Congress, tweeted: 'I am very disturbed that CNN is using its power and influence to increase people’s misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism ...
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017
A religious intellectual sparked condemnation when he ate human brain tissue with a group of cannibals in India while filming a TV documentary.   In the episode, Reza Aslan, a Muslim, meets the Aghori, a Hindu cannibalistic sect in northern India, during filming of the CNN show Believer, reports The Washington Post.   Among their practices, the Aghori have been known to smear themselves with the ashes of corpses, eat human faeces and drink out of human skulls.   In footage from the show ...
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017
More Indian Americans and Indian American organizations have criticized CNN for airing the show Believer with Reza Aslan for its depiction of Hinduism.   The six-episode show was premiered on Sunday night and the first episode featured the Aghories of India, who are known for extreme rituals.   Republican Hindu Coalition leader Shalabh Kumar called the show as “a disgusting attack on Hinduism.”   “Hinduism has been attacked because a large number of Hindu Americans supported Trump ...
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017
  Religious scholar and author of books such as “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam,” Reza Aslan made his debut on CNN March 5 with “Believer with Reza Aslan,” and managed to stir up a debate about the motive of the show.   In the premiere episode of this spiritual adventure series, through which Aslan, an Iranian-American, aims to bring to the audience various sects, cults and rituals practiced by p ...
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017
Some have claimed that the show could create a perception about Indian Americans that leads to hate crimes CNN has been criticised for an offensive portrayal of Hinduism in one of its new network shows.   The first episode of "Believer with Reza Aslan", explored the Aghori sect of Hinduism, a mystical group known for their extreme rituals.   The six-part series will see, Aslan, an Iranian-American author, religious studies scholar and television host immerse himself and experiences vari ...
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017
Tulsi Gabbard, American politician and a practicing Hindu, took to Twitter to express how the first episode of CNN’s Believer with Reza Aslan found “sensationalist and absurd ways to represent Hinduism”.   The series premiered on Sunday, 5 March. In the episode, Aslan explores the facts and myths behind the Aghori, a mystical Hindu sect, known for extreme rituals.   After the episode was aired, many Indian-Americans have expressed their displeasure at the show’s depiction of Hindui ...
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017
  The CNN show Believer host and scholar Reza Aslan has received backlash for eating human brain tissue during the show's premiere.   As reported by the Washington Post, the first episode of the documentary series about faith around the world followed Aslan to India where he visited the nomadic Aghori people, who reject the traditional Hindu caste system and believe that nothing can taint the human form. Some of the Aghori people, including those Alsan met with, practice cannibalism.  ...
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