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Reza Aslan - How Al Qaeda Spins America's Image Abroad

Complete video at: Reza Aslan, religion scholar and Middle East Analyst for CBS News, discusses how Al Qaeda and related terrorist groups use the idea of "jihad" to distort the image of the United States in the eyes of global muslims. ----- The Face of Terrorism: Global Movement or Global Network? with discussants Reza Aslan, Dalia Mogahed, Husain Haqqani speaking at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival. Christopher Isham moderates the discussion. Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion. Reza Aslan is a writer and scholar of religions. Born in Iran, he is currently a research associate at the University of Southern California?s Center on Public Diplomacy. He was a visiting assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Iowa and the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. A frequent commentator on television, radio, and in print, he is a graduate of Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of Iowa. He is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror, forthcoming in 2008.
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