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Thursday, March 9, 2017

CNN guy sparks backlash after he eats HUMAN BRAIN while filming with Hindu cannibal sect

CNN's Reza Aslan (pictured, right) has been heavily criticized for eating human brain in an episode of his new series called Believer
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.' 

The Democrat, from Hawaii, added: 'Aslan apparently sought to find sensationalist and absurd ways to portray Hinduism.
'Aslan and CNN didn't just throw a harsh light on a sect of wandering ascetics to create shocking visuals - as if touring a zoo - but repeated false stereotypes about caste, karma and reincarnation that Hindus have been combating tirelessly.' 
Aslan, an Iranian-born religious scholar, was with a group from the Aghori sect when he was invited to eat cooked brain tissue during a ritual.

Aslan, 44, met the Aghori in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, where they smeared the ashes from cremated human bodies on his face.

He then drank an alcoholic drink from a human skull, before eating what he was told was human brain.
At one point he fell out with the Aghori guru who shouted: 'I will cut your head off if you keep talking so much.'
The guru began eating his own faeces and then hurled it at Aslan.

Aslan quipped: 'I feel like this may have been a mistake.' 

Indian-Americans have criticized CNN for highlights the beliefs of a tiny cult - which has less than 100 members - which has little to do with mainstream Hinduism.

The Aghori are devotees of the Hindu god Shiva and believe nothing can taint the human body. But their beliefs and practices are rejected by orthodox Hindus. 

The Hindustan Times reported that the US India Political Action Committee said in a statement: 'With multiple reports of hate-fueled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the US, the show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religion in the world.' 
Aslan (pictured, right) has been criticized for 'sensationalist' reporting. The Aghori (pictured, left) number less than 100 and their beliefs and practices are frowned upon by a billion Hindus

Industrialist Shalabh Kumar told the Press Trust of India: 'This is a disgusting attack on Hinduism'.
Kumar tweeted: 'CNN, Clinton News Network has no respect for Hindus. All Hindus worldwide should boycott CNN.'
He also claimed the Republican Hindu Coalition was 'planning to take major action'.
Then, in an extraordinary outburst, Kumar tweeted: 'I condemn CNN for airing Believer with fiction. Disgusting attack on Hindus for supporting @POTUS @stephenkbannon @newtgingrich.'
Kumar had previously claimed that 65 percent of Hindus in America had voted for Trump. 
Aslan refused to apologize for the episode and on Twitter seemed to be positively reveling in the controversy
Aslan refused to apologize for the episode and on Twitter seemed to be positively reveling in the controversy

Sanjay Puri, chairman of the United States India Political Action Committee, said: 'We are very disappointed. This is an issue that is of deep concern to the Indian-American community evidenced by the large number of calls/emails we have received. 

'In a charged environment, a show like this can create a perception about Indian-Americans which could make them more vulnerable to further attacks'.  
But there is no sign of an apology from Aslan, who seems to be revelling in the controversy.
One of the Aghori sect members appears to threaten Aslan during the episode
One of the Aghori sect members appears to threaten Aslan during the episode
He retweeted an article by the American Council on Science and Health which was headlined: 'Why CNN's Reza Aslan Shouldn't Eat Human Brains' and then tweeted: 'You work all your life for a headline like this.'
But on his Facebook page Aslan, writing about the episode, said: 'As I repeatedly state on camera and in voice-over, (they) are not representative of Hinduism but are instead an extreme Hindu sect who reject the fundamental Hindu distinction between purity and pollution.' 
Aslan, who is himself a Muslim, is the author of several books, including No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. 

20 comments:

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

This highlights some of the benefits of keeping kosher!

jancsibacsi said...

This actually highlights the stupidity of humans :)

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

jancsibacsi, Hahaha... that too.

Anonymous said...

Jancsibacsi,you MARMAROSHER FERD according to you who believes in evolution we all originated from monkeys and apes if that's the case why shouldn't you eat human brains ,what's the difference between brains of a cow or your own brain? LOL

CHAIM

AishKodesh said...

Chafraud-Depravitch 1:57,

(As much as I disagree with your ID....) -- true.

jancsibacsi said...

CHAIM--You are the perfect example of evolution going amock,devolving into a crazed fanatic.

Harry said...

Where did they get the human parts to prepare this entire cuisine. Did they kill someone, or did they use the remains of a naturally deceased, or what?

jancsibacsi said...

Used the remains of a naturally deceased person heard them say it.

Abe said...

I heard based on reliable sources in the Na Nach cult that the Hindus had to go Uman because they needed an abnormal brain for their cannibal ritual. And most of the abnormal brains in the world are found in Uman around Yom Kipur.

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

AishKodesh,

Not the friendliest ID, sure.

But when HaShem gives me a mission I don't complain.
...
Unless the mission is to complain, in which case, I kinda have to.

Anonymous said...

Aish Kokosh might be a good candidate on the other hand an ignorant brain might not be as palatable

AishKodesh said...

What are these "reliable sources" Abe? 'My Son The Schnorer' magazine?

AishKodesh said...

Chafraud Depravitch 3:00 AM:

===========================

A mission to speak derogatorily of fellow Jews?..... I don't think so.....

Abe said...

AishKodesh 8:29 AM,

While "My Son The Schnorer" is a reputable communique of Satmar perversions, that is not the authorship of The abnormal Uman brain source.
That distinction belongs to my source that infiltrated the Na Nach cult . He told me that the Indian Hindu canibals pay a premium for abnormal brains which can be found in Uman just before Yom Kipur and which the canibals find irresistible.

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

AishKodes 12:06 PM

Perhaps you're right. Better to let them get away with using people, running religious scams, and molesting children?

I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Wow, some real quality, intelligent comments here. Stop taking drugs fellas.

Anonymous said...

I dare Mr Aslan to do a show on Islam such as Ashura , Isis, Alqeda , they are offshoots of Islam,
hope his head stays on shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Aish Kodesh has the IQ of half a peanut

Anonymous said...

I know him personally he's a big faker.
Pretends to be a tzaddik on this blog
Start showing your true colors or I'll post your real name

AishKodesh said...

6:42, Go ahead. I'm not afraid. It's just a bluff anyway - because I don't know you and you don't know me! Don't lie.