Muslim ‘media darling,’ Reza Aslan, shocked that GOP candidates’ anti-Muslim bashing is getting rewarded

Reza Aslan said on CNN tonight that Donald Trump and Ben Carson engaging in “xenophobia and anti-Muslim bashing” doesn’t matter because it will actually help them in the Republican field.

Mediaite  Aslan told Anderson Cooper that Carson just coming out and saying that Muslims shouldn’t be president, and Trump saying “we might already have one (Muslim president)” despite how offensive that may be, is actually “rewarded in the GOP field.” Things got a bit tense when Jeffrey Lord asked him whether the children of Muslim fathers are considered to be Muslim, and Aslan repeatedly––and with increasing frustration––said, “A Muslim is whoever says he’s a Muslim.”