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5 Muslims In Pop Culture That Reza Aslan Thinks You Should Know About

"I mean, dude c’mon. We’ve got a Muslim in Star Wars."

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This week on new BuzzFeed podcast See Something Say Something, host Ahmed Ali Akbar invited scholar of religion and cultural commentator Reza Aslan to talk about growing up Iranian in the '80s, cable news, and pop culture.

However, he told us he's done with all that.

Can't stop laughing at this story @rezaaslan told me about the moment he realized he was done with cable news


Instead, he's working more on storytelling. And so we asked him — which Muslims in pop culture tell their stories best right now?

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Aslan himself has several pop culture projects in the works, including an upcoming sitcom on ABC and an executive producer role (and episode!) on mini-documentary series, The Secret Life of Muslims.

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