Reza Aslan's "Zealot" Interview and 5 Other Controversies that Spiked Sales

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They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. The saying certainly rings true for author Reza Aslan this week, who is laughing all the way to the bank after Fox News tried to humiliate him on live television. In the interview, reporter Lauren Green attempted to grill Aslan with questions like, "You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?"( To which he responded matter-of-factly, "It's not that I'm just some Muslim writing about Jesus. I am an expert with a PhD in the history of religions.") By Sunday, the book had become the number one bestseller on Take a look at some other controversies that have spiked sales:

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