Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly, saying this weekend's release of Sarah Shourd should be met by what he called a comparable "humanitarian gesture" by the US.  Shourd is one of three Americans arrested last year and charged with spying near the Iraq-Iran border.  The US is holding several Iranians on various charges. Reza Aslan is a columnist for the Daily Beast and author of No god But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam.     

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Reza Aslan - University of California, Riverside - @rezaaslan‎

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