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Reza Aslan is the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and the host of CNN's new original series "Believer With Reza Aslan," which premieres at 10 p.m. ET March 5. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)When I was 7, my family fled a violent revolution in Iran that had transformed our country from an oppressive secular dictatorship to an even more oppressive religious one. We arrived in the United States with nothing but a single suitcase each. We had no money, no jobs and no place to live but a cramped, one-room motel we could barely afford.
Join author and religious scholar Reza Aslan as he immerses himself in the world's most fascinating faith-based groups. Explore CNN's "Believer With Reza Aslan," starting at 10 p.m. ET March 5.