don lemon and Arsalan Iftikhar

*Don Lemon’s 2015 started off bad as a recent guest slammed the CNN anchor for asking what he labeled as a “racist dumb-ass” question regarding ISIS.

According to Mediaite.com, the incident in question occurred last week when Lemon asked Muslim-American human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar if he supports ISIS.

“Wait, did you just ask me if I supported ISIS?” asked Iftikhar, who was taken aback by the inquiry.

Despite moving on with the interview, Iftikhar revisited the awkward moment Monday in a post on The Islamic Monthly.

In his eyes, Iftikhar felt he sufficiently condemned the actions of radical, violent Muslims. So when Lemon asked, “Do you support ISIS?”, he thought he had “misheard” the TV personality because “surely there was no respectable journalist in the world who would ask a Muslim human rights lawyer whether he supports an organization which violates human rights each and every day.”

“But then I remembered that I was dealing with Don Lemon,” Iftikhar added as he proceeded to tell Lemon about himself by mentioning the “worst in journalism” award he received last month from the Columbia Journalism Review as well as some of his more infamous awkward moments.

“It is a sincere honor to be added to the litany of famous “Malaysian-black-hole-penis-biting” Don Lemon media gaffes which can be added to his audition tape for his next job at FOX News Channel,” Iftikhar concluded.

“So from the bottom of my heart, I want to publicly thank Don Lemon for making me famous with his patently offensive racist dumb-ass question.”

To read Iftikhar’s full post, click here. To see Lemon’s interview with Iftikhar, check out the video below:

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