Richard Dawkins Deplatformed in Berkeley For Being Rationalist About Islam
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Unsurprisingly, anti-religion activist Richard Dawkins, the author of the famous 1976 book The Selfish Gene, has been deplatformed in Berkeley for mean tweets about Islam:

From: Brown Paper Tickets

Date: July 20, 2017 at 2:04:53 PM PDT


Subject: Notification for Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Dear Richard Dawkins event ticket buyers,

We regret to inform you that KPFA has canceled our event with Richard Dawkins. We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people.

KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins views much earlier. We also apologize to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation. Your ticket purchases will automatically be refunded by Brown Paper Tickets.

Sincerely, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM

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