Richard Dawkins on Islamist "Scholars"—“True Scholars Have Read More Than One Book”
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From the NYT, catching up on my story from a few days ago:

 Some of the first objections to Mr. Dawkins’s appearance came from Bay Area residents. They pointed to his tweets like one posted in 2013 in which he called Islam “the greatest force for evil in the world today.”

Quincy McCoy, the station’s general manager, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. In a KPFA news broadcast on Friday, he said the station “emphatically supports free speech.”

He added, “We believe that it is our free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful or hurtful language against a community that is already under attack.”

The Islamic community consists of 1.6 billion people, 40+ countries, and all the oil of the Persian Gulf. But it is punching down to resist the Islamic community incorporating Europe and North America.

Several of Mr. Dawkins’s comments on social media have drawn criticism in recent years. In 2015, he wondered whether Ahmed Mohamed — the boy in Texas who was suspended after bringing a homemade clock to school that officials said resembled a bomb — wanted to get arrested given that the episode led to an invitation to the White House and crowdfunding.

In a Twitter post in 2014, he suggested that people should “always put Islamic ‘scholar’ in quotes, to avoid insulting true scholars.”

“True scholars have read more than one book,” he wrote.

Ouch. An anonymous commenter writes:

The great thing about this new statement is that it actually gives links to several rather brutal Dawkins tweets. I’ll link them directly in case the station “wises up”:

Dawkins here says “Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today”. What is the official goodthinker view on this? Is Trump the greatest force for evil? Is everyone equally a force for evil? Are we just not supposed to use the word “evil”? Are we supposed be unaware that the concept “evil” exists? Or is it just that all cishet white men are equally the greatest force for evil?

Brutal. Dawkins hurls a lot of juvenile insults at Christians, but he seems perfectly aware that even the most ludicrous “young earth creationists” read books.

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