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Professor Richard Dawkins embroiled in Twitter row over Muslim comments
The Telegraph ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Alice Philipson

Posted on 08/08/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT by Kip Russell

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To: Redleg Duke

I like what they’ve done with language too. For example... Taking a noble word like “martyr” - and turning it into something else entirely.


51 posted on 08/09/2013 5:32:18 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kip Russell

“A statement of simple fact is not bigotry”.
True, but hard to enforce.


52 posted on 08/09/2013 5:38:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature. Promoting liberalism comes from a strong hatred of self.)
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To: Kip Russell
Richard Dawkins has been forced to defend controversial comments he made online ...

Nonsense. He can't be forced to defend (or retract) anything. He may simply leave his comments to stand independently, and let other people do what they want.

53 posted on 08/09/2013 5:41:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Kip Russell
The Muslim Arabs have contributed zero, zip, nada to human progress. Their so-called “golden age” was accomplished by ripping of more advanced civilizations. (Example: the Persian Empire.)

Arabs can copy other peoples’ works and make clones of existing technology, but they do not (and never have) created NEW technology.

54 posted on 08/09/2013 5:46:01 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Kip Russell

Just as the left needs to go back to the Crusades to discuss Christian “brutality,” they need to go back to the same time period to discuss Muslim “accomplishments.”


55 posted on 08/09/2013 5:48:18 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Nextrush

What an athiest scumbag! richard’s just jealous because muslims have more nobel prizes than he’ll ever get in his life, and they invented calculus when all he did was create some bogus “theory” (if i can even call it that) about animals changing. He doesn’t ever know what he’s talking about!


56 posted on 08/09/2013 6:04:23 AM PDT by SandraSmarts~Pro-America
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To: Kip Russell
C'mon, give em a break they've murdered over 200 million innocent people. Isn't that worth talking about?

The Truth About Islam from Dr. Bill Warner

57 posted on 08/09/2013 6:04:24 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: Kip Russell
He added: "A statement of simple fact is not bigotry".

Where the heck has he been living? They are called "hate-facts", and they are a certain indicator of bigoty.

Right?

58 posted on 08/09/2013 6:08:12 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Maceman

The phenomenon of the “good German” is like Spanish flu, which didn’t start in Spain and wasn’t limited to Spain.
We’re all susceptible to some degree.


59 posted on 08/09/2013 6:11:24 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Kip Russell
Anybody want some popcorn?

Watch the atheist liberal talking heads defend islam from atheist Dawkins! Ain't it grand?

60 posted on 08/09/2013 6:14:14 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: HomeAtLast
The phenomenon of the “good German” is like Spanish flu, which didn’t start in Spain and wasn’t limited to Spain. We’re all susceptible to some degree.

True enough. That's why I used the term "good German" to describe those Muslims (typically not German) who may be decent people on a personal level, but who tacitly support, enable or at least fail to oppose the horror of Muslim rule, its expansion through the use of force, and the imposition of Sharia law.

61 posted on 08/09/2013 6:20:53 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Maceman

I hope I didn’t sound like I was correcting you. Just making a general observation.
Regarding the horrors of muslim rule, lately I’ve been helping a pal with a website about the Armenian genocide, which will soon be at the 100-year mark. Over a million deliberately exterminated by a muslim government. It had the hallmarks of Holocaust, the savagery, the deliberateness, the numbers. Yet the US government still avoids the subject and the Turkish government still denies it.


62 posted on 08/09/2013 6:32:29 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Vinnie

Dawkins is in a wheelchair? Since when?

Or did you mean Stephen Hawking?


63 posted on 08/09/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Kip Russell
I have to give Dawkins some credit here. Most atheist liberals limit their "atheism" to attacks on Christianity, or rather, to Christianity practiced by westerners. For some reason, their rationalism takes second seat to the cult of multicultural "diversity."

Therefore, Islam and other religions practiced by third world people are usually exempt for reasons of political correctness (and because unlike "bigoted" white Christians, Muslims behead people and blow things up for perceived slights).

64 posted on 08/09/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Chaguito
“Muslims STOLE algebra, they didn’t invent it.” That’s absolutely the message I got from my Indian students in my high school classes. One gave me an essay she had written proving the case. But I’ve lost it.

"Muslim Learning" consisted of taking the knowledge of societies they conquered. When Muslims stopped being able to conquer, their societies decayed.

65 posted on 08/09/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Kip Russell

Not long ago atheists were bemoaning the fact that Christian Europe didn’t get overrun by the “superior islamic civilization” during the middle ages. Atheists would lament about backward Christendom prevailing over the scientifically advanced and socially liberated islamic world.


66 posted on 08/09/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Blennos

Whoa!

You stated an absolute: “No Jew kills...”. You did NOT put any time limit on your claim. I stated 3 facts that disprove your statement. You agree they disprove your case, but claim that since 70 years have passed these facts don’t count. Didn’t you show Nobel Prizes dated more than 70 years ago? So, you display evidence over 70 years old that helps your argument, and you reject evidence more than 70 years old that disproves your argument. You won’t be getting a Nobel prize soon.

Finally, your blood libel that I hate the Jews. There is NOTHING in my post - not words, argument or tone - that shows even the merest whiff of hatred. I am posting FACTS to rebut a false claim.

Your reaction to FACTS you dislike is to deny their relevance when you are using the same time period, deny a proven fact, ignore the third, and then hurl an unfounded blood libel.

Truly poor form. Pleas have someone proof your arguments until you come up to speed, and have someone else craft your rebuttal. It would help your case.


67 posted on 08/09/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Yeah, Hawkings. My baaaaad.


68 posted on 08/09/2013 8:21:06 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Kip Russell
He went on to argue that although Muslims were responsible for many achievements during the Dark Ages, including alchemy and algebra, their contribution since then was questionable.

Those were Persians.

69 posted on 08/09/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Future Snake Eater
Just as the left needs to go back to the Crusades to discuss Christian “brutality,”...

Once the moslem persecution of Dawkins really gets rolling, he may learn that there was a pretty good reason for Crusades after all.

70 posted on 08/09/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Physics: (zero)

Minor quibble, but I can think of at least one Muslim Nobel Prize recipient in physics: Abdus Salam (Pakistani)

71 posted on 08/09/2013 8:43:14 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: beethovenfan
For once I agree with Dawkins. What positive effect has Islam had on the world? I can think only of negatives.

I agree with about half his statement. Muslims didn't do anything noteworthy in the middle ages though. Often algebra, and 'zero' are mentioned in this context, but both these concepts were stolen from India, and were not developed by muslims. Everywhere you find acceptance of muhammed, you find ignorance, repression, and death. This has been true since the time of the pedophile forward.

72 posted on 08/09/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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Thanks Kip Russell.

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73 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Thanks Kip Russell.

74 posted on 08/10/2013 7:49:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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