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Richard Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin liner' ( UK )
NewsCore ^ | August 10, 2010

Posted on 08/10/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by george76

BRITISH academic and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has angered Muslim groups by comparing the burqa to a trash bag.

Muslim organisations reacted angrily...

"I think it is ignorant and Islamaphobic," said Seyyed Ferjani, of the Muslim Association of Britain.

In 2008 he said: "It's almost impossible to say anything against Islam in this country, because you are accused of being racist or Islamophobic."

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: burqa; dawkins; muslim; muslims; richarddawkins; trashbag

1 posted on 08/10/2010 8:15:45 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Well let’s see....looks like a trash bag.....has trash inside....what’s the problem?


2 posted on 08/10/2010 8:17:31 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: george76

I say by the end of the month he either pipes down regarding islam or he issues an apology of some sort.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 8:17:54 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: george76

Osama Bin Liner?


4 posted on 08/10/2010 8:17:58 AM PDT by snarkbait (<<For Rent>>)
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To: pnh102

or he’ll lose his head!


5 posted on 08/10/2010 8:19:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: george76

He’s right, but he’s still an ignorant cuss in religious (particularly Christian) matters.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 8:20:46 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: george76
Racist or Islamaphobic?

Well, last time I checked, Islam isn't a race!

And as to being afraid of it (phobic about it)...well, yes. Is it a crime to fear your enemy (said war having been declared by the agents of Islam)?

7 posted on 08/10/2010 8:20:46 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: george76
"I think it is ignorant and Islamaphobic,"

I don't think the protected classes actually know what Phobic means. The only people who are islamaphobic are the gutless politicians who allow muslims protected status. The rest of us don't fear islam as much as we hate the SOBs.

8 posted on 08/10/2010 8:20:56 AM PDT by calex59
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To: george76
Funny how atheists AVOID islam.

So much safer to criticize Christianity...

9 posted on 08/10/2010 8:21:22 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: george76

Why don’t atheists, moslems, and queers ever quarrel among themselves in the United States???


10 posted on 08/10/2010 8:21:37 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Som tasim `aleykha melekh 'asher yivchar HaShem 'Eloqeykha bo . . .)
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To: pnh102

I bet atheist boy apologizes. It’s OK for him to bash Christians but he will learn to kowtow to the Muslims like a good boy.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 8:25:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: george76

Stopped clock.


12 posted on 08/10/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: 2banana

Christians tend not to chop off heads or blow themselves up in markets when angered.


13 posted on 08/10/2010 8:30:05 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: JWinNC

He’s an atheist, but at least he’s consistent.

He’s not ignorant, he just doesn’t buy it.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 8:34:32 AM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: george76

Just wow:

“In one Muslim school he investigated for his documentary none of the pupils believed in evolution.

He said: “Their first recourse was not ‘What’s the evidence?’ but ‘What does the Koran say?’””


15 posted on 08/10/2010 8:35:48 AM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: mainsail that

“Just wow:

“In one Muslim school he investigated for his documentary none of the pupils believed in evolution.

He said: “Their first recourse was not ‘What’s the evidence?’ but ‘What does the Koran say?’”””

If the Christian west had done this, we would probably be a couple centuries further along in science, and I’m not kiddin.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 8:43:26 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2banana
Funny how atheists AVOID islam.

Atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Pat Condell have always spoken out against Islam, not to mention the Fatwa-magnet Salman Rushdie.

17 posted on 08/10/2010 8:51:43 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: DonaldC
If the Christian west had done this, we would probably be a couple centuries further along in science, and I’m not kiddin.

Maybe you should read up on your "Christian" history. Burning heretics,inquisitions, putting them to the question, etc. etc. was the norm.

18 posted on 08/10/2010 8:57:24 AM PDT by LeGrande (Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.)
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To: george76

19 posted on 08/10/2010 8:58:26 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: george76

I wish atheists like Dawkins would learn to pick their battles and go after the most signifigant threats to their atheism first and that is not christianity.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 9:00:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: george76

Hey, truth is truth.

Burkas are ugly.

Helen Thomas is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside.

Obama couldn’t pass a real college class in a million years.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 9:04:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: george76

“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God.”
~ Psalm 14:1


22 posted on 08/10/2010 9:06:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: 2banana
Funny how atheists AVOID islam.

I'm not an atheist, but your statement doesn't match what the article says.

Dawkins is not avoiding islam. He is directly criticizing the burka by comparing it to a trash bag.

23 posted on 08/10/2010 9:08:08 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: george76

Finally found some common ground with Dawkins; at least until he apologizes for this comment.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 9:29:09 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: All

bump


25 posted on 08/10/2010 9:40:05 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: LeGrande
On the other hand Monks took backward Europe and turned it into an industrial powerhouse leading to the Renascence. They were developing mechanical and hydraulic engineering discovering genetic inheretence principals and agricultural techniques that brought the west out of the vacuum of the Roman Empire to the economic and scientific dominance of the world. For the most part, the monks were discovering and documenting the world principally for economic reasons but laying the groundwork for the scientific age with the Catholic Church staying out of it.
26 posted on 08/10/2010 9:59:02 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dangerdoc

Huh, what history of Europe have you been reading?

It was those pesky heretics that brought forward the renascence despite the efforts of the Church to suppress them.

But you are right in one aspect, when it became obvious that the Church couldn’t torture or kill all of the innovators they belated jumped on the band wagon and have been busily trying to rewrite history since then. Interestingly the one invention that the Church supported was the printing press. Did you know that the primary initial purpose of the printing press was to create indulgences that the Church could sell?


27 posted on 08/10/2010 11:18:26 AM PDT by LeGrande (Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.)
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To: george76

It’s about time this human pile of excrement started keying up on another religion besides christianity, especially one so worthy of his sneers.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 11:06:47 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: george76

For the women who have to live in them, they are a body bag; death reigns.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 11:09:32 PM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
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To: Nateman

WIMPY,WIMPY,WIMPY HEFTY,HEFTY HEFTY


30 posted on 08/16/2010 3:11:05 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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