Skip to comments.Richard Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin liner' ( UK )
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 ...
Well let’s see....looks like a trash bag.....has trash inside....what’s the problem?
I say by the end of the month he either pipes down regarding islam or he issues an apology of some sort.
Osama Bin Liner?
or he’ll lose his head!
He’s right, but he’s still an ignorant cuss in religious (particularly Christian) matters.
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)?
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.
So much safer to criticize Christianity...
Why don’t atheists, moslems, and queers ever quarrel among themselves in the United States???
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.
Christians tend not to chop off heads or blow themselves up in markets when angered.
He’s an atheist, but at least he’s consistent.
He’s not ignorant, he just doesn’t buy it.
“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?’””
In one Muslim school he investigated for his documentary none of the pupils believed in evolution.
He said: Their first recourse was not Whats 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.
Atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Pat Condell have always spoken out against Islam, not to mention the Fatwa-magnet Salman Rushdie.
Maybe you should read up on your "Christian" history. Burning heretics,inquisitions, putting them to the question, etc. etc. was the norm.
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.
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.
“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God.”
~ Psalm 14:1
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.
Finally found some common ground with Dawkins; at least until he apologizes for this comment.
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?
It’s about time this human pile of excrement started keying up on another religion besides christianity, especially one so worthy of his sneers.
For the women who have to live in them, they are a body bag; death reigns.
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