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'Muslims peaked in the Dark Ages. But since then?': Richard Dawkins embroiled in Twitter row
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2387635/Richard-Dawkins-embroiled-Twitter-row-controversial-comments.html#ixzz2caI2GPuL ^ | 9 August 2013 | By John Stevens

Posted on 08/20/2013 11:58:45 PM PDT by dennisw

The author of The God Delusion tweeted that the world's Muslims had won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge His comments sparked anger among high-profile Twitter users including Caitlin Moran and Faisal Islam

One wrote: ‘Dawkins spent the best part of 10 years attacking Christianity and not raising an eyebrow.

He now turns that same eye on Islam and uproar.’

An Emeritus Fellow at New College, Oxford, Professor Dawkins appeared to try and appease his critics by saying that Trinity College also has more Nobel Prizes than any country in the world except America, Britain, Germany and France.

The Cambridge college has 32 Nobel laureates, whereas only 10 laureates are thought to have been Muslim.

Mr Islam said that Professor Dawkins’ claims were wrong, arguing that he should not have included prizes won for economics.

He wrote that over the last two decades, ‘it’s 8-4 against Trinity. I say this as a Muslim alumnus of Trinity College, Cambridge.’

He added that if Professor Dawkins ‘had any clue what he was talking about, he’d know to trip out the Economic Nobels, which aren’t quite real.’

Professor Dawkins found himself in the spotlight earlier this year when he took on the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams in a debate at Cambridge.

The author branded religion a ‘betrayal of the intellect’ and ‘a betrayal of all that’s best about what makes us human’.

He also said: ‘If I were a cultural Muslim, I would have something to say about that faith’s appalling attitude to women and various other moral points.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; qitalislam

1 posted on 08/20/2013 11:58:45 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Dawkins catching hell for saying things about how dumb (from inbreeding probably) Muzz cultures are


2 posted on 08/21/2013 12:01:22 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

He has been saying the same things about Christians for a long long time and the leftists always gave him 100% support.

He’s under the bus now.

lol.

He forgets that leftism itself is a religion


3 posted on 08/21/2013 12:04:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: dennisw

Richard has never before dealt with people who behead you for disagreeing with them.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 12:04:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: dennisw
...the Economic Nobels, which aren’t quite real...

Good one
5 posted on 08/21/2013 12:05:39 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Richard has never before dealt with people who behead you for disagreeing with them

You mean he's going to go after the Cult of Homosexuals too?

6 posted on 08/21/2013 12:07:48 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: dennisw

Oh well. The muslims can correct this. Just arrange to have a Nobel for genocide and another for torture. They’ll corner the market, just like the Jews have cornered it for the real Nobels.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 12:29:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: dennisw

We should hand out awards for each full hour they don’t bomb any women/children.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 12:38:24 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: dennisw

this is what happens when you follow a cult whose prophet rapes a 9 year old girl


9 posted on 08/21/2013 12:42:55 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dennisw
He added that if Professor Dawkins ‘had any clue what he was talking about, he’d know to trip out the Economic Nobels, which aren’t quite real.’

Are we pretending that the Nobel Peace Prize is real - giving Islam points for Obama and Anwar al-Sadat?

In any case, talking about when Islam peaked is like talking about the peak of the Marianas Trench - unimpressive even if it is a relative high point.

10 posted on 08/21/2013 1:14:58 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
In Islam there is no room for open, free debate and exchange of intellectual ideas as in Cambridge or any other center for higher learning. There is no such thing as compromise and balance.

This is why Islam as a religion keeps it's adherents stuck in the 7th century which their fingers up their bums instead of building civilization and moving forward.
They are in a reset-anger-blowup-kill-reset-anger-blowup-kill cycle since the Middle Ages.

sl

11 posted on 08/21/2013 1:20:02 AM PDT by Netz
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On the other hands, Christians can’t convince their own adherents to follow or protect the religion.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 1:35:56 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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Peaked at what, marauding and plagiarism?


13 posted on 08/21/2013 1:41:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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"Richard has never before dealt with people who behead you for disagreeing with them."

Or shank you while you're standing in line for a Latte, which is much, much likelier. Whatever one's opinion of Mr Dawkins, one would be hard pressed to describe his public criticism of Islam as less than bold, or perhaps suicidal.

Hope he carries. He'll likely need to before long.

14 posted on 08/21/2013 1:41:20 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: nickcarraway
Christianity has opened itself up to too much self-criticsm and doubt. It's a lot easier to be secular and do whatever the heck you want (in a consumer society) than adhere to some form of self-control and respect. The Churches need to somehow (?) unite or begin merging.

Judaism is united by one Torah. Religiosity is based on how much Law to accept and practice but all agree on the central tennent.

Islam is united (kind of) by the Koran though the different sects kill each other for fun.

Christianity is not united, too many derivations I think. At least they don't kill each other today as they did in the past, like Islam today.

The Church is a divided house.

15 posted on 08/21/2013 1:50:48 AM PDT by Netz
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To: dennisw
The author of The God Delusion tweeted that the world's Muslims had won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge

Atheism vs. Muslims vs. Trinity? Guess who wins.

16 posted on 08/21/2013 2:34:17 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: dennisw
Richard Dawkins ? From Family Feud ??

Oi thought he wuz dead ?

17 posted on 08/21/2013 2:35:39 AM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: ComputerGuy
...the Economic Nobels, which aren’t quite real...
Good one
I dunno . . . if you wanna talk about “aren’t quite real,” I’d start with the “Peace” prize. Speaking of which, what did Mr. Obama do with that money given to him by a foreign power (the Peace Prize committee being a creature of the Norwegian government), anyway?
But then, if it’s macro “economics” we’re talking about, the man would definitely have a point.

18 posted on 08/21/2013 4:05:30 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: dennisw

19 posted on 08/21/2013 4:29:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Only the Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, and Economics prizes are real.

The Literature and Peace prizes are awarded based on politics and “fairness”.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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Econ prize used to be real, before Krugman’s.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 6:47:30 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Sure sure sure - they would never never never lie to us about anything important [pssst - see my FR links page]...


22 posted on 08/21/2013 8:35:23 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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