Skip to comments.Richard Dawkins Branded "Racist" Over Anti-Muslim Remarks
Posted on 08/09/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Controversial atheist British professor Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage in a tweet he made deriding the lack of academic achievements by Muslims.
On Thursday, the best-selling author of "The God Delusion," tweeted that: "All the worlds Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.
That post provoked a slew of outraged responses, including accusations of "racism," and "Islamophobia."
Responding to the fierce criticism, Dawkins retorted in another tweet: "Muslims aren't a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews? Google it."
In a later tweet explaining why he chose to single out Muslims, he responded: "Why mention Muslim Nobels rather than any other group? Because we so often hear boasts about (a) their total numbers and (b) their science."
Writing in the UK Guardian newspaper, Muslim author and commentator Nesrine Malik wrote slammed the comments, claiming that whilst "...it is technically true that fewer Muslims (10) than Trinity College Cambridge members (32) have won Nobel prizes," the comparison was not a fair one since you could "insert pretty much any other group of people instead of Muslims, and the statement would be true. You are comparing a specialized academic institution to an arbitrarily chosen group of people."
Dawkins is really trying to say that Muslims as a unit throughout history have done nothing since the Middle Ages, she concluded.
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It is not a Race, it is a degenerate culture...
he bashes Christians for 20 years and he is their hero, he includes Muslims and he is a racist
leftists are all mentally ill
This is a conflicting moment.
On one hand, Dawkins does need to have his pride deflated.
On the other hand, he’s right in this instance.
And, this whole multicultural train must be stopped.
A stopped clock....
But islam isn’t a “race.”
It’s a disease of the mind.
Why, not at all, my dear. No Jew ever figured out how to fly an airliner into a skyscraper.
And that would be correct. One of the few times I've agreed with Dawkins.
At some folks we need folks to figure out that Islam is not a race and that facts are not racist.
It’s a Cult
The kissing guy from family feud? Racist, the guy shoved his tongue down everyone’s throat no matter what color you are.
I keep hearing about how wonderful the Muslims were in the middle ages. I have the impression that they were a bit like the Irish monks who copied and passed on earlier Greek and even Indian culture. What specifically did any Muslim do, create, write, compose?
I just love it when the left wing begins eating itself. Fcuk Dawkins and fcuk Islam. hahaha
The number is 187.
I'm at a crossroads, do I support Dawkins who I can't stand or Muslims? I think Muslims do less damage than Dawkins and his God Delusion b.s.
Make a 'meme' out of that.
They also make great beheading videos. Nobody can make a beheading video or concoct a conspiracy theory like a Muslim.
I think he is wrong about their supposed accomplishments in the Middle Ages. There is evidence to show they stole ideas from those they vanquished. Islam has never accomplished anything but murder and plunder.
We know Nobel prizes are political, so the mere fact a group does not win Nobel prizes could say more about the panel than the group.
He did. He did. Which of course proves that the Nobel Prize is part of a Jewish conspiracy, which is why Muslims never get any (double entendre).
This won't be received well by Muslims, but one of their accomplishments is converting Jews to Islam by force under threat of death. Hence, the few scientific accomplishments may well have been due to Muslims of Jewish heritage. A tiny Jewish nation of a million or so, annually out-publishes a billion or so Muslims. By a huge factor. Rather than scream and shout in rage, those Muslims should sharpen their logic and contribute to humanity. (Won't happen soon...)
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