Friday, 1 February 2013

Richard Dawkins on "Islamic Barbarians"

The inimitable Dawkins sticks the boot in to the "barbarians" who burnt the books in Timbuktu... irreplaceable ancient texts.
He cops it on Twitter from the apologists.
He also cops it from the anti-jihadists, in this post.  Some say he's only just "come to his senses".
But he's long been a stern critics of Islam, as Meeker points out in the comments:
Dawkins, though an equal opportunity critic of all religions, saves particular opprobrium for Islam.
Take this, for example, in 2011:
Islam deserves criticism on account of the logical consequences of its dogma, namely, that the murder of fellow human beings is to be rewarded with sensual pleasure in a hedonistic ‘Paradise’- a concept born in the fantasies of an Arab rebel some fourteen centuries ago. The religion of Mohammed is a dangerous system when the teachings and example of the ‘prophet’ are believed and followed.
There's more from Dawkins and a video of his talk here.