Richard Dawkins "Ignorant and Islamophobic"

Richard Dawkins, the outspoken atheist, has courted fresh controversy by likening the burka to a bin liner.

Telegraph UK (H/T Mullah)

The 69-year-old author and Oxford academic said he is filled with “visceral revulsion” when he sees women wearing the traditional Islamic covering.  But he held back from advocating a ban on the all-enveloping cloak, insisting that such legislation would fly in the face of Britain’s liberal tradition.

Prison is freedom,  light is darkness, good is bad, burqa & misogyny mean  progress……

Professor Dawkins referred to the burka as a “full bin-liner thing” in an interview with the Radio Times in which he discussed his forthcoming documentary on the dangers of faith schools.

He has sparked fury among Muslim groups, who have accused him of being “ignorant” and “Islamophobic”.
But he stood by his remarks last night, telling the Daily Mail: “I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.”  But he added: “As a liberal I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice.”

Last month the French government voted to ban the burka from public places. It also banned the niqab – a piece of cloth covering the face.   Seyyed Ferjani, of the Muslim Association of Britain, accused Professor Dawkins of “Islamophobia”.
She said: “This kind of thing has been on the rise for some time. Britain is a diverse and free society.   Britain still is, to a degree. But no Islamic  country is diverse or free…

“It is a woman’s choice if she wishes to wear a burka, a niqab or not. Why does it matter to this man what a woman is wearing?” That, in essence, is the biggest lie. The Koranimals whack their women into the burqa and there is no way out of it…..

In Faith Schools Menace? on More4 next week, the Oxford University evolutionary biologist argues that religious schools are encouraging social segregation.

11 thoughts on “Richard Dawkins "Ignorant and Islamophobic"”

  1. I agree with Dawkins but I prefer to call it a “body bag”.
    It’s like the bags they wrap dead bodies in only they are “the walking dead”. It’s “the night of the living dead”…Run for the hills! They’ll eat your brains out!

  2. If I were a kid trick or treating at Halloween I would run the other direction if I ever saw those ghosts walking up the street my way.

  3. Typical muslims – accuse a highly intelligent person who understands more than the muzz possibly can of being ignorant. Rather like the pot calling the kettle black.

  4. “My old Man’s a Dustman”
    Lonnie Donegan

    Now one day whilst in a hurry,
    He missed a lady’s bin:
    He hadn’t gone but a few yards
    When she chased after him.
    “What game do you think you’re playing?”
    She cried right from the ‘eart,
    “You’ve missed me, am I too late?”
    “No, jump up on the cart!”

  5. I call it a “slave sack” because , at best, that’s what these poor woman are, slaves to inadequate, inferior, little muzlim males, whose only power comes from being a zombie to izlam.

  6. More and more people are starting to understand that when an advocate for Islam speaks publicly he has Allah’s approval to lie and distort any and everything under discussion, in support of the ultimate goal- Sharia Law for everyone.

  7. A definite fashion-blooper!
    How about an award for the worst-dressed-women?

    As to the “Muslim groups, who have accused him of being “ignorant” and “Islamophobic”, who gives a damn what they think?

    Isn’t it time we start telling them that they are welcome to think what they think, however , we are just not interested in their mistaken opinions any more?

  8. i dont think it is proper to go to another country and critisize the people ways. i am an atheist myself, but i dont think this is the way to encourage tolerance of atheism. you must respect the beliefs of others, and perhaps they will respect your beliefs too. it is good to talk about these things openly without anger, but both sides must show respect to the other. you dont have to agree with someone to respect them. if burkas dont bother the women who were them, i dont see any reason it should bother anyone

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