I am not sure what the radio station was thinking. Dawkins is a strict atheist which means that he does not believe in any god including the Islam god. He is highly critical of Christianity and what he perceives to be the problems with this religion. It follows that he would be highly critical is Islam as well. This raises the question: why is it acceptable to be “abusive” of Christianity but not Islam?
This event illustrates one of the things I simply do not understand about the liberal left. They will go out of the way to force Christianity out of the public eye yet when it comes to Muslims, they will accept and even encourage the practice of their culture.
If you take the misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, etc. of Christianity and multiply it by two, you get Islam. If anything, it would make sense that the liberal left would oppose Muslims in much the same way as Christians.
Then again, we are talking about a group that cannot figure out how many genders exist.
A public radio station in Berkeley, California, canceled a fundraiser and discussion with Richard Dawkins, the scientist, author and outspoken atheist, calling his comments on Islam “abusive speech.
“Dawkins was scheduled to discuss his new book, “Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist,” at the August 9 event, to which tickets were sold as part of a fundraiser for the station, KPFA.