• Mr Dawkins, Belief in a Winged Horse is Mehdi Hasan’s Smallest “Problem”

    One of the original stories that earned Richard Dawkins the accusations of “Islamophobia” (an honor if you ask me) was his following tweet on journalist Mehdi Hasan:

    hasan

    Which, of course, lead to a firestorm against Dawkins. And justly so. How dare anyone fail to “respect” Hasan’s deeply held belief in winged horses!

    As it happens, though, Hasan should be disqualified from working for any reputable publication for a much simpler reason: he is pure poison. He calls those who disagree with his worldview cattle. It is interesting that Hasan gets all the sympathy and Dawkins all the vilification for stridency, even though you would never hear Dawkins using such language.

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    • ThePrussian

      Good grief, I was actually in the audience that time.

      http://www.skepticink.com/prussian/2012/11/25/an-evening-with-richard-dawkins-and-mehdi-hassan/

      I do wish Dawkins could up his game a little against chaps like Mehdi.

    • Christian

      Religion is for idiots, but Islam is particularly disgusting.

      • Kevin Liu

        Your comment degrades your name being “Christian”. My dear mom was a staunch Christian. She would tell you to repent on what you said. If you mom is a Christian she would wash you mouth with soap because apparently you never asked a Muslim any question about Islam. Your attitude gives me the impression that you only follow blindly to what others tell you. A half decent human being would go and learn something new rather than smell the behind of another and claim you have learned by the whiff of the wind.

    • nicky

      Indeed, irrational beliefs in winged horses is probably the least of problems with Mehdi Hassan.
      Would Mehdi Hassans utterings above not qualify as hate-speech? Indeed would not great portions of the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira not qualify as hate-speech?

      • Kevin Liu

        Which part of Qur’an, Hadith and Sirah in your contention considered to be hate-speech? Please give an example. I am a fast learner.