[100 word news] – Dawkins responds to speech cancellation: ‘Why is it fine to criticise Christianity but not Islam?’

Atheist author Richard Dawkins has responded to the decision by an American radio station to cancel a planned speaking event, by asking:

‘Why do you give Islam a free pass? Why is it fine to criticise Christianity but not Islam?’

California radio station KPFA cancelled the speech after learning of Mr. Dawkins’ previous comments on Islam, which include a tweet from 2013 which called the religion ‘the greatest force for evil in the world today.’

The station released a statement, saying:

‘While KFPA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having broader knowledge of Dawkins’ views much earlier’.

Mr. Dawkins responded:

‘I have called Islamism vile, but surely you understand that Islamism is not the same as Islam’.

‘I am known as a frequent critic of Christianity, and have never been de-platformed for that’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times.

Full story here: http://bit.ly/2uuGO41

 

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