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’.
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