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Atheist’s Speech At Christian Church Cancelled Because He Has Condemned Islamic Violence


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Eric Owens

07/22/2017

 

A progressive radio station in Berkeley, California has cancelled a scheduled appearance by Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and atheist, because he has previously criticized fundamentalist Islam as oppressive to women and generally violent.

 

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The radio station, KPFA, had invited Dawkins to the United Church of Christ-affiliated church to discuss his new latest book, “Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist.”

 

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However, on Thursday, the listener-funded progressive radio station — 94.1 on your FM dial — rescinded its speaking invitation to Dawkins because of some tweets and statements the atheist scientist has issued which have been critical of Muslims he describes as militant and radical.

“We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt — in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people,” KPFA told ticket buyers in the email.

“KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech,” the email also said. “While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins views much earlier.”

 

 

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