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Richard Dawkins in Twitter storm over call to prayer comments

Tue 17 Jul 2018
By Marcus Jones

Atheist author and scientist Richard Dawkins has found himself in a social media controversy over comments made about the Muslim call to prayer.

The God Delusion writer posted a picture of him at Winchester Cathedral.


The accompanying message said: "Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great medieval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding 'Allahu Akhbar'. Or is that just my cultural upbringing?"

His message received almost 5,000 likes with over 3,000 comments many claiming him to be racist or hateful.



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