Richard Dawkins enrages Muslims by referring to destroyers of Timbuktu library as “Islamic barbarians”
Dawkins is the victim here of a very common Islamic supremacist tactic: to claim that any criticism of any jihadist action is a criticism of all Muslims, such criticism being not allowed under any circumstances in acceptable public discourse. The mainstream media and Islamic supremacist spokesmen did the same thing with our AFDI ad above, claiming that we were calling all Muslims “savages,” as if every last Muslim supported the bloody and savage jihad against Israeli civilians.
And so Dawkins has to explain the obvious, as we do again and again and again, that he didn’t mean all Muslims, and as he does, and as we do, the original point is lost — which is the goal of this absurd Islamic supremacist victimhood posturing in the first place. Dawkins’ original point was that those who destroyed the manuscripts in Timbuktu were barbarians. And they were. And they were acting in the name of Islam and its contempt for everything it considers jahiliyya, the society of unbelievers. Instead of addressing that, and determining to combat these ideas among their fellow Muslims, these Muslims went after Dawkins. So it always is: instead of fighting against the violent jihadists they profess to oppose, Islamic supremacists in the U.S. focus all their energy on attacking the non-Muslims who dare to oppose those jihadists.
“‘A priceless heritage destroyed by Islamic barbarians’: Atheist Professor Dawkins outrages Muslims with comments over Mali extremists wrecking library,” by Mark Duell in the Daily Mail, January 31:
Atheist Richard Dawkins has outraged Muslims after describing looters who destroyed manuscripts in Mali as “˜Islamic barbarians”.
The 71-year-old author of The God Delusion was referring to the severe damage caused by Islamist extremists to a sacred library in Timbuktu but his remarks were seen as insulting to all Muslims.
Oxford University academic Professor Dawkins told his 600,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday: “˜Like Alexandria, like Bamiyan, Timbuktu’s priceless manuscript heritage destroyed by Islamic barbarians.”
But his comments were criticised, with some followers claiming he was unjustly attacking Islam and others saying he should be considering vandalism committed by Christians, reported the Daily Telegraph.
Muslim Twitter user “˜Shawa5i Al Nasseri” from the United Arab Emirates said: ‘You call us barbarians, truly no respect’, before later adding: ‘How do you explain this “destroyed by Islamic barbarians?”"
Professor Dawkins responded to the comments by saying: “˜You mean you were one of those who burned the books in Timbuktu? No? I thought not. So I wasn’t calling you a barbarian was I.”
He also said to all of his followers: “˜I was calling Islamic BARBARIANS barbarians”, adding: “˜By “Islamic barbarians” I mean those Muslims who are also barbarians. I do not of course mean all Muslims.”
Professor Dawkins later added: “˜Xtian (Christian) barbarians murder abortion doctors. Most Xtians (Christians) are not barbarians. Stalin was an atheist barbarian. Most atheists are not barbarians.”
On Monday Islamists were said to have burned down the world-famous Ahmed Baba Institute library containing priceless manuscripts and artefacts.’…