Richard Dawkins makes 'anti-Islam remark'
World-famous biologist Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist, has made controversial remarks. In a now much-debated tweet, he 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?"
How can he say that Namaz sounds aggressive? Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur rebutted, "Even though I am not Muslim, this remark by someone as famous as you offends me deeply. It’s your arrogant colonial upbringing that allows you to believe that you have a right to insult someone else’s faith in this way. Astonished that you did not think about what you just wrote."
Columnist Reem AlHarmi called out Dawkins' ignorance "Meet Richard Dawkins, an atheist who believes that the church bells sound nice, but the Adhan sounds aggressive, both are in fact used to call worshippers. Not speaking or understanding Arabic doesn’t justify ignorance and prejudice, like this tweet," he noted.