Best-selling atheist author Richard Dawkins has once again been branded “racist” after he tweeted that the sound of cathedral bells is much more pleasant than the “aggressive-sounding Muslim Allahu Akbar.”
The Arabic phrase — which means ‘God is Greatest’ [not quite: it means “our god is greatest”, an expression of supremacism over non-Muslims] — is used by Muslims, usually to express gratitude and commitment to Allah, and it’s sung at the beginning of the call to prayer. It also has negative connotations as a number of terrorists have shouted the words before carrying out attacks.
Dawkins, who has previously faced a barrage of criticism for claiming in a 2013 tweet that Islam is the “greatest force for evil in the world today,” was again accused of Islamophobia on Tuesday morning after sending a provocative tweet.
High-profile communist reporter Ash Sarkar [see next post] blasted the atheist author of ‘The God Delusion’ as a “tedious old racist.”
Racist for preferring cathedral bells to Islamic war cries? The word “racist” has done a complete back flip in past decades. A “racist” used to mean someone who treated people differently based on their race (i.e. racism was not colorblindness). But now the left call you “racist” if you don’t actively discriminate against whites (i.e. colorblindness is now “racist”). Come to think of it, the left now call you “racist” if you just disagree with them. So … perhaps if you’re not getting called “racist” then you are not a good person, or maybe you just keep your head down?
The left so pollute the language with their tedious propaganda ploys. For example, “gay” used to mean happy, but now it’s a schoolyard insult and rainbows are suspect.
hat-tip Stephen Neil