Even Leftist, Atheist Richard Dawkins: Islam is NOT a Race...
Say what you will about the atheistic, left-wing darling Richard Dawkins, but you have to give credit where credit is due. He is an equal opportunity basher of all things theistic.
But this time the Christ-hating progressive dismantled political correctness, as it relates to Islam. With surgical precision:
The controversial atheist academic, 75, argued the public was too worried about being viewed as racist and claimed it is absurd to be accused of racism for criticising Islam.
Dawkins said this was the result of an “absurd double standard” in the Western world which means people are more anxious about attacking Islam than Christianity.
“People are terrified of being thought racist,” he told The Times. “There’s an awful confusion in many people’s minds. They think Islam is a race, which of course it isn’t”.
Firstly, the obvious:
When Dawkins or Bill Maher put Christians, or even Christ himself, on blast, leftists cackle like hyenas. They're just less appealing than said hyenas. But the moment someone cracks a Muhammed joke? They turn paler than Conan O'Brien. Welcome to the double-standard club. It's standing-room only.
Dawkins is totally right. We've been echoing each other on this point since practically the crusades: Islam is not a race. Islam is a religion. More importantly, Islam is an ideology. It's an ideology with an ever-growing body count. That's if you can count bodies accurately post suicide bomb.
But to say such things is deemed "Islamophobia." Worth noting, the fear of being labled a racist or an "Islamophobe" kind of sort of led to the San Bernardino killers getting away with murder. Yes, really. Read Woman Didn't Report Muslim San Bernardino Killer... Guess Why... This same fear of being labelled racist keeps us from having an honest conversation about Islam and how it fits with the rest of the world in the 21st century. Spoiler alert: Islam, as it currently stands, doesn't fit the 21st century. At least not in Western civilization's idea of the 21st century.
Dr. Dawkins understands that much. Until we heed his words and purge political correctness from our collective minds, expect more of the same. The same being leftists fearing to use the words "Muslim" and "terrorist" in the same sentence, while girls are being raped by Muslim migrants and infidels are being blown up.
Of course criticizing Islam is the norm for these parts of the internet. Behold, criticizing Islam before it was cool: