Fatima Bhutto slams British writer Richard Dawkins for calling Azaan aggressive
The biologist shared a picture of himself in front of a cathedral, comparing the sound of the church bells to the Azaan.
He wrote, "Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding Allahu Akbar. Or is that just my cultural upbringing?”
Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding “Allahu Akhbar.” Or is that just my cultural upbringing? pic.twitter.com/TpCkq9EGpw— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 16, 2018
After the post, several people around the globe, including Pakistan's renowned writer Fatima Bhutto, called him out for his intolerant views.
The 36-year-old writer, who is the granddaughter of slain Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, slammed Dawkins with a short but effective statement: “No, it’s your bigotry.”
No, it’s your bigotry. https://t.co/73nwuSGjgK— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) July 17, 2018
Other social media users also followed the suit and slammed the British writer for the wrong interpretation.
I have the same relationship with it as you have with the "Bells of Winchester"; but what you suggested here is ignorant and flat out wrong. As an atheist, you should stop this ironic dance of hate on the lines between religions.— Morteza Behrooz (@lessteza) July 16, 2018
Sorry Richard.— Matt 马特 (@maxui) July 17, 2018
This smacks of intolerance.
You should know better
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