‘US Muslim TV boss ‘beheaded wife” by BBC – RichardDawkins.net

‘US Muslim TV boss ‘beheaded wife” by BBC – RichardDawkins.net.

Richard Dawkins occasionally make atheists look bad by doing the same thing the rest of the press does – connecting two unrelated pieces of information to make religious people look bad.

Religious people make themselves look bad enough without we atheists stretching the facts to make it look like someone is a bad person or did a bad thing because he or she is religious.

A person who is a Muslim committed a mind-numbingly horrific crime. It really has nothing to do with the fact that he is a Muslim.

Nor does, for instance, a transwoman murdering her husband have anything to do with the fact that she is trans. Let people’s actions speak for themselves without dragging immaterial facts about their social identities into it. Mmmk?

Advertisements

~ by thepostpasseist on February 18, 2009.

One Response to “‘US Muslim TV boss ‘beheaded wife” by BBC – RichardDawkins.net”

  1. […] to beheading in Islam? – By Nina Shen Rastogi – Slate Magazine Remember how we love to recklessly link people’s crimes with their social identities? Well, here’s a whole […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: