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Outspoken academic Richard Dawkins in airline security Twitter row over jar of honey

Posted By admin On November 4, 2013 @ 6:17 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

ROB WILLIAMS 
London Independent [1]
November 4, 2013

World famous English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and unrelenting critic of religion and the religious, Richard Dawkins, has turned his anger on airport security rules after he had a jar of honey confiscated.

Dawkins, who is no stranger to Twitter controversy following alleged anti-Muslim comments he made back in August, declared on the micro-blogging site that ‘Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day’ after security took away his jar of honey.

The outspoken atheist, who came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, criticised what he called ‘dundridges’ – his word for petty jobsworths – and described the confiscation of his honey as a ‘STUPID waste.’

The latest outburst follows a tweet in August in which he said: “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.”

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