Richard Dawkins slams Islam as ‘most evil religion,’ then Trump for travel ban rhetoric

Richard Dawkins slams Islam as ‘most evil religion,’ then Trump for travel ban rhetoric

Author: ‘Individual Muslims suffer more from Islam than anyone else’

British writer on evolution and biology Richard Dawkins (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Author Richard Dawkins told an audience last week that Islam is the “most evil” religion in the world while scolding President Donald Trump for his anti-terror rhetoric.

Attendees at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival in Gloucestershire, England, received more than a lecture on evolution during Mr. Dawkins’ prepared remarks. The biologist, on hand Sunday for the June 6-11 event, said it would be a mistake to create a moral equivalence between religions.

“It’s tempting to say all religions are bad, and I do say all religions are bad, but it’s a worse temptation to say all religions are equally bad because they’re not,” the “Science in the Soul” author said, the U.K. Telegraph reported Sunday. “If you look at the actual impact that different religions have on the world, it’s quite apparent that at present the most evil religion in the world has to be Islam.”

The author, whose views mirror fellow “new atheists” like Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens, was quick to add a caveat.

“It’s terribly important to modify that because of course that doesn’t mean all Muslims are evil, very far from it,” he said. “Individual Muslims suffer more from Islam than anyone else. They suffer from the homophobia, the misogyny, the joylessness which is preached by extreme Islam, ISIS and the Iranian regime.”

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Author Richard Dawkins told an audience last week that Islam is the “most evil” religion in the world while scolding President Donald Trump for his anti-terror rhetoric. Attendees at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival in Gloucestershire, England, received more than a lecture on evolution during Mr. Dawkins’ prepared remarks.

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Mr. Dawkins then criticized Mr. Trump for inflammatory anti-terrorism rhetoric.

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