Richard Dawkins is an atheist philosopher and vocal critic of religions. He work to promote science, skepticism, rationality, and secular humanist thought.
Unfortunately, recently Richard Dawkins’ criticism of Islam has increasingly been sliding into plain ole bigotry – not based upon any sound scientific or any empirical evidence, which he claims to be a proud advocate of. In a documentary of his, Richard Dawkins interviews Muslims. Instead of focusing his interview among Muslims in Britain where he lives, he travels thousands of miles to The Gaza strip in Palestine – a very hostile territory due to their various conflicts with Israel. He then finds the most “extremist” Muslim he can to interview. This is done intentionally as part of his worldview is to portray religious people as intellectually inferior to atheists and as “nuts” “irrational” or “mad” in contrast to the “logical” and “rational” atheist.
While I and most Muslims do not agree with the views this particular Muslim man expressed, his worldview is shaped in part by the environment he lives in. Injustices perpetrated by Israel against Palestine has had an effect on his mentality and attitude.