Here We Go Again: Richard Dawkins Blocked from Event at UC Berkeley (Because Muslims Might Get Offended)

Here We Go Again: Richard Dawkins Blocked from Event at UC Berkeley (Because Muslims Might Get Offended)

It's always amusing when the left eats one of its own.  

An upcoming UC Berkeley speaking engagement featuring liberal/atheist speaker Richard Dawkins has been cancelled amidst fears that his views on Islam might hurt a Muslim's feelings. We're not kidding. 

This comes less than a week after UC Berkeley attempted to block political commentator Ben Shapiro from speaking at an event on September 14. Administrators rescinded their actions only after receiving threats of legal action from Shapiro and conservative student organizations. 

From CBN News

Although Dawkins is outspoken against conservative values and Christianity, the radio station doesn’t cite that as the reason for cancellation. Instead, KPFA sent a letter to those who bought tickets for the event saying it’s because his views against Muslims could be taken as offensive.

”We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people. KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech,” it says.

The letter condemns what they call “abusive speech.”
— CBN News

Here is what UC Berkeley considers abusive: 

This is leftist hypocrisy at its finest— you have the right to free speech, as long as they like what you say. Anything else is "abusive speech." Take, for instance, this quote from Colombian socialist Camilo Restrepo:

If Jesus were alive today, He would be a guerrillero.
— Camilo Torres Restrepo

Although many of Richard Dawkins' philosophical views are heavy-handed, the solution to unpopular speech is always more speech. Only through civil discourse can progress be made and better ideas developed. 

Things aren't looking good for UC Berkeley.

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