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Richard Dawkins outraged after airport security confiscates jar of honey, says "Bin Laden has won"

"Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day. I had a little jar of honey, now thrown away"

Prachi Gupta
November 4, 2013 3:38AM (UTC)

Easily incensed atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is, well, incensed that airport security has confiscated his jar of honey. The controversial writer, whose alleged anti-Muslim tweets have invited criticism in the past, wrote on Twitter, "Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day. I had a little jar of honey, now thrown away by rule-bound dundridges. STUPID waste." Over the course of several hours on Sunday, Dawkins expressed anger and disapproval of airport security rules:

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Dawkins retweeted references to "security theater," a term coined by TSA critic, cryptographer and security technologist Bruce Schneier that are, according to a profile in Vanity Fair, "actions that accomplish nothing but are designed to make the government look like it is on the job."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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