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Never tweet, Richard Dawkins: Famed atheist now signal-boosting Nazi propaganda

Dawkins keeps demonstrating that there's no tweet too low for him to (accidentally!) high-five


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Brendan Gauthier
February 2, 2016 12:02AM (UTC)

Famed atheist and of-late-anti-PC crusader Richard Dawkins is again in hot water after retweeting images of a parody book called “The Social Justice Delusion” (a spoof of his best-seller, “The God Delusion”), which was meant to criticize the supposed double-standards of political correctness. Though ostensibly par-for-the-course for Dawkins’ Twitter ethos, the jacket (go figure) featured a QR code linking users to infamous White Nationalist slogan “Fourteen Words,” which goes, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

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In carelessly pushing white supremacist propaganda, Dawkins joined the ranks of fellow Neo-Nazi retweeter Donald Trump. Realizing his error, Dawkins soon deleted the tweet, but not before some hawk-eyed users could take him to task:

Hardly gaffe-prone, Dawkins was last week disinvited from this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism after unapologetically retweeting a parody video titled “Feminists Love Islamists” that is reportedly based on a real woman who received hundreds of rape and death threats after criticizing Men’s Rights Activists at an event in Toronto.

And one day prior to his de-platforming, Dawkins wrote of Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan: "This is how a good Muslim speaks. And how she dresses. And wears her beautiful hair."

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Despite time and again having to delete tweets following brushes with controversy, Dawkins maintains in his Twitter bio, "RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV."

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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