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‘There’s no God and Islam is evil’ speech earns Richard Dawkins standing ovation

‘There’s no God and Islam is evil’ speech earns Richard Dawkins standing ovation

Renowned atheist Professor Richard Dawkins received a surprise standing ovation in the traditionally Christian community of Stornoway last night, following a two-hour speech in which he said there was probably no God.

The 71-year-old described Islam as “one of the great evils of the world” in his lecture, The God Delusion, as part of a rare visit to the Western Isles.

The talk delivered on Lewis during the Hebrides Book Festival proved a major hit among the 220-strong crowd. There was a waiting list of 60 people for tickets, after the event sold out within 40 minutes.

Members of the audience cheered loudly as Prof Dawkins used the appearance to attack Islam, while stressing that the “vast majority of
 Muslims” were not evil, only their religion was.

Prof Dawkins said: “We are terrified of being called ‘Islamophobic’. It is a disgrace a religion prescribes death for leaving it. The vast majority of Muslims would not dream of doing that, but they are taught it in their madrassas… and it only takes a minority to put that into practice. And, as 
we have seen, terrible things happen.”

The Scotsman, 3 November 2012



  1. This man is a disgrace, paranoid..whatever!!.. He does not talk for me. I happen to believe we are all humans regardless what religion we follow. Contrary to popular belief, we ALL have our radicals and it is NEVER good. We all agree there is a GOD that is almighty…We just believe it in different ways but when it comes down to it we are talking about the same God!

  2. One of the most influential scientist if our time and great thinker is very clear on the topic. Moreover, there is no reason to not mock islam while we are doing the same for christianity. I say lets give islam same rights to be ridiculed (lets start with Mo’s fear of black dogs, and obsessive-compulsive disorder).

  3. he is right

  4. Without a God how can their be evil?

  5. Profesor, did evil evolved too?let us assume it did not, bcause if it did, Good also evolved.Who determine what is evil and what is good;which came first; are they related; can they coexist in the same vacuum.?There is a battle going on between the forcec of good and evil.This is where GOD comes in he keep’s the forces of evil in check.Everyone on earth is affected, we are either align with the forces of good, (GOD)or the forces of evil (devil). while they are others that seem to be caught in the crossfire,they are not sure of what to do.If the forces of evil were not held in check, no one would not dream of making such a speech, because everything would be in chaos.

  6. well done Dawkins lets get rid of all these fairy tale believerrs . I cant believe some of thse idiots comments.

  7. He is the smartest man of our times.
    Tells the ugly truth, and yes – it hurts!

  8. Richard Dawkins has an unwarranted reputation as a didactic bully….

  9. When learned men like this Professor cannot see good in any religion then why does he single out one religion? He is a mental-terrorist and must be treated as one.

  10. Hello;
    If you read Torah, Bible and Quran, which has human history. God has punished severely to people who deny existence of God. Another story of a group of people where 40% were not practicing the commandments of God and 60% of them were practicing the commands of God, yet the whole nation was wiped out by punishment of God, when the Prophet of that time/group asked God, the reply came to him that the 60% were not stopping the 40%. So, think twice, Freedom of speech must have some limits.

  11. Not all those that are educated are literates. I wonder how he got his “PROF”…….IF YOU EDUCATE A FOOL, HE BECOMES AN EDUCATED FOOL……..a perfect example.

  12. This man and the God of his own imagination are both delusional! Stalin who was an atheist presided over an empire that led to the death of millions in the Soviet Union. Do we therefore blame Atheism and all atheists for his actions. I have not read anywhere in the Koran, and I wonder how many in the audience have actually read the book, that those who leave the faith have to be killed. Mr Dawkins is an ignorant and egotistic individual who parades his partial knowledge of Islam as the gospel truth. Then he says he is not against individual Muslims. But not everyone is able to make this distinction and lectures like his could easily lead to a Bosnia like situation in this country where every Muslim will become target of hatred and genocide.

  13. you are just against islam,it has been prophesized that at the end of the world islam will rule likewise before.perhaps islam means peace

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