Fatima Bhutto hits out British author for calling Azaan ‘aggressive’

London: Fatima Bhutto, on Tuesday, called out acclaimed British scientist and writer Richard Dawkins for his post regarding Azaan. The latter had posted a picture of himself in front of a cathedral, comparing the sound of the church bells to the Muslim call to prayer.

The 77-year-old Dawkins wrote, “Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding Allahu Akbar. Or is that just my cultural upbringing?”

Angered by Dawkins distasteful tweet, the 36-year-old Bhutto responded with a short but effective, “No, it’s your bigotry.”

Just last year, a similar statement by Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam made headlines. Nigam had expressed his displeasure on being ‘forced’ to wake up to the Azaan every morning. (ExpressTribune)