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.
Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding “Allahu Akhbar.” Or is that just my cultural upbringing? pic.twitter.com/TpCkq9EGpw
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 16, 2018
Angered by Dawkins distasteful tweet, the 36-year-old Bhutto responded with a short but effective, “No, it’s your bigotry.”
No, it’s your bigotry. https://t.co/73nwuSGjgK
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) July 17, 2018
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)