I was interested to read this article – and to see some of the mixed reactions it has attracted. Nathan Lean is the author of a book called The Islamophobia Industry. Here his particular target is Richard Dawkins.
Dawkins seems to treat all religions with contempt and dislike, but it is Lean’s contention that Islam holds a special place in Dawkins’ spleen, with 9/11 providing the trigger for making that religion his particular focus.
This is presented as part of a wider slippery slope picture, whereby dispassionate analysis of the logical basis for theism mutates into racism and bigotry: [Harry’s Place] Read more