According to Reza Aslan, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, Richard Dawkins, who stated that the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge, is a “buffoon”
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Reza Aslan, the religious scholar and author whose interview with Fox News went viral, said evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is “the worst kind of zealot” after Dawkins, who has a reputation for attacking religion, criticized Muslims on Twitter.
The Guardian recently interviewed Aslan, a Muslim, at his Los Angeles home. Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, posted a message that morning to Twitter, saying, “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.”
But Aslan responded to a question about the tweet, which he had not seen, by saying he’s “not interested” in Dawkins.
“I find him to be a buffoon, embarrassing himself every day,” Aslan told The Guardian. “This is a guy who said: ‘I’ve never read the Qur’an,’ but often says that Islam is the greatest force of evil in the world. He’s the worst kind of zealot.”