(HUFFINGTON POST) Richard Dawkins responded to outrage over his controversial anti-Muslim tweets by calling the incident a "storm in a teacup."
The outspoken atheist started a Twitter furor by writing on August 8:
"All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though."
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The statement appeared to say, "Muslims as a group haven't achieved anything worthwhile since the Middle Ages." He's said before, "I think Islam is one of the great evils of the world," as he subscribes to the "New Humanism" brand of atheism which places little to no value in religion.