(London Independent) Richard Dawkins has said he is in favour of offending people's religion and it should be offended at every opportunity.
The controversial atheist academic, 75, argued the public was too worried about being viewed as racist and claimed it is absurd to be accused of racism for criticising Islam.
Dawkins said this was the result of an "absurd double standard" in the Western world which means people are more anxious about attacking Islam than Christianity.
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"People are terrified of being thought racist," he told The Times. "There’s an awful confusion in many people’s minds. They think Islam is a race, which of course it isn’t".