Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The God Delusion #45: Dawkins's Mouth Puts Publisher in Danger

Richard Dawkins has made Turkish Muslims angry. An Associated Press report today says this:

"A Turkish prosecutor has launched a probe into whether a book by best-selling atheist writer Richard Dawkins is an attack on religious values — a move that could lead to the prosecution of the book's Turkish publisher.

Publisher Erol Karaaslan said Wednesday he would be questioned by an Istanbul prosecutor on Thursday as part of the official investigation into Dawkins' book, "The God Delusion."

Karaaslan could face trial and up to one year in prison if the prosecutor concludes that the book "incites religious hatred" and insults religious values, Milliyet newspaper reported. Karaaslan is both the publisher and translator of the book."
Whoops - the ad hominem abusive mouth of Dawkins gets someone else in big trouble. That's not a very nice thing to do. Surely Dawkins's book is hate-filled and insulting, which has scandalized even other atheists.