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Fatima Bhutto called out the British Scientist and writer Richard Dawkins for his tweet belittling ‘Azaan’-Muslim’s call to prayer. Dawkins in his tweet compared the bells of Church with the sound of ‘Azan’ and said Church bells are more soothing than the aggressive-calling of Azaan.
Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding “Allahu Akhbar.” Or is that just my cultural upbringing? pic.twitter.com/TpCkq9EGpw
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 16, 2018
The biologist shared a picture of himself sitting in front of a Cathedral. He wrote: “Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great medieval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding Allahu Akbar. Or is that just my cultural upbringing?”
Dawkin’s prejudiced tweet spurred a reaction from Muslims and Non-Muslims from all over the world on social media. Among them was a gusty 36-year old Fatima Bhutto who gave a robust answer to Dawkin’s question. Bhutto retorted, “No, it’s your bigotry.”
No, it’s your bigotry. https://t.co/73nwuSGjgK
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) July 17, 2018
The 77-year old Dawkin’s regardless of his high stature was slammed on social media. Fatima Bhutto is a granddaughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and a highly lauded writer from Pakistan. Her novel ‘The Runaways’ is in the line and will hit the shelves in October.
I have the same relationship with it as you have with the “Bells of Winchester”; but what you suggested here is ignorant and flat out wrong. As an atheist, you should stop this ironic dance of hate on the lines between religions.
— Morteza Behrooz (@lessteza) July 16, 2018
This smacks of intolerance.
You should know better
— Matt Horn (@maxui) July 17, 2018
Fatima Bhutto is popular for her witty and gritty statements. She has been prominently voicing her opinion against the biases subjected towards Muslims and ethnic minorities. In a similar manner, Fatima Bhutto took to cleaners the Hollywood for apologizing to Hindus over Quantico controversy. She demanded Hollywood to apologize to Muslims as well for unduly maligning them as terrorists and extremist in their several shows, films, and series.
Fatima Bhutto despite being away from the political legacy of her family is popular in Pakistan. She posses a striking resemblance to her aunt Benazir Bhutto. It is believed that Fatima Bhutto can play a decisive role in the politics of Pakistan. Hence, people expect her to return to Pakistan and take up her role in the politics of Pakistan.