Richard Dawkins attempts to shame Twitter after Bin Laden honey criticism

November 5, 2013

 

Richard Dawkins has responded to Twitter derision after his honey was confiscated at Edinburgh airport, condemning his critics for their unwillingness to believe his public-spiritedness.

He had pointed to the restriction as proof “Bin Laden has won”, slamming the “inflexible rule-bound airport security.” He tweeted “Of course I know the airport security rules. My point is those rules are stupid advertising displays of dundridge zeal. Bin Laden has won.”

He later sought to clarify his remarks, posting: “Do you idiots seriously think I give a damn about my stupid honey? It’s the PRINCIPLE I care about. Get it? Principle, not honey, principle.”

Dawkins’ blaming of Bin Laden proved most amusing with those the scientist labelled “the tweeting twerps” seizing upon the hash tag #TweetLikeRichardDawkins.

However Dawkins dismissed ideas that he was overreacting by comparing the confiscation of honey with terrorist atrocities, writing “aren’t our rule-merchants playing into Bin Laden’s dead hands by their futile displays of stable-door-shutting?”

 

The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/richard-dawkins-attempts-to-shame-twitter-after-bin-laden-honey-criticism-8922553.html