are ‘new atheists’ white supremacists?

That’s according to Hamid Dabashi writing for AlJazeera. Hamid says of the works by the four horsemen

Nor did they make any intellectually challenging or noteworthy contribution to the millennia-old debate on belief and disbelief in God.

A claim many others have made before which I don’t want to get into.

He adds

With white supremacy currently flourishing in the US and elsewhere, a book on “new atheism” – a pseudo-intellectual movement that has heavily contributed to its rise – would surely sell.

I thought the four horsemen were equal opportunity non believers, the good prof says

Instead, the entirety of their work is just a vicious attack on a 1.5-billion-strong, immensely diverse and dynamic community.

Maybe, only the four are the new atheists and the prof finds them illiterate. He says

hey are all white older men, who have never embarked on studying Islam, do not speak Arabic – the language of the Qur’an – and certainly have no special insight into any Muslim community on earth. They are, literally, illiterate.

Go read that piece. It is full of gems like the ones already quoted.

Happy week everyone.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

24 thoughts on “are ‘new atheists’ white supremacists?

  1. Based on simple observation, it sure seems to me that Evangelical Christians, in the US especially, lean VERY heavily toward white supremacist ideology. They embrace it, IMO. Now, I’m off to read to read the link to get a few giggles.

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  2. The Four horsemen is a book I might have to give a look-see to.


  3. Well, after reading through that, I must say, without an arguable doubt, that Hamid Dabashi is a bigot and DEEPLY prejudiced against atheists. He is blatantly ignorant, not very bright, and filled with a bias against non-believers that is both insulting and rude. His education is clearly limited and prevents him from being able to understand ANY thought process outside of his own narrow views. Yep. He’s a bigot. A bigot through and through. 🙂

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  4. judyt54 says:

    I do not see an easy time for anyone in the next 30 or 40 years. Christians, atheists, muslims, jews, blacks. We are heading down a slippery slope and every day I thank my stars I will probably miss out on most of it.
    I think it’s going to get very ugly, very fast, in al directions.

    It makes no difference who says it, it’s who believes it, and why. And if you say something negative long enough, in a most positive way, people start believing it.


  5. renudepride says:

    Like all believers, it appears to me that the author truly is misled and badly mistaken. The four horsemen only really believed in themselves. Naked hugs!


  6. basenjibrian says:

    I am interested in Mr. Dabashi’s no doubt profound arguments as to why we should all not believe in the Little Peoples (fairies and leprechauns). Has he studied the original folk tales in their original Gaelic? Or is he perhaps prejudiced against the Irish? I am just asking questions, you know!


  7. Swarn Gill says:

    That was a big old pile of horse manure. Apparently I support war against anybody who is not part of a western secular democracy. And I only support white secular countries. It’s fun to see someone making up a whole lot widespread sweeping generalizations without any proof or significant research on the subect while criticizing people for not being more nuanced and not doing their homework. Brilliant stuff.

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  8. john zande says:

    I don’t know, are you, my African brother?

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  9. “ho have never embarked on studying Islam, do not speak Arabic – the language of the Qur’an – and certainly have no special insight into any Muslim community on earth” The same whining that Christian use when they want to pretend that you can only be intelligent if you agree with them. I don’t need to know the inner workings of a cow to know bullshit when I see it.

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  10. shelldigger says:

    People who cannot see how badly their own prejudices control the thought processes that lead them to such idiotic conclusions, should not have children.

    Mmm, kay?

    Am I a white supremacist now?


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