Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oh My Lord...!

RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.

Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998.

The rest is in the Times here.

It's interesting for me that Richard Dawkins is now referred to as "the atheist" campaigner, rather than "the evolutionary biologist" (or even "the biologist" as adding the word "evolutionary" to any respectable biologist is surely redundant).

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