Comedian forced into hiding after mocking Richard Dawkins
Posted on 19th February 2017 at 20:56
A British comedian has been forced to go into hiding after making a video mocking atheist author Richard Dawkins, after he received threats from several atheist fundamentalist groups.
A British comedian has been forced to go into hiding after making a video mocking atheist author Richard Dawkins, following threats from several atheist fundamentalist groups.
The comedian, Jason Brave, released a video last Friday in which he impersonated atheist idol Richard Dawkins and even appeared to parody ‘The God Delusion’, his most famous work. At one point during the video he implied that the prophet Richard Dawkins was not in fact the author of ‘The God Delusion’, and that instead the work had been written by a Middle Eastern carpenter called Joseph and his wife Mary.
Following the release of the video there was outrage across the atheist world, and British Embassies were attacked by mobs in largely atheist countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Japan. A number of fundamentalist atheist groups issues threats against the comedian responsible, who has been given round the clock police protection at 15 Esher Gardens, Kensington, SW7 1BF.
More moderate atheistic groups, such as the British Humanist Association (BHA) have condemned the violence and threats, but also described the offending video as ‘offensive’ and ‘highly provocative’. Meanwhile numerous media organisations have decided against republishing the video to be culturally sensitive and definitely not because they’re really really scared.
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