AND HE’S RIGHT!
Dawkins attacks ‘alien rubbish’ taught in Muslim faith schools
By HUGO GYE
Last updated at 1:24 AM on 8th October 2011
Attack: Richard Dawkins has criticised the teaching in Islamic schools
Richard Dawkins has attacked Muslim faith schools, saying that they teach students ‘alien rubbish’.
The noted atheist claimed that pupils were being taught to ignore scientific evidence in favour of following the Koran.
He said that he had even met a science teacher who believed that the earth was only 6,000 years old.
Mr Dawkins, a former Oxford professor who found fame as an evolutionary biologist before becoming a vocal opponent of religion, is a longstanding critic of all faith schools.
But he has said that Islamic schools are worse than others, as their teaching is more likely to be influenced by a religious agenda.