this pressed as very expensive ($ 5,000,000): Richard Dawkins links Isis child who beheaded man and ‘clock boy’ Ahmed Mohamed | Science | The Guardian

Richard Dawkins links Isis child who beheaded man and ‘clock boy’ Ahmed Mohamed, The scientist and leading atheist faces a barrage of criticism after posting comments on Twitter about the Muslim teenager Richard Dawkins appears to have linked a grisly video of a Islamic State child soldier beheading a man and the case of ‘clock boy’, Ahmed Mohamed.Richard Dawkins appears to have linked a grisly video of a Islamic State child soldier beheading a man and the case of ‘clock boy’, Ahmed Mohamed. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Elle Hunt and Michael Safi Tuesday 24 November 2015 20.26 EST Last modified on Tuesday 24 November 2015 20.42 EST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+Shares1Comments5Save for later Richard Dawkins has sparked a wave of criticism after appearing to draw a tenuous link between Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas Muslim teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb, and a child forced by Islamic State militants to behead his victim. Dawkins tweeted a link to an International Business Times report on a video posted to YouTube that appears to show a child of about ten being forced by Isis fighters to decapitate a Syrian regime army officer early on Wednesday morning.‘“But he’s only a kid.’ Yes, a ‘kid’ old enough to sue for $15m those whom he hoaxed,” tweeted Dawkins.Then after a paragraph break, as though the question had occurred to him just before he went to click “Tweet” – “And how old is this ‘kid’?”Dawkins was referring to Mohamed’s family’s demanding $15m in damages – $10m from the city of Irving, and $5m from the school district – and an apology after the 14-year-old was arrested in September, when his homemade clock was taken for a bomb.Family of Texas boy arrested over clock demands $15m in damagesRead moreHe denied comparing – in the words of another Twitter user responding to Dawkins’ initial post – a “child trained to kill people to the kid that made the shitty clock”.“No. Just fed up with people saying of the click [sic] hoax boy, ‘He’s only a kid’, as though that means he can’t be criticized.”In subsequent responses, he clarified that the two were “comparable in NO other respect than that they are both young”, and that he “[didn’t] hate Muslims”.

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