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Fury over Richard Dawkins's burka jibe as atheist tells of his 'visceral revulsion' at Muslim dress
by Liz Thomas
The outspoken atheist Professor Richard Dawkins has re-ignited the furore over the burka, describing it as a 'full bin-liner thing'.
The 69-year-old author and scientist told of his 'visceral revulsion' when he sees women wearing the controversial Islamic clothing.
But he stopped short of calling for the UK to follow the French in banning them, insisting such legislation would not be in Britain's liberal tradition.
His comments prompted fury among Muslim groups who accused him of being 'ignorant' and 'Islamophobic'.
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