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Richard Dawkins Bin Laden Twitter rant sparks hilarious hashtag
04 November 2013 10:12 AM
Evolutionary biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins launched into an irate rant on Sunday,after his honey was confiscated at an airport.
Pointing to the restriction as proof "Bin Laden has won", the unrelenting critic of religion and the religious, slammed the "inflexible rule-bound airport security."
He tweeted "Of course I know the airport security rules. My point is those rules are stupid advertising displays of dundridge zeal. Bin Laden has won."
He later sought to clarify his remarks, posting: "Do you idiots seriously think I give a damn about my stupid honey? It's the PRINCIPLE I care about. Get it? Principle, not honey, principle."
His outburst brought support as well as derision, but many suggested that connecting his loss of honey with a victory for Bin Laden was an overreaction.
Thus the hashtag #TweetLikeRichardDawkins was born, with Twitter users parodying the author. Here's a few of the hilarious best.
Two rear-wheel punctures in the space of a week. Time to welcome our new Islamic overlords. #tweetlikericharddawkins- Primly Stable (@PrimlyStable) November 4, 2013
Egg and cress only available on white bread. Evil has triumphed #tweetlikericharddawkins- Nicola J (@GardenNicola) November 4, 2013
Supermarket displaying 'Fromage Frais' with the yoghurt and not with the cheese. Bin Laden has won. #TweetLikeRichardDawkins- John O'Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) November 4, 2013
As Time is relative, every watch & clock does nothing but LIE to us. #TweetLikeRichardDawkins- UrbanWastrel (@urbanwastrel) November 4, 2013
Tesco has run out of croissants. Clearly al-Zawahiri has turned his attention to my breakfast (with some success) #tweetlikericharddawkins- NickNackPaddyWack (@sturadernie) November 4, 2013
The Tweenies slightly changed the lyrics to The Wheels on The Bus. CBeebies clearly infiltrated by terrorists #TweetLikeRichardDawkins- sally mckay (@sally_mckay) November 4, 2013
Only watery low fat creme fraiche in Waitrose. More proof we are kowtowing to terror. #tweetlikericharddawkins- Woodo (@woodo79) November 4, 2013
Pain au raisin, but no pain au chocolat. Freedom yes, but at what cost? #tweetlikericharddawkins- Yolo Ono (@allymcgeorge) November 4, 2013
Went to fill up my car. Petrol a penny more than it was yesterday. The terrorists have won. #tweetlikericharddawkins- Woodo (@woodo79) November 4, 2013