RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.While I am not eager for believers and unbelievers to actually come to blows, I am eager to see the Popemobile in a low-speed chase.
Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.
The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
If this sparks a new round of holy wars, the United States will shatter and fall into the sea: