Yesterday, famed evolutionary thinker and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins tweeted that the war on terror had been won, and that it had been won by Osama Bin Laden.
Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day. I had a little jar of honey, now thrown away by rule-bound dundridges. STUPID waste.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 3, 2013
A "dundridge" is a word Dawkins coined that means "a petty, bossy, bureaucratic little rule-hound."
For the third time in three months, Dawkins was heavily criticized by other Twitter users for his statement. After being informed, by multiple persons, that he could have avoided having his honey confiscated by placing it in a checked back, he responded:
Are you carpers really too thick to see the difference between a matter of general principle and a petty concern with a single jar of honey?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 3, 2013
In August, Dawkins was accused of being anti-Muslim after he wrote that "[a]ll the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though."
Just last month, he told the Times Magazine that he believed he was the victim of "mild pedophilia," but dismissed the significance of it by claiming that "you can't condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours."