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Former Guardian Journalist Blasts #PrayForLondon, Says ‘Bloody Stupid Beliefs’ To Blame for Attack

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British commentator/journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer blasted calls for prayer in the wake of the London terror attack in a Wednesday post on Twitter. She also pointed the finger at religion for the incident:

Twitter users subsequently lashed out at Hartley-Brewer, who is an atheist. However, the former Guardian journalist doubled-down on her remarks in a series of tweets:

This isn’t the first time that a prominent writer slammed calls for prayer after a terrorist attack. Back in November 2015, Canadian columnist Doug Saunders took to Twitter and criticized those who were calling for prayers for the citizens of Paris in the wake of the Islamist terrorist attacks there: “‘Pray for Paris’ seems a cruel slogan to direct at a country whose very existence is a mass secular revolt against religious authority.” Saunders subsequently deleted some of his anti-prayer tweets.

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