A renowned British scientist is reportedly claiming he’s the victim of religious discrimination following the cancellation of a book signing at a Michigan country club following a controversial interview on Fox News.

Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and author perhaps best known for his 1976 book “The Selfish Gene,” appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s “O’Reilly Factor” on Oct. 5 to discuss his new children’s book. Dawkins, who is an atheist, said his appearance at a country club in Rochester Hills, Mich., was cancelled following the interview with O’Reilly that centered on creationism.

“It’s obviously an outrage that at the last minute when a contract has been signed, that the owner of a country club should cancel it on the basis of the philosophical views of a speaker,” Dawkins told MyFoxDetroit.com. “What’s even more extraordinary is that instead of reading the book himself or even opening it, apparently, he took the word of Bill O’Reilly.”

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