(RNS) — Richard Dawkins, the famed evolutionary biologist and ardent critic of religion, found a new San Francisco-area venue to host his current book tour after his planned Berkeley appearance was abruptly canceled.

Dawkins, 76, was scheduled to speak Aug. 9 at a ticketed book signing and benefit for KPFA, a listener-supported Berkeley public radio station. But the station, citing “Dawkins’ abusive speech against Muslims,” notified ticket holders it was canceling the event in an email dated July 20.

On Thursday (July 27), Dawkins announced on Twitter that the event has been rescheduled on the same day 18 miles to the

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