Apparently the whole thing blew up when Dawkins commented on a the book of a Muslim Creationist (that had been sent to him by the creationist) and called it preposterous and wrote on his website that he was at “a loss to reconcile the expensive and glossy production values of this book with the ‘breathtaking inanity’ of the content.”.
Some comments from the Creationists office say it all:
We are not against freedom of speech or expression but you cannot insult people.
We found the comments hurtful. It was not a scientific discussion. There was a line and the limit has been passed.
And I thought mindless creationists were a particularly american thing but apparently they, as with all stupidity, are international.