A new alliance between Christian and Muslim teachers… According to some professors who teach students biology or natural sciences, these [Darwin’s claims] are all lies, and are unworthy of being taught: They believe in creation and that the origins of human life lie not in orangutans, but in an infinite, Divine power, and that is what they teach their students… In their view [those teachers who oppose evolution], Adnan Oktar, also known as Harun Yahya, is right. Harun Yahya is the Turkish author of The Evolution Deceit, which brands Darwin’s evolutionism as “a dishonest philosophy that has enslaved thousands of people,” Atlas of Creation, and some 200 other books and booklets.
... (Yahya) has followers in a great many countries. In a campaign against evolutionism he initiated towards the end of the 1990s, thousands of pamphlets and books were distributed in Turkey setting out the thesis that it was a doctrine responsible for Nazism, historical materialism, Stalinist communism, assimilation and other catastrophes. Then, as now, Yahya found an audience in certain universities. Among his opinions is the idea that “The fossil record is perhaps the most important evidence in the demolition of the claims of the theory of evolution, because fossils reveal that all the diversity of life on Earth has never changed at all and that life forms are not descended from one another.” In conclusion, this is an “indisputable fact” for the Turkish author, who goes on to say: “Living things did not develop by means of any imaginary evolutionary process. Every life form was created by God, with no forerunner preceding it."