A report titled “Darwinism and Religion” in the 9 May, 2007, issue of Le Soir, Belgium’s widest-read French-language daily, noted the serious alarm the Atlas of Creation had provoked in Belgium. This panic, which stems from the powerful nature of the Atlas of Creation, left the Belgian government powerless to do anything other than issue bans. The report in question announced that a debate was to take place, including the subject of the Atlas of Creation, in the wake of this proscriptive censorship policy in Belgian libraries:
A large number of French educational institutions have received a luxuriously printed work called the Atlas of Creation, which maintains that the theory of evolution, and Darwinism in particular, is in error because it is incompatible with religion. This work was prepared from the Muslim perspective. It has led to enormous alarm among the relevant politcal authorities and educationalists…
“Preventing to loan the Bible in libraries? Should the Atlas of Creation be kept out of libraries?” The answers to these questions will be discussed at a debate on the subject of “Should the Bible enjoy primacy in libraries?” to be held this evening.