“At the beginning of this year, schools and universities in many European countries got a new vision on creation and evolution. In his Atlas of Creation, the Turkish Harun Yahya formulates these concepts… The book is also on the Strasbourg agenda next week.2007-10-28 20:47:15
The Council of Europe is to discuss the ‘Harun Yahya offensive’ on Tuesday…
But what is the message of the book that has so occupied the domestic and foreign press, and to whom does it belong?
The Turkish Adnan Oktar, who writes that he wishes to make it clear that ‘the theory of evolution is a deceit,’ has been writing on matters of politics, science and faith for the last 25 years, under the ‘prophetical’ pen name Harun Yahya …
Harun Yahya’s 772-page Atlas contains photographs of living animals and fossils thereof. He believes that the fossil collection is one of the most important pieces of evidence to demolish the theory of evolution. ‘Fossils show that the life forms on Earth have never changed.’ In his view, this vast collection leads to but one conclusion: we never evolved, but were created.
In the author’s view, another even more convincing argument is the absence of any intermediate form in the fossil record… No half-spider, half-fly, or half-reptile about to become a bird has ever been found, for example. As the author says, ‘Not one single fossil that Darwinists might be able to use to back up their so-called transition has ever been discovered.’
… In Harun Yahya’s opinion, Darwin’s proposition that living things fight to survive, and that victory goes to the strongest, has led to human beings becoming violent. ‘Violent ideologies such as racism, fascism and communism are in fact based on the errors of Darwinism.’ This is the source of all the violence and evil in the world, and there will be no violent philosophy once Darwinism is eradicated.
According to Harun Yahya’s perspective, it was not Muslims, but Darwinists who perpetrated the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. ‘Islam, Christianity and Judaism, the three Divine religions with the largest numbers of followers in the world, are all opposed to violence.’
But what if terrorists say they are acting in the name of Allah? Harun Yahya’s answer is simple: they are social Darwinists. They hide behind religion, but in fact are not really religious. Therefore, in his view, terrorism that infects our planet stems from atheism, and never from religions which maintain belief in Allah. In our time, this is plain to see in two trends: Darwinism and materialism. War, killings and the like are the consequences of these two trends, he states…
After indicating the real cause behind all bloody attacks and regimes, the author is left with but one conclusion: Islam is not the source of terrorism, but the only solution to it. He proves, with 10 verses from the Qur’an, that Islam is actually a religion of peace. ‘Security can only be established through the acceptance of Islam, and that means living by the values of the Qur’an.’
… One statement in the introduction is especially noteworthy: All the author"s books explain faith-related issues in light of Qur"anic verses, and invite readers to learn Allah"s words and to live by them. All the subjects concerning Allah"s verses are explained so as to leave no doubt or room for questions in the reader"s mind. …”