Most people know very little about the racist side of the theory of evolution. According to the views put forward by Darwin in this book, human races represent different stages of evolution, and some races have evolved and progressed more than others. Some of them, in fact, were pretty much at the same level as apes. Darwin claimed that the "struggle for survival" also applied between human races. "Favored races" emerged victorious from this struggle. According to Darwin, the favored race were the Caucasians, while he unwisely regarded the other nations the Europeans were fighting at the time, and the Turkish nation in particular, as supposedly "half-ape nations." This nonsense of Darwin’s, which is devoid of any scientific basis, was not restricted to these irrational and illogical claims. He also described, in the light of his own perverted way of thinking, all races apart from the European race, and even women as half-ape.
According to Darwin's nonsensical ideas, some races "have been favored" during the imaginary process of evolution. He even emphasized this horrible idea in the title of his book The Origin of Species. The full title of that book in which Darwin set out his unscientific claims is: The Origin of Species by Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Existence.
Darwin saw the natives of Australia and Negroes as being at the same level as gorillas
According to Darwin's nonscientific claim the favored race were the Caucasians. As for Asian and African races, they had fallen behind in the fight for survival. In fact, he did not even regard them as human at all. His book The Descent of Man contains a number of racist prophecies. According to his own twisted logic, he awarded the same status to races such as negroes and native Australians as to gorillas, and then went on to predict that these would in time be eradicated by the "civilized races:"
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes … will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla. (Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 2nd edition, New York, A L. Burt Co., 1874, p. 178)
These ghastly ideas, devoid of any scientific foundation and the product of Darwin’s sinister logic alone, were immediately adopted and applied by certain circles. This mindset, which enslaved different races over the decades, that ruthlessly exploited all those people’s resources, that condemned them to poverty and want and even killed the majority of them, that literally treated them like animals and even went so far as exhibit some of them in cages, inevitably based itself on Darwinism in its cruel and ruthless practices. Darwin's lie that the Caucasians were superior to other races, led to unbelievable suffering over the generations and to the perpetration of many acts of savagery that would leave a black mark on the history of many European societies.
|THE RACISM THAT REGARDED NEGROES AS "APES"
The illustration to the side is a reflection of the Social Darwinist theory that developed in the 19th century. A chimpanzee, gorilla, orang utan and a “negro” are shown on the branches of a tree. This loathsome hatred shown towards dark-skinned people, described as an inferior race, represents the fundamental ideology of Darwinism.
DARWIN'S UNSCIENTIFIC ALLEGATIONS ABOUT THE TURKS
Darwin included the Turkish nation among those he imagined to be inferior. Darwin of course knew that the Muslim Turkish nation was not a "backward" one at all. He also knew that it had established great civilizations and a great culture and moral values, particularly in the shape of the Ottoman Empire. He knew that in Europe's most backward times, the Turkish and other Muslim nations were highly advanced in science, medicine, technology and social order. But he still, in the light of his own poor reason, insisted on referring to the Turkish Nation as "backward" and to depict it as such. The main aim behind this deliberate racism of Darwin’s was to serve 19th century European imperialism. The European states of the time were busy fragmenting and dividing up the Ottoman Empire among themselves and by describing the Turkish Nation, the main element in the Ottoman Empire, as "backward" according to his own sinister logic, Darwin came up with a myth that would bestow a supposed legitimacy on the imperialist plan.
I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilisation than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is!
The more civiliSed so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilised races throughout the world. (Francis Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol.I, 1888. New York D. Appleton and Company, pp.285-286)
These lines referring to the Turkish Nation are obviously nonsense, the product of a fanatical hatred and a profound ignorance of what Turkishness means.
However, some European countries exposed to the influence of this vile propaganda embarked on actions intended to destroy the Turkish Nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire was the product of that deviant mindset. It must not be forgotten that this wild mindset is still around in some communities today. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of and recognize this sinister aspect of Darwinism if the dark plans of Darwinists and materialists, who claim that "the destruction of the Turkish Nation is a requirement of the law of nature and will contribute to the progress of civilization," are to be thwarted. Every Turk who loves his nation and homeland has a responsibility to oppose Darwinism, to reject this racist ideology and to do all in his power to expose its falsity.
WOMEN IN THE LIGHT OF DARWIN'S SINISTER LOGIC
Many Darwinists, including Charles Darwin himself, have believed in the error that women are biologically and mentally inferior to men. The mental difference that Darwinists claim to exist between the genders is of such a dimension that some evolutionists even divided them into different physical species. The following quotes clearly reveal Darwin’s ideas:
[Darwin wrote in the Descent], … women some of whose "powers of intuition, of rapid perception, and perhaps of imitation are characteristic of the lower races, and therefore of a past and lower state of civilisation." (John R. Durant, "The Ascent of Nature in Darwin's Descent of Man" in The Darwinian Heritage, Ed. by David Kohn, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985), 295.)
Darwin described a woman's role in marriage as "constant companion, (friend in old age) who will feel interested in one, object to be beloved and played with—better than a dog anyhow—Home, and someone to take care of house ..." (Charles Darwin, "The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882 (Edited by Nora Barlow)", W. W. Norton & Company Inc., New York, 1958, pp. 232-233.)
There is no doubt that it is the height of ignorance to ascribe superiority among people on the basis of their gender. Men and women have different abilities and skills on the basis of their physical characteristics, but these make neither inferior nor superior. Allah has revealed in the Qur’an that women are a blessing and possess many excellent characteristics and qualities. Islamic moral values make it obligatory to honor women and show them the respect and value they deserve. Women, whom Darwinists so ruthlessly try to oppress and regard and use as servants, actually occupy the most elevated place in societies that live by Islamic morality.
Superiority Comes From Character, Not Blood
Darwin's portraying human beings as a developed species of animal and his presentation of some races as not yet having completed their development, and as species closer to animals was intensely dangerous and destructive in human history. Those who took this claim of Darwin's as their guide mercilessly oppressed other races, forced them to live under the harshest conditions, and even exterminated them. All human beings, however, are created the same. Everyone was created by Allah. The Qur'an announces human beings' creation in this way:
He Who has created all things in the best possible way. He commenced the creation of man from clay; then produced his seed from an extract of base fluid; then formed him and breathed His Spirit into him and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show! (Surat al-Sajda: 7-9)
As the above verses reveal, human beings carry the soul Allah breathed into them. Every human being, with no racial difference, thinks, feels, loves, suffers, feels excitement, and knows love, affection, and compassion. And every human being also knows tyranny, contempt, and difficulty. For this reason, all through history, those who believe people of other races to be semi-developed animals and mistreat them, those who offend, oppress, exploit even one person, and those who support these practices with the false evidence and theories they produced, have committed a great crime in their ignorance.
In our time there exist cultures of relatively undeveloped human societies. These people have all human characteristics, but they lack those criteria which, from technical and cultural aspects, generally rule the world. For reasons of the climate they live in and natural conditions, many communities have lived isolated from general world society and have developed very different cultures. But in each one there exist all the features, customs, and habits common to humanity. Those with hidden agendas, and those who have seen advantage in racism, enthusiastically embraced Darwin's superstitious theory and accepted these people, who were no different from other humans, as members of an inferior race and even animals. As a result of this view, even in our day people have emerged who oppress and despise backward people and communities on the grounds they have not evolved sufficiently.
Allah, however, completely forbids racism. Allah created every human being, in different colors and speaking different tongues. This is an indication of the art and variety of Allah's creation:
Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and Earth and the variety of your languages and colors. There are certainly signs in that for every being. (Surat ar-Rum: 22)
In Allah's sight the only superiority is a person's character, his avoiding all types of sin and rebellion, degeneracy and deviation, and the superior morality deriving from his piety. Apart from his piety no human can have any superiority to any other deriving from any of his features. Allah reveals this in a verse:
O Humanity! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each other. The noblest among you in Allah's sight is the one with the most piety (who best performs his duty to Allah). Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Surat al-Hujurat: 13)