Friday, November 24, 2006

Muslim Creationism

Further proof that their fundies are worse than our fundies...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A lavishly illustrated "Atlas of Creation" is mysteriously turning up at schools and libraries in Turkey, proclaiming that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is the real root of terrorism.

Arriving unsolicited by post, the large-format tome offers 768 glossy pages of photographs and easy-to-read text to prove that God created the world with all its species.

At first sight, it looks like it could be the work of United States creationists, the Christian fundamentalists who believe the world was created in six days as told in the Bible.

But the author's name, Harun Yahya, reveals the surprise inside. This is Islamic creationism, a richly funded movement based in predominantly Muslim Turkey which has an influence U.S. creationists could only dream of.

Source: Creation vs Darwin takes Muslim twist in Turkey | Science&Health | Science |

(For those of you who will send me hate mail; yes - I know there are Muslims in America, and yes - I know there are Christians in Turkey, so don't bother hammering that point home.)