“”at The Present Time, The Most Dominant Voice Is From Harun Yahya””


On 11 February, 2009, the Religion News news agency, which concentrates mainly on religious matters, carried the views of a British Darwinist teacher of Pakistani origin on the subject of Islamic Creationism.  Some passages from the interview regarding the impact of Harun Yahya’s works on the rise in belief in Creationism read as follows:

“… in recent visits to his homeland [Pakistan], Hameed, 38, has DISCOVERED A CONTRARY THEORY RAPIDLY GAINING GROUND: ISLAMIC CREATIONISM.

CHAMPIONED BY prolific Turkish author HARUN YAHYA, THIS GROWING MOVEMENT SURPRISED WESTERN SCIENTISTS AND ACADEMICS IN 2007, WHEN THEY BEGAN RECEIVING … COPIES OF Yahya”s colorful, 850-page "ATLAS OF CREATION." …

Q: How did Islamic creationism come to your attention?

A: When I was visiting Pakistan in the late 1990s, I started seeing Harun Yahya”s work everywhere, with special sections in very good bookstores devoted to his books. These are glossy, expensive books, sold very cheaply. …

We do not have a central pope-like authority, especially in Sunni Islam… AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE MOST DOMINANT VOICE WE HAVE IS FROM CREATIONISTS LIKE HARUN YAHYA, … LINKING [EVOLUTION] PURELY WITH ATHEISM. …”