Creationists Tour France Denouncing Darwin

The Jakarta Post, the biggest English-language newspaper of Indonesia, devoted a place to an article from Reuters that Mr. Adnan Oktar held conferences refuting evolution in France, on the 18th of May, 2011. In the article, the panic caused in France by the Atlas of Creation, which helped accelerate the collapse of the theory of evolution, was frequently emphasized:

Four years after they first frightened France, Muslim creationists are back touring the country preaching against evolution and claiming the Koran predicted many modern scientific discoveries… Followers of Harun Yahya, a Turkish publisher of popular Islamic books, held four conferences at Muslim centers in the Paris area at the weekend with more scheduled in six other cities.

Harun Yahya, one of the most prolific publishers in the Muslim world, gave secularist France a scare in January, 2007 by sending thousands of free copies of his Atlas of Creation to schools and libraries across the country.

He told Reuters in 2008 that he was preparing the return of Jesus Christ, who he said would come back to Earth in about 25 years as a Muslim to help the Mahdi – Islams savior figure – to defeat evil and establish Islam around the world.