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Creationist Adnan Hoca’s views evolving
Friday, September 26, 2008
ISTANBUL – Turkish Daily News
Controversial cult leader Adnan Oktar, who is known for advocating creationism, concedes that Islam and Darwinism are compatible if evolution is seen as the work of Allah. Also, Oktar says he wants to make peace with well-known scientist Richard Dawkins, whose Web site Oktar claims insults his personality
It is possible to be a good Muslim and a Darwinist at the same time, one of Turkey’s devoted supporters of creationism, who earlier defined Darwinism as a “deception of Satan,” said at a press conference Wednesday.
The statement may not at first sound extraordinary. However, it came from controversial cult leader Adnan Oktar, who wrote over 200 books under the pseudonym Harun Yahya to prove that Darwinism was the biggest enemy of humankind and that the theory of evolution was false.
“It is possible to be a good Muslim and a Darwinist at the same time,” said Oktar, whose influence over a legion of young devotees peaked in the 1990s, at a makeover press conference Wednesday night. “We cannot criticize that person for following the ideas of Darwin. That person may say, “I believe Allah created us that way. Following Darwin’s ideas does not excommunicate someone from Islam.”
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Full version is viewable from the source: [link]
The article in which Dawkins criticized Yahya: [link]
You have evolved, Oktar! I do hope you’re joking, however, lest I cannot even begin to imagine the looks on your followers’ faces. 🙂
Note to self: Do not fuck with Richard Dawkins?