The blog Le blog d'Yves Daoudal carried a report on 2 February, 2007 regarding the Atlas of Creation titled "Darwinist panic."
The Belgian newspaper A Voix Autre referred to the impact that Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation had in France in the following terms: "The panic behind the scenes!" and "Creationist literature has never been so powerful."
The magazine Le Nouvel Observateur described the most significant representative of the Creationist movement as, "Harun Yahya himself, with the contribution made by the international Harun Yahya publications."
Science magazinemade the following comment regarding the Atlas of Creation sent to France and other countries in its 16 February, 2007, issue: "It's the most gorgeous-looking attack on evolution seen in a long time: That's the consensus among European scientists who in recent weeks have received . . . free copies of the Atlas of Creation."
Daily Le Monde described the Atlas of Creation as "an incomparable work" in its 3 February, 2007, issue.
An article by Nicolien den Boer on the Dutch Radio Netherlands web site stated that the Atlas of Creation has stirred up a "deluge" in all of Europe.
The 2 February, 2007, edition of daily Le Figaro carried the headline "Islamic creationism on the offensive in France."
The 3 February, 2007, edition of daily Le Monde carried the headline "Creationists are now on the offensive in French schools."
The 6 February, 2007, edition of daily La Liberation described Harun Yahya as "the greatest champion of creationism in Turkey."
The 5 February, 2007, edition of The Washington Post described the Atlas of Creation as a "Turkish book attacking Darwinism."
On 9 February, 2007, the news portal, a joint Italian-French production, carried a report concerning global pro-creationist movements. The report stated that: "Harun Yahya (a Turk whose real name is Adnan Oktar), who has declared Darwin's theory to be invalid (and the only philosophy to encourage conflict and regard it as valuable), goes much further than merely rejecting the theory of evolution."
On his personal web site the eminent American journalist Doug Ireland carried a report headed "Islamic creationism invades France."
A report in the French political web site Gaullisme said the following in a report dated 3 February, 2007: "... the most active preacher of creationism is, due to the power of the Harun Yahya publications, definitely Harun Yahya himself."
A blog on evolution called Le blog des bactéries et de l'évolution carried two reports on 8 and 9 February, 2007. These referred to the Atlas of Creation as "this great warship using wide extracts from the verses of the Qur'an."
In its 5 March, 2007, edition Le Soir, one of Belgium's main dailies, carried a report about the global impact of Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation. The report, titled "A red book rejects Darwin's thesis," described Harun Yahya's work as "an intervention of genius."
Prof. Bernard Rentier of Liege University made this comment on his personal page: "The content is surprising, but effective. One does not dare to think of the impact that will arise following the distribution of the Atlas across the world..."
 The Polish pro-creation organization Polskie Towarzystwo Kreacjonistyczne stated that "in some countries the author's books are more esteemed than school textbooks..."
 On 23 March the Polish internet magazine carried a report concerning Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation headed "An anti-Darwinist textbook has shocked the authorities.
The news portal Glos Nauczycielski described the terror a book has instilled in the Belgian Ministry of Education under the caption "Anti-Darwinist book strikes Belgian schools."
The news portal Dziennik Online discussed the Belgian reaction to the idea of creation, and referred to the Belgian authorities as "saying the book needs to be rounded up as a matter of urgency."
A report carried in the 2 May, 2007, edition of Le Matin, one of Switzerland's main dailies bore the caption, "Propaganda firmly installed in Europe: an extraordinary Atlas has invaded all Switzerland!"
The Liège University monthly journal carried a report titled "A surprising example of Creationism: a Turkish work leads to evolution debate!" in it 15 May, 2007, edition.
 In its 20 June, 2007, edition Die Welt, one of Germany's largest dailies, carried a long report titled "Struggling with the Qur'an against evolution." The report referred to "the Paris Ministry of Education panicking and calling for the book not to be taught in the class."
On 20 February, 2007, the German news portal carried a report concerning the Atlas of Creation. This referred to the panic that the distribution of the book had caused in France and Benelux.
The major American news portal carried a report titled "Turks: Atheism Is the 'Root of Terrorism'" on 22 November, 2006. The report stated, "This ... has an influence U.S. creationists could only dream of."
The 23 March, 2007, edition of La Libre Belgique, published in Belgium, referred to "an author enjoying increasing success in his rejection of the theory of evolution..."
Kevin Myers made this reference to the Atlas of Creation in the Irish Independent on 9 March, 2007: "... Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation from Global Publishing, is quite the most spectacular so far this year."
A report by Carl-Johan Bilkenroth in the 4 March, 2007, issue of Svenska Dagbladet, published in Sweden, referred to the Atlas as "a glorious work that challenges Darwin."
A report concerning the Atlas of Creation in the 4 June, 2007, edition of Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily, contained the following statements: "At the same time, a competition has arisen between creationists of Christian origin centered in the United States and those of Islamic origin who have preoccupied us with the Atlas of Creation. We cannot know which of these will prevail, we do know for certain that we will be the losers..."
The news agency Armenews carried a report on 18 April, 2007, which contained the words, "The struggle against evolution being waged in Turkey seems to have ended in almost total victory."
One pro-evolution web site published in Italian, Dragor, carried an analysis headed "Darwin, Farewell?" The analysis compared the impact of the Atlas of Creation in France and Italy and emphasized that it was next to impossible to stand in the way of the Islamic creationism led by Harun Yahya. "How much longer will France be able to stand out?" it asked.

The 24 June, 2007, edition of The Washington Times carried a report about the Fact of Creation, which is growing increasingly powerful in European countries. The report quoted Hervé Le Guyader, a biologist from Paris University, who called the challenge from Islamic thinkers "much more dangerous than the previous creationist initiatives, which were often of Anglo-Saxon origin."

A report in the 29 March, 2007, edition of Stern, one of Germany's most important magazines, said "A book like a clap of thunder. ... It is obvious from the outset: This book is totally different!"

The French daily Lyon Capitale referred to Harun Yahya as "the most active Islamic Creationist today," on 13 February, 2007.

The 29 June, 2007, edition of Süddeutsche Zeitung, a daily with one of the largest circulations in Germany, referred to Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation as "a book adorned with stunning pictures from the plant and animal kingdoms."

Another major French daily, La Croix, carried a report dealing with the debate created by Atlas of Creation on 4 February, 2007. The report also carried a few examples of the fossils contained in the Atlas. Comparing a 280-million-year-old fossil frog with a specimen living today, it quoted the Atlas as saying, "living things have stayed the same since the moment they first came into existence, and never underwent evolution."

L'Express, one of the most significant magazines published in France, carried a report concerning Atlas of Creation in its 2 February, 2007, issue. The report was headed "A Turkish, Creationist Atlas in Schools," and described the Atlas sent out to various official institutions and scientists in France as a striking, brightly colored book that could even influence children.

A report titled "A Creationist, Muslim Book Disseminated among High Schools" was carried on the website of the television channel TF1, which broadcasts in France, on 2 February, 2007.

The Creation and Evolution Report of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Culture, Science and Education Is Proof of the Serious Panic among Materialist Circles

The arrival in Europe of Adnan Oktar's great Atlas of Creation has led to serious panic among materialists and Darwinists across the continent. They say that the Atlas of Creation, which they say bears no resemblance to any other work opposed to evolution they have previously seen, is far more of a threat from the point of view of their own intellectual systems than all other anti-Darwinist works to date; so much so, in fact, that they have even tried to ban the book.

There is no doubt that this panic is the most significant proof of the truth and importance of the information in the Atlas. The scientific findings in the book, which demolish evolution, has led many Europeans to realize that for years they have been deceived. For example, one recent poll by the French Science Actualités has revealed that 92% of people do not believe that man came into being by way of evolution, while only 5% believe in evolution.

Europeans, who have begun to realize that evolution is a myth resulting from the primitive conditions of the 19th century, have now seen, with considerable supporting evidence, that Creation has been proved. This intellectual enlightenment beginning in Europe has created serious unease among materialist, atheist and Darwinist circles. One of the latest indications of this unease is the report drawn up by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Culture, Science and Education. This document, "The Dangers of Creationism in Education," was drawn up by the French socialist Guy Lengagne. Their despair in the face of the evidence that evolution is unscientific is plain to see in just about every line of this report.

(Direct extracts from this report are cited below. Certainly Allah and believers are free from any of the statements therein that lack due respect and reverence.)

1. The committee set out how belief in evolution has declined and more people have accepted the Fact of Creation in Europe in recent years:

Article 2

... Today creationist theories are tending to find their way into Europe and their spread is affecting quite a few Council of Europe member states.

2. The reason for the attempts to keep Darwinism alive is the supposed scientific support it provides for materialism. The collapse of Darwinism means the loss of one of the main foundations of materialism and atheism. Indeed, the report describes how the teaching of Creation has undermines a world view "patiently built up" over many years, in other words materialism:

Article 5

We are witnessing a growth of modes of thought which, the better to impose religious dogma, are attacking the very core of the knowledge that we have patiently built up on nature, evolution, our origins and our place in the universe.

3. There is evident concern in the report that young people are beginning to see the truth. What is referred to as "mental confusion" is in fact mental alertness. Minds that have been paralyzed by materialist propaganda, deceived by evolutionist lies, and taught to think in only one way, are now beginning to think without prejudice and to see that evolution is not supported by science:

Article 6

There is a real risk of A SERIOUS CONFUSION being introduced into our children's minds... [emphasis added]

4. The way that people are beginning to harbor doubts about the theory of evolution, which has been depicted as incontrovertible fact for the last 150 years, is one of the most important indications of the collapse of evolution. When those who feel such justified suspicions begin to research and investigate the subject a little more deeply they will realize how they have for years been deceived by the myth of evolution. That is the reason for Darwinists' alarm:

Article 9

... By these means creationists ... sow doubt and confusion in their minds.

5. The report states that this is the first time that Europe's materialist culture has faced such a serious threat. This, is turn, is proof the accuracy and force of the information contained in the Atlas of Creation. The information in the book has led to materialists taking wide-ranging precautionary measures for the very first time:

Article 17

Investigation of the creationists' growing influence shows that the arguments between creationism and evolution go well beyond intellectual debate. If we are not careful, the values that are the very essence of the Council of Europe will be under direct threat from creationist fundamentalists. It is part of the role of the Council's parliamentarians to react before it is too late.

6. The low number of believers in Darwinism in English-speaking countries such as the United States and Australia is a fact that makes Darwinists very uneasy:

Article 37

Nevertheless, creationism (or neocreationism) is still well-developed in the English-speaking countries, especially the United States and Australia. ... In July 2005, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll that showed that 64% of Americans favoured the teaching of intelligent design alongside the theory of evolution and that 38% would support the total abandonment of the teaching of evolution in publicly owned schools. ... At the moment, 20 of the 50 American states are facing potential adjustments of their school curricula in favour of intelligent design.

7. However, the real cause for panic among materialists is the fact that Europe's Darwinism-based materialist culture is about to disappear. In the eyes of materialists, works revealing the invalidity of materialism represent the most serious "threat" on the European agenda.

Article 38

Many people think that this phenomenon only affects the United States and that, even if it is not possible to be indifferent to what is happening on the other side of the Atlantic, it is not the Council of Europe's role to deal with this issue. That, however, is not the case. On the contrary, it would seem crucial for us to take the appropriate precautions in our 47 member states.

8. One of the subjects that Darwinists are particularly concentrating on is the intellectual activity carried out by Muslims since the 1980s that intellectually demolishes Darwinism.

Article 39

Alongside Christian creationism there is now Muslim creationism: the creationist arguments of Christian origin became popular among the Muslims with the rise of the Islamist movements at the beginning of the 1980s.

9. Adnan Oktar's Atlas of Creation is regarded as particularly dangerous for Darwinism. This book has reached many European countries and has led to serious panic among Darwinists:

Article 40

... As a result, we have seen several initiatives from these various movements on the Eurasian continent in the last few years, with schools apparently the main target. The beginning of 2007 saw an offensive by the Turkish creationist Harun Yahya, who sent his last and very lavish work, entitled "The Atlas of Creation", which claims to denounce the deception of the theory of evolution, to a large number of French, Belgian, Spanish and Swiss schools....

10. The effects in Europe of the Atlas of Creation and in Turkey of Adnan Oktar's other works undermining Darwinism are set out in other paragraphs of the report:

Article 54

The Turkish Islamist preacher Harun Yahya, whose real name is Adnan Oktar, is one of the most symbolic figures of this movement. He is around fifty years old and has been publishing works on creation or religion for about twenty years. He also has his own publishing house, Global, the head office of which is in Istanbul. In 1991, Oktar set up the science and research foundation Bilim Arastirma Vakfi (BAV). Since its establishment, BAV has been very active in trying to have any reference to evolution removed from Turkish education. It also organises many conferences on creationism in the principal Turkish towns and cities. ...

Article 55

The latest work by Harun Yahya appeared in December 2006 and is entitled "The Atlas of Creation". It is a large book and is the first volume of a series of seven. It attempts to refute Darwinism and the theory of evolution in 772 richly illustrated pages. Its conclusion is clear: "creation is a fact" and "evolution is a deception". Moreover, the author sharply condemns "the secret links between Darwinism and the ideologies with blood on their hands, such as fascism and communism". At the beginning of 2007 Yahya launched an offensive aimed at the mass distribution of his work in Europe and throughout the world.

In France:

Article 57

The Harun Yahya offensive: In early 2007, the Turkish creationist Harun Yahya sent his work entitled "The Atlas of Creation" to a very large number of French schools and resource centres. ...

11. Devoid of any scientific response to the contents of the Atlas of Creation, Darwinists are employing a medieval mentality and trying to ban the book. The fact is, however, that ideas cannot be stopped by banning them. In fact, it is because they have seen that the collapse of evolution cannot be prevented that is causing such panic among European materialists.

Article 57

... In response, the Minister of Education, Gilles de Robien, called on chief education officers to ensure that this book "which does not correspond to the content of the curricula drawn up by the Ministry, is not available at school resource centres". Hervé LeGuyader, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Paris VI, was tasked by the General National Education Inspectorate with producing a detailed analysis of this atlas. ...

12. It is because this is the first time that they have encountered a book so effectively demolishing evolution with full supporting evidence that has so shocked Darwinists. The fact that the information contained in the book is irrefutable has stunned Darwinists, who admit as much themselves:

Article 57

... He [Hervé LeGuyader] considers the book to be "MUCH MORE DANGEROUS than the previous creationist initiatives, which were often of Anglo-Saxon origin". He believes that ... the method employed by the author could "PROVE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE in the case of an uninformed public. ... [emphasis added]

13. The position is the same in many other European countries. The Atlas of creation has arrived in many countries. Faced by the concrete evidence in the Atlas of Creation and unable to provide and scientific response, Darwinists are trying to have the book banned.

Article 59

The activities of Harun Yahya in French-speaking Switzerland: In March 2007, a very large number of schools in French-speaking Switzerland also received Harun Yahya's work "The Atlas of Creation". ...

Article 63

Creationist attempt at infiltration into Belgian schools: After France, and parallel to the offensive conducted in Switzerland, Harun Yahya launched the distribution of his Atlas of Creation in Belgium in March 2007. In a circular letter dated 22 March 2007, Marie Arena, the Minister in charge of compulsory education and social development, warned "all education staff against the values promoted by this document" and went on to say that she was "counting on everyone being VIGILANT [...] to ensure that it (could) in no way constitute an educational tool for the pupils' use" [emphasis added]

Article 74

One month after France, Mr Yahya's Atlas of Creation was received by some professors in the biology faculty of the University of Barcelona and by the university library.

14. The end of the report again emphasizes how materialist European culture is under severe threat. The way that Darwinism is supported out of ideological concerns is evident. What the report is referring to in the words "react before it is too late" is concern over the complete demolition of Darwinism, and thus the complete eradication of materialism.

Article 104

A detailed study of the GROWING INFLUENCE OF THE CREATIONISTS shows that the discussions between creationism and evolutionism go well beyond intellectual disputes. If we are not careful, the values that are the very essence of the Council of Europe will be in danger of being directly threatened by the creationist fundamentalists. It is part of the role of the Council's parliamentarians to react before it is too late. [emphasis added]


SWITZERLAND, BLICK (One of Switzerland's highest circulation dailies)

  • All Switzerland is now discussing the issue [the Atlas]. Heated and emotional...


  • A report titled "Evolution and Religion" analyzed Adnan Oktar's activities and Atlas of Creation.
  • The report said: Across the Muslim world he seems to be riding high. Many of the most popular Islamic websites refer readers to his vast canon.


  • Adnan Oktar is taking great strides in his campaign against the theory of evolution.

ITALY, LA STAMPA (One of Italy's major dailies)

  • Carried a report titled "A Farewell to Darwin?" The entire report was devoted to Harun Yahya's activities.


  • (For the Atlas) The appearance of the work (high-quality, four-color printing) reveals itself with a desire to be the leading soldier of the most powerful troops in the midst of the struggle against Darwinism.
  • Referred to the impact of Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation in France in terms of "Creationist literature has never been so powerful."

USA, The New York Times

  • "Atlas of Creation" is probably the largest and most beautiful creationist challenge yet to Darwin's theory. Mr. Yahya calls Darwinism as a feeble and perverted ideology contradicted by the Koran.

GERMANY, Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • The most influential Muslim Creationist is spreading across the world.
So effective has Atlas of Creation been that the authorities are unwilling for it to be given to young students without supervision. Indeed, they think it will have a damaging effect on young pupils.

CBS news

  • Emboldened by its success at home over the past decade, the foundation, known by its Turkish acronym BAV (for Bilim Arastirma Vakfi), is now aggressively trying to export its unique brand of Islamic creationism well beyond the borders of Turkey to the Middle East, Europe, and even the United States.
  • In Turkey, Oktar and his books certainly appear to be having an impact. When Science magazine conducted a survey of 34 countries last August, Turkey had the second-lowest acceptance rate of the theory of evolution (the United States had the lowest).
  • "Every Islamic bookshop I know of stocks Harun Yahya's material. It is so glossily produced. It is very attractive and very colorful and outclasses everything else," says Inayat Bunglawala, assistant secretary-general of the Muslim British Council, speaking by phone from London. "It is having an effect. Even among Muslim medical students there are a number now who are speaking out against Darwin."


  • Islamic Creationist Group Launches Glitzy, Global Blitz.
  • Turkey is now the headquarters of creationism in the Islamic World. This is no longer only Turkey's problem, it is now the problem of the whole civilized world.


  • One of Spain's largest dailies. It devoted nearly a whole page to a press conference.
  • It described how Atlas of Creation had made its way into the hands of many professors at Barcelona University.

THE NETHERLANDS, Dutch RadIo Netherlands web sIte

  • The Atlas of Creation has stirred up a "deluge" in all of Europe.


  • This time the reality comes from the East.


    The Bangkok Post, published in English in Thailand, carried a report about the Atlas of Creation, headed "The world is not young, just unchanged: An Islamic creationist offers his own take on anti-Darwinism."


  • There are some books that, because of their special contents, need to be kept close at hand. "Atlas of Creation" is one such book.
  • The "Atlas of Creation" is like an icon of the cultural struggle for the correct science of the origins of human beings and other organisms.


Following the arrival in Europe of Atlas of Creation a major intellectual enlightenment was ushered in. Public opinion polls are one of the proofs of this enlightenment.


In a poll conducted by the scientific web site Science Actualites;

The level of those believing that human beings did not emerge as the result of evolution stood at 92%, while only 5% believed in evolution


According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung poll a famous newspaper in Germany, 87% of respondents think that human beings are created with a Divine design, while 10% believe that evolution actually happened.


According to a poll by Blick, published in Switzerland, the level of those believing in Creation was 85%, and that of believers in evolution 8%.


According to Ekstra Bladet poll,

Asked "Do you think that humans are descended from apes?" 88% of the Danish public responded "No."


The statements cited here show the concern felt by Darwinists at the information contained in Atlas of Creation. They are alarmed because concrete data and discoveries have demolished their theory. Unable to answer the scientific evidence laid out in the Atlas with ideas and science, Darwinists have succumbed to a terrible panic. This is one of the greatest proofs of the collapse of Darwinism, which had reigned for the last 150 years. Terms such as "dangerous" and "frightening," used to describe the Atlas, are a reflection of that panic.

Prof. Bernard Rentier of Liege University made this comment on his personal page: "The content is surprising, but effective. One does not dare to think of the impact that will arise following the distribution of the Atlas across the world..."

  • The report quoted Hervé Le Guyader, a biologist from Paris University, who called the challenge from Islamic thinkers "much more dangerous than the prevIous creatIonist InItIatives, whIch were often of Anglo-Saxon orIgIn." He expressed his fear that the content of the book could prove highly effective on public.

  • Eurasianet (a large New York-based civil society organization monitoring political, economic, environmental and social developments in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia): TURKEY IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF CREATIONISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Professor Poul Bjerregaard of the Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, stated that there are concerns that Atlas of Creation may have a major impact on their education system.

  • In a communication to schools on the subject of Atlas of Creation, the Belgian Minister of Education warned all educational institutions and teachers of the information contained in it. It said that the book should be kept away from students.
  • The French Education Ministry said that those in charge of educational institutions should be on their guard against the book, which conflicted with the curriculum. One Danish member of Parliament raised an official question about Atlas of Creation with the Ministry of Education.

  • The Italian Division of General Investigations and Special Operations (DIGOS) visited a school in northern Italy to learn more about Atlas of Creation. The close interest in the Atlas taken by the police forces was duly reported in the Italian press. (daily L'Unita)

  • Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College London who has lectured widely on evolution, made the following admission about anti-evolutionary activities in Turkey: "I am not so optimistic about Turkey ".


  • A German teacher who received a copy of the Atlas: WE HAVE LITERALLY BEEN CAUGHT BY A DELUGE. The book was by the Creationist Harun Yahya. 'Impossible,' I said, but there it was. It was a really costly book. The illustrations were wonderful. But the book had been sent to a public institution, and, what's more, free of charge... I was stunned. A friend and I began running around in the staff common room.

  • A French blog: If anyone has a spare copy to give me that would be wonderful for my private collection. This huge warship, which employs broad quotations from the Qur'an, was written by Harun Yahya, whose real name is Adnan Oktar.

  • Professor Laurence Bouquiaux, Liege University web site: "...I examined the book more closely. And I finally grasped the connection the author was making. The subject Oktar opens for debate is "Creationism and Evolution," which he sets out in terminology unfamiliar to us. Moreover, his scientific objections do not stem from the Qur'an... He defends Creationism in the name of science ... Unless we wish to experience an irrevocable counter-attack it will be as well for us to determine the point reached by the debate so far.

  • A French web blog: An obviously splendid book. Atlas of Creation, published in Turkey in December, is full of coloured illustrations, consists of 770 pages and weighs as much as a paving stone. It looks like a science book that will be popular among children, one that is filled with coloured photographs of fossil animals and that is easily accessible to the public... The main theme of the book is "the eradication of atheist ideology."

  • USA, a personal web site: In France, warning signals have gone off after Turkish Islamic creationist, Harun Yahya, made a mass mailing of free copies of his "Atlas of Creation" to schools across the nation. . . . Herve Le Guyader, a University of Paris biology professor who advised the Education Ministry on the Atlas, said high school biology teachers needed more training now to respond to the increasingly open challenges to the theory of evolution.

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