The Evolution Deceit
Activities Focusing On the Works of Harun Yahya
The works of Harun Yahya, written to expose the fallacy of the theory of evolution, have attracted great attention in the foreign press, and press organizations have devoted a lot of space to them. Some have printed lectures and books showing how 20th century science has invalidated the theory, and others have devoted space to reviews of these books in order to inform their readers that there is no such process as evolution.
USA - Science
The influence of Harun Yahya's books on evolution, and especially his internationally renowned The Evolution Deceit , is reflected in the well-known scientific evolutionary magazine Science.
In an article in the May 18 edition by Robert Koenig, entitled "Creationism Take Root Where Europe, Asia Meet"the author gives a lengthy account of Harun Yahya's struggle against the deception of the theory of evolution, the international success of his book The Evolution Deceit and of the defeat of evolutionists in Turkey. The article emphasizes that this broad academic endeavor- "One of the world's strongest anti-evolution movements outside North America" olduğunun ve -aims to cause the collapse of the theory of evolution on the scientific front, and that it is making inroads in other Muslim countries.
Another topic dealt with in this article is the international success of The Evolution Deceit. It says that some evolutionist scientists in Turkey complain that "books by Harun Yahya such as The Evolution Deceit have become more influential than textbooks in certain parts of Turkey". In the article, the concerns of Turkish evolutionists are expressed in these words "…Many evolutionist scientists fear they are losing ground to creationists in public opinion".
"Creating a stir – Books like The Evolution Deceit appear to be gaining readership."
USA - NCSE Reports
NSCE Reportsis a magazine published by an education center named The National Center for Science Education based in Berkeley, California. This magazine is supported by the American Academy of Scientists, and despite the fact that the group is essentially evolutionist, the November-December, 1999, issue was devoted to the works of Harun Yahya dealing with the collapse of the theory of evolution. The cover bears the title, "Islamic Creationism in Turkey" and gives this introduction:
"... Most representative is Harun Yahya's text The Evolution Deceit. The book comes in 2 version - a large, attractive 370-page volume notable for its many full-color illustrations and slick appearance (Yahya 1997) and an abridged 128-page booklet with fewer illustrations, which was widely distributed free of charge to the public (Yahya 1998)…
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United Kingdom - New Scientist
The April 22, 2001, issue of the world-renowned magazine New Scientist investigated creationist movements throughout the world and offered this interpretation of Harun Yahya and his books:
"Harun Yahya is an international hero. His books have spread everywhere in the Islamic world. He has developed his own Islamic creationism."
In this article, Harun Yahya is referred to as "an international hero".
USA - W. W. Norton & Company
Darwin, a book edited by Philip Appleman, a distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University, and published by W.W. Norton & Company, one of the leading publishers in the USA, included an extract from Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit under the title Islamic Creationism. The book includes essays by and extracts from various scholars and professionals for and against the theory of evolution. Harun Yahya's essay published in this book focuses on the anti-religionist aspect of the theory of evolution and how it was used as a master card in each war waged against religion after Darwin.
Yugoslavia - Horizont
Horizont is a creationist magazine published in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Published in Serbian, it carried in its April, 2002, issue a review of the book For Men of Understanding by Harun Yahya and the documentary film The Fact of Creation based on Harun Yahya's works. These works are currently being prepared in Serbo-Croat and will be released in Yugoslavia soon.
United Kingdom - Crescent International
Crescent International is a newspaper published every fortnight from its headquarters in London. It is also distributed in Nigeria, Canada, South Africa and Pakistan. On the book review page of the 16-31 March, 2000, issue Harun Yahya's The Truth of the Life of This World was discussed. The review by Imtiaz Adam, the editor of the magazine, reads:
In this fascinating book, HarunYahya has written a remarkable and extremely effective reminder of "the truth of the life of this world". Throughout, the text is clear and readable and the marshalling and use of Qur'anic ayaat extremely effective. The book is superbly presented, with numerous full-colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams, beautifully designed. This book is one of the very few that is likely to be convincing to skeptical readers steeped in western propaganda, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. That alone is a very considerable achievement.
In the 1-15 April, 2000, issue a reader sent an e-mail concerning the book to the "Letters to the Editor" page, which can be seen opposite.
The 16-30 September, 2000, issue of the newspaper published a review of Harun Yahya's book The Miracle In The Ant.
The 1-15 July, 2001, issue of Crescent International introduced its readers to Harun Yahya's book The Evolution Deceit, that has provoked such great interest throughout the world. The review stated:
Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit is a scientific, intellectual and academic deathblow to the modern theory of evolution... The book is thoroughly researched and solidly scientific. The dogmatic defenders of falsehood, however, will find it difficult or impossible to digest.
United Kingdom - The Muslim World Book Review
The Muslim World Book Reviewis a quarterly publication of the Islamic Foundation. The Muslim World Book Review aims to present the Muslim viewpoint on books and issues which concern Islam and Muslims. This review journal aspires to inform and stimulate lay readers and scholars alike through detailed critical reviews, brief introductions and select bibliographies on recent and contemporary publications.
It has published reviews of various books by Harun Yahya. The review of The Evolution Deceit by Maryam Jameelah, the American essayist and journalist, reads:
Scientifically, with appropriate illustrations, the author proves that each organism of every species was Divinely created perfect and complete from its very inception with everything required for a successful life.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, the renowned Islamic writer, recommends Harun Yahya's books to young readers, and writes the following in her review of Deep Thinking and Never Plead Ignorance in another issue of The Muslim Book Review:
Harun Yahya has put together a vast range of books which tackle the very subjects that have bothered me, and for that, I am sure many similar students will take great benefit. The style of the books is not that of dry academia, but is readable and straightforward, so that even youngsters can study and benefit from the thoughts contained therein. The message is added to by the many colourful and relevant photographs, which not only enliven the page but are also good thought-provokers in themselves. This is the major function of the HarunYahya books, I feel-to widen our consciousness, give us material to ponder on which we may not have known before, and, thus, help us to understand a little more of the Greatness and Grace of Allah.
Bosnia - Oslobodenje/Kun
The review of Podvale Teorije Evolucije (The Bosnian version of The Evolution Deceit ) appeared in Kun, the cultural supplement of Oslobodenje, one of the largest newspapers in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The book has created great interest in Bosnia.
USA - La Voz Del Islam
The bi-lingual English and Spanish magazine La Voz del Islam has a circulation of about 50,000. It is published by a foundation called the "Latin American Muslim Unity" and is distributed in the US and South America. The newspaper devotes considerable space to reviews of Harun Yahya's books.
Indonesia - Republika
Republika and Pikiran Rakyat, seen below, are two of Indonesia's leading daily newspapers. Both devoted space to reviews of the Indonesian edition of The Evolution Deceit.
Indonesia - Pikiran Rakyat
Malezya - Harakah
Harakah is a magazine with a circulation of 200,000 that comes out every fortnight in Malaysia. It regularly carries scientific articles and articles related to the moral teaching of the Qur'an by Harun Yahya. Considerable space is devoted to introducing those works of the author that have been translated into English. (left)
Azerbaijan - Merkez and Yeni Azerbaycan
Merkez and Yeni Azerbaycan are Azerbaijan's most important newspapers. The Russian translation of Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit received a great deal of attention in these publications. Immediately after the book began to be distributed in Azerbaijan, various articles appeared in these newspapers alluding to the effect that this great work had had throughout the whole world.
Bosnia - Preporod
Preporod is a bi-weekly periodical published by the Department of Religious Affairs in Bosnia. One of the leading Islamic publications in the country, Preporod Preporodcovered a short serialization of the Bosnian edition of The Evolution Deceit. The review by Dzemaludin Latic, a leading figure in Bosnia, gives a detailed account of the contents of the book.
United Kingdom - The Muslim News
The Muslim News, a monthly Muslim newspaper in the UK, published a review of The Miracle of the Ant by Harun Yahya. The review by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, a well-known Muslim author, says:
The book is one of a series he [Harun Yahya] has written. The point of all these books is to take examples of the wonders of the created universe, and use them as pointers to the existence of the Creator.
United Kingdom - Discourse
Another popular book by Harun Yahya, Never Plead Ignorance, was reviewed by Discourse. The review, "Voice of Faith," said that the book was suitable for individual contemplation as well as group study.
Areview of Harun Yahya's books was published in the bulletin of Al-Risala, one of the biggest book publishers in the Arabic world. More than 30 books by the author are being prepared in Arabic for publication by this publisher in the next two years.
Indonesia - Tarbawi
Tarbawi is a monthly magazine published in Indonesia. On the back cover of one of its issues it introduced its readers to the following books by Harun Yahya: The Evolution Deceit, The Miracle in the Atom ,The Creation of the Universe, Design in Nature, Wonders of Allah's Creation ,Darwinism Refuted, Tell Me About the Creation. The magazine also published an interview with the author.
Indonesia - Dzikra
The Dzikra publishing company, which published Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit in Indonesia in the Indonesian language, arranged lectures to acquaint people with the book. Below is a poster advertising a lecture organized by the company. Beside the poster is a brochure. The company, which is currently preparing a number of Harun Yahya books for publication, prepared a calendar featuring extracts from these books.
Saudi Arabia - Al-Bilad Magazine
Video cassettes and VCD's prepared using the works of Harun Yahya are translated into foreign languages and distributed to the relevant countries. The documentaries Miracles of the Qur'an and The Creation of the Universe have been produced in Arabic on video cassettes and VCDs and put on sale in Saudi Arabia. The company has published an article in Arabic in the Al-Bilad Magazinein Saudi Arabia containing a review of the films Miracles of the Qur'an ve The Creation of the Universe. Below is the review published by Al-Bilad Magazine.
The documentary titled The Collapse of Evolution and The Fact of Creation has also been produced in Arabic and very much appreciated by the audience.
India - Books Today
Books Today is a bi-monthly publication that acquaints people with newly published books. The September-October, 2000, issue of this magazine introduced a book by Harun Yahya that has been translated into several languages: Allah is Known Through Reason.
France - Le Petit Musulman
Le Petit Musulman is a children's magazine published in France. The magazine frequently devotes space to extracts from Harun Yahya's children's books in French. Above is the review of Les Abeilles Qui Construisent Des Reyons De Ruches Parfaits.
Singapore - The Muslim Reader
The Muslim Reader is a quarterly magazine published by the Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore. The review of For Men of Understanding, published in the July-September, 2000, edition, reads:
For me the main value of the book is that it emphasizes the wondrous world and thus might encourage some readers to move away from materialist or atheist tendencies.
Reviews of of Harun Yahya's books appear on various sites on the Internet. Above is an example. This review of Islam Denounces Terrorism says:
Hard-hitting facts, focused and to the point, Islam Denounces Terrorism is highly recommended for those wishing to learn more about the world faith of Islam and its teachings in relation to terrorism.
United Kingdom - The Bristol Evening Post
The Bristol Evening Post, one of the oldest newspapers in Bristol with a circulation of 70,000, covered the release of Islam Denounces Terrorism under the headline "Book explodes terrorists' Islam lies." The report says that the book came at a vital time and it has received considerable interest:
Amal Press has already received more than 35.000 advance orders from around the world for the book, Islam Denounces Terrorism... Amal Press has received bulk orders from organisations in America, Canada and Australia.
Indonesia - Ummi
Indonesia is one of the countries in which the works of Harun Yahya are highly popular among young people. Ummi , an Indonesian magazine that addresses young people, has introduced Harun Yahya to its readers and described his effective struggle against Darwinism.