A report on the Reuters news agency web site dated 5 October, 2009, referred to the growing influence of Creationist belief. The report stressed the impact of the works of Harun Yahya in this:
So why do we "report the controversy"... We do it because creationists are numerous... They’re challenging science teaching... and opening museums that claim to prove evolution never happened. We also do it because their influence is spreading to other countries, most notably to Muslim countries through the work of Islamic creationists like Harun Yahya. And we do it because their arguments... challenge scientists... philosophers and other thinkers to refine their arguments... Attempts to wedge them into high school biology lessons miss the mark by a mile.