News from the world press: “Adnan Oktar Has Won His Struggle Against The Theory Of Evolution”

21 07 2017

From Italy to Indonesia, Britain to Saudi Arabia, the most prominent newspapers in the world spoke of the success of the anti-evolutionist works of Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) that he has been carried out in the intellectual sense for the last 30 years. All the news reports concluded that he has won this struggle.

The Daily Telegraph made the headlines, “Turkey to end the teaching of evolution theory in lower school.”

“Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish creationist, has led a crusade against the teaching of evolution, saying the theory is a European invention developed as a slight against Islam.”

The news also read; “The Koran, like the Bible, teaches that Adam and Eve were the first humans. God is said to have created Adam from Clay and then formed Eve, also known as Hawwa, from Adam.”

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Pikaia, the prominent atheist and communist Internet website based in Italy, had the headline: “Turkey says goodbye to Darwin.” The news report outlines the anti-evolutionist developments which  Adnan Oktar has been instrumental since 2008 -for the last ten years- in Turkey: The ban on Richard Dawkin’s website, distribution of The Atlas of Creation across Europe, the anti-evolutionist conference held in Milano The news report also included  video of Alpaslan Durmuş, the head of curriculum for the Ministry of Education, in which he announced that Darwin’s theory would be removed from lower school programs.

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Following the news coverage, Pikaia reported another news item titled “Turkey has excluded evolution from the curriculum.”

The report states, “Harun Yahya will be most pleased about this news.” It proceeds to mention that your efforts have made it possible for the book “Atlas of Creation” to be distributed to the half of the world, and for the theory of evolution to be excluded from the curriculum. It also mentions that your efforts lead to various pro-evolutionary scientific websites, Richard Dawkins in particular, to be shut down in Turkey.

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Skalanews’ [Indonesia] story about the removal of the theory of evolution from the curriculum in Turkey is as follows:

“The Turkish scholar Harun Yahya’s struggle against the theory of evolution has brought results. The Turkish Ministry of Education will no longer include the theory of evolution in the school curriculum. The theory is excluded because it is not scientifically proven and it is against the teachings of Islam.”

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In the Saudi Arabia version of Asharq Al Awsat, one of the three major newspapers of the Arabic world published in three continents, there was news report with the headline, “Harun Yahya has won his struggle against the theory of evolution”

The related news is as follows: “ The theory of evolution has been attacked by Adnan Oktar [aka Harun Yahya] who is known to be close to the AK Party and has strong power over the business world and many aspects of media. Adnan Oktar has his shows on A9 TV Channel, with ladies with revealing clothes and make up and a group of young people. Adnan Oktar lives in a luxurious villa and he has many houses and villas in the most prestigious locations of Istanbul.”

The story goes on:

“According to Oktar, Darwin tells a lie and there is not a process called the process of evolution. He says that he will award anyone who brings a proof validating the theory of evolution with three million dollars.

Adnan Oktar has great influence both on the Turkish society and abroad. He seems he has won his struggle by being instrumental in the official removal of the theory of evolution from the curriculum. He says his anti-evolution books such as “The Collapse of the theory of evolution in 20 questions” have been instrumental in this.”

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The news article published in Haaretz, one of Israel’s oldest daily newspapers whose editorials arguably have significant influence on government leaders,

titled “Compared to the US, creationists are leagues ahead in Turkish schools,” writes thusly:

“In 2006, the book titled “Atlas of Creation” printed on prime quality paper came into many Turkish schools with the claim to refute the notion of evolution through natural selection. It bravely called attention to the fossil records to elucidate that creation is the work of God. Moreover, the book argued that evolution is also accountable for anti-Islamic and destructive doctrines such as Nazism and communism.”

The article then notes:

“A few years later, Adnan Oktar, an ardent advocate of Islamic creationism and the author of Atlas of Creation writing under the pseudonym ‘Harun Yahya’, had the websites of well-known evolutionist, Richard Dawkins’ being in particular, closed down on the grounds of blasphemous libel.”

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The well-known scientific journal WIRED, in its Italian website,

reported a news article titled “What risks are we taking by following Turkey’s suit in not teaching evolution?” and

wrote, “Turkey is trying to exclude the theory of evolution from high school programs. This is not the first attempt in disavowing Darwin,” while addressing the impact of your books in this regard.

The article also noted, “In 2008, the evolutionist Richard Dawkins’ website was closed down after Adnan Oktar, the author of “Atlas of Creation” also known as Harun Yahya, proclaimed that it was committing blasphemous libel. Subsequently, Darwin’s picture, which had been planned to be used on the cover, was removed from the cover of a popular scientific magazine.”

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The Sargasso, a website based in Netherlands, had the following news:

“When the words ‘Turkey’ and ‘evolution’ are told, the name Adnan Oktar comes to one’s mind. Starting as of next year, pupils in high schools will no longer hear about the theory of evolution in Turkey. The name Adnan Oktar is the first word that comes to mind when the words Turkey and Creationism are uttered. In the West, Adnan Oktar is known as the author who, about ten years ago, sent a thick, pleasant anti-evolution book with the name “The Atlas of Creation” to thousands of politicians, schools and prominent names in Europe. Many American Creationists praised this book, stating that it is full of information. Adnan Oktar has a daily three-hours long live broadcast show on A9 TV Channel in which well-groomed ladies called “kittens”, setting a role model for Turkish women, participate. Will the well-groomed ladies of Mr. Oktar be a role model for modern Turkish women? This is highly probable.”

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Another news report regarding the exclusion of Darwinism from Turkish schools has come from Norway today. The news titled “They are spreading their ideas in textbooks” featured in Dagsavisen, an Oslo-based Norwegian newspaper known for its affiliation with the Norwegian Workers Party, writes the following:

“The Turkish Muslim creationist known for his anti-Darwinist work gains increasingly wider ground among the immigrants in Europe.

Holding religious discussions on his own TV program, the extent of Adnan Oktar’s popularity is not limited to Turkey. His ideas have passed way beyond national borders – Oktar’s creationist ideas are particularly cherished by the Middle Eastern immigrants residing in Europe. 10 years ago, him sending out copies of his own work, a textbook titled ‘Atlas of Creation’, to schools in Europe sparked a debate. Hans Henrik Hjermitslev, a researcher in Southern Denmark University Department of Religion and Science, notes that Oktar still remains the stronghold of Muslim creationism and adds:

“His is a well-financed movement. His views find support among the young and educated people in Europe,” says Hjermitslev, masha’Allah.

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Another news found coverage on the website of a German radio station named Deutshcland Funk.

The news report, featuring a huge picture of the German edition of your book ‘the Atlas of Creation, wrote:

“According to a research conducted by TU Dortmund, 15% of the students from Lehramt reject the theory of evolution.  They are opposed to the theory of evolution doctrine being taught in schools, just as the Muslim writer Adnan Oktar criticizes the theory of evolution in his book ‘Atlas of Creation.”

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De Standaard, a Flemish Christian Democratic Party-affiliated Belgian daily newspaper reports:

“Harun Yahya’s book, ‘Atlas of Creation’ achieved incredible success and brought about change worldwide. In Turkey, the theory of evolution has been excluded from the curriculum including high schools due to being too complicated for pupils. In Flanders, the Dutch speaking region of Belgium, there is a strong argument prevalent on Facebook that suggests mankind did not descend from apes.”

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The Dominion Post, based in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, issued a news article titled “When evolutionary theory met radical Islam.” The article wrote:

“According to surveys, Darwin’s theory is widely embraced in Western countries while the majority in Turkey does not believe in evolution.

Anti-evolutionism takes bizarre forms in Turkey where televangelist Adnan Oktar nightly broadcasts Islamic creationism from his private TV channel.” The article also notes, “The slick 61-year-old, designer clothing-suited Adnan Oktar attracts wealthy followers who regard him as the redeemer,” and adds that you claim the ladies partaking in your TV program are pious university graduates who speak many languages.

The article remarks how you further spread your creationist message by bombarding schools and scientists round the world with more than 10,000 free copies of your 800-page glossy anti-Darwin book Atlas of Creation, and talks about how you daily discuss Darwin’s negative impact on Islamic and moral values and the apparent fact that the Turkish government also shares your views.

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In Oumma, one of the well-known Muslim sites of France;

“We should not forget the anti-evolution movement developed in Europe by Harun Yahya and many other salafi scholars between 1990-2000…”

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In Catholic news site Medias Presse Info published in French;

In the news article titled “Darwin is fired from the schools in Turkey”, it is mentioned that this attack against Darwin is nothing new, and Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) published the Atlas of Creation in 2006 and the book sold 1.5 million copies. It is also mentioned that Turkey is the only country in the world where rejection of Darwinism is more common than the acceptance of it.

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Le Courrier, a Switzerland-based website, criticized the removal of the theory of evolution from the school curriculum in Turkey. The news article published under the title “Science in Danger” stated that this was the result of the writer Adnan Oktar’s works, who is also known by the name Harun Yahya.

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In the website of the French radio channel RFI, broadcasting in 13 languages, a news article is published with the following title “Turkey: the theory of Darwin is no longer welcome in schools.”

“Under the pen name Harun Yahya, Adnan Oktar made history with his book Atlas of Creation, which included rich visuals and was distributed in France and Switzerland. In this book, we see examples proving the invalidity of hundreds of page of evolution such as how a 200-million-year-old fern fossil shows that the plant has not undergone any changes.”

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In the most visited Spanish-language Israeli newspaper Aurora, a news article was published titled “Turkey has removed the theory of evolution from the curriculum.” The article included the following statement:

“In 2006, with its first grade page quality, the book Atlas of Creation entered many Turkish schools with the intention of refuting the idea of ​​evolution through natural selection. It boldly pointed to the fossil records to explain that Creation is the work of God. The book also claimed that evolution was responsible for destructive and anti-Islamic doctrines, such as Nazism and communism.

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A news article titled “The Approach of the Turkish Scientific Group to the Darwinism; ‘both sides should be explained'” was published in the internet site Uncommon Descent of the Intelligent Designers, who believes that the materialist ideology is an obstacle in the way of the correct examination of biology and science.

Mrs. Denyse O’Leary, who published the article, says for Harun Yahya’s book “Evolution Deceit” that, “it’s the most concise work I’ve ever read that destroys Darwin’s theory of evolution.” In her column, she included Technical Science Research Foundation’s press release about the removal of theory of evolution from the curriculum in Turkey.

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In the article titled “International Creationism” published in the well-known French magazine L’Express;

The author, Christian Makarian, talks about global creationist movements while devoting half of his article to the worldwide influence Mr. Adnan Oktar had on this issue.

“In this regard, the most ardent actor of this movement in Turkey is Harun Yahya, in other words, Adnan Oktar. He maintains a fierce fight against Darwinism. All the think tanks, internet sites, and all media organizations (including our editorial department of L’Express) are virtually covered with richly illustrated books and propaganda articles. ”

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In the Huffington Post, one of America’s most well-known liberal news sites, an article was published by Erkan Saka, an Assistant Professor from Bilgi University, on the issue of the removal of theory of evolution from the curriculum in Turkey.

In his article, Saka claimed that evolution in Turkish schools was taught only as a theory and that it was not focused on too much, he continued: “Popular and unusual Islamic groups, such as Adnan Oktar, are engaged in anti-evolution activities using Western creationist literature. People like Oktar can easily organize exhibitions in public spaces that deny evolution.”

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In the famous Knack magazine published in Belgium since 1971;

…In 2007, the Turkish creationist (Harun Yahya) sent the luxury-printed Atlas of Creation, in which he refuted the evolution with scientific evidence, to thousands of universities in Western Europe free of charge. Yahya is the pen name of Adnan Oktar, an interior designer from Istanbul. Yahya is the leader of a think-tank that advocates creation and is making world-wide advances to explain that Islam does not contradict with science. These advances came to fruition in his own country. On June 23rd, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a law that would remove evolution from middle schools on the grounds that “it is difficult and complicated to understand”. In 2019, Darwin will disappear from the textbooks at middle schools.

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Traditional A9 TV Iftar Banquet – A Place Where Different Ideas Meet

2 07 2017

 

by Harun Yahya

This year again, I had the beautiful opportunity to welcome my esteemed guests during our traditional A9 TV Iftar (fast-breaking) banquet held at the Cıragan Palace Ballroom in Istanbul where we celebrated our bonds of peace and unity.

Our traditional Iftar banquet – in addition to the delicious food served – stands out for its mission to bring together a vast variety of people from different religions, cultures, ethnicities and ideologies. Once again, this year’s Iftar event was a special occasion to strengthen unity and solidarity among participants from different religions, sects and views in addition numerous artists, politicians, religious leaders, academics, diplomats and media members with distinct views and backgrounds.

Held on the evening of June 8, 2017, and with around 750 people in attendance, the Iftar banquet was once again home to many esteemed guests from Turkey and abroad. The exclusive occasion was honored by my guests, Jewish and Christian clergymen from Israel, France and the US. Similarly, esteemed members of the Turkish Assyrian Society, the Armenian community, the Greek Orthodox Society and the Catholic Church. Many ministers, parliament members and politicians from various parties on either side of the political divide, foreign consul-generals and diplomats serving in Turkey and professors, esteemed members of the business world, distinguished figures from the Masonic community and many celebrities also attended.

A beautiful gesture that made our banquet even more special was the video message sent to me by the Knesset member Rabbi Yehuda Glick in celebration of Ramadan. My dear and esteemed friend Rabbi Glick began his message with the following kind words: “My dear friend, honorary Mr. Adnan Oktar, champion of religious tolerance, champion of love to all human beings, champion of God in the world” and continued, “we shall see [each other] on the Temple Mount, that House of Prayer, that unite all nations to One and Only God. From Jerusalem, allow me to wish you all Ramadan Kareem, from Jerusalem, the city of peace, city of shalom.”

Indeed, the Temple Mount will bring all nations together under the light of peace. As my good friend Yehuda Glick pointed out, by the grace of God, when that beautiful time of peace comes to the world we will come together with the good people of the world at the Temple Mount.

During the day of the Iftar banquet, the Israeli delegation made a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey at the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul.

Additionally, they enjoyed the beauty of Bosphorus on a boat trip.

Anglican priest Todd William Kissam from the US and retired chief justice of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel Rabbi Abraham Sherman, the director of Alsadiqin Institute Rabbi Abrahamson, outreach personality and writer Rabbi Jeffrey Seidel and international spokesperson for the Jewish community of Hebron Rabbi Yishai Fleisher also graced the banquet with their presence as my special guests.

Prior to the Iftar meal, Pastor Kissam was a guest on my live broadcast on A9 TV where he mentioned our shared love for God and how the sincerity, wisdom and love that he witnessed during his interactions with us deeply affected him. Rabbi Sherman was also a guest on my live program and said that God orders us not to hate and not to be selfish and that peace is an order of God in our holy books.

Rabbi Seidel, who attended the live show before the Iftar event along with the other rabbis, told me that his students insisted he go to Turkey to give a message of unity: “It happened for the Jews in Israel.

But for us, this miracle is happening every day. We may not realize it, but I am very thankful to be here.

In the 50th year of Israel, I want to remind you that we are living this miracle again.” Our conversation followed with my quoting from the Koran and the Torah to explain the Jews’ right to live in the Promised Land of Israel.

Following the banquet, Rabbi Fleisher joined my live conversation and reflected on his pleasure at being there by saying, “I think that by you bringing us here today to Istanbul, you are part of that vision of connecting the peoples of the Middle East.”

Natasha Kirtchuk, the leading anchorwoman of ILT V, attended the A9 live show after the Iftar dinner.

Expressing her awe at the diverse, distinctive, harmonious and loving atmosphere of the banquet, Kirtchuk said that it was a great privilege and an extraordinary occurrence that a rabbi, a priest and an imam were sharing a table and getting along quite well. She said that this way people’s minds could change and that the tradition of these very important meetings should be maintained in the future as well.

I told her that inviting priests, rabbis and imams to share a table is a tradition dating back to our Prophet Muhammad, and that people with a fanatic mindset naturally take a step back when they see this picture.

When she asked me how Israel-Turkey relations would be in the future, I replied that the alliance of these two countries would get stronger, as this is what must be done and what is necessary.

Kirtchuk was wondering how the misconceptions about Jews and Israel held by certain groups around the world could be dispelled. I explained to her that it was possible through persistent efforts and inculcation.

When Natasha asked me, “What does it feel like to hold a Iftar banquet where you host guests from all around the world?,” I told her that the love in the hearts of our guests at the Iftar was visible on their faces, that the atmosphere was truly wonderful and it was a joy to see the love on people’s faces. It was because the universe was created for love.

I hope that this banquet and many similar other events will bring people one step closer to peace and help them believe in the possibility of unity and solidarity.

My efforts to dispel the misperceptions and hatred from the world will continue. I will also continue to create and encourage such occasions where people from all around the world regardless of their backgrounds and faith can meet and get to know one another. By the grace of God, the alliance of the good will soon make the world a peaceful abode for all.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


The Road to Peace in Syria

17 06 2017

by Harun Yahya

I have written in my previous articles that the only way to truly end the civil war in Syria was an alliance to be formed between regional countries such as Turkey, Russia and Iran and that the involvement of other foreign powers would not be able to offer a permanent solution. Therefore, it is great to see that new developments reflect this sentiment and a regional alliance is being built. The meeting that took place on December 20, 2016 in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran, which resulted in a joint declaration, marked the beginning of this alliance.

The declaration dealt with crucial issues such as the preservation of the unity, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, the importance of a diplomatic solution rather than a military one and increasing the ceasefires across the region to allow the transfer of humanitarian aid to areas where they are urgently needed. Indeed, only days after this declaration, on December 30, 2016, a general ceasefire went into effect.

This alliance between the three key regional players marked the first time peace truly became a prospect for Syria since the onset of the crisis. It was also a clear reminder that the problems in the region can be solved only through the alliance and cooperation between these three countries. In fact, the Geneva meetings that were previously led by the US and Western coalitions failed to offer a solution or contribute to the peace process in the country.

The Moscow agreement also paved the way for the Astana talks, which represented a whole new era for the road to peace in Syria. During the Astana meetings, which were held on January 23-24, February 15-16 and March 14-15, it was decided that Russia, Iran and Turkey would be guarantors of ceasefire and that the three countries act as observers to ensure the continuation of the ceasefire. The UN, regime delegations and the Syrian opposition also accepted the decision.

In the summit held in Tehran on April 19-20, Iran, Turkey and Russia once again came together and agreed on the topics to be discussed during the fourth Astana meeting. They also discussed prisoner exchanges and decided to create four non-conflict zones in Syria.

The agreement signed by the three countries designated the non-conflict zones as Idlib, parts of Lattakia, Aleppo, Hama and Homs and Damascus/Eastern Ghouta as well as some parts of Daraa and Quneitra provinces.

In fact, President Erdogan and President Putin had already announced their agreement on the non-conflict zones in Syria when they met in Sochi before the fourth meeting. In other words, another very important step was taken towards lasting peace in Syria through an alliance between Russia, Iran and Turkey. For the first time, a new era of non-violence started in Syria. The decision on non-conflict zones also lent a positive atmosphere to the sixth stage of the Syrian talks held in Geneva.

Interestingly, certain Western media outlets seem to be in a state of panic in the face of these developments. Many analysts believe that the current display of strong collaboration and power between the Turkey, Iran and Russia nexus in the region meant a decline in US influence in the region.

The criticism campaign, led by some British media outlets as usual, portrayed the alliance of Iran, Russia and Turkey as an anti-NATO structure. For instance, The Economist announced that this friendship should be of concern to NATO.

TIME on the other hand, conjured up catastrophic scenarios because the non-conflict zones did not cover the entire country –even though this is only natural, since this is only the first step– and claimed that the solution was unacceptable for the opposition. In a pessimistic, provocative and divisive manner, it railed against a historic plan that promised to bring peace to this country, which has been ravaged by war for the past six years.

The panic seen among the British deep state members, the maestro of global imperialism, is clear proof that the two large Muslim countries of the region, together with Russia, are doing the right thing by cooperating to help Syria. Naturally, Iran, Turkey and Russia gaining power and influence in the region is not in the best interests of this deep structure, which has worked on its plans for the Middle East for centuries through countless plans and plots.

It is a historical fact that throughout history, there have been countless plans and plots to prevent and destroy the friendship between these three countries. Numerous embargos and sanctions were implemented against them. The significant military support provided to the PYD/PKK represents the latest efforts to make that terror group the fortress of the global imperial power at the heart of the region. In addition, efforts are underway to sow seeds of hatred and anger between the three countries by means of various provocations that focus on racial, sectarian and ethnic differences.

However, the good news is that throughout history, the three countries never fell into those traps. Despite the sundry plots and ruses, Iran, Turkey and Russia have maintained their friendship and alliance which always produced good results.

And now Iran, Turkey and Russia joining forces to bring peace to Syria, and acting in complete accord, is going to be further proof that such sinister games cannot and will not succeed. Particularly, it is crucial that two Muslim fraternal countries, Iran and Turkey, continue to strengthen their bonds of brotherhood and friendship without paying any attention to sectarian differences, open their borders and engage in the highest level of economic, political, social and strategic cooperation. By the grace of God, their alliance will be the strongest assurance of peace, stability, development and welfare in the region.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


2nd International Conference on The Origin of Life and The Universe

26 05 2017

The Technics & Science Research Foundation (TSRF) Held the 2nd International Conference on The Origin of Life and The Universe at the Istanbul Ritz-Carlton Hotel

On May 21st, 2017, the Technics & Science Research Foundation (TSRF), the Honorary President of which is Mr. Adnan Oktar, held its second annual International Conference The Origin of Life and The Universe at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Focusing on the question of “What are the origins of life?” the TSRF’s The Origin of Life and The Universe Conference drew a line in the shifting sands of the scientific community, declaring boldly that evidence for God’s Creation exists plainly in such fields as genetics, biology, paleontology, physics, chemistry and astrophysics.

  

Unique among creation-oriented groups, TRSF is THE ONLY Islamic-based organization providing scientific evidence that collapses Darwinism and refutes false claims of evolution. TSRF also endeavors to establish cordial relations between three divine faiths namely Islam, Christianity and Judaism. To this end, TSRF frequently hosts events, which feature Christian, Jewish and other leading theologians, scholars, intellectuals and scientists from around the world.

Attended by approximately 500 participants, The Origin of Life and The Universe Conference featured two sessions of speakers, morning and afternoon (see attached).

In addition to the papers presented on topics ranging from the nature of viruses to the complexity of the human cell, conference goers viewed several exhibits of fossils, dating back millions of years and proving that living things remained unchanged and did not evolve. The audience also enjoyed performances of musicians and the Istanbul Dance Factory.

For further information or interviews about Technics & Science Research Foundation or The Origin of Life and The Universe conference, contact:

Technics & Science Research Foundation (TSRF):

Technics & Science Research Foundation (TSRF) is a non-governmental organization established in Istanbul in 1990

The TSRF operates in a progressive, democratic and pro-human rights line in its activities and with total commitment to spread moral values globally. The work of the TSRF is inspired by the books of its Honorary President, Mr. Adnan Oktar, a prominent Muslim intellectual of our times, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya.

Contact: http://srf-tr.org/contact/

2nd International Conference On The Origin Of Life And The Universe

Conference schedule:

THE RITZ CARLTON HOTEL

21st May, Sunday

10:00    MORNING REFRESHMENTS

10:30    OPENING

Short movie on the Origin of Life and the Universe

Opening speech

The TSRF Foundation opening speech

The presentation film of the honorary president of TSRF

11:00    SESSION 1

Moderator Zuhal Mansfield will introduce the speakers

Dr. Fazale Rana – “DNA’s Inspirational Design”

Dr. Fabrizio Fratus – “Evolution: Myth or Reality?”

Dr. AJ Roberts – “Why Would a Good God Create Viruses?”

Q&A Session

12:25    ‘ISTANBUL DANCE FACTORY’ DANCE SHOW

12:45    LUNCH BREAK

14:00    SESSION 2

Moderator Zuhal Mansfield will introduce the speakers

Dr. Carlos Alberto Cossano – “Informatics Records and Proteins Production”

Dr. Paolo Cioni – “Psyche and The Crisis of Materialist Reductionism”

Dr. Oktar Babuna – “Secret Beyond Matter”

Q&A Session

15:15    DARBUKA PERCUSSION RHYTHM SHOW

15:35    COFFEE BREAK/REFRESHMENTS

16:00    CLOSING SPEECH

Jeff Gardner – “Picture Christians Project”

16:15    PLAQUE CEREMONY

 

Conference speakers:

SCIENTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONFERENCE

Dr. Fazale Rana, PhD.

An expert in biochemistry, Dr. Fazale Rana is working in the field of biochemistry, genetics, and synthetic biology. With two books, many articles, a document and a podcast on the scientific evidence of Creation to his credit, Rana has given various television and radio interviews along with more than 500 speeches in universities, conferences and churches around the world. The articles he wrote were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Biochemistry, Applied Spectroscopy, FEBS Letters, Journal of Microbiological Methods and Journal of Chemical Education. While studying biochemistry, he realized that evolutionary scenarios cannot explain how life began and life must have been originated by a Creator. After this awareness, Rana devoted himself to explaining this fact to people.

Dr. Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts, PhD.

Dr. Roberts has PhD’s in chemistry from Tulsa University and in the fields of molecular biology and cell biology from Pennsylvania University. Between 1997-2001, Roberts carried out studies on viral pathogens and inoculation at Yale University. Between 2006-2013, she was an Assistant Professor at Virginia University, Department of Microbiology and head of the Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Program. Between 2013 and 2015, she continued her studies as a guest researcher at the Rivendell Institute at Yale University. Roberts has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and participated in many national and international scientific conferences all around the world. She was granted the NIH Award of Merit for her studies on infectious diseases. Currently, she carries out studies on subjects such as harmony between science and faith, and the evidence of Creation on the biochemical level.
Jeff Gardner – Founder and CEO of The Picture Christians Project

In 2007, he co-founded International Catholic Media, a global humanitarian, media and communications company, and became the Board Chairman.  In 2013, he launched The Picture Christians Project, which aims to educate society about the lives of Christians around the world and to find solutions to their unique conditions. Jeff Gardner is one of the few photographers and media specialists who frequently travel to the Middle East and document the experiences of Christians, refugees and terror victims in countries like Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Egypt by talking to them. Gardner’s writings and photographs have been published in numerous national and international media outlets and publications, and he is frequently featured as a Middle East specialist in various media organs and publications such as EWTN, Relevant Radio, National Catholic Register, Aletia, Conservative Review, Newsmax, Fox News and Sean Hannity.
Carlo Alberto Cossano

Carlo Alberto Cossano is a Health Informatics Project Manager, who is also an expert in clinical pathology analysis laboratory and pathological anatomy laboratory information systems. He works in Dedalus Healthcare Systems Group in Italy.

 

 

Dr. Paolo Cioni, MD.

Paolo Cioni is an Italian psychiatrist with long-term hospital and academic experience. He has written many publications in cooperation with leading Italian editors in the field of psychiatry. His latest work, published in English, is Paranoia: Between Leadership and Failure (CreateSpace, 2015) where he initially examined paranoia at a personal psychiatric level and continued his examination at sociological and political levels.

Mr. Fabrizio Fratus

Italian Sociologist. His doctoral thesis was on “Scientific Creationism” and “New scientific discoveries about the origin of life and men”. At the moment, his activities include raising public awareness about moral corruption in society, the family institution becoming increasingly degraded, and the increasing loneliness of the people. He carries out these activities with a team of young people. He founded the Anti-Evolutionist committee in Italy. He has five books on this subject, the names of which are as follows: God or Darwin?, Myth or Real?, The Lie of Evolution, Science and Faith.

Conference website:

http://www.theoriginoflife.net/

 

 


The End of “The Great Game”

17 05 2017

by Harun Yahya

In the early 19th century, the strategic location of the Middle East, sitting directly between the British Empire and her colony India, made the deep state of the British Empire focus their attention on the Middle East. Securing and obtaining the control of the routes to her colony with the hopes of establishing new colonial areas in the process, became a veritable obsession for it.

However, it wasn’t only Ottoman Empire that became a target in the process due to her key territories like Egypt, Suez, Palestine, Iraq and Basra. Iran also had a very highly strategic position in the region.

As a part of its plan to secure the control of the region, British government at the time put into action what the historians now call the ‘the Great Game’ between 1830-1895 against the Russian Empire, which it considered as one of its biggest rivals to her colonial order in India.

The game was based on the idea of turning the Ottoman Empire, Iran and the Emirate of Bukhara into buffer states to stop the southward advance of Russia. This way, it had hoped, it could stop Russia from having land access to India and preventing it from gaining ports in the Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean, which could pose a treat to the sea trade routes of the British.

During the process of great game, the British deep state surrounded Iran from the south and made it a half-colony, all the while robbing its natural resources and securing concessions in all industries.

In the meantime, in a bid to weaken the country, it used twisted movements like Babism, and Bahaism, which were created by the British deep state in the first place, to fuel sectarian clashes, for assassinations, riots, terror and unrest. The most prominent spies of the British deep state would be chosen amongst these perverted sects. Maneckji Limji Hataria, the emissary of the British India administration in Iran, led the mentioned project of creating unrest. [i]

The famine resulted in the death of some three million people between 1870-1871, wiping off almost one third of the country’s entire population. Ibrahim Kızılbas Zencani maintains that the England of the time deliberately caused the famine by gathering the food on the market and transferring it to India:

Forget about donkeys and horses; people begun to eat dogs and cats in the cities. In some places, people would start eating human flesh… There were countless bodies strewn on the streets eaten by dogs. On the roads between villages, bodies of women, children, elderly and young people that had starved to death, were lined up...’

The discovery of oil in Iran in 1908 became the key factor in the 20th century Iran policy of the British deep state, which was marked by military campaigns, social-economic projects, political interventions and political coups.

In 1913, the British government secured a contract that practically made the entirety of Iranian oil British property. Only six years later, it imposed an agreement, which gave it control of the Iranian army and treasury.

Although Iran had declared its neutrality during WWI, the British invaded southern Iran. Capturing the region up to Kazvin, and gaining control of areas under the rule of the Qajar Dynasty, they became the sole power in the country and once again employed the method of causing famine to weaken it, all the while blocking the aid efforts of countries like the Ottoman Empire and the USA.

After two years of famine, the Iranian population, which was 20 million in 1917, dropped to 11 million in 1920. British journalist Donohoe wrote about the painful scenes during those years in his book “With the Persian Expedition“:

There are countless humans that fell on the ground on the side of the street… they are dead… they are rotten… between their dried fingers, pieces of grass stick out… they tried to beat their starvation with grass… their eyes have sunken back, they are only skin and bones… they don’t really look like humans…They crawl on all fours on the side of the street…’

As the disaster was unfolding, the Bahai’s, which the British deep state was using as killing machine, unleashed a fresh wave of terror in 1916.

Although Iran declared its neutrality once again during WWII, the troops of Great Britain didn’t refrain from invading a large part of Iran and left in its wake a country struggling with poverty and starvation.

Even though the country was in the grips of famine and poverty, it was actually home to one of the world’s largest oil reserves. The reason behind this surprising dilemma was the British Anglo-Persian Oil Company (AIOC), as it had been controlling the country’s oil since the beginning of the century. Known as BP today, AIOC managed to increase its annual profit in 1950 to 200 million pounds, while Iran was making only 16 million pounds in profits.

Since 1908, Britain had been considering Iranian oil its own property and was fiercely protective of it. It had been using the country’s oil to meet its energy needs for over half a century, while the Iranian people were struggling with hunger and death.

Mohammad Mosaddegh, who was elected as Prime Minister with massive popular support in May 1951, started the National Iranian Oil Company and transferred the entire oil industry, which was under British control, to its Iranian counterpart. The British immediately responded with a series of economic and political sanctions against Mosaddegh for landing a massive blow to their biggest source of income. Mohammad Reza Shah also began to pressure the Mosaddegh government. However, when these efforts failed, a military coup was planned to overthrow Mosaddegh.

Upon the request of the British, US President Eisenhower instructed the CIA to organize a coup. After having organized many anti-government rallies throughout the summer of 1953 by means of the month-long ‘Operation Ajax’, the CIA carried out the coup with General Fazlollah Zahedi as the coup’s leader.

The great game that the British deep state started in early 1800 continues even today for Iran, Turkey, the Middle East not to mention the Islamic geography in general. The method is invariably the same: Inciting conflicts by means of sectarian, ethnical, racial differences so that in the end Muslims begin fighting each other. The only thing that changes are the names and faces; in the past, the Bahais were used. Today, it is MI6 Shias, MI6 Sunnis and Salafists.

However, today the British deep state is completely exposed. Soon, Muslims will put and end to their separation and disagreements and join their forces around the unifying spirit of the Qur’an. When this happens, the great game of the British deep state will come to a definitive end and not only the Middle East but the entire world – including the British people – will then find peace and security.

[i] Şahbazi. Abdullah, ‘Manekci Hateria and Bahayigeri-e Avvaliye’, 29 Bahman 1388/18 February 2010 , ‘Bahayism’ p.22.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


Turkey is on the Verge of a New Age…

10 05 2017

by Harun Yahya

According to unofficial results, with a turnout rate over 85% and a 51.4% vote share, the Turkish people voted “YES” for the new constitution in the referendum held on Sunday April 16th. With this result, the amendments to 18 articles of the current constitution were approved.

Some of the important amendments are as follows:

Removal of the current parliamentary system and the introduction of the “Party-Affiliated Presidency” system and removal of the office of the Prime Minister.

The President is given the title “Head of State” and is given extensive authorities, including  executive authority.

Parliamentary and Presidential elections will be held every five years instead of four.

The age to stand for office is lowered to 18 from the current 25.

New regulations on the structure and assignments of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors.

During the referendum process, the biggest debate was on the widespread concern over the fact that the new constitution could cause a nationwide risk of division  in the future by paving the way for a federal system in Turkey. President Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım often made statements pointing out that such concerns are irrelevant and no one can attempt to dismantle the unity and integrity of the country. However, after the increased criticisms indicating that a mere verbal assurance was not enough, the articles carrying the risk of division  were revised and overhauled.

One of the biggest surprises of this process was that the MHP, one of the most adamant opponents of the AKP, supported the ruling party. Thus, the new Constitution was approved by the Parliament by achieving the necessary vote majority thanks to the MHP’s support.

Since the April 16 referendum was ultimately a vote for constitutional and systemic change, it would not be an accurate assessment to dedicate the results to the ruling or the opposition party, or personally to Erdogan. On the other hand, we shouldn’t ignore some important factors that contributed to the distribution of votes in the campaign process.

For example, many voters who were indecisive or even initially determined to vote “NO”,  gravitated towards “YES” as a reaction to the rallying of certain circles, who are radically against the texture of Turkish society, their standards of judgment and national sensitivities, around the slogan “NO”. The most important ones among these circles, who were despised by the great majority of the Turkish population, are:  A number of communist organizations, members of the PKK terrorist organization, homosexual support groups, members and the supporters of the terrorist organization FETO, a number of traitors who revealed state secrets to the media, fled abroad and still cooperate with various Western governments, some artists, journalists and writers who, at every opportunity, complain about Turkey to foreign countries and institutions.

Moreover, the persistent “NO” campaigns of the mainstream media groups, think tanks and NGOs and their especially appointed writers and propagandists operating under the Western umbrella have also caused serious deviations towards “YES”, because these circles are famous for their unjust attacks, hatred and humiliation campaigns directed towards Turkey, Muslims and elected legitimate government and politicians in Turkey for years.

Assuming the role of apostle of democracy at every opportunity, as a matter of fact these circles have maintained their usual policies rather than respecting the democratic decision of the people at the end of the referendum: For example, in an article published after the referendum by Foreign Affairs, the media outlet of the Britain-driven CFR think tank of the US, it is emphasized that Turkey is headed into division by comparing the results to the darkness before the midnight.

The article titled “Analysis of Turkey” by Steven A. Cook of  Foreign Policy, included the accusations that the results of the referendum closed a chapter of the modern history of Turkey, and that the Turks who voted YES, intentionally or unintentionally, damaged the Turkey that Atatürk established.

In their extensive report on referendum, the British Times claimed, “Erdogan’s victory left a divided Turkey behind”.

Martin Chulov, the Middle East correspondent of the British The Guardian, has commented on the referendum result as “Erdoğan getting backing to strengthen his autocratic grip on Turkey” in his opinion piece that he wrote in Istanbul.

Similar reports and commentaries about the referendum in Turkey even preceded the Easter celebrations in some of the Western media. The live broadcasts and the headlines of the newspapers gave immediate priority to the referendum and the results were reported concurrently.

On the other hand, the various factors that triggered an increase in NO votes signaled that there are important issues that need to be considered urgently by the AKP and the Government. NO votes dominated within the intellectual circles who attach great importance to modernity, art, aesthetics and quality and who are seriously disturbed by any intervention in women’s freedom in style of dress, lifestyle and behavior, as well as in the coastal regions and the big cities of the country. This suggests that the government should place more emphasis on these issues or should emphasize that it does so.

The fact that these issues are not handled as competently and that some people and sections of the ruling base are following an exact opposite attitude towards these vital issues have caused NO votes to be the majority in the regions we talked about. Even though Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister are personally paying particular attention to vital issues such as quality, modernity and the comfort and freedom of women, it is certain that the necessary emphasis should be placed on these issues and special policies should be followed in order to eliminate these concerns.

In the end, anyone who cast YES or NO is still one of the precious children of this country, except for some small groups we mentioned above. The result could have been NO instead of YES; in that case Turkey would have continued on its path of peace, democracy and brotherhood, as it does right now. The important thing is to never forget that respecting the results is a requirement of democracy and to never appease  provocateurs who are trying to extract provocative material from both situations.

Source:

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/turkey/2017-04-16/after-erdogans-referendum-victory
http://time.com/4741834/turkey-referendum-erdogan-divided/
RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/16/erdogan-gets-backing-to-strengthen-his-autocratic-grip-on-turkey


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