Child Soldiers Are the Ones Who Suffer the Most in Many Conflicts

30 04 2016

Child Soldiers members from the SLA gerrilla. One of the rebel groups against the goverment in Jartum Two hundred thousands dead, six millon internally displaced, and nearly 800 refugees. this is the reality that ravages western Sdan because of the armed conflict between the goverment and the christian  gerrillas of the darfur region.

by Harun Yahya

Children are the future of our world; they are our progeny. Minors are dependent on us, the adults, no matter where they live and who their parents are. They are the innocents who have a long way to go to be able to separate the grain from the chaff. They are the pure souls who believe in a bright life.

However, there is a mindset that tries to blacken these pure souls with the darkness of war. According to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, about 12,000 children have lost their lives since the beginning of the civil war in Syria. Tens of thousands of them who survived lead their lives severely injured or have lost their eyes, their ears or other organs. Furthermore, there is the issue of child soldiers, who are forced to learn how to use weapons and to become a part of these wars at a young age. They are being trained to fight in the front line, to serve as suicide bombers or human shields.

In many civil wars, particularly in Africa, children are abused by armed groups. It is known that children are extensively recruited in armed conflicts in countries such as Mozambique, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Reports show that child soldiers are forced by non-state actors to participate in the civil wars that broke out in countries such as Libya, Syria and Iraq. For instance, during the civil war in Libya, it was claimed that child soldiers were responsible for the security of the buildings together with Zwaya and Tabu units in Kufra and carried weapons.

There are at least 300,000 child soldiers being forced to fight in 30 different conflicts across the globe.

During the 17-year long war in Afghanistan, many children were used as soldiers as well so much so that 45 percent of the soldiers were children under the age of 18. 20 percent of the soldiers in Myanmar’s Army are under-aged. One third of the soldiers in Yemen are known to be children and there are currently 16,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan.

‘I became a good person’

Anyone can read the pain that surfaces in Simon’s eyes, a 12-year-old former child soldier from South Sudan, when he utters the following words on his years of service in the army:

“Being back home is better than being in the military because in the military, when you make a mistake, they take you to jail and they beat you for weeks. I was cooking and washing clothes, I became a bodyguard. So, when I was released as a soldier and they (UNICEF) took me to the care center, I became a good person. There, no one disturbed me. No one beat me. And I received food. I do not think small children should be soldiers.”

Although extensive initiatives are carried out later on for these children who are forced to fight, it is not possible to completely remove the scars of violence. Therefore, serious efforts should be made by political leaders and social authority figures to find immediate solutions to ongoing political conflicts, to make sure that civilian populations and particularly children are kept out of these conflicts and to prevent the outbreak of any new wars.

According to the Paris Principles, child soldiers are defined as “children associated with armed forces or armed groups.” This definition includes not only the children who are directly involved in armed conflicts but all of those children who are abused for various support roles, such as cooking or portering, reporting, laying mines, spying or for sexual purposes. Consequently, all of the children who are associated with armed groups meet this definition.

According to the First Article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, “a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years.” The definition of “a child” is crystal clear in international law; however, such definitions do not change the reality of the world. There has been a significant increase in wars, and more and more children are being recruited in armed conflicts. Their young minds, easily intimidated by fear, threats or any other reason, are recruited as soldiers not only by armed insurgency groups but also by some governments. This increases the number of children who are orphaned, who witness the death of their families and friends, and who suffer the fear and misery of war every day.

Despite international actions and the sincere efforts being made by the international law, the use of “Child Soldiers” is still on the agenda as an unresolved issue. However, it is of course not possible to accept abandoning our children, who are our most precious treasure and our future, to such horrors.

Everyone should work together to resolve this problem and conscientious people, who certainly imagine a world in which all children, without any exceptions, live a happy life, should endeavor to rectify this terrible situation at once. International commissions should be established regarding this issue and campaigns should be carried out together with the media on all fronts. The non-governmental organizations, already striving hard to achieve world peace, should deal with the issue as a priority as well. Institutions such as the United Nations should place the solutions to this terrible situation experienced by child soldiers at the top of their agenda.

It should be noted that this is not a problem that can be solved by a single state or a community. Carrying out worldwide campaigns on this issue — and if necessary, imposing sanctions on those countries which insist upon the use of child soldiers — are some of the solutions that could be offered immediately. The meetings in which world leaders come together, such as the G-20, for example, are important opportunities to take concrete steps and precautions in this regard.

Everyone should go the extra mile to press the issue and mold public opinion so that children do not become the soldiers of violence. Certainly, what should really be done is to be determined to put an end to ever-increasing conflicts, wars and disturbances and resort to diplomatic solutions.

No issue has ever been resolved by military methods thus far, nor could anything ever be resolved in that manner. All those people who dream of a world in which children will grow up in love, kindness, compassion, peace and brotherhood and be happy, should strive together to wipe this affront from the face of the Earth forthwith.

 

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


Middle East’s Incessant Wars Must Come to an End

23 04 2016

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by Harun Yahya

Since the second half of the 20th century, the Middle East has been trapped in a vicious cycle of war, the likes of which it had never seen at any point in history. Arab-Israeli Conflicts, Iran-Iraq War, the Civil Wars of Jordan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, the Egyptian Revolutions, Shiite-Sunni conflicts, and the minority genocides have all engulfed and inflamed the oldest regions known on the earth. More than 10 million Muslims perished in these seemingly endless wars while millions of others were left permanently disabled and millennia-old cities were destroyed. Mosques, schools, hospitals, factories were razed to the ground.

The most technologically advanced armies of the world employed their most powerful war machines upon these lands. American F-22 and F-15’s, Russian MIG-29 and SU-24 war planes, American Nimitz class and Russian TAVKR class aircraft carriers, Tomahawk and Cruise missiles, Russian S-400 missile systems, state-of-the-art tanks, light infantry weapons, heavy machine guns, bomber aircrafts, mustard gases, chemical weapons all had a helping hand in carrying out the most horrible massacres these lands had ever seen. These multi-billion dollar killing machines escalated the economic cost of the wars to astronomical amounts. Specifically the first period of the 21st century will go down in history as a dark period during which trillions of dollars were wasted on war.

In a state of panic caused by the September 11th terrorist attacks, the US administration first invaded Afghanistan, which was followed by the invasion of Iraq, under the guise of “War on Terror”. To convince the public of the necessity of Iraq, the US vice president at the time Chaney claimed that the cost of the operation would not exceed 100 billion Dollars. Today, many studies estimate the cost of the operations of Afghanistan and Iraq for the American public to be 6 trillion Dollars. When the indirect expenses such as the interest of the war debts and the post-war care of soldiers are added to the direct costs of war, the figures reach incredible heights.

The report published by the World Bank in 2016 revealed that 87 million Muslims were directly affected by the civil wars in 4 different countries. As a consequence of these civil wars, 80% of the population of Yemen now lives below the poverty line, 21.5 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian aid. And 12 million people living in Iraq and Libya are counting on foreign aid for their survival.

These wars also hold the futures of the Muslims in the region hostage. The Lebanese economy was only able to mend the devastation wrought by the civil war that lasted 20 years. It is impossible to even give an estimated time for Syria and Iraq. An India-based think tank named Strategic Foresight Group pointed out an important matter while estimating the cost of the conflicts in the Middle East. The wars that had taken place in the region had a shocking ‘Opportunity Cost’. In other words, if all the material and moral resources of the Middle East wasted on wars had been used for the welfare of Muslims and the development of their countries, a profit of 12 trillion would have been made. This is the true cost of the conflicts that have been going on for 25 year since the first Gulf War.

Actually calculating the costs of wars financially is a great shame in itself. Every bomb that hits a city means children and women are about to be martyred. Every bullet that finds its target means leaving little souls fatherless, motherless and hungry out in the streets. Every massacre, every invasion stands for the millions of lives that will be wasted in pursuit of revenge. The people who lost their lives and are confined to clutches, who had to leave their homes behind and immigrated towards the unknown and who wait for their death in the refugee camps and, constitute the greatest cost of the war in the Middle East. It is impossible to justify and pay back the cost of such bloodshed, sorrow, and difficulty. These ceaseless wars in the Middle East have to come to an end. Otherwise, with every passing day, the world will become an even more dangerous place.

 

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


In Search of a Strategy to End Suicide Attacks

13 04 2016

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by Harun Yahya

The successive and outrageous suicide bomb attacks taking place over the last month in various places, from Iraq to Yemen, from Nigeria to Pakistan, and from Turkey to Brussels, seem to be the precursor of a new wave of global terrorism. The significant increase in the number, frequency and severity of suicide attacks makes us think that ordinary people may be facing this ugly face of terrorism in the near future far more often.

On March 27, a suicide attack targeted a park in Pakistan’s city of Lahore, killing 72 people, many of them women and children and leaving nearly 350 people injured as well. It has been reported that the suicide bomber came near children’s play area and exploded the bomb he was wearing. Only two days before this incident, a suicide attack at a stadium in the Iraqi city of Iskandariyah, also known as Alexandria, killed 41 people and wounded 105 others. And three bomb-laden cars exploded in different checkpoints at the Yemeni city of Aden a few days ago, killing 26 people.

On March 16, an attack by two female suicide bombers, claimed to be proponents of Boko Haram, targeted a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri during the prayer time, killing 24 Muslims and wounding 23.

Also within the month of March, suicide bombings in the cities of Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey, carried out by the terrorist organisation PKK, killed nearly 50 people, wounding dozens.

These are only a few examples of suicide bomb attacks that occurred only in March. There has been a suicide attack almost every day around the world in the recent times.

The suicide attacks martyr thousands of Muslims every year in Islamic countries and are inhumanely considered as “the natural dynamics of the Middle East region” by some Western circles. Upon the acknowledgement of the indecent nature of these statements since the Paris attacks in 2015, the recent suicide attacks on March 22 at two different places in Brussels, considered the heart of Europe, alarmed the Western world.

Western society has now faced the fact that terrorism is not something that only the Middle East has to put up with, but a disaster increasingly engulfing the world.

Since the 1980s, many ideological groups have begun to embrace the suicide attacks as a method of terror; foremost among them are Marxist-Communist terrorist organisations and radical religious terrorist groups.

These terrorist organisations motivate their suicide bombers in line with the so-called values of the ideology they subscribe to, then persuade and prepare them for these violent actions. Such motivation comes from emotional and idealistic indoctrinations in Marxist-Communist groups.

Accordingly, whereas individuals are considered ordinary, worthless and insignificant people, they are talked into “being a hero of freedom who would become immortal by leaving their mark on the world and having their names written in the history of revolution”. In radical religious groups, the motivation for suicide attacks is achieved by the abuse of  religious values such as “jihad, martyrdom and attaining Heaven”. As a matter of fact, there is no basis for this to be found in the Holy Qur’an; there is no theological basis to justify these dastardly attacks.

Quite the contrary, suicide attacks are haram (forbidden) according to the Qur’an and these attacks are nothing but mass murder, intentionally killing not only the attackers themselves but also innocent people. This must be remembered that ending one’s own life is also a homicide.

God, in the 32nd verse of Surat Al-Ma’ida, says that “…if someone kills another person, it is as if he had murdered all mankind”. For that reason, the idea that God would like such a brutal action committed without distinguishing between babies, children, elderly people, women and innocent people can only be the product of an ignorant, unconscious, irrational and misdirected mind, unaware of the Qur’an.

These ignorant and unconscious individuals are sometimes brainwashed by ignorant religious scholars and sometimes by deceitful and fanatical religious hucksters drawing their strength from radicalism. Under such pernicious influences, some people become prepared to carry out all kinds of violent and fanatical acts.

Occasionally the young children in poor families, who are in need of free education and accommodation, are considered as the most favoured candidates for becoming suicide bombers by radical organisations. Indeed, according to the testimony of a 12-year-old child who was recently recruited to carry out a suicide attack in a camp near Peshawar but surrendered himself to the security forces of Afghanistan, there are many children trained by their handlers who promise them “that they will go to heaven and be freed from all their problems by carrying out a suicide attack”.

People who are encouraged to be a suicide bomber in Marxist-Communist groups are also deceived by the lies of anarchism-communism and are subjected to a serious ideological training.

That being said, there is no point in intimidating those misdirected people who are happy to run the risk of death in the cause of fake or false ideologies with death threats, bombs, weapons or operations. These methods have caused nothing but an increase in the number of suicide bombers until today. Violence always begets more violence.

Indeed, the information gathered by various intelligence sources tells us there are hundreds of suicide bombers trained by various factions and believed to be operating as independent cells right now in Europe and the US, waiting for the time to make their moves. The majority of them were born and raised in those countries, are going to good schools and have no criminal record; as a result, it is nearly impossible to identify them.

These ignorant and deceived people become more and more excited to experience the feelings of panic, helplessness, fear and intimidation that arise in society every time a new suicide attack is made. Therefore, what needs to be done to reverse this dire situation is very clear: The ideological falsehoods behind these suicide attacks, regardless of the philosophy they advocate, should be explained in schools, at conferences and exhibitions through scientific evidence by any means necessary and kept on the agenda by politicians and opinion leaders; in short, everyone, whether young or old, in a leading position in the society.

The only solution is to explain these crucial facts, to intellectually refute this fanatical radical ideology by means of Qur’anic, rational and reasonable explanations with the aim of rooting out terrorism, and to urgently launch an extensive campaign for providing education and raising awareness.

The anarchist-communist ideology, on the other hand, can also be ended by revealing the fallacy of the materialistic mindset. If societies would like to end suicide attacks, they need to enhance their education systems and respond to the wrong ideologies with the right ones instead of laying the foundations for further violence or restricting the freedoms of their citizens.

 

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


Is the War on Terror on the Right Path?

21 03 2016

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by Harun Yahya

The attacks in New York and Washington on 11 September, 2001 resulted in the immediate loss of around 3,000 lives. That was the worst terror attack ever at the time. In the 15 years since 9/11, however, some 150,000 people have lost their lives in terror attacks worldwide. The 3,500 global death toll in 2000 rose to 7,000 in 2011, and 32,985 in 2014. The number of countries exposed to terror attacks stands at 62. Terror has grown and spread, and taken ever more lives since 11 September. The world is clearly now a much more dangerous place than it once was.

In the wake of 9/11, President George W. Bush and his staff initiated the “war on terror”. First Afghanistan and then Iraq were invaded and occupied. The aim was to eradicate terrorism and those encouraging it, particularly Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, in a sudden and violent knee-jerk response. The plan backfired, however. Although Bin Laden has been killed and Al-Qaeda weakened, there are now 170 known terrorist organisations in the world. The number of militants is expressed in the tens of thousands.

Before 11 September, global terrorism was largely limited to Al-Qaeda operations, and a few organisations in Algeria and the Caucasus, as well as some smaller groups on the Arabian Peninsula. Today, however, it exists from Indonesia in the East to Africa’s Atlantic coast in the West. Pre-9/11 terror was in the hands of “professional” terrorists; Al-Qaeda consisted of a small number of fighters trained during the Afghan-Soviet war. The way that the US brought war to the streets of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and most recently Syria, has brought terror down on the population.

Classic terror organisations operate with a hierarchical chain of command; today we see attacks by independent, “lone wolf” cells. In 2014, 70 per cent of attacks in the West were perpetrated by these “lone wolves”. The Tsarnaev brothers, for example, were two university students who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. In January last year, the Kouachi brothers apparently took the decision to attack the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine themselves. With this development, the surveillance of terrorists has become more difficult, if not impossible.

Terror organisations also changed after 2001. Al-Qaeda used to be a limited organisation living in an Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban. Today’s terrorist groups, however, possess stores of weapons looted from the collapsing regimes in Iraq and Syria; they even control oil refineries and reserves. Terrorists engage in daily propaganda via social media and sophisticated production techniques and facilities.

The Western world has failed to enrol civilian populations as allies against terrorism. Evil committed in the name of the “war on terror” — including the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, the torture perpetrated at Abu Ghraib and the CIA’s black sites — has prevented ordinary people from signing up to the counter-terrorism drive. The failure to distinguish between good and bad, the guilty and the innocent, further discouraged the population from supporting the “war on terror”. Being unable to make such important distinctions has lost the West its potentially most important ally.

Rising hostility to Islam has also led to millions of Muslims feeling alienated. They are being singled out in the fight against terror in their own countries. The Terrorist Detection Centre in the US has 1.2 million Muslims listed in its database; five years ago, that figure was 230,000. A good many Americans have reduced to a minimum contact with their Muslim neighbours, workmates and friends in order not to appear on the list themselves. A further 47,000 people are banned from boarding aircraft under the “No-fly List”. Many US citizens are only able to fly after undergoing Secondary Security Screening Selection. Bearing in mind that only around 250 Americans have gone or tried to go to Syria to fight it is, of course, unacceptable for millions of Muslims to be regarded as potential terrorists.

Today in the US, basic human rights, such as the right to a private life, freedom of expression and freedom of movement, are violated by terrorist watch lists. Drone attacks which kill innocent people are corrupting the legitimate US fight against terrorism. This has lost America many friends among Muslim populations around the world. It should be understood that millions of Muslims are just as keen as the US to fight radicalism and terror.

Western policies implemented after 11 September have led to terrorist organisations gaining the upper hand ideologically. People are joining them every day. Some 25,000 to 35,000 fighters rushed to Syria between 2011 and 2015. That figure is greater than the total number of potential terrorists from Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan over the past 20 years.

The FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist List” was first published in 2001. Nine of the people on the first list have been killed, and three captured. They have been replaced by 18 new terrorists. There are now many more terrorists on the list. Indeed, almost all countries now have their own “Most Wanted” list. Far from ridding the world of terrorism, the “war on terror” has made it a far more dangerous place than it was in 2001.

The world, particularly the US and the West, must learn from what has happened. It is impossible to fight terror through war, guns, rifles, drone strikes and watch lists. Twenty-first century terrorism is an ideological movement dominated by a grotesque misinterpretation of Islam. The only way to defeat that ideology is through a campaign of ideas. Any other method will serve little purpose other than nourish, expand and strengthen terrorism. The antidote to radical terror is genuine Islam. The destructive philosophy of terror can be eliminated only when the Islam of the Qur’an is encouraged to spread. Today, the radicals who resort to violence and kill civilians in the name of Islam are under the influence of non-Qur’anic, violence-promoting sources. The fire of violence and pain can be extinguished only when the morality of the Qur’an is explained by the right people. For this reason, it is important that the Western world channels its efforts into the spreading of real Islam; terror will be eradicated if people are told about — and live by — the true faith.

 

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


No More Wellington House Propagandas

12 03 2016

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by Harun Yahya

There is no doubt Syria harbors a special place in the media as one of the most mentioned conflicts that has had a huge effect on the entire world either directly or indirectly. There have been many attempts to get each side to a ceasefire in the country, yet no concrete solution has been reached thus far. Certainly, Turkey and Iran, two important players in the region would and could play a vital role to bring peace in the region, but only if they reconcile on some of the misunderstood points vis a vis the future of Syria.

Regrettably, there has recently been a surge in propaganda trying to drive a wedge between Turkey and Iran. According to some prominent media organizations, Iran’s believes that Turkey is financially aiding some terrorist organizations. This notion turns the situation into a quagmire, and what’s more is that there is very strong Iranian public perception that Turkey is on the side of Saudi Arabia in the recent ambiguity. Iranian media carries concerned reports regarding Turkey’s role in Syria conflict. In similar fashion, there is an intense propaganda against Iran in some re-known Turkish media organizations.

Who is behind the propaganda between Turkey and Iran?

It is completely wrong to think there is trouble between these two Muslim countries. The region that is already a scene to numerous conflicts, terror and instability, is irrefutably the most volatile region of the world. It is not a conspiracy theory to think that some Western shadow states have extended covert plans to fragment the biggest center and the most strategic region of the Islamic world. The strategies, implementation, or presentation methods may vary from time to time, yet the main goal has always stayed the same: To put a barrier to the idea of the formation of unity and alliance among Muslims. Furthermore, the desire to be in control over the natural resources and natural wealth appeared as an extra benefit. Besides, it should not be forgotten how particular arm traders benefit from the unending bloody conflicts in the region. In this current situation, the strategy to ruin the relations between Turkey and Iran is by propagating such propaganda by means of some prominent media organizations since shadow states control them.

Historically such propaganda methods have also been used

For Islamic countries to be strong is not something the west desires. Shadow governments that operate behind the scenes in these western countries have tried and are currently trying to to damage the relations between Muslim countries.  This is true both historically as well as occurring in recent times.. For instance, at the beginning of the 20th century these shadow entities appointed some of their members for some assignments in the region by disguising their own identities. Iran and Turkey are leading examples in the region where many intelligence officers of the shadow states have participated. During the years 1882-1914 Britain backed some separatist movements within the Ottoman at times in order to dominate the Middle East. The British worked systematically to weaken the Islamic identity and assigned many missionaries, diplomats, and religious figures who acted under the command of the British Foreign Affairs[1].

They used psychological warfare methods of influence to distort the facts and disseminated propaganda through the media at the beginning of the Great War. According to the French political writer Jacques Driencourt “everything can be attained through propaganda” and he also calls the 20th century as the century of propaganda[2]. Indulging propaganda campaigns against opponent states became a tradition for the British especially during the WWI. The British established a propaganda institution called the Wellington House, which carried out very serious activities against the central powers including Turkey. Actually, the British started to make propaganda against Turkey via a propaganda office founded in 1870 to spread anti-Turkish information in foreign countries[3]. This propaganda became so widespread that many people all around the world came to believe in the disinformation disseminated by the Wellington House. However, some people with sanity and reason considered them with objectivity. For example, Reverend Cyrus Hamlin, first president of the Robert College in Istanbul had to admit: “Whenever I pick up a paper of eastern news, I pray, ‘Oh Lord, endow me with a suitable sense of unbelief.[4]” Similarly, the popular writer Claude Farrere stated the following regarding the disinformation against the Turks in a lecture he gave in 1922: “Is there wonder that the world sees the Turk in the wrong?.. Think that the enemies of the Turks have money, and money opens every door… They are using a language which is easier to understand in the West than Turkish. Moreover, they [the Turks] belong to a non-articulate race. Their enemies, however, are very talkative and skillful in putting their case. What terrible qualities for those who use lies as their main weapon! … [The enemies of the] Turk poured lies over him. Therefore why should the Turk be right and his enemies wrong in the eyes of the misinformed?[5]

Why Turkey and Iran should be on the same side 

It seems very likely that similar smear campaigns are being indulged to damage our relations with our neighboring country Iran. How can we have a problem with our Muslim brothers in Iran? According to the Quran, it is an obligation of Muslims to be allies with our Muslim brothers. Both governments should take the matter very seriously with reason and not fall into the plots of the shadow states, which have intelligent officers covertly making propaganda betweenthe two Islamic countries. Both should make the necessary actions to get rid of such evil-minded people trying to have control over the region. The leaders of both sides should give messages of friendship and collaboration. Turkey not only on the level of leaders but also people at the grassroots level became very happy for Iran for the lifting of the sanctions. This is assuredly a nice gesture and similar acts should continue. Otherwise, this would turn into a disaster and this is what the region needs the least at the time being. Furthermore, both nations should sign joint defense and collaboration agreements. Iran is the strongest Islamic nation full of religious, devout people burning with the love of Hazrat Ali (ra) and Ahl Al-Bayt. If both states cannot remove the cancer embedded secretly in the region, they would drag the Muslims countries to other conflicts, may God forbid. As Muslims, as lovers of God, we should eradicate the plots of shadow states that are yearning to take control in the region and we should never let another Muslim blood be spilled.


[1] http://www.akademikbakis.org/eskisite/14/ingiltere.pdf

[2] Driencourt, Jacques  (1950), La Propagande, Nouvelle Force Politique, Paris, p.18

[3] http://sam.gov.tr/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SalahiSonyel2.pdf

[4] Grinnel Mears, %20Eliot (ed.)  (1924), Modern Turkey, New York, pp. 4-5

[5] Farrere, Claude (1922), ‘Les beaux voyages, Stamboul Conferencia’, Journal de l’Universite de Annales, Paris, 1 October, No. 20, p. 360.


Becoming Aware of the Scourge of Darwinism

28 02 2016

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by Harun Yahya

Darwinism, or the theory of evolution, is the worst nonsense in the history of mankind, is devoid of any scientific foundation and has been completely discredited by modern-day science. Darwin himself and all scientists who espoused evolution after him clearly knew that the theory of evolution was a discredited one. However, since the theory of evolution also prepares the foundation for the attempted global spread of the atheist and materialist mindset, the relegation of spiritual values and a growing attachment to material things, it has always enjoyed the support of some secret state apparatuses active in this area.

The theory of evolution has therefore always been supported and kept alive by secret state apparatuses, particularly the British, as well as various influential global underground movements and various atheist institutions. The basic reason why all countries, without exception, keep the theory of evolution in their curricula as if it were an unquestioned truth, and why objections to it are harshly silenced, is that this nonsense is supported by the bodies in question. There is literally a protected ‘Darwinist dictatorship’ in the world. That dictatorship wants all young people in the world to be raised thinking that this nonsense is really true.

The same thing applies to Turkey. The presence in Turkey of a government that respects religious values is very welcome and something that we had been longing to see, particularly after such difficult times as 28 February. Nonetheless, due to various forms of pressure from the Darwinist dictatorship that dominates the world, our students are still being taught that the theory of evolution is an established fact. Ministry of Education text books still discuss evolution and TRT, the state broadcaster, also supports the foundations of this nonsense through programs and statements involving advocates of evolution, and carelessly carries evolutionist propaganda in its documentaries. The fact that those in charge of preparing the curriculum and TV broadcasts appear unaware of the scientific facts and data is even more alarming.

People may not reflect on the meaning and consequences of this terrible state of affairs. This means that;

* Statements in school text books such as ‘Your forebears were microbes’ IS AN EXPLICIT DENIAL OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD (surely God is beyond that).

* Various subjects are associated with evolution in the school curriculum. Students study this nonsense as if it were the scientific truth. Our children are constantly being indoctrinated with the falsehood that THEY WERE NOT CREATED, BUT CAME INTO BEING GRADUALLY, BY CHANCE.

* The name of God is mentioned only in religious studies classes. As well as information from the Qur’an, children are exposed to a traditional conception of religion in those classes, one largely incompatible with the Qur’an, as a result of intensive indoctrination. The general impression given is one of ‘You can believe this if you like, but science is really where the truth lies.’ Under the influence of the atheist indoctrination in other classes, students listen to religious studies classes as if they were a fairy tale (Surely religion is beyond that). In addition, since Darwinism is taught as science at every available opportunity, and since students are not given any other instruction, our children are being exposed to a system that absolutely denies the existence of God.

* The fact that we have a president and a prime minister who explicitly refer to God and who quote verses from the Qur’an in their speeches is a very welcome state of affairs. However, it is amazing that pro-evolution propaganda should appear and people should be so misinformed on TRT, a public institution financed by taxpayers’ money.

* The growing numbers of killings, rapes, and acts of rage and violence against women in society are becoming an insuperable problem. It must not be forgotten that the communities in which savagery and violence are most prevalent are Darwinist ones that have lost all spiritual values, that do not regard other people as human and believe in the essential need of natural selection. With its Darwinist education system, Turkey is first becoming one of those societies of violence, and the situation is growing worse all the time. Because an infrastructure that legitimized violence, Darwinist education in other words, functions without cease.

* The way that some religious teachers who describe themselves as Muslims also espouse evolution and even go so far as to claim that it is not incompatible with the Qur’an is of course no coincidence. Since the advocates of evolution were increasingly losing support and realized that their lies were being exposed, they recently adopted a new policy. Whereas they used to claim that an advocate of evolution had also to be an atheist, they have now begun to give the impression that evolution and religion are not incompatible, by encouraging the idea that science and religion are not mutually exclusive. The existence of a lobby established for that purpose has been explicitly admitted by the renowned evolutionist Richard Dawkins.

There’s a kind of … evolution defense lobby, in particular. They are mostly atheists, but they are wanting to—desperately wanting—to be friendly to mainstream, sensible religious people. And the way you do that is to tell them that there’s no incompatibility between [evolution] and religion… (Ben Stein, Expelled “No Intelligence Allowed”, 2008)

The activities of this lobby gradually began producing results, and the Church went so far as to apologize to Darwin. The Pope began hosting evolution meetings in his own palace. This community also sought to infiltrate the Islamic community and gradually succeeded in doing so. Various ‘religious representatives’ unable to refute Darwinism on the level of ideas, with no scientific background and therefore utterly feeble in the face of Darwinists, began being shown various false paths. Ever since then, these people have begun trying to propagandize the idea that evolution is not incompatible with Islam, by quoting supposed scholars and advocates of evolution such as Ibn-i Miskeveyh and Ibn-i Haldun, as well as passages from the Masnavi. Through coded references they are trying to give the impression that we are not descended from the Prophet Adam (pbuh), and are also trying to familiarize the Islamic world with that lie. It needs to be understood that covering this matter up in Turkey can cause serious harm, and that such behavior may attract a grave responsibility in the sight of God.

* The dajjal uses ignorance and misinformation to spread atheism. That also applies to today’s dajjal, Darwinism. People’s ignorance has been used to spread Darwinism in all Muslim countries, such as Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Courses on evolution are given in schools and universities and conferences on evolution held in Muslim countries. Even teachers of theology have become advocates of evolution. They are amazed when they are told that ‘Not a single intermediate fossil exists. Yet more than 500 million fossils prove the fact that life forms were created suddenly and never change over the course of time.’ This is the first time they have encountered such information. Because to date they have always received Darwinist education and have never questioned or investigated its veracity. This climate of lack of information has led to a rapid spread of Darwinism in Islamic countries, and to its becoming unquestionable under a guise of being ‘scientific.’ Sadly, this also applies to Turkey, and is becoming worse by the day.

* The racism brought with it by Darwinism is a terrible problem of particular concern to our citizens. As a result of the nonsense of advanced races put forward by Darwin, advocates of evolution regard some Europeans as an advanced race and Negro people, native Australians and Turks as half-races that have not yet completed their development (surely the great Turkish nation is beyond that). Darwin made this clear in his letters:

I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the TURKS, and how RIDICILOUS such an idea now is! 

The MORE CIVILISED so-called Caucasian races have beaten the TURKISH hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, WHAT AN ENDLESS NUMBER OF THE LOWER RACES WILL HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED BY THE HIGHER CIVILISED RACES throughout the world. (Francis Darwin, The life and letters of Charles Darwin, Vol I, 1888, pp. 285-286)

That way of thinking spread across the world with Darwinism. Many people in the world for these reasons exhibit an injurious attitude toward Middle Eastern communities and the Turks. Politics proceeds on the basis of this terrible way of thinking. European secret state apparatuses, and particularly the British, think they can implement their plans for Turkey as they wish and that this will be very easy. When we look at the last 150 years in which Darwinism has grown and developed, we can see why these plans aimed at the Ottoman Empire have always persisted unabated. With the current teaching of Darwinism, our own children adopt this way of thinking, albeit unwittingly, and new generations emerge that wither regard themselves as an inferior race or else are unable to appreciate the worth and superior nature of the Turkish nation and that are therefore ignorant of the importance of national unity. The damage this causes Turkey and the rest of the world is very grave.

* At no time in history has God ever been denied so openly and by so many. This is the first time that God has been defied in such a blatant and systematic manner (surely God is beyond that), and that the lies that ‘our forebears were microbes’ has been propagated so shamelessly and that ‘we were not created’ has been uttered so explicitly. Evolution is being inculcated everywhere, openly or more covertly, not just in the education system, but also in films, music clips, documentaries and comedy programs. Almost nobody is able to stand up to this system that says ‘There is no God.’ People are helpless in the face of the pressure brought by the system and everyone behaves in a defeatist manner because of it.

* Darwinist propaganda is a movement of British origin that started in the 1800.s It began with Charles Darwin, who was himself British, and was spread across the world through the use of secret mechanisms and undergoing atheist institutions of the time. The British secret state apparatus is still actively at work on this. The fact that the nonsense of evolution is so established in the world and cannot be denied is that this harsh institution gives the impression of being beyond. No legal institutions, governments included, can stand in the face of this illegal, underground structure, not object to its impositions. We must therefore not forget that this scourge affecting the whole world was also imposed on Turkey by the British secret state apparatus.

* It is therefore essential that we strengthen the hand of our government. A stand against Darwinist education must be made by the public and in a powerful manner. Turkish people must therefore write to the Ministry of Education expressing their opposition to Darwinist education and must be determined in that opposition. Mass opposition on the part of the Turkish people will strengthen the state’s resistance to the British secret state apparatus, and our popular demands will become irresistible.

* The Ministry of Education must also be asked to include additional text books containing scientific proofs in the curriculum. These books must contain scientific information only. For example, they must contain scientific proof that protein can never come into being spontaneously as the result of random processes and that more than 100 different proteins are required for one protein to come into existence. They should also contain examples of the more than 500 million fossils that have been discovered to date. Classes in evolution must not be banned, but the decision on what to believe must be left up to the student on the basis of the scientific evidence provided. Petitions must also be addressed to the government for such classes to be held in schools.

The world is currently shamelessly denying the existence of God, with an impudence that has never been seen before. Blatant denial of God is a sign of the end of the Day of Reckoning. God has halted the Day of Reckoning and has given mankind a last opportunity to strive to put an end to this devilish system. It is a great blessing for us that we have a government and a population who are careful to avoid any behavior that may offend God. We must now take the necessary steps and save both Turkey and the rest of the world from this system of slavery imposed by the British secret state apparatus. The first objective in that light must be a step that eliminates Darwinism, a system based entirely on denial of God. The first thing required is for the Turkish people to give their full backing to the government on this subject.

 

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


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