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TDN Thursday, Oct 23 2008 7:21 pm GMT+2 RSS Controversial cult leader Adnan Oktar, who is known for advocating creationism, concedes that Islam and Darwinism are compatible if evolution is seen as the work of Allah. Also, Oktar says he wants to make peace with well-known scientist Richard Dawkins, whose Web site Oktar claims insults his personality Creationist Adnan Hoca's views evolving Friday, September 26, 2008 ISTANBUL – Turkish Daily News It is possible to be a good Muslim and a Darwinist at the same time, one of Turkey's devoted supporters of creationism, who earlier defined Darwinism as a �deception of Satan,� said at a press conference Wednesday. The statement may not at first sound extraordinary. However, it came from controversial cult leader Adnan Oktar, who wrote over 200 books under the pseudonym Harun Yahya to prove that Darwinism was the biggest enemy of humankind and that the theory of evolution was false. �It is possible to be a good Muslim and a Darwinist at the same time,� said Oktar, whose influence over a legion of young devotees peaked in the 1990s, at a makeover press conference Wednesday night. �We cannot criticize that person for following the ideas of Darwin. That person may say, �I believe Allah created us that way. Following Darwin's ideas does not excommunicate someone from Islam.'� The new version of �Adnan Hoca� � as he is known by his followers � represented an evolution from his view just last May when he told an interviewer that Satan was behind Darwinism. �Satan has deceived people by Darwinism,� he told a Reuters reporter. �In fact, nothing can be a product of coincidence, not you, not me, not an orange, not an apple, not Albert Einstein. This is just a deception of Satan … It is so obvious, but Darwinism was spread under the deception of Satan.� Oktar has appeared recently in the Western media after he succeeded in having famous scientist Richard Dawkins's Web site banned in Turkey by a court decision, after complaining that its atheist content was blasphemous. Oktar said he also complained against the Web site, www.richarddawkins.net, for publishing insults to his personality, using his legal right as a Turkish citizen. �I offered Dawkins to discuss it face to face, but he declined that. He said he swore not to talk to me,� said Oktar. �I am open to the ideas of scientists like Dawkins.� In a book titled �Atlas of Creation,� which was printed in more than 10 languages, Oktar aimed to prove creation was the real answer to existential questions and claimed, �Darwinist theorists had hidden the fossils that prove there has been no change in skeletons of certain animals.� Oktar also said in the same book the reasons for 9/11 and World War II could be found in the influence of Darwinism. Tens of thousands of copies of the book have been delivered � on an unsolicited basis � to schools, prominent researchers and research institutes throughout Europe and the United States. �I am at a loss to reconcile the expensive and glossy production values of this book (Atlas of Creation) with the �breathtaking inanity' of the content,� Dawkins wrote about the book in his article �Venomous Snakes, Slippery Eels and Harun Yahya,� published on his Web site. �Is it really inanity or is it just plain laziness � or perhaps cynical awareness of the ignorance and stupidity of the target audience � mostly Muslim creationists? And where does the money come from?� Oktar, the leader of a devoted Muslim creationist and anti-Darwinist cult in Turkey, has always been a controversial figure. Last May, Oktar was found guilty of creating an illegal organization for personal gain and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. He is appealing the decision. He was also taken into custody for 62 hours in 1991 by the Istanbul police on cocaine charges. He was later released and argued the incident was a conspiracy against him. Oktar's publishing house has published dozens of books that have been distributed in more than 150 countries and have been translated into more than 50 languages. But Turkish commentators say the group's books, numbering more than 200, are probably written by a pool of writers � a charge the author denies. --------------- Jusfiq Hadjar gelar Sutan Maradjo Lelo Allah yang disembah orang Islam tipikal dan yang digambarkan oleh al-Mushaf itu dungu, buas, kejam, keji, ganas, zalim lagi biadab hanyalah Allah fiktif.