VARIOUS REPORTS CONCERNING THE WORKS OF
HARUN YAHYA IN THE FOREIGN PRESS
Works prepared by Harun Yahya in order to demonstrate that the theory of evolution is a deception have also attracted the attention of the foreign press. A number of media organizations have devoted considerable space to these activities in their reports. Some have covered conferences and books dealing with the way that evolution is a theory that has been scientifically invalidated in the 20th century, while others have devoted space to presentations of these books and have carried the works of Harun Yahya for their readers. In addition, other works by the author on all other subject matters have been carried for readers in various publishing organs.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (November 2004)
The works of Harun Yahya, written to expose the fallacy of the theory
of evolution, have attracted great attention in the foreign press, and
press organizations have devoted a lot of space to them. Some have printed
lectures and books showing how 20th century science has invalidated the
theory, and others have devoted space to reviews of these books in order
to inform their readers that there is no such process as evolution.
USA - Science
The influence of Harun Yahya's books on evolution, and especially his
internationally renowned The Evolution Deceit, is reflected in the well-known
scientific evolutionary magazine Science.
In an article in the May 18, 2001 edition by Robert Koenig, entitled "Creationism
Takes Root Where Europe, Asia Meet," the author gives a lengthy account
of Harun Yahya's struggle against the deception of the theory of evolution,
the international success of his book The Evolution Deceit and of the
defeat of evolutionists in Turkey. The article emphasizes that this broad
academic endeavor-"One of the world's strongest anti-evolution movements
outside North America"-aims to cause the collapse of the theory of evolution
on the scientific front, and that it is making inroads in other Muslim
Another topic dealt with in this article is the international success
of The Evolution Deceit. It says that some evolutionist scientists in
Turkey complain that "books by Harun Yahya such as The Evolution Deceit
have become more influential than textbooks in certain parts of Turkey".
In the article, the concerns of Turkish evolutionists are expressed in
these words ".Many evolutionist scientists fear they are losing ground
to creationists in public opinion".
"Creating a stir - Books like The Evolution Deceit
appear to be gaining readership."
USA - NCSE Reports
NCSE Reports is a magazine published by an education center named The
National Center for Science Education based in Berkeley, California.
This magazine is supported by the American Academy of Scientists, and
despite the fact that the group is essentially evolutionist, the November-December,
1999, issue was devoted to the works of Harun Yahya dealing with the collapse
of the theory of evolution. The cover bears the title, "Islamic Creationism
in Turkey" and gives this introduction:
"... Most representative is Harun Yahya's text The Evolution Deceit.
The book comes in 2 version - a large, attractive 370-page volume notable
for its many full-color illustrations and slick appearance (Yahya 1997)
and an abridged 128-page booklet with fewer illustrations, which was widely
distributed free of charge to the public (Yahya 1998).
Observing the awesome and orderly aspects of nature - the heavens and
the stability of the earth, lightning and rain, useful plant and fruits,
and so on - prompts common sense to conclude that all this must be designed
for a purpose (13 Ar-Rad 2, 3;30 Ar-Rum 20-27)..."
WHO IS HARUN
using the pen-name "Harun Yahya" devoted his life to explaining
the existence and the unity of Allah and the magnificence of the
morals of the Qur'an. He spent all his life serving for this purpose
from his early ages. He has never given up against the difficulties
he faced. The biography states that Oktar entered university in
1979 and has authored over 100 books since 1986 - a remarkable output
indeed for a single person.
United Kingdom - New Scientist
The April 22, 2001, issue of the world-renowned magazine New Scientist
investigated creationist movements throughout the world and offered this
interpretation of Harun Yahya and his books:
In this article, Harun Yahya is referred to
as "an international hero".
USA - W.W.Norton & Company
Darwin, a book edited by Philip Appleman, a distinguished professor emeritus
at Indiana University, and published by W.W. Norton & Company, one of
the leading publishers in the USA, included an extract from Harun Yahya's
The Evolution Deceit under the title Islamic Creationism. The book includes
essays by and extracts from various scholars and professionals for and
against the theory of evolution. Harun Yahya's essay published in this
book focuses on the anti-religionist aspect of the theory of evolution
and how it was used as a master card in each war waged against religion
Harun Yahya and Islamic Creationism
Yugoslavia - Horizont
Horizont is a creationist magazine published in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Published in Serbian, it carried in its April, 2002, issue a review of
the book For Men of Understanding by Harun Yahya and the documentary film
The Fact of Creation based on Harun Yahya's works. These works are currently
being prepared in Serbo-Croat and will be released in Yugoslavia soon.
United Kingdom - Crescent International
Crescent International is a newspaper published every fortnight from
its headquarters in London. It is also distributed in Nigeria, Canada,
South Africa and Pakistan.
the book review page of the 16-31 March, 2000, issue Harun Yahya's The
Truth of the Life of This World was discussed. The review by Imtiaz Adam,
the editor of the magazine, reads:
In this fascinating book, HarunYahya has written a remarkable and extremely
effective reminder of "the truth of the life of this world". Throughout,
the text is clear and readable and the marshalling and use of Qur'anic
ayaat extremely effective. The book is superbly presented, with numerous
full-colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams, beautifully designed.
This book is one of the very few that is likely to be convincing to skeptical
readers steeped in western propaganda, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. That
alone is a very considerable achievement.
In the 1-15 April, 2000, issue a reader sent an e-mail concerning the
book to the "Letters to the Editor" page, which can be seen opposite.
The 16-30 September, 2000, issue of the newspaper
published a review of Harun Yahya's book The Miracle of the Ant.
The 1-15 July, 2001, issue of Crescent International introduced its readers
to Harun Yahya's book The Evolution Deceit, that has provoked such great
interest throughout the world. The review stated:
Harun Yahya's EvolutionDeceit is a scientific, intellectual and academic
deathblow to the modern theory of evolution... The book is thoroughly
researched and solidly scientific. The dogmatic defenders of falsehood,
however, will find it difficult or impossible to digest.
United Kingdom - The Muslim World Book Review
The Muslim World Book Review is a quarterly publication of the Islamic
Foundation. The Muslim World Book Review aims to present the Muslim viewpoint
on books and issues which concern Islam and Muslims. This review journal
aspires to inform and stimulate lay readers and scholars alike through
detailed critical reviews, brief introductions and select bibliographies
on recent and contemporary publications.
It has published reviews of various books by Harun Yahya. The review
of The Evolution Deceit by Maryam Jameelah, the American essayist and
Scientifically, with appropriate illustrations, the author proves that
each organism of every species was Divinely created perfect and complete
from its very inception with everything required for a successful life.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, the renowned Islamic writer, recommends Harun
Yahya's books to young readers, and writes the following in her review
of Deep Thinking and Never Plead Ignorance in another issue of The Muslim
Harun Yahya has put together a vast range of books which tackle the very
subjects that have bothered me, and for that, I am sure many similar students
will take great benefit. The style of the books is not that of dry academia,
but is readable and straightforward, so that even youngsters can study
and benefit from the thoughts contained therein. The message is added
to by the many colourful and relevant photographs, which not only enliven
the page but are also good thought-provokers in themselves. This is the
major function of the HarunYahya books, I feel-to widen our consciousness,
give us material to ponder on which we may not have known before, and,
thus, help us to understand a little more of the Greatness and Grace of
Bosnia - Oslobodenje/Kun
The review of Podvale Teorije Evolucije (The Bosnian version
of The Evolution Deceit ) appeared in Kun, the cultural supplement of
Oslobodenje, one of the largest newspapers in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The
book has created great interest in Bosnia.
USA - La "images_global/ Del Islam
The bi-lingual English and Spanish magazine La "images_global/ Del Islam
has a circulation of about 50,000. It is published by a foundation called
the "Latin American Muslim Unity" and is distributed in the US and South
America. The newspaper devotes considerable space to reviews of Harun
Indonesia - Republika
The Republika and Pikiran Rakyat, seen below, are two of Indonesia's
leading daily newspapers. Both devoted space to reviews of the Indonesian
edition of The Evolution Deceit.
Indonesia - Pikiran Rakyat
Malaysia - Harakah
Harakah is a magazine with a circulation of 200,000 that comes out every
fortnight in Malaysia. It regularly carries scientific articles and articles
related to the moral teaching of the Qur'an by Harun Yahya. Considerable
space is devoted to introducing those works of the author that have been
translated into English. (left)
16-31 May 2000
UK - STUDENT BRITISH
MEDICAL JOURNAL (June 2001)
Azerbażjan - Merkez and Yeni Azerbaycan
Merkez and Yeni Azerbaycan are Azerbaijan's most important newspapers.
The Russian translation of Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit received
a great deal of attention in these publications. Immediately after the
book began to be distributed in Azerbaijan, various articles appeared
in these newspapers alluding to the effect that this great work had had
throughout the whole world.
Bosnia - Preporod
Preporod is a bi-weekly periodical published by the Department of Religious
Affairs in Bosnia. One of the leading Islamic publications in the country,
Preporod covered a short serialization of the Bosnian edition of The Evolution
Deceit. The review by Dzemaludin Latic, a leading figure in Bosnia, gives
a detailed account of the contents of the book.
United Kingdom - Discourse
Another popular book by Harun Yahya, Never Plead Ignorance, was reviewed
by Discourse. The review, "Voice of Faith," said that the book was suitable
for individual contemplation as well as group study.
Areview of Harun Yahya's books was published in the bulletin of Al-Risala,
one of the biggest book publishers in the Arabic world. More than 30 books
by the author are being prepared in Arabic for publication by this publisher
in the next two years.
Indonesia - Tarbawi
Tarbawi is a monthly magazine published in Indonesia. On the back cover
of one of its issues it introduced its readers to the following books
by Harun Yahya: The Evolution Deceit, The Miracle in the Atom, The Creation
of the Universe, Design in Nature, Wonders of Allah's Creation, Darwinism
Refuted, and Tell Me About the Creation. The magazine also published an
interview with the author.
Indonesia - Dzikra
The Dzikra publishing company, which published Harun Yahya's The Evolution
Deceit in Indonesia in the Indonesian language, arranged lectures to acquaint
people with the book. Below is a poster advertising a lecture organized
by the company. Beside the poster is a brochure. The company, which is
currently preparing a number of Harun Yahya books for publication, prepared
a calendar featuring extracts from these books.
Saudi Arabia - Al-Bilad Magazine
Video cassettes and VCD's prepared using the works of Harun Yahya are
translated into foreign languages and distributed to the relevant countries.
The documentaries Miracles of the Qur'an and The Creation of the Universe
have been produced in Arabic on video cassettes and VCDs and put on sale
in Saudi Arabia. The company has published an article in Arabic in the
Al-Bilad Magazine in Saudi Arabia containing a review of the films Miracles
of the Qur'an and The Creation of the Universe. Below is the review published
by Al-Bilad Magazine.
The documentary titled The Collapse of Evolution
and The Fact of Creation has also been produced in Arabic
and very much appreciated by the audience.
India - Books Today
Books Today is a bi-monthly publication that acquaints people with newly
published books. The September-October, 2000, issue of this magazine introduced
a book by Harun Yahya that has been translated into several languages:
Allah is Known Through Reason.
France - Le Petit Musulman
Le Petit Musulman is a children's magazine published in France. The magazine
frequently devotes space to extracts from Harun Yahya's children's books
in French. Above is the review of Les Abeilles Qui Construisent Des Reyons
De Ruches Parfaits.
Bees That Build Perfect Combs
Singapore - The Muslim Reader
The Muslim Reader is a quarterly magazine published by the Muslim Converts'
Association of Singapore. The review of For Men of Understanding, published
in the July-September, 2000, edition, reads:
For me the main value of the book is that it emphasizes the wondrous
world and thus might encourage some readers to move away from materialist
or atheist tendencies.
Reviews of of Harun Yahya's books appear on various sites on the Internet.
Above is an example. This review of Islam Denounces Terrorism says: :
Hard-hitting facts, focused and to the point, Islam Denounces Terrorism
is highly recommended for those wishing to learn more about the world
faith of Islam and its teachings in relation to terrorism.
United Kingdom - The Bristol Evening Post
The Bristol Evening Post, one of the oldest newspapers in Bristol with
a circulation of 70,000, covered the release of Islam Denounces Terrorism
under the headline "Book explodes terrorists' Islam lies." The report
says that the book came at a vital time and it has received considerable
Amal Press has already received more than 35.000 advance orders from
around the world for the book, Islam Denounces Terrorism... Amal Press
has received bulk orders from organisations in America, Canada and Australia.
Indonesia - Ummi
Indonesia is one of the countries in which the works of Harun Yahya are
highly popular among young people. Ummi, an Indonesian magazine that addresses
young people, has introduced Harun Yahya to its readers and de- scribed