S/O Richard Dawkins' attack on Islamic Creationism is long overdue
In the thread it was suggested that the US was the only nation allowing Intelligent Design type teachings to be taught as science.
Now that Richard Dawkins has said it, perhaps chattering Islingtonians will take note: Muslim parents are importing crude Creationism into our schools on an unprecedented scale.
Richard Dawkins believes the Government needs to do more
"Teachers are bending over backwards to respect home prejudices that children have been brought up with," says Dawkins. "The Government could do more, but it doesn't want to because it is fanatical about multiculturalism and the need to respect the different traditions from which these children come."
I've drawn attention to this fact in my book Counterknowledge, but it's like banging your head against a brick wall: liberal folk â€“ and that includes quite a few Cameron Tories â€“ aren't interested in fighting Creationism unless it's promulgated by cheesy US-style Christian evangelicals.
More than 90 per cent of Muslims worldwide, according to impeccable research, reject the science of evolution out of hand. Indeed, Islamic Creationists in Turkey are funding a huge campaign to important bogus "altases of Creation" into European schools.
Here's an extract from Counterknowledge dealing with the BAV, fanatical anti-Darwinists from Turkey:
"No one is quite sure why this movement should have sprung up in Turkey, officially a secular state, and no one has publicly identified the source of the BAV's very substantial funds. BAV has organised Creationist conferences in over 100 Turkish cities and towns; by 2006 it had opened more than 80 'museums' of Creationism in restaurants, shopping malls and city halls across the country, featuring portraits of Charles Darwin framed in dripping blood.
"According to a Reuters report in 2006, Turkish Creationism 'has an influence US Creationists could only dream of': pious Muslims in the government have managed to cut back the time allotted for the discussion of evolution in biology classes, reducing it to the status of a contested 19th-century theory; in a survey of public acceptance of evolution in 34 countries, Turkey â€“ which is pushing hard to join the EU â€“ came last."
Don't get me wrong: Christian Creationism is bogus science and deplorable. But Islamic Creationism is bogus science that it's "culturally inappropriate" to criticise. Which is more dangerous, do you think?