Tag: Islam

Bombshell: UK Govt Review into Sharia Admits Systemic Discrimination Against Women, Unknown Number of ‘Councils’, Forced Marriage Victim Made to Appear with Abusers

A controversial review into the state of Sharia law in the United Kingdom and the bodies administering it has revealed the British government to be unaware of exactly how many of the Islamic law councils are operating in the country, an admission of systemic discrimination against women, including the victim of forced marriage being asked to appear alongside her family, with an “inappropriate” adoption of civil legal terms used.

Anti-Darwinist author Adnan Oktar, better known as Harun Yahya, is a figure in Turkish creationism and a fervent advocate of creationism in the creation versus evolution debate. He is considered the leading Muslim advocate of creationism. Unlike the majority of Christian creationists, he subscribes to Old Earth creationism. He is against Zionism and Freemasonry and sees them as very interrelated movements, though he denounces anti-Semitism and terrorism. He founded the Science Research Foundation (SRF, or BAV in Turkish). In October 2006, he wrote 'Atlas of Creation', which had an international impact. (Photo by Patrick ROBERT/Corbis via Getty Images)

Turkish Televangelist Goes to War with Erdogan’s Religious Directorate

The Turkish government has a thin skin at the best of times, and it has been especially quick to silence critics since its invasion of Kurdish territory in Syria began, but a flamboyant televangelist named Adnan Oktar apparently feels comfortable waging a vigorous war of words with the Directorate of Religious Affairs, otherwise known as the Diyanet.