ISTANBUL (Christian Examiner) – A pro-Islamist Turkish newspaper has printed a new evolutionary theory, but the paper's theory claims humans did not descend from apes. Instead, it rejects the work of Charles Darwin, "a Jew," and claims monkeys are the ancestors of cursed Jews.
Journalist Seyfi Sahin, who also claims to be a physician, wrote in Vahdet, the daily newspaper of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (or AKP), that "chromosomal anomalies" in primates "have never led to the birth of human beings or of monkeys resembling human beings."
In fact, Sahin wrote that he believes the science is backwards and the Koran proves it. Humans, he wrote, have 23 pairs of chromosomes, while apes have 24 pairs. Because they are similar, he said, they can "transfer from one to another."
Jews, who are well organized in the world's financial and scientific institutions, are so powerful that they terrorize the world of science. Through propaganda and through the reiteration of this nonsense, they have brainwashed and imposed this opinion as a rule, and sold this deception as scientific reality. Even some ignorant theologians have believed the propaganda of this theory.
"When we, physicians, examine anomalies in chromosomes, we find that human chromosomal anomalies lead to the birth of humans similar to monkeys, as in cases of microcephaly, in which newborns resemble monkeys in form, intelligence, behavior, and social life. Such [deformed humans] must be kept under strict control. The numbers of such cases is not negligible," Sahin wrote.
"In monkeys too there are chromosomal anomalies, but these have never led to the birth of human beings or of monkeys resembling human beings. We understand from this that humans are not derived from monkeys, but that monkeys come from humans. There are many factors in the creation of such anomalies, among them divine, environmental, and chemical."
But according to Sahin, the only cause that really matters is the "divine." He argues that the Koran states that those who violated the Sabbath "will become miserable monkeys" [Koran 5:60].
"Also: 'Whomever Allah has cursed and punished, and those he turned into monkeys, pigs, and Satan worshippers, occupy the worst place [in His eyes], and they are perverts that have deviated from their path [Koran 5:60].'"
Sahin again quotes the Koran as proof of his new evolutionary theory:
"'And when they became arrogant and did not change their ways, they were told to become low and contemptible monkeys [Koran 7:166]," he wrote. "The [Koranic] verses above show us that monkeys have come from humans. Allah always tells the truth."
Sahin also proposed that the theory of evolution described by naturalist Charles Darwin is a theory "put forward by a Jew," and one meant to confuse Muslims and turn non-Jews away from God.
Darwin, of course, was not Jewish. He was baptized in the Church of England in 1809, in spite of his father's Unitarian leanings. He later left the church, but in 1879 he described himself as an agnostic. He said he had never been an atheist. His funeral took place in Westminster Abbey.
Still, Sahin wrote:
"Darwin, being a Jew, believed, lived, and was buried according to his religion. His real targets were the Muslims. Most likely, Darwin knew about these Koranic verses. In the Holy Koran, Allah responded very well to these perverts."
"Jews, who are well organized in the world's financial and scientific institutions, are so powerful that they terrorize the world of science. Through propaganda and through the reiteration of this nonsense, they have brainwashed and imposed this opinion as a rule, and sold this deception as scientific reality. Even some ignorant theologians have believed the propaganda of this theory," Sahin wrote.
He then concluded that "the gorillas and chimps living today in the forests of North Africa are cursed Jews. They are perverted humans that have mutated. This thought is much stronger and scientific than Darwin's theory."
If Muslims only hand ownership of the world's banks and control of the world's scientific organizations and "propaganda outlets," Sahin wrote, the world would know the truth as he perceives it. For now, he said, "We have our intellect, we have our faith, and we have our Allah."
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated the article, monitors Islamic extremism in the region and provides English translations of television broadcasts, propaganda videos and newspapers. The article was published just as Turkey began talks with Israel to normalize the relationship between the two countries.
The AKP, which the paper represents, is the party of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who has recently pivoted toward support for militant Islamists in his country.