ISLAMDENOUNCESANTISEMITISM.COMhttp://islamdenouncesantisemitism.comislamdenouncesantisemitism.com - Articles - Recently AddedenCopyright (C) 1994 islamdenouncesantisemitism.com 1ISLAMDENOUNCESANTISEMITISM.COMhttp://islamdenouncesantisemitism.comhttp://harunyahya.com/assets/images/hy_muhur.png11666Is far-right politics becoming the new face of Europe?

With each passing day, Europe, once referred to as the cradle of freedom and democracy, is rapidly turning into a continent where far-right wing, racist and sometimes openly fascist views are in vogue and are gaining in popularity. Meanwhile, Islamophobia, xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments are following a parallel course. More precisely, these have emerged as the elements that fuel the far-right.

In Holland, Geert Wilders went as far as to demand the Qur'an be banned. The Hungarian party Jobbik set up a militia force to patrol Roma neighborhoods, while  Denmark’s Nationalist Party made a proposal to confiscate the possessions of refugees.

As we can see in France in particular, at least 30 million European voters have voted for far-right political parties in the last five years. In the last elections, nationalist parties received 18% of the votes in Finland, 13% in Sweden, 21% in Denmark, 29% in Switzerland, 35% in Austria, 14% in France, 10% in Holland, and 21% in Hungary. Although President Macron has assumed the office in France, Le Pen's racist party is still on a rapid rise.

            In the elections held in Austria on October 15th 2017, the far-rightist Freedom Party of Austria became the second party as the Peoples Party won the elections. Sebastian Kurz who is expected to be the youngest leader of Europe is presumed to form a coalition with the far-rightist Freedom Party of Austria. It seems that the FPÖ, founded by a former SS officer is becoming the kingmaker. This ascent reinforces the introverted tendencies of the EU, which will likely cause harsher debates concerning Turkey’s membership.

 Following the German federal elections held on September 24, 2017, the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party was elected into the Parliament, bringing the rise of the far-right in Europe to the fore once again.

The AfD, notorious for its enmity towards Islam and foreigners, received 12.6% of the votes, increasing its vote share by 7.9% in this election. The collapse of the German voters' support for the mainstream political parties and the AfD’s entering the Federal Parliament - with 94 members as the third biggest political party - have raised concerns over Germany's gradual slide towards the far-right. In the latest elections, over 100 seats that were lost in the parliament by the mainstream parties have largely gone to the AfD.

The nationalist and racist discourse adopted by the far-right AfD throughout the election campaign such as "Trust Yourself Germany", "Germans should be proud of the German soldiers’ achievement in the two world wars", “Aydan Özoğuz -the German government’s commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration- should be disposed of in Anatoliahave aroused concern and disquiet, especially among the Turks residing in the country. The AfD is also the kind of party that suggests the border police should be empowered to shoot illegal immigrants if necessary.

Experts give the coalition between the CDU, the FDP (Free Democratic Party) and the Greens -which appears to be Merkel’s sole alternative- a maximum of two years before it likely collapses and fresh elections will have to be called. This potential union, which is also called the Jamaica coalition due to the combination of the party colors, is predicted to have a difficult time finding a common ground on issues such as economy, energy and state structure.

Dr. Roy Karadağ, the Head of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremenemphasizes that the AfD has brought with it considerable uncertainty and concern, and that this may lead to great changes in Germany.

One of the major advantages the far-right enjoys is that it brings together those who are dissatisfied with the current system, and who are disappointed with the parties and ideologies that have been tried to this day. That is why the far-right and racism is a trend that has been on the rise not only in Europe, but throughout the entire world over the last 30 years: The world has been anxiously following the racist developments in the USA in recent years.

Social democracy and other socialist movements have been on a constant decline. The Scandinavian states, which had been under social-democratic rule for years, have come under the sway of rightist parties. The right's ascent is paving the way for certain pro-violence, racist groups. Here, it would serve us well to remember the horrifying massacre perpetrated by the Norwegian extreme rightist Anders Breivik.

Europe has a deep-rooted criminal record for racism. Racist massacres, genocides, wars, concentration camps, artificial famines and the slave trade that took place in Africa, Southeastern Asia, the Indian Peninsula, Australia, and North and South America are among the more shameful pages of European history. Likewise, policies built upon racism, extreme nationalism and violence pursued by the various fascist movements that rose in the European countries during the World War II cost the lives of millions.

While criticizing the far-right, it is important to prevent misunderstandings; the leftist  ideology is not the alternative to the far-right. Today, as well as in the past, the biggest disasters that befell every society have all been brought about by leftist ideologies. What is meant here is a management system with a good sense that places importance on humans, and the spiritual and moral values.

It seems quite inconsistent for Europe, a trailblazer in art, science, technology, democracy and human rights, to be so quickly overcome by such extremist, deviant trends within its own society.  European society must contemplate hard on this discrepancy. If this dilemma, which is a clear betrayal of its own core values, is not resolved, it will not take very long before Europe enters into an incredibly dangerous and destructive process.

Adnan Oktar's piece in The Jakarta Post:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/20/is-far-right-politics-becoming-new-face-europe.html

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Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Live Conversation with his guests from the Iranian Mahdi Institute (December 12th, 2009) ADNAN OKTAR: Dear Sirs, welcome. First of all, you have honored us as our Iranian brothers. You know, we love you very much. We do not accept any discrimination between Sunni or Shi'a. Sunnis and Shi'as are brothers; they are brothers of one another, both in this world and the next. They are very pure, blessed people. Those striving to spread  Sunni-Shi'a enmity stir a great fitnah; we can never accept that fitnah. We are also in charge of demolishing this fitnah. We will remove this fitnah ideologically and with love, insha'Allah (by the will of God).

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: Insha'Allah. We believe that, as the Qur’an says, "Qul innama aizukum biwaĥidatin an taqumu lillahi mathna wa furada" (Say: ‘I exhort you to do one thing alone: to stand before Allah in pairs and on your own...’ (Surat Saba', 46)). I think that the Qur'an is between us and we can both agree as Shia and Sunni -you know- to follow the Qur’an's commandment. And we believe that you are with your good intentions, you and your group, following this commandment of Allah, subhana wa ta'ala (glorious and exalted is Allah).

ADNAN OKTAR: Masha'Allah (God has willed it). Masha'Allah. This is the most important issue of course. The most important issue is the unity of the entire Islamic world and the Turkish world -indeed in the Turkish world everyone is Muslim. Insha'Allah, this will be possible in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), in our time (the present). According to our creed, Hazrat Mahdi (as) has come. Insha'Allah, Islam will prevail all over the world. Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Kazakhistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, they will all unite, insha'Allah. By Allah's leave, we will bring about a glorious civilization, insha'Allah.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: Alhamdulillah, (Praise to God), Alhamdulillah. We consider Mr. Harun Yahya as one of the most sincere companions of Imam Mahdi (as). Because he used, or rather, he mixed the arts and sciences to attract people to the religion, especially young people.

ADNAN OKTAR: Alhamdulillah. Laying the ground for Hazrat Mahdi (as) is a duty upon every Muslim. And we are also striving to discharge this duty in our own humble way, insha'Allah.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: Insha'Allah.

ADNAN OKTAR: The coming of Messiah (as) is also nigh, insha'Allah. You know All-Mighty Allah stated Prophet Jesus' (as) coming in the Qur'an. I take refuge in Allah from satan; "He is a Sign for the Hour." In another verse, All-Mighty Allah states -I again take refuge in Allah from satan- "I will place the people who follow you above those who are unbelievers until the Day of Rising." This is an obvious verse related to the dominion of Islam over the world. In another verse All-Mighty Allah states, I take refuge in Allah from satan, "There is not one of the People of the Book who will not believe in him (Prophet Jesus) before he dies". That is to say, everyone will believe in him. This is again a verse from the Qur'an related to the dominion of Islamic morality over the world and the coming of the Messiah (as). By Allah's leave, we are awaiting Messiah's coming in one or two decades, insha'Allah.

The time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and Prophet Jesus (as) will be a period of peace, a period of brotherhood and all weapons will be removed from the face of the Earth insha'Allah. No blood will be shed. Friendship and brotherhood will pervade everywhere, insha'Allah.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: Insha'Allah. And we are waiting to see some work from you about Imam Mahdi (as) which brings unity between all religions, insha'Allah.

ADNAN OKTAR: Insha'Allah, by Allah's leave, this will come about completely in this century. Judaism and Christianity, all of them, will unite within Islam. This is related in the Qur'an. Yet until the prevalence of Islam, until Prophet Jesus' (as) coming, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will command over Jews with the original Torah and command over Christians with the original Bible, insha'Allah.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: We absolutely agree with him because we believe that -especially in this time- that most people, the majority of people around the world, you know, got this notion from their governments that they were  unable to solve the problem and they were not able to bring justice for them. So maybe the world is waiting for a divine man to solve all these problems and bring peace and justice for all.

ADNAN OKTAR: When Hazrat Mahdi (as) comes, actually, he has come but when he appears, people will experience a great joy, insha'Allah. There will be great social justice. Because of the abundance of possessions, some people will want to give back the possessions they took. That is to say, there will be such an abundance of goods. Taxes will be cancelled. People have neither heard nor seen such a period before. Insha'Allah, it will be a glorious time, just like the time of Prophet Sulayman (as) and Prophet Dhul'qarnayn (as).

DR. MOHAMMAD SABER JAFARI: (Farsi speaking)

ALI ASGHAR HADDAD: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate the Merciful. First of all, I thank you very much for your invitation again. And it's very nice to hear that you and your institute are working after a long period of western activities and separation between religion and science. You made a reconciliation between religion and science. Right now, it is a very good news from your institute and your works. And also we believe that Imam Mahdi has 25 to 27 science and knowledge himself. And right now we don't know that 25 science that Imam Mahdi will bring. And we hope that your work is in this way and we hope we will see some day that all science will be clear for us.

DR. MOHAMMAD SABER JAFARI: (Farsi speaking)

ALI ASGHAR HADDAD: Again, thank you very much for your hard work and your activities in solving the problem of religion that the Western world made by separating religion and science despite the fact that Islam always orders us to learn every science and knowledge. And right now, maybe you are aware that we are in the circumstances, a special situation that we believe that the future will be made by the poor and the oppressed people. And we believe that that Imam Mahdi is the leader of the oppressed people and is someone who will bring justice for those who have been under the oppression of bad people in the world.

ADNAN OKTAR: Insha'Allah, Masha'Allah. You know, related to Hazrat Mahdi (as), in the collection of the Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja, Sunan Nasai and Sunan Dawud, there are very comprehensive hadiths from our Prophet (saas) about Hazrat Mahdi (as). In the Shi'a resources, there are also more or less the same hadith. In general consensus, they describe Hazrat Mahdi (as) in all aspects; his appearance, the portents of his coming like the termination of the flow of the River Euphrates, the occupation of the Qaaba. Now Oktar (Babuna) will briefly explain these portents to you. You know these portents very well, and we know them also, but there is benefit in repeating them since these are the issues our listeners, brothers do not know. Otherwise, our hodjas are great scholars. You are great scholars, very precious people and you know these by heart but there is benefit in repeating them, insha'Allah.

OKTAR BABUNA: Our Prophet (saas) stated some of the signs of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as). For example, our Prophet (saas) stated in one of the hadiths that a bloody attack on the Qaaba would happen and this was seen in 1979. And also it is stated by our Prophet (saas) that Afghanistan would be conquered and this was realized. There would be a war between Iran and Iraq; this is stated to be a sign of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as), and this has happened. Solar and lunar eclipses are foretold to happen in the month of Ramadan and this happened in 1981/1982 [in two consecutive years with 15 days apart]. And it is also stated that Iraq would be divided into three, it would be conquered and its army would vanish in the desert and this all stated in the hadith and they were realized. There is going to be a flame appearing in the East and one of the biggest tankers of the world, the Independenta, exploded in Istanbul and the flame was all over and it was enlightening. So these are the signs. For example the conquest of Azerbaijan, the rise of the buildings, the economic crisis, and before the economic crisis there would be a drought. During the economic crisis, after the drought, the appearance of a comet, the Lulin comet, a two-tailed comet which moved from West to East, as described in the hadith and was brighter than normal and this happened in this year. After this, there is going to be a lot of rain and flooding and this also happened. Another comet stated in the hadith by our Prophet (saas) is Halley’s Comet; it appeared in 1986. So more than 150 signs, they've all happened before the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as), insha’Allah.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI:  I just have to state two things. One of them is a question. My question is; I would like to know when and how -you know- you got interested in  Mahdism. Something happened to him or? This is the first one and the second one is about the signs of the appearance of Imam Mahdi. You know, we categorize the signs of the appearance in some categories. For instance, some signs are near to the time of the appearance; some signs are so far from the appearance. For instance, we have in our traditions that the end of the Abbasid Caliphate, it  happened as a sign, but it would be too far from the exact time of the appearance. And some of the signs are for certain. For instance, a call from  heaven is one of the signs that will happen very near to the time of the appearance, the time of Imam Mahdi, and it would be for instance a heavenly sign. So some of the signs are earthly, some of them are heavenly. Besides all of these, you know, categorizing this science, we believe that the time of the appearance is coming and it is near to us.

ADNAN OKTAR: Yes, yes. Our Prophet (saas) says that the lifespan of the world is 7,000 years. In the hadith Jalaladdin Suyuti, you know, Suyuti is a great Islamic scholar, he explained this issue in details. In the section related to the lifespan of this world, there are about eight hadith. For instance, one of his last hadith related from Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ismail ibn Abdulqarim, Abdussamad, Vahb says, "5,600 years has passed by in this world." Likewise, there is another trustworthy hadith related from Ibn Abbas: "He said that the world is seven days and each day is like 1,000 days." That means the lifespan of the world is 7,000 years. In this account it says, "5,600 years have passed by." When we subtract 5,600 from 7,000, 1,400 remains. Hazrat Mahdi (as) has to come between [the years] 1400 and 1500 [according to the Islamic calendar]: There is no other time left. For this reason, in this century, Hazrat Mahdi (as) should absolutely come. According to us, he has already come.

SEYYED ASADOLLAH AVAEI: Insha'Allah. Insha'Allah.

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Harun Yahya Representatives in the 6th international Conference Of Mahdism DoctrineRepresentatives of Harun Yahya were also invited to the 6th International Conference of Mahdism Doctrine held on 24-25 July in Tahran Leaders Auditorium. The participants paid great attention to Mr. Adnan Oktar’s recent book, The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Come This Century, which is available also in English. More than a hundred copies of this book were presented to the esteemed Islamic scholars, the representatives of the Iranian government and press members in the meeting. Scholars from all around the world participated in the meeting held by the Bright Future Institute. In the meeting the importance of awaiting Hazrat Mahdi (as) and keeping this issue on the agenda are stressed. In the light of the hadith of our Prophet (saas) it is comprehensibly discussed that love, peace and justice will prevail in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as).

(Below) The representative of Harun Yahya presents the book, The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi will come this century, to Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, the Minister of Islamic Guidance and Culture.

(Below) The representative of Harun Yahya presents the book, The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi will come this century, to Mr. Ali Larijani, the Chairman of the Assembly.
 
The representatives of Harun Yahya granted interviews to various press organs throughtout the organisation.







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The 99-Million-Year-Old Hatchling Fossil Ended The Evolution Journey Of BirdsIn 2014, a Burmese Amber (tree resin) fossil dating back 99 million years was discovered in Myanmar. The fossil was exhibited in museums in 2017. The fossil, which was initially thought to be a saurian by many, contained the remains of a newly-hatched bird. As a result of studies carried out by researchers from China, the US and Canada, it was stated that the fossil belonged to the Cretaceous period (145 to 66 million years ago); the bird's neck, skull, clawed foot and a partial wing were preserved in the amber. However, the scientists stated that the tissues in the fossil are damaged and there are no usable DNA samples.

This bird fossil, called "Belone", is thought to belong to an extinct major group of birds who had teeth in their beaks and clawed fingers on their wings and belonged to the Cretaceous period in which the dinosaurs existed. This extinct bird species, which is also known as enantiornithes (toothed birds), has only three characteristics that distinguish them from today's birds. These characteristics include that they had teeth in their breaks, clawed fingers on their wings and different type of wing connection. Apart from these, they show the same characteristics with today's birds.

Evolutionists try to present some bird species that are similar to the aforementioned fossil, as living beings with "underdeveloped flying skills" by asserting that they had teeth in their beaks and clawed fingers on their wings. They introduce these creatures as a so-called "intermediate form" between dinosaurs and modern birds. Nonetheless, the toothed and clawed birds which lived in the past had remarkable flying skills. The presence of teeth and claws doesn't make that bird an intermediate form. The toothed birds are extinct today, but babies of Tauraco corythaix and Opisthocomus hoatzin species, which exist today, also have claws on their wings. These birds are excellent flyers.

If you pay attention, Belone is a newly-hatched bird and has claws on its wings. Today's Tauraco corythaix and Opisthocomus hoatzin hatchlings have claws on their wings too. The hatchling, still incapable of proper flight, can hide from predators by climbing among dense tree branches thanks to these claws. Hence, the reason for the inability of the aforementioned living being to fly is not because it is an intermediate form as claimed by evolutionists, but because it is a baby. The living being's ability o fly develops within three or four weeks. Now that the hatchling can fly, it does not need the claws. After this stage, as the Tauraco corythaix and Opisthocomus hoatzin approach adulthood, the claws would fall off their wings after a while, so these claws are no longer found in adults. This rejects the unfounded claims of the evolutionists and shows a miracle in creation. The claws are vital when young, but there is no need for them afterwards. Although the living being has the same genetics both in babyhood and adulthood, the genetic information is used in a great way at the right time and in the appropriate way.

It is most likely that the claws on the hatchling Belone were the type that fall off in time. The existence of Tauraco corythaix and Opisthocomus hoatzin proves this to us. More importantly, the presence of claws in the wings is presented as a reason for introducing the living being as an "evolving creature". The presence of claws in the wings of a creature does not prove that the creature is incapable of flight. This is nothing but mere speculation that evolutionists, who are used to demagogy, have used for years instead of science.

Before Belone, there was little information about birds that existed in the Cretaceous period, so the evolutionists – as a requisite of their imagination and their ideology- made all their comments on the subjects about which there is no evidence, in favor of the so-called evolution. They have introduced birds with different anatomical characteristics, such as Archeopteryx, as so-called "transitional forms". The claims about this matter came to an end with the successive discovery of Archeopteryx fossils, and especially with the discovery of a fossil preserved along with soft tissues inside an amber. All the anatomical features of Archeopteryx scientifically documented that it is a perfect flying bird. As you might recall, Archeopteryx is a clawed bird as well.

The feather structure of "Belone" is also frustrating for evolutionists. Because complex structures such as feathers and wings should exhibit a gradual development according to evolutionist logic; evolutionists claim that the so-called primitive birds should not be fully capable of flight, and that there should be a number of impediments in their wing and feather structures that restrict proper flight. Despite the fact that Belone is a newly hatched bird, it has primary and secondary flight feathers asymmetrically arranged with features providing excellent aerodynamics, as observed in today's birds.  In other words, the anatomical structure providing the aerodynamic characteristics of the feathers has not undergone any changes for 100 million years. This is one of the most significant blows dealt to the theory of evolution.

Although Belone is a newly hatched bird, it still has feathers suitable for flight. Today's birds usually do not have feathers suitable for flight when they hatch. They need the care of their parents for a certain period of time. The flight feathers begin to form after a while. This is not because they are primitive creatures, but because they are babies. This type of feature is very similar to the Australian brush-turkey (Australian megapodes) which exists today. It has been observed that Belone has excellent and intact feather structure that will allow it to fly just like the Australian brush-turkey hatchlings. Australian brush-turkey hatchlings’ unique characteristic that separates them from other modern birds is that they do not need special care from the parents after they hatch; that is, the hatchlings come out of their eggs with all the characteristics that will enable it to survive. Again, unlike other birds, Australian brush-turkey eggs are placed not on the trees but on nests built in the soil by the father turkey and kept at a constant 33°C. The newly-hatched baby must immediately climb the trees and acquire the ability to fly to be protected from danger. For this reason, it has feathers that enable it to fly from the first day. The fact that the feathers of Belone are also suitable for flying shows that it does not need much parental care after it hatches. The fact that a baby bird hatches with the characteristics enabling it to survive on its own is another miracle of Creation and refutes the claims of evolution.

Briefly, with its flying ability and anatomical structure, "Belone" has the characteristics of an excellent bird. It has no half, missing, dysfunctional organ or structure. Furthermore, it shows similar anatomic characteristics with Tauraco corythaix, Opisthocomus hoatzin and Australian brush-turkeys which exists today.

The discovery of the fossil of a living being, which existed 99 million years ago with the characteristics of a fully developed bird, clearly shows that birds existed during this period and did not evolve from flying dinosaurs.

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The claims about the so-called intermediate form Homo naledi, which are repeated every year, didn't last long this timeOne of the classical tactics of Darwinists is to bring old fossils back to the agenda and to make up new stories about the same fossil. This is because evolutionists do not want to admit their defeat, yet there is nothing left in their hands to put forth. The most recent example is the news reports coming through media organizations such as National Geographic and the Washington Post regarding the fossils known as Homo Naledi. Although new claims and attempts are being made about the fossil in question almost every year since 2013, all of these efforts have been in vain.

As it could be remembered, about 1,500 bone fragments were found inside a 1,450- meter deep cave in South Africa in 2013, which are claimed to belong to 15 separate individuals. The information initially disclosed to the public was that the skull volume of these individuals was the size of an orange and that their finger bones were curved; it was thus claimed that the fossils showed "the characteristics of an ape". Actually, there was no proper skull;, four worn out parietal pieces were placed in way that they were suspended in the air without touching each other. Despite this, the claims continued that the creature had a brain weighing some 500 grams and a cranial capacity about the size of an orange.

We have documented in our previous articles that the news reports regarding this fossil do not reflect the truth and that the prejudiced evolutionist comments were made without fully determining the age and characteristics of the fossils. You can read our responses - given in 2015 and 2016 - in two separate articles on the fact that the so-called evolutionary gradation cannot be made according to the volume of the skull.

(http://harunyahya.com/en/NetCevap/209368/The-Evolutionist-Scenario-over-“Homo-naledi”-Has-Come-to-Nothing and http://harunyahya.com/en/NetCevap/241668/Darwinist-Tales-Are-Repeated-on-CNN-Homo-Naledi) However, since  speculative news continues to be published in 2017 regarding the Homo Naledi fossils, it will be useful to bring the issue back to the agenda and to decipher the Darwinists' schemes:

Homo naledi doesn't belong to 2.5 million-year-old species, but to a 250,000 -year-old species

The Homo Naledi fossils were first presented to the public as 2.5 million-years-old when first discovered. Moreover, the gradation was made to fit this scenario of evolution according to this age, and imaginary evolutionary trees of life were thus drawn up. It was so exaggerated that it was alleged that the creature was the so-called "missing link" that existed between Australopithecus and H. erectus. In many media outlets, these claims were presented to the public as if they were scientific. However, as a result of the latest age determination measures it was understood that H. Naledi fossils were between 236,000 and 335,000  years-old. This result shocked evolutionist circles and it was once again understood that the scenario of an intermediate form on Naledi's age was simply  a fictional story, far from being scientific. These are important in showing that it is necessary to adopt a suspicious approach to all so-called evolutionary grading carried out by the evolutionists through anatomical measurements such as skull volume.

According to evolutionary scenarios before 2017, H. Naledi was presented as an intermediate form in the so-called evolutionary gradation of mankind. However, it became clear that H. Naledi, with its 250,000 year-old age as verified by the latest studies, existed almost in the same period with a human species which is estimated to date back about 200,000 years ago. This is important in demonstrating how wild the evolutionists’ imagination gets when there is no scientific evidence.

 

Age determination methods are far from providing exact results

Today, two main methods are used for age determination. One of these is the comparison method based on the idea that the fossils, lying in the same stratum, existed in the same period, which is determined through conducting an age determination of various strata. The second is a radioactive dating method based on the decomposition of radioactive atoms, such as carbon and uranium, found in the collagen tissue samples of fossil remains. Both methods have an intrinsic margin of error.

The age determination of strata is only applicable for volcanic and sedimentary rocks. Even if the age determination of the strata is carried out, one cannot be certain whether the strata changed place after the fossil formation. In places such as caves, where stratification is limited or in places washed by rivers, the margin of error in information provided by the strata increases.

Likewise, the methods based on radioactive decomposition are far from providing precise information. The radioactive method should be a "closed system" in order to be used in age determination. The closed system is conducted assuming that the transfer of radioactive material is stopped after the fossil remains are buried in the soil and there is no subsequent exchange of new material. The "open system", in which the material exchange continues, won't be used for age determination as the amount of decomposition will not be accurate. However, since there is no method that can detect whether a fossil is exposed to a closed or open system, no definitive conclusion can be reached to state that “the fossil was not exposed to an open system.”

Another limiting case, questioning the reliability of age determination methods, is that samples taken from different regions of the same fossil can give different ages. The aforementioned open system exposure that causes different effects in different tissues, is shown as the reason of this.

As a matter of fact, the age determination range estimated for the Naledi fossils offers an extended period of time, as much as 100,000 years. This is an indication of the fact that the method is not entirely reliable. In spite of such a wide range regarding the dating of the fossil, it is not certain that Naledi is younger or older than calculated.

Comments made without any knowledge of DNA are unscientific

All of the comments based on the anatomical features on  ancient fossils, as in the case of Naledi, are speculative. The interspecies and intraspecies phenotypic differences only allow interpretations concerning which species the discovered fossil belongs to be based on evolutionist belief rather than being scientific. As a matter of fact, history is full of pseudo-scientific misconceptions and frauds based on topographic features.

Definitively proving which species a fossil belongs to is only possible with the knowledge of the DNA sequence of the concerned fossil. But since the DNA cannot remain intact for many years due to its structure, it is not possible to obtain DNA sequences in fossils. DNA studies, conducted by evolutionist circles on fossils from time to time, cannot give definitive results because these studies are based on statistical calculations and the DNA can be mixed with other species' DNA or degenerate and decompose. The comments made without the knowledge of DNA are bound to be far from being scientific.

A new scenario is written for Naledi after our knowledge regarding its age is corrected

After the discovering that H. Naledi, which was presented as a 2.5 million-year-old so-called intermediate form, was only about 250,000 years old, the whole evolutionist scenario collapsed. However, the Darwinists would not rest. The intermediate form claim is revised; another scenario is put forward. This time, they claimed that Homo Naledi, having lived with Homo sapiens 250,000 years ago, was a so-called "hominid" that came into existence 2 million years ago and remained unchanged until 250,000 years ago.

Just as the first scenario was groundlessly put forward, this scenario is not based on any scientific basis either. There is no fossil of a H. Naledi which existed 2 million years ago. The only thing that exists is the boundless and non-scientific imagination of evolutionists.

The effort to associate an ape to human is in vain.

Only based on its brain size, H. Naledi was assumed to have lived 2.5 million years ago. Since humans suddenly appeared in the fossil records, there should have been intermediate forms according to the so-called evolution scenario. Darwinists, who considered H. Naledi open to speculation, tried to use H. Naledi for this purpose, but this lasted but a short time. When Naledi’s real age was discovered, these claims became invalid.

It is understood from the obtained fossil structures that H. Naledi is an ape species with a small brain volume and curved phalanges. Naledi existed in the same period with humans. In this case, Darwinist claims that H. Naledi was the “ancestor of humans”, became meaningless. Moreover, even if Naledi had existed 2.5 million years ago, this would not place it in the intermediate form category  because Naledi was a fully developed living being with all its organs and functions. As is, it has nothing to serve the purposes of evolutionists.

Infinite number of scenarios can be produced when there is no need for scientific evidence. However they would have no importance as delusions can never cover the truth.  Having existed in one stage of history and gone extinct, H. Naledi is an ape species and just like every other life form was created by God.

References:

  1. http://harunyahya.com/en/NetCevap/241668/Darwinist-Tales-Are-Repeated-on-CNN-Homo-Naledi
  2. http://harunyahya.com/en/NetCevap/209368/The-Evolutionist-Scenario-over-“Homo-naledi”-Has-Come-to-Nothing
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/05/09/humanitys-strange-new-cousin-is-shockingly-young-and-shaking-up-our-family-tree/?utm_term=.e492420cbe60
  4. https://elifesciences.org/articles/09561#fig6
  5. https://elifesciences.org/articles/09560
  6. https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/dating-rocks-and-fossils-using-geologic-methods-107924044
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Reform UN peacekeeping op

THE Trump administration’s criticism of the United Nations and the United States president’s announcement that the US would reduce its financial contribution to the global organisation’s budget a few months ago focused attention yet again on UN and its functionality.

One of the most vocal critics of the UN, President Donald Trump pointed out that the US contribution to the organisation’s budget was unfair and stressed that the UN is dysfunctional by defining it as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time”. The US is the largest contributor to the UN’s budget, providing 22 per cent of its US$5.4 billion (RM22.7 billion) biennial core budget and 28.5 per cent of its US$7.3 billion peacekeeping budget.

US Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley, noted that the financial contribution to UN peacekeeping operations has been slashed by more than half a billion dollars, and that the US reduction will continue. Haley pointed out a very important issue, stating that the reduction in financial contribution would contribute to the protection of civilians caught in conflicts. What is the reason behind such a decision that could be related to the idea that the UN is seriously dysfunctional and ineffective?

According to the UN charter, the UN’s most important task is to protect international peace and security — if a situation develops that threatens the peace and security in any part of the world, the UN should immediately intervene and take peaceful measures.

In cases where peaceful measures are not sufficient, military action is one of the most frequently used methods, although not directly regulated under the charter. UN peacekeeping forces are the actors commissioned for this purpose. It is a historical fact that the UN has been quite effective in overcoming many international crises in the past.

In North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in 1950, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and other similar events, the UN immediately intervened and succeeded in stopping the crises and conflicts.

However, there have been many crises and wars where the UN has failed, such as the wars of Algeria (1954-1962), Suez (1956), Hungary (1956), Vietnam (1946-1975), the China-Vietnam War (1979), Afghanistan (1979-1988), Panama (1989), Iraq (2003), Georgia (2008) and Syria (2012-present), and Yemen (2015-present).

The most basic reason for the ineffectiveness and helplessness of the UN is often attributed to the UN Security Council and the “veto power” of its five permanent members. The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members — the US, Russia, China, Britain and France — as well as 10 temporary members that change every two years.

A decision vetoed by any one of the five permanent members can never pass from the council. The other 10 symbolic members have no veto power, and thus, have no choice but to follow the veto of the permanent members. In contrast, the UN General Assembly has 193 members, but the GA itself has no authority to make any effective decisions with the power of sanctions, de facto or legal, other than a few administrative decisions such as approving the UN budget.

Therefore, in effect, the real administrative power of the UN is in the hands of the UN Security Council. It is the ultimate decision-maker in all operative decisions, such as issuing an embargo, sanctioning an international intervention and establishing a peacekeeping force.

The most concrete reason the UN could not immediately take any significant action during the wars listed is considered to be the veto power of the permanent members. Indeed, the veto power is a very powerful force in a positive sense when it is used fairly in the right time and without bias.

However, it has been said that this power has been used from time to time to pursue the national interests of the said countries. As a result, the UN’s most important mission of peacekeeping and stopping wars has been rendered ineffectual.

Another criticism: in the UN, there are no countries among the permanent members of the Security Council that represent the 1.7 billion Muslims in the world. There is no country, with a large Muslim population, that could be an actor on a global scale in terms of economic, political and military power, on the council.

However, the large majority of worldwide catastrophes, such as international crises, wars, conflicts, cruelty, oppression and poverty, are experienced by Muslims. The UN made 1,782 decisions between 1946 and 2010: 47 per cent of these decisions were about Muslim and Middle Eastern countries. In 2005, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation declared that Muslims should be given a permanent seat in the council, yet nothing has come of this suggestion.

The marked increase in crimes such as sexual abuse and exploitation by some members of the UN’s peacekeeping troops in recent years is among the bleeding wounds of the UN. Reportedly, there have been 69 sexual abuse and exploitation claims directed at members of the UN peacekeeping forces in 2015 alone. Such incidents compromise the credibility of the UN. Apparently, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasised, “UN peacekeeping operations must be reformed”.

First of all, abusing a sacred mission to bring peace, comfort, security and welfare to wronged people who suffer from persecution and injustice must be considered a crime against humanity. Those soldiers of the peacekeeping forces who allegedly abuse, exploit and harass innocent people in need of help must be subjected to severe criminal sanctions.

The UN also, as a whole, requires broad reforms to overcome the barriers that kept the UN passive and ineffective at dealing with the world’s greatest crises for years.

A commission consisting of representatives from all member states jointly working for improvements in technical and legal regulations in this regard and making decisions through a majority vote is essential. The basic issues such as “permanent membership” and “veto power” must be reformulated in the face of urgent humanitarian interventions.

The UN’s basic “peacekeeping” mission must be reformed in the fastest and most efficient way. The world urgently needs an effective, fair, powerful and reliable United Nations, under which all countries can unite.

Adnan Oktar'ın New Straits Times'da yayınlanan makalesi:

https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2017/10/290173/reform-un-peacekeeping-op

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Seeing good come in the face of disaster

"There is no strength without unity"

“Unity is strength”

“There is strength in unity”

It is possible to encounter idioms in every culture similar to those above, which are part of everyday speech in Ireland, America and Turkey.

Everyone knows that when people cooperate, things become easier; no matter the continent people live on or the culture they are a part of. Recently, this fact manifested itself in America in every aspect. Not only the US, but Cuba, Puerto Rico, St. Martin and many other island countries have struggled with hurricanes and floods. In the United States, shaken by deadly hurricanes, images of self-sacrifice have been more common than ever. The American people, who have been hit by hurricanes causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, tried to overcome these difficulties by uniting in cooperation regardless of their own needs. Our prayers are with the people who experienced this disaster. After Hurricane Harvey, President Trump pointed out this beautiful spirit of cooperation displayed by the American people and invited everyone to pray for both the hurricane victims in America and the whole world:

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen, friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, stranger helping stranger...

From the beginning of our nation joined together in prayer during times of great need to ask for God's blessing and God's guidance. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members and friends, and for those who are suffering from this great crisis."

 Hurricane Irma arrived next and , hit the Caribbean islands, the state of Florida, and Miami’s beaches with winds over 200 kilometers per hour. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest category, destroyed 95 per cent of the island of Barbuda  in the Caribbean.

According to the Red Cross, Hurricane Irma affected between 1.2 million and 26 million people. The situation in Florida, which is hit hard by the hurricane, was so serious that Governor Rick Scott summarized the situation saying that, "the storm is unprecedented, our state has never seen anything like it."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott called the storm unprecedented. "This is a life-threatening situation," Scott. "Our state has never seen anything like it." The governor stressed the dangers of what he called a "deadly, deadly, deadly storm surge."

One million homes in Florida experienced power outages. More than seven million people were evacuated from the area. Tens of millions of people were placed in shelters.

The magnitude of the destruction Irma caused in the Caribbean can be seen by comparing the photos taken before and after the hurricane.

Moreover, Irma is not the last of the hurricanes expected during this year’s hurricane season. Even before Irma died down two new hurricanes, Jose and Katie, are believed to be now heading towards America.

Some of the statistics CNN published about hurricanes are quite remarkable:

  • For the first time in history, in 2017, two Category 4 and above hurricanes hit the US at the same time.
  • Hurricane Irma spent three days as a Category 5 hurricane, the longest-lasting Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm-tracking began in 1966.
  • As Irma moved inward, more than 45 million people felt wind speeds of 39 mph+ in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • The highest speed reached by Irma was 185 miles per hour (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/us/hurricane-irma-florida-latest/index.html?sr=fbCNN091017hurricane-irma-florida-latest1131AMStory)

As the hurricanes continued, more and more heart- warming images began to appear in America. People were encouraging each other to open their homes to total strangers and they created human chains by risking their own lives in some cases to save the people from the flood.

 Those who live in North Carolina, Georgia and Colorado opened their homes to evacuated victims. 

Lawren Durham, a citizen living in North Carolina wrote, "I am a Katrina survivor. "I am in northern North Carolina, away from the coast. A few of us up here have room and are willing to take in families/people that have nowhere to go!

Challenges bring a nation together, perhaps allowing them to remember and experience intensely the feelings of brotherhood, cooperation and trust that have been forgotten for years. Racing to come to each other's aid with the mentality "I don't know any of them but I came to help," the American people displayed a fine example of the spirit of brotherhood and love taught to them by the Prophet Jesus. In Houston, it was possible to see long lines on the streets; those who think that these lines are for food or water are wrong; those were lines formed by people who volunteered to help Harvey victims.

We wish that the spirit of cooperation and self-sacrifice that emerged during the recent disasters remains prevalent every day of the year. We wish the total elimination of ideologies that teach people selfishness. Let's not forget that if everyone helped and looked out for each other, in time, there would no longer be any helpless people. May God protect everyone in South America, the US, and the whole world, who are affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Al Bilad (Canada) 

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Boycotts are not the answer

Concepts such as peace, human rights and social justice have always been the object of distortion and political exploitation. Rarely is the sincerity of groups preaching such principles questioned, but while the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement presents its way as a nonviolent struggle for justice for the Palestinians, it is just the opposite. By targeting Israeli businessmen, companies, entrepreneurs, artists and academics around the world, the BDS movement's activities are far from advancing peace and fraternity.

The BDS movement and other radical groups share a common ideology and speak the same language of hatred toward Israel. Their goal is to exert psychological pressure on society through indoctrination, and they are, in fact, opposed to peace with Israel.

By using the huge number of political activists and academics at its disposal to promote anti-Israeli boycotts, demonstrations and sanctions, the BDS movement opposes the very existence of Israel and rejects the two-state solution.

One of its founders, Omar Barghouti, expresses this sentiment openly in private events and speeches that the media is not privy to. That is why the actions of BDS activists are exploited by radical Islamic organizations.

BDS also exploits Islamic symbols, even though it is not an Islamic movement. Radical left-wing anti-Israel governments, as well as political and social circles that advocate anti-Semitism and racism provide the BDS movement with massive financial and logistical support and, in accordance with Marxist propaganda and provocation methods, BDS activists sometimes try to enlist the support of the Muslim masses with the argument of Islamic supremacy. But this ideology, based on confrontation with Israel and the desire to expel the Jews from their homeland, lacks any basis in the Koran.

The boycott of Israeli companies harms the Palestinians more than anyone else. Many of them, who are employed under good conditions in Israeli companies, have become victims of the systematic boycott of Israel. As a result, places of employment where Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Palestinians worked together, are forced to close and an artificial abyss is created between the two peoples, even in places where they peacefully coexist.

And finally, the BDS movement falsifies facts and exploits historic injustices. Anyone who ever visited Israel or who has a decent approach to the issue would admit that Arabs and Muslims enjoy more rights and freedoms in Israel than in any country in the Arab-Muslim Middle East. The maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip, Israel's military activity in the West Bank and measures such as the security fence, which are some of the BDS's movement's main arguments, are simply essential – even if unwanted – defense and precautionary measures taken after years of suicide terrorism and Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.

The Israeli government repeatedly underscores its desire to annul these measures if the conditions for peace and security are met.

Through aggressive discourse and destructive propaganda, the BDS movement actually fuels the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An entity that sincerely has the Palestinians' best interest in mind will not endorse a policy that encouraged hostility towards Israelis and Jews, but rather strongly condemn acts of terror, missile attacks, and suicide bombers; and then it will offer rationalist educational solutions to neutralize these threats and abolish hatred.

Above all, an entity that truly has the Palestinians' best interest at heart will seek to foster a prosperous environment that will enable both people to thrive and live together in a spirit of true peace and brotherhood.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Israel Hayom (Israel):

http://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/boycotts-are-not-the-answer/

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What will referendum bring for Kurds?

In a land home to members of myriad different faiths and ethnicities, the answer to this question — when a rational, realistic and conscientious assessment is to be made — is actually quite obvious: Every separation brings with it new and greater problems. Iraq’s territorial integrity being compromised will also spell the suffering of the Kurds. What the Middle East needs is not drawing new borders between the peoples, but reinforcing friendships, love and brotherhood. This is why preserving the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq is crucial.

In a session attended by only 65 of its 111 members, the Northern Iraqi Parliament, which had been closed for almost two years, took the decision to hold an “independence referendum” on Sept 25, 2017. The people of the region were asked “Do you want the Kurdistan region lying outside the authority of the Iraqi central government to become an independent state?” and 92 percent of them voted “Yes”. However, up until a few days before the referendum, the opposition parties, different regional ethnic elements such as the Turkmens and Arabs, the Yazidis in Sinjar and Ninova, and even a substantial portion of Kurds who had voted for the KDP (the party led by Barzani) were widely and openly expressing their disapproval for the referendum. For example, Yusuf Muhammad, the Chairperson of the Parliament, of the Gorran (Change) Movement, which could be considered the main opposition party of Northern Iraq, stated that the Kurdistan independence referendum scheduled for Sept 25 will not have any “legitimacy” unless it is confirmed by a decision of the parliament. Meanwhile, some Kurdish politicians and NGO’s launched an anti-referendum campaign under the slogan “No for Now”. The common opinion was that the referendum would not bring any new benefit for the region; on the contrary, it would spark tension and conflicts, which in turn would lead to further suffering for the people of the region. How accurate this statement is has already begun to be confirmed.

By advancing deeper into Iraq in 2014 and capturing Mosul, ISIS plunged the Barzani administration directly into war. Apart from that conflict the Barzani administration faced other challenges too, such as the care of refugees coming from Syria and Iraq, being unable to receive their 17 percent oil share of from the central administration, the PKK attempting to declare autonomy in the Sinjar region, the protests sparked by economic stagnation, and internal political disputes. Barzani probably saw the referendum as a way out of these difficulties or a political maneuver; elections are to be held in Northern Iraq in early November, and Barzani wants to enter those elections as “the leader who took a step towards independence”. However, this is an erroneous strategy that does not take the good of the people into consideration at all.

The first autonomy agreement between Baghdad and the Kurds were signed in 1970. Backed by the USA, the Kurds obtained an area under their own control in 1991. In 2005, this area acquired an official status known as the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The borders were not clearly drawn during this status acquisition, and the oil-rich territories, Kirkuk in particular, remained as disputed areas. Taking advantage of the ISIS offensive in 2014, the KRG took control of Kirkuk. However, Kirkuk and Mosul have always been highly sensitive and controversial areas, in which Turkey also has the right to speak about since World War I. Moreover, these areas are not predominantly Kurdish, contrary to what the KRG claims. Attempting to incorporate Kirkuk, whose population is largely comprised of Turkmens and Arabs, into the KRG through a fait accompli is a highly dangerous step that may lead to a Turkmen-Arab-Kurdish conflict in the future.

As a matter of fact, the Central Iraqi Government called the referendum decision unconstitutional and illegitimate. International organizations, including the UN and countries that are influential in the region such as the USA and Russia, did not express their support for the referendum. Turkey also objected to this referendum, voicing valid concerns. Despite all the warnings from neighboring countries, the central Iraqi government and international organizations, the Barzani administration was insistent upon the referendum decision. This seemingly implacable attitude of Barzani’s prompted consequent measures and decisions that have been taken against the KRG.

First, Iran and Turkey announced that they would close their border gates. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Central Government announced that they had closed Erbil’s airspace to all flights. The Supreme Court of Iraq launched an investigation against those responsible for the referendum under charges of disrupting Iraq’s unity and posing a risk to the security of the country. Nouri al-Maliki, the Vice-President of Iraq, described the illegal referendum held by the KRG as “war against the unity of the people of Iraq.”

It seems that this decision that was taken without even consulting or paying any heed to criticisms from Turkey, who offers financial support to the KRG so that the salaries of the Peshmerga and government officials could be paid, provides military training and equipment to the Peshmerga, and takes measures for the protection of the government and Barzani himself, will drive the KRG into an even more challenging situation. Contrary to what people have been led to believe, the referendum will not bring independence: On the contrary, it will result in the loss of the already existent achievements on the Northern Iraq’s part, and what’s worse, it may well pave the way for new conflicts in the ever-tumultuous Middle East. The Islamic world is certainly not in need of new conflicts; it needs to cease the ongoing bloodshed in various regions as soon as possible and to do so, it needs to achieve unity.

The easiest way to establish control over these lands is to divide it into smaller pieces and set these territories upon each other in perpetual conflict, thus having them waste their energy on internecine conflict. This is what has been done in the Middle East for almost a century. Under the current circumstances, the Barzani administration does not hold sufficient political power. The tensions that will most likely escalate in the wake of the referendum may provide a favorable ground for overthrowing the Barzani government. After Barzani is overthrown, the rule of the region may conceivably pass to the PKK terrorist organization, just as it did in the Northern Syria. A communist state to be established by merging Northern Iraq and Northern Syria under PKK rule will tyrannize the Muslim Kurdish population before everyone else. On top of that, a new North Korea-like communist state will be established in the Middle East, bringing all Muslim countries up against a dire threat. Kurds are doubtlessly a nation that have endured terrible ordeals in various periods throughout history, particularly under the rule of Saddam Hussein. The way to mend the wounds of these sufferings and to attain the beautiful future they deserve, however, is not through confining themselves to a smaller tract of land. Instead of becoming a small, easy target waiting to be swallowed, the rational and right thing to do is to act in league with all Muslim countries, and above all, with Turkey, who has been by their side in every time of hardship, thus being part of a powerful alliance.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Arab Times & MENA FN:

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/will-referendum-bring-kurds/

http://menafn.com/1095932399/What-will-referendum-bring-for-Kurds?ARAB-TIMESKUWAIT-NEWS#

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Transitional Forms Richard Dawkins and the Darwinists Dream of Having

The theory of evolution claims that a particular species transforms into a brand-new species with very small changes. However, to prove such a claim it is necessary to find proof of these transitional species with the aforementioned changes and to present them as scientific evidence. The alleged transitional species must originate from an imaginary ancestor species and possess new developing organs, systems or limbs. However, such imaginary transformations, which involve trial and error and are claimed to have lasted for millions of years, will result in an unsuccessful transitional species with half-limbs or missing organs. It is interesting that THERE IS NOT EVEN A SINGLE TRANSITIONAL FORM in the fossil record that would bear witness to such changes. Contrary to the expectations of evolutionists, the fossil record is instead full of species with intact and complete organs and systems. This shows us that the millions of species we have witnessed so far all had the same characteristics 100 million years ago.

There is NO CHAOS in the fossil records

It can be expected that a world governed by coincidences would bring along chaos as well. In such an imaginary system, it is impossible for species to have symmetry or aesthetics. Even the existence of life itself would be impossible in a world prevailed by coincidences. Mutations, claimed to be the so-called mechanism of evolution, lead to distortions and deficiencies in DNA, and as a result, distorted and irregular structures, defects in organs and systems occur. According to the claim of evolution, we should frequently encounter fossil samples of different species that have undergone mutation, and therefore have not survived and went extinct. However, there is not even a single sample of it.

This fact, posing a problem for the evolutionists, was first admitted by Charles Darwin:

“Why if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see INNUMERABLE transitional forms? Why is not all nature in CONFUSION instead of the species being, as we see them, WELL DEFINED?” (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, p.108)

Despite being the founder of the theory, Darwin admitted that the fossils, witnessing the history of life, were not confusing and that the fossils were perfectly in order. Strange- looking transitional species have never existed throughout history. The very moment a species appeared in the fossil record, they had intact organs and symmetrical limbs.

There is no such thing as “Innumerable Transitional Species”

We always find fossil samples of complete and intact species in the fossil record. Some of them belong to species that emerged with perfect limbs and organs, and then went extinct, and some belong to existent species that emerged millions of years ago with their perfect and present appearance. As claimed by evolutionists, the intermediate forms, which developed intermediate features that proved to be disadvantageous and caused the extinction of that species, certainly do not exist. The fossil record offers NOT A SINGLE FOSSIL OF AN INTERMEDIATE FORM.

According to the claim of evolution, the number of imaginary transitional species is supposed to be geometric multiples of the number of species known today. The so-called evolutionary tree must be full of unsuccessful species and must have innumerable subsections that have ceased to exist. This number could have been expressed in the trillions. Charles Darwin always emphasized that the amount of transitional species, which he hoped for but never found its existence, is INNUMERABLE:

INNUMERABLE transitional forms must have existed, why we not find them embedded in COUNTLESS NUMBERS IN THE CRUST OF THE EARTH?.. Why then is not EVERY GEOLOGICAL FORMATION AND EVERY STRATUM full of such intermediate links?" (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, p.172-280)

As Darwin pointed out, if the claim of evolution were true, almost every geological stratum would be full of such unsuccessful attempts, namely strange-looking transitional forms. These imaginary transitional life forms, trillions of which should be found in every fossil layer thus far excavated, should have been encountered by now; however, the situation is exactly the opposite. Fossils refute evolution by not showing a single transitional form.

The fact that species have remained unchanged

Paleontology, the study of fossils, reveals that species have not changed and have always remained stable throughout the time they remained on earth. The famous evolutionist paleontologist Niles Eldredge also stated that this is an undeniable fact:

Stasis is now abundantly well documented as the preeminent paleontological pattern in the evolutionary history of species. (Niles Eldredge, Reinventing Darwin, 1995, p. 77 - http://bevets.com/equotese.htm)

It is an obvious fact that species emerged on the earth fully developed and have remained unchanged throughout their existence. This is a situation that can never be contradicted by any paleontologist and is always confessed. One of the leading evolutionists, American paleontologist and science historian Stephen Jay Gould, wrote the following about these two most prominent features of the fossil record:

The history of most fossil species includes two features particularly inconsistent with gradualism:

(1) Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on earth. They appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they disappear; morphological change is usually limited and directionless.

(2) Sudden appearance. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady transformation of its ancestors; it appears all at once and 'fully formed.' (S. J. Gould, “Evolution’s Erratic Pace", Natural History, vol. 86, May 1977)

Gould again continues his confessions in an article in the Natural History magazine as follows:

Statis, or non-change of most fossil species during their lengthy geological lifespans, was tacitly acknowledged by all paleontologists, but almost never studied explicitly... The overwhelming prevalence of stasis became an embarrassing feature of the fossil record, but left as a manifestation of nothing (that is, non-evolution). (S.J. Gould, "Cordelia's Dilemma," Natural History, 1993, p. 15)

Atlas of Creation and Fossils Say 'We Have Not Changed'

As is seen, comparing fossils with their living counterparts and showing that they have not undergone any change is nothing but disclosing a well-known fact to the public. This fact, which has always been withheld from the public, reached and was spread to the public at large through the Atlas of Creation, the magnum opus of the author Adnan Oktar, writing under the pen name Harun Yahya. Paleontology has shown that species do not emerge slowly in millions of years as claimed, but that they emerge miraculously, in their perfect forms. With the work of Mr. Adnan Oktar, the findings and fossils that have been hidden from the public for so many years have been revealed at last and the secrets of the evolutionists have been shown for all the world to see.

Although this extraordinary piece of work exhibits only about 2,000 fossils in detailed photographs, the number of classified fossils that are stored in repositories in universities or in museums with date tags, is about 700 million. The fact that some evolutionists, who feel upset about these facts write stories about merely three or four fossils out of the thousands mentioned in the Atlas and try to make unfair criticisms shows just how desperate they actually are. These criticisms are far from being scientific and typically do not go beyond ill-advised sarcasm as obviously, in the scientific literature, there are thousands of other examples of the fossils in question.

Seeking Imaginary Ancestors through Mathematics

Evolutionists claim that humans share a common ancestor with chimpanzees. Speculations go on and on, one day claiming that chimpanzees are closer to humans, and the next the bonobos. While there is no evidence of any transformation, according to what exactly can Darwinists establish a relationship between those two? At this point, evolutionists produce statistical formula that they invented from scratch and which have no scientific validity.

The deception here is based on the comparison of some selected base-pairs of specific genes of the two species. Here it should not be assumed that all the codes of the two species' genomes have been compared one by one. This fact is better understood when we examine this trick used to create the imaginary family tree:

When studies of genetic similarity between man and apes are conducted, only certain genes are compared. For example, while drawing the family tree of living primates, 34,927 base pairs of 54 genes were considered. There are about 25,000 genes in the human body and not all of them are compared here.

Evolutionists initially claimed that there is a 1% difference between the chimpanzee and the human genome, but later this difference was generally accepted as 4%; this rate corresponds to about 35 million nucleotides. Evolutionists are in search of an imaginary mechanism in which this difference is made up. Therefore, they suggest mutations that altered the DNA, added or subtracted codes, all of which would completely harm the organism. They claim that history worked backwards like this and that mutations worked regularly, and had only beneficial effects all the time- which in fact is impossible - and thus they make fake calculations about the dates when the two species may have split. There is no fossil of the imaginary common ancestor, and there are no intermediate species either; nevertheless, evolutionists present calculations, which do not have scientific validity, as if they are true under the rubric of "prediction" to the public. The imaginary data, entered into a computer on the basis of this claim, is executed under the name of the Bayes formula and the lie that they can reach out to their imaginary common ancestor that existed some five to seven million years ago as a result of the calculations made through this imaginary data, is put forth.

The Bayesian Approach in Statistics and Scientific Errors Arisen from Presupposition

The Bayesian formula used in some statistical calculations enables a retrospective analysis of a particular claim. The Bayesian formula is used to calculate conditional probabilities. So if a person claims that 'two species were derived from a common ancestor', the formula works to verify this fake hypothesis and calculates how many millions of years must elapse to make up the 35 million nucleotide difference. In reality, however, the 35 million nucleotide difference has never been made up, but the formula provides a result because the claim is entered in this way. Therefore, the Bayesian approach is regarded as a scale of a person’s belief for any fact rather than physical evidence.

As we can see, the gaps in the genes are closed in the minds through computer formulas, and the history of life is arbitrarily written. It is evident that such studies, carried out through the postulate of 'evolution exists', have no scientific aspect and completely serve ideological purposes. This mentality, which is far from being able to explain how even a single gene, encoded with information, emerged by itself, uses genetics as a cover.

Paleontology, histology, biochemistry and all other branches of science reveal that life is so complex that it is not possible for it to have come about by pure chance. All species, a single cell - and even a single protein belonging to these species - constitute indisputable proof for the infinite knowledge and power of God.

Adnan Oktar's piece in News Rescue (USA):

http://newsrescue.com/transitional-forms-richard-dawkins-darwinists-dream/#axzz4uvROXrAH

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The Book Sapiens-A Brief History of Humankind and the Author Yuval Noah Harari’s Evolutionist History DelusionThe book “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind”, which was released in 2012 and had its first Turkish edition published in 2015, came out with the claim that “it describes a brief history of humanity”.

Similar to many scientific and philosophical publications with an atheistic background, this book begins to describe the history of humanity through the so-called evolutionary process. The title “Sapiens” is deliberately chosen to highlight the claims of evolution, rather than emphasizing historical, political and social aspects of humans. It is obvious that this book, written by Harari, a professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is not a history book. In the book, the description of the so-called evolutionary development of men, and subsequently, the propagation of an atheist ideology that depicts social Darwinism is prevalent.

The book claims to provide the history of mankind from an academic point of view, but a Darwinist mentality pervades the book at every turn. Moreover, Darwinism is presented to the reader as a presupposition without any scientific evidence. The so-called development of the history of mankind, built upon this presupposition, is portrayed in a fiction-like narrative. For this reason, the book cannot be regarded as a history book, nor does it posses any scientific value in respect of biology, because it is based on the so-called evolutionary rationale which has no scientific evidence backing it up. The book, written under the complete influence of the author’s atheistic mentality, is no more than a book of philosophy.

The only positive aspect of the book is that it refers to the fact that following Darwinian logic in society would lead the world into a turmoil.

Even though the fact that the corrupt social structure caused by wild capitalism, fascism and communism – the consequences of the Darwinist mentality – would bring unhappiness is explained in the book, no solution is offered for this problem.

Since the book is based on the evolutionist philosophy rather than historical facts, it is extremely important to respond to the so-called evolutionary interpretations it contains. Clearly putting forth the fact that the mankind came into existence through Creation by God, not through evolution, will destroy the entire philosophy of the book. This way, people will also be reminded once again that the only way to get rid of the unhappy and distorted societal order that took the world by storm, is to make the belief in God prevalent in the world.

Answers to all the claims the book contains are included in detail in Harun Yahya’s works and websites. Since it is not possible to answer all the claims here, only the main ones have been answered.

The claim of “a common ancestor that lived six million years ago”

In evolutionist reasoning, the idea that “man is not different from other animals” is suggested and the tale depicting that “man has a common ancestor with animals” is imposed. Likewise, Harari has presented this claim in a tale-like narrative on the first pages of his book:

“Like it or not, we are members of a large and particularly noisy family called the great apes... Just six million years ago, a single female ape had two daughters. One became the ancestor of all chimpanzees, the other is our own grandmother.” (Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind, McClelland and Stewart, 2014, p.11)

This claim, which is put forward with a fiction-like narrative in a manner far removed from being scientific, is written with an evolutionist presupposition without any proof. First of all, not even a single intermediate fossil has been found to this day that proves the Darwinists’ claim. It is impossible to find one, and more than 700 million fossils obtained so far belong to living creatures that have never changed, that is, never gone through any evolutionary process. The source of these superstitious beliefs of evolutionists, who have no scientific evidence proving the existence of a “common ancestor”, is the similar physical features found in different species known as “homology”. According to evolutionists, the reason why apes have hands like ours is that they are our so-called “evolutionary relatives”.

Evolutionists try to present living creatures that they observe as similar as the relatives of one another, or as relatives coming from a common ancestor. This claim, which is not supported by scientific evidence, can only be considered as a superstition. Having homologous organs does not equate to having a common ancestor. Structural similarities between different species are called homology in biology and for the evolutionist claim about homology to be taken seriously, these similar organs should have been coded by similar DNA codes, however similar organs mostly have very different genetic codes. Similar genetic codes in the DNA of different living beings correspond to very different organs.  In addition to that, intermediary forms must be found in the fossil records in order for the common ancestor claim to be valid. However, the living organisms encountered in the fossil records are species that have come to exist with perfect organs and survived for generations unchanged. This is the greatest proof for the fact that no evolutionary process has taken place and that life has been created.

The so-called mechanism of evolution must progress from commonality to diversity (divergent). However, even in evolutionary tree scenarios that the evolutionists themselves have prepared, it has been observed that some species showed similar characteristics with species they have no relation to. This is utterly in conflict with the logic that stipulates evolution must be divergent. Having all their, theories reach an impasse, evolutionists at this point came up with an another imaginary hypothesis, “convergent evolution” (from diversity to commonality). This is the point where the logic of evolution collapses. Richard Dawkins argues that the eyes have evolved 40 times, the absurdity of which is obvious for everyone. An organ cannot evolve 40 times based on coincidence, and reach the same point. This is only possible if it was created by a conscious superior mind.

One of the major problems for evolutionists who try to prove their theories by basing them on similarities in living organisms is the manifestation of the same physical characteristics in completely different gene structures. For example, many creatures who can camouflage themselves adapt perfectly to the environment they inhabit. The genetic sequencing of an insect species we see in the pictures is different from the genetic sequencing of the plant on which it resides. The fact that such identical physical characteristics can emerge from different genetic structures is, indeed, awe-inspiring. It is not possible for such an artistic marvel to exist without also the existence of a superior Creator Who has full control over gene structures of both the plant and the bug. These creatures that camouflage also refute the homology-based common ancestor hypothesis of evolutionists.

Constructing a homology-based evolutionary hypothesis was only acceptable in Lamarck’s or Darwin’s times, where the technology was inadequate and the existence of genetic information was unknown. Insisting on a claim like this today, where the advanced science allowed us to examine the structures of DNA, RNA, and protein in detail and understand that the development of living organisms progress under very delicate balances, can only be interpreted as the stubborn continuation of the evolutionist beliefs of the past.

The claim that “100,000 years ago 6 different human species lived”

One of the mechanisms that classical Darwinist thinkers put forth as triggering the so-called evolution is natural selection. Natural selection requires diversity in society. Evolutionists are always striving to find variety and genetic diversity as natural selection’s claim of “the survival of the fittest” fails in an environment where there is no diversity in the social structure. The environment for which these efforts are carried out finds basis in the fossil findings of the past, which evolutionists consider to be open to speculation and difficult to refute. The emergence of humankind is also one of the subjects that is often speculated on. Since the inception of the idea of evolution, claims about the existence of so-called humanoid intermediate forms or new human species have been put forward based on speculations, even frauds -which do not reflect the truth- on the fossil records of human and ape species. At the beginning of his book Harari claims that 100,000 years ago, six different human species have lived at he same time and that Homo sapiens dominated the others, thus survived as the only hominid species on earth. Humans that are claimed to be different species of humans are in fact different races of humans, namely, H. Neanderthalensis, H. Erectus, H. Soloensis, H. Floresiensis, H. Denisovan and H. Sapiens. Just as how today we have different races of humans such as Eskimos, Chinese, and Turks, there have been different human races during that period too. The characteristics of human races of that time are:

Neanderthals:

A bulky and muscular human race that lived between the years 200,000  and 30,000  BC in Europe and Asia.  Even though they were initially introduced as an “intermediate species that cannot walk upright” when their fossils were first found, it is later proven that this claim is false. When the claims that suggest they were an intermediate species or an ancestor to humans fizzled, evolutionists came up with another claim which suggests that they were a species that lived at the same time as Sapiens, but was then eliminated by them, as Harari himself claims. Knowing that anatomical differences are not enough to prove that Neanderthals constitute another species, evolutionist circles have also added genetic studies to their so-called scientific evidence. Supposedly, modern humans carried 1-4% Neanderthal DNA, meaning that they weren’t actually eliminated, they were assimilated. However, this claim is completely illogical:

It is impossible to find intact DNA from 100,000 years ago, separate it from other organisms and microorganisms, and to determine its correct genetic sequence. Claiming that Neanderthals share only 1-4% of their genes with humans while also claiming apes and humans have 95-98% similarity in genetic structure is another eclipse of reason. Both Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals are different races of the same species; efforts to create different species in laboratories and pseudo-scientific journals are futile attempts to prove evolutionist claims.

(For further reading: He Claim That “Neanderthals Are The Ape-Like Ancestors Of Man” Is Fraudulent)

Soloensis:

Fossil remains found in Kenya, made up of 12 skulls with missing faces. Initially, evolutionists couldn’t decide what the Soloensis skulls are but eventually the skulls are identified as tiger (!), Neanderthal man and finally “modern man” skulls. The names given to the solo skulls are significant in reference to the state the evolutionists are in. These skulls are named: Homo (Javanthropus) soloensis. Homo soloensis, Homo primigenius asiaticus, Homo neanderthalensis soloensis, Homo sapiens soloensis, Homo erectus erectus, Homo erectus, and finally Homo sapiens.

This is a clear indication of the unreliability of anthropology, which examines the scenario of the imaginary evolution of humans.

Floresiensis:

Floresiensis, one of the 18,000-year-old fossil remains belonging to some eight to twelve humans found in Flores, Indonesia, was about one meter tall and had a 380cc brain volume; it displayed different characteristics from “normal” Homo sapiens in terms of jaw and wrist anatomy. Evolutionists distorted and interpreted these characteristics as ape-like features and identified the remains as a separate species from Homo sapiens in the so-called evolution of man. In later studies, however, it has been determined that this individual has a disease called “Cretinism” caused by congenital deficiency of thyroid hormone which severely stunts physical and mental growth. So H. Floresiensis is not a separate species, but a human with a disease. (Homo Floresiensis And The Facts Emerging About The Evolution Myth)

Denisovan:

These are the last fossils that are revealed. In fact, we can’t exactly say there is a fossil. Findings consist of only a 0.5cm piece of phalanx (finger) bone and two teeth. Evolutionists have tried to rewrite human history and gene transfer based on these tiny fossil pieces. Like Neanderthal, Denisovan was also tried to be supported with so-called genetic studies. However, there was no evidence supporting the existence of a different human species, in this scenario either. (A Made-up ‘Hominid’ Tale from Science Mag: Denisovans)

As is seen, Harari’s “six different species of man” claim is incompatible with scientific facts. Some of those mentioned fossils are fabricated and derived fossils and some belong to humans with certain diseases and others to individuals with different physical characteristics. Just as how different human races differ physically from each other today, they also displayed physical differences 100,000 years ago. This proves that they are individuals with different phenotypes. Since their creation, humans have always existed as one species.

Big brain, high intelligence misconception

One of the main points that evolutionists base their efforts to identify different species as ancestors of one another on is brain volume. Allegedly, as the brain volume increased in time, intelligence increased as well and reached its highest point with the modern man.

The factor that enables evolutionists to freely compose unreal scenarios is the lack of evidence, especially fossil evidence, in this area. Brain consists of soft tissues. Soft tissues are more difficult to fossilize except under certain special conditions. That is why, there is no fossil record for the structure of the human brain. Harari has made this baseless claim one of his anchor points. The story-like narrative in Harari’s book says the following:

 The earliest men and women, 2.5 million years ago, had brains of about 600 cubic centimeters. Modern Sapiens sport a brain averaging 1,200–1,400 cubic centimeters. Neanderthal brains were even bigger.” (Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, McClelland & Stewart, 2014, p.14)

However, Homo habilis, which was put forth as the first man, with a 600 cc brain, actually belongs to the ape class called Australopithecus. It has the same long-armed, short-legged and ape-like skeletal structure as the Australopithecus. Its phalanges are suitable for climbing. In short, Homo habilis, which is presented as a separate species by some evolutionists, is actually a species of ape, like all other Australopithecines. (http://harunyahya.com/en/Evrim-Sozlugu/16417/Homo-habilis)

When we consider that Neanderthal brain is 1600 cc, attempting to portray Neanderthals as less advanced than modern humans leads to the collapse of this brain volume-based claim. However, the Neanderthals were just a bulkier human race. The average female brain today has a volume of 1200 cc while the male brain has 1400 cc. Differences in human brain size are caused by phenotypic changes based on growth factors and hormonal differences. Despite the differences between brain volumes of males and females, no difference was found between the two genders in regard to  IQ and brain function in the studies conducted. Besides, obviously there are big differences between the IQ levels of people with the same brain volume. In the light of this information, evidently evolutionists’ attempts to classify and sort humans by brain volume alone are unfounded.

With their ability to see and perceive images, to think and comment of them, to speak, to reason and judge, humans are completely different from other living beings. Just as how it is impossible to attribute the order in a bee hive or an ant colony to the little brains of these creatures, it is also impossible to explain these characteristics humans possess with the structure of their brains. The most important difference between human beings and other beings is that humans have consciousness and awareness. Other creatures act instinctively within the limits of inspiration God granted to them.

Darwinists get excited over some human-like behaviors of apes and think that apes are humans’ evolutionary relatives. Nowadays, the studies conducted on ape and human brains haven’t revealed a difference that can explain the aforementioned characteristics when examined in terms of structural anatomy. Therefore, it is not possible to explain human characteristics such as intelligence, consciousness and reasoning, which distinguish humans from other living beings, based on their anatomical and physiological characteristics. The most fundamental characteristic that separates humans from other living beings is that it has a “soul”. That soul belongs to Almighty God, the Creator of all beings.

The claim that, “in the past, humans produced very little” is not true

Another claim from Harari and other evolutionists is that “past generations produced very little.” The main purpose behind this claim is to prove that humanity has undergone a process from simple to complicated in terms of intelligence and culture. Darwinists argue that early humans had so-called primitive brains with thinking skills similar to animals, and that with the development of their brains, they were able to produce more. As evidence, they present the fact that there are no tools other than a few sticks and a knives made from flint found in the imaginary period simply referred to as the “Stone Age”. Such evidence, however, is far from providing reliable information on how life was in the past.

It is known by everyone that even objects from as little as 300 to 500  years ago undergo deterioration due to natural processes. Sometimes even protecting old objects from deterioration under special conditions is not good enough. It is evident that under natural conditions deterioration will accelerate. We know that it is not possible for metal objects to remain intact for more than 1,500 years. Even stones erode in time and lose their properties. The structure of the 3,000 year old pyramids is severely eroded. Therefore, it is very clear that a few pieces of stone objects obtained from well-preserved environments, which evolutionists try to present as proofs of their claims, will not reflect the living conditions of 100,000  or even 10,000  years ago.

Therefore the claim that there had been a stone age’ during which the so-called “primitive people” lived is a fallacy. In no period of history, had there been ‘primitive humans’, and there had been no primitive period in which only stone tools were made. Every period of human history hosts great civilizations. So much so that we are far from accomplishing some of the discoveries of ancient civilizations.

The physical structure of humans has always been the same since the creation of the first human. The earlier humans had the same level of reasoning and consciousness as the people today. There was no societal structure that progressed from primitive to advanced, it only displayed fluctuations like today. In different periods of history, many advanced civilizations were established and disappeared after a while. During these disappearances, the knowledge accumulated until that time has also disappeared, and cultures and scientific developments have had to be experienced again and again. Just as how today societies living in the space age exist simultaneously with societies that have a simple lifestyle, removed from science and technological possibilities, there had been culturally, scientifically and technologically advanced societies in the past.

The lie that “the ability to walk upright has developed over time”

One of the tale-like narrations in Harari’s book is the following:

“Standing up, it’s easier to scan the savannah for game or enemies, and arms that are unnecessary for locomotion are freed for other purposes, like throwing stones or signaling. The more things these hands could do, the more successful their owners were, so evolutionary pressure brought about an increasing concentration of nerves and finely tuned muscles in the palms and fingers.” (Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind, McClelland & Stewart, 2014, p. 15)

This tale-like narration belongs to the times of Lamarck, the times when the existence of genetic information was unknown. However, as we know very well today, our capabilities are determined by the knowledge inside the genes influencing our physical structure. But the opposite, that is, our actions and behaviors affecting our genes, is simply out of the question. At a time when the existence of genes was unknown, an observer watching people lifting weights, doing sports, may have made such an incorrect deduction by observing that muscle/bone structure is strengthened only when lifting weights. Actually, even in that period, if the fact that the musculo-skeletal structure of children of athletes wouldn’t look like their parents’ if they, themselves, do not exercise had been observed, no such claim would have been made.

Robin Crompton, a British engineer who did research in 1996 on humans’ upright gait, as a result of computer simulations he made, found out that there is no intermediate movement style between apes’ gait and humans’. Crompton’s work showed that a living being could either walk upright on two feet, or move bent forward on four feet. A intermediary walking model between these two is extremely inefficient.

Moreover, the fossil records shows that no living being has ever had a movement style between the gait of an ape and that of a human. Detailed examinations on the fossil records demonstrate that the living beings classified under Australopithecus and Homo Habilis walk bent forward on four legs like an ape while human races like Homo Erectus and Neanderthal walk upright just like we do. In other words, the two-legged upright gait emerged suddenly and for the first time on earth with humans.


The Danger of Social Darwinism

Following the discourse intended to support the theory of evolution, the book also features the philosophy built upon the atheistic mentality extensively. An analysis of the twisted systems removed from religion that our world has been  drawn into and may continue to be stuck in, has been made. What is striking here is that the author of the book saw that the dangerous Darwinist messages, either clearly stated or veiled, would have an even more intensifying effect on this erroneous order:

“According to the science of biology, people were not “created” (may God forbid the thought). They have evolved. And they certainly did not evolve to be ‘equal’. The idea of equality is inextricably intertwined with the idea of creation. … if we do not believe in the Christian myths about God, creation and souls, what does it mean that all people are “equal”? .. There are no such things as rights in biology. There are only organs, abilities and characteristics… But “liberty”? There is no such thing in biology. Just like equality, rights and limited liability companies, liberty is something that people invented and that exists only in their imagination.. From a biological viewpoint, it is meaningless to say that humans in democratic societies are free, whereas humans in dictatorships are unfree.” (Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind, McClelland & Stewart, 2014, pp. 97-98)

Even reading these few lines is very important in terms of understanding how brutal the world can be with a Darwinist mindset. In a society shaped by evolutionist thought, without belief of God, it is obvious how extreme and boundless people can get. When the moral values ​​of religion are destroyed, virtues such as solidarity, sacrifice, compassion, protection of the poor and the weak, equality and love which exist in the essence of religion would be replaced with a dangerous and cruel way of life filled with oppression, torture, selfishness, lovelessness, enslavement and murder. Concepts such as rights, justice, equality and freedom will lose their meanings; an environment in which the strong and rich oppress the weak and the poor will emerge and become intolerable in a very short time. Since struggle is essential to the theory as evolutionist thought regards this way of life as a part of so-called “natural selection”; it is claimed that in this way the strong, healthy and intelligent generations would contribute more to the advancement of so-called evolution.

We have many times experienced the examples of this cruel mentality in the 20th Century, when the Darwinist mentality dominated the world. The whole world witnessed the cruelty of dictators such as Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot, how they slaughtered millions of people, how Hitler killed people whom he regarded as “inferior races” in gas chambers; how hundreds of thousands of people in many Western countries have been forcefully sterilized or left to die just because they were sick, disabled or old. Everybody knows that people were oppressed and exploited all over the world due to ruthless competition; that racism has become the state ideology of some countries and that some races are not even considered human; that there have been conflicts, hot and cold wars between the communists and the capitalists, the right and left; that even the peoples of the same country, brothers, become hostile to each other.

An atheist who has an evolutionist mindset is actually aware that a world based the moral values of religion would offer a much better life. However, saying “let’s live according to the moral values ​​of religion” will not change their ideology all of a sudden, and the desired result will not be achieved. At this point, a good explanation of the invalidity of the so-called theory of evolution will undermine and destroy the mindset Harari described in his book and other atheistic systems. Proving the fact that the claims of the theory of evolution and of a life emerging from evolutionary processes are invalid with scientific evidence, will make everyone realize that the universe could only be created by a conscious power. When a belief in God becomes prevalent in a society, the moral values of religion that constitute the origin of love, quality, freedom, democracy, respect and all kinds of beauty, will pervade the society; the world will thus be like heaven on earth.

So far we have responded to some of the evolutionist claims Harari included in his book Sapiens. There are many other topics in the book that we can refute, but we didn’t think it was necessary to go into so much detail here. You can find our answers to other claims in our website www.harunyahya.com and in Mr. Adnan Oktar’s other books and articles.

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Upholding the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq intact

President Putin paid a surprising visit to Ankara on September 28th and put his signature on important decisions for the future of the region as a consequence of a bilateral discussion with President Erdoğan. This "extraordinary" visit, as the Russian media called it, was not a scheduled meeting but due to pressing developments in the Middle East, President Putin accepted President Erdoğan's invitation to consult regarding the latest occurrences in order to take necessary steps in due time.

Following their meeting, Presidents Erdoğan and Putin held a joint press declaration in Ankara. They explained the topics they touched upon briefly during their discussion in Beştepe Presidential Palace. Both leaders seemed content of the achievements of the meeting in terms of their positive speech and confident body language. As per Russia's NTV, President Erdoğan addressed President Putin as "friend" eight times in the press conference and reported this as breaking news. President Putin referred to President as a "friend" several times in return. This has been their fifth bilateral meeting within one year along with many phone calls for situation assessments. This get together showed the entire world how the two leaders carried the relations to a top level in a short time after links were broken via the downing of a Russian jet at the end of 2015. Even though some circles tried to set both sides at odds, the two leaders indicated a very stable stance to protect their alliance, which has proven to be beneficial both for themselves and for the region.

One of the main products of their partnership is the Astana talks. In December 2016, they agreed to propose Astana, as a new venue to carry on the Syrian peace talks as a complement Geneva. Despite being on opposite sides of the Syrian War, along with Iran they have become the means to a road to peace. In the sixth round of Astana talks in the middle of September, the three agreed to add a fourth region to the de-escalation zones: Idlib. The Foreign Minister made a written statement concerning the aim of forming this zone by saying that the observers' mission will be to prevent clashes between "the regime and the opposition forces, and any violations of the truce". Creating the fourth de-escalation zone is particularly important in the eyes of the affiliated countries due to various factors. First of all, Idlib, which has a border with Turkey, is home to many armed radical groups, including ones transferred from Aleppo.

As per the agreement in Astana, the armed radical groups are to be contained in a region in the middle of Idlib, which would prevent them from advancing to the Turkish border. While the Russian troops and Chechen leader Kadyrov's police forces will be deployed in the eastern part of Idlib, Turkish troops will be stationed in the western parts to sustain stability in the province. Since the contract calls for "rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access",  international humanitarian aid will continue to be delivered via to the estimated 2.5 million people who inhabit the four de-escalation zones.

The leaders proved their determination in upholding the unitary structure of Syria through Astana Talks. With regards to Barzani's referendum, which was deemed illegal both according to the Iraq Central Government constitution and international law, both came to terms on keeping intact the territorial integrity of Iraq. Even though Baghdad, Ankara, Tehran governments had called on Barzani to cancel the polls, Barzani insisted and went to the polls ignoring these proposals. Following the illegal referendum, his neighbors Turkey, Iraq and Iran took some steps such as international flight embargo to Erbil, imposing sanctions and closing some borders. Moreover, Turkey and Iraqi troops have been carrying out a joint military exercise at the border of Northern Iraq. Turkey has agreed to cooperate strategically with Iran and Iraq against the KRG. Additionally, Russian company Gazprom halted its oil exploration process in Northern Iraq and Gazprom Neft Middle East President Sergey Petrov stated they would hold off on opening the Halabja oilfield. In Western media, an analysis showed that one of the aims behind the KRG's poll was to put Iran into the crosshairs by referring to Kurds of Iran  are calling for independence just like the Kurds of Iraq.

Barzani could have chosen a diplomatic way to solve his issues with the central government. As there is a grave threat of the communist terrorist organization PKK planning to establish a communist state within the borders of Iran, Iraq and Syria, this move of Barzani's would put the entire region into fire. The PKK could easily take over an independent Kurdish state in Iraq through a coup and declare a communist state covering the region which would cause the death of thousands of innocent people. The people of the region have suffered enough and while the region is striving to settle down with the help of Turkey, Russia and Iran, Barzani's independence plan is the last thing the region needs. 

Another important topic which has been in the international media is Turkey's purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia. This military truce has concerned the US and other Western countries since it is considered as Turkey, which is also a NATO member, being alienated from the West and shifting towards Russia. However, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said, "The purchase of military equipment by Turkey is a sovereign choice which does not need to be commented (upon) by members of the Atlantic alliance." While some Western analysts interpret this decision as a political decision as well as a military one, it is crucial to Turkey which has been under a threat by some circles as one can see by the bloody coup attempt on July 15thlast year. The rapid negotiation process, which lasted for approximately 10 months was pleasing to Russia, as well. Now Turkey, which has made the advance payment, is willing to have S-400 missiles at the soonest time to defend their country from regional threats. These will serve as a deterrent against those who want to break up Turkey and will repel their attacks.

According to President Erdoğan, trade and the economy are the backbone of Turkey-Russia relations. The volume of trade increased at a considerable amount in 2017 as a recovery of the fall of the previous year. For example, the agricultural trade rose 58.7% and both leaders agreed to overcome the obstacles they encounter in this regard. Regarding the energy agreements, President Erdoğan announced that the Turkish Stream and Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant projects are on track and committed to solve all the issues Russia put forth concerning these energy projects. All the affiliated ministries from both sides will cooperate to accelerate the current projects and work on developing new ones.

The region needs the alliance of Turkey and Russia along with Iran. This league proved their strength and determination by taking solid steps to attain peace in Syria, preventing possible attacks against Qatar and now it is striving to halt unrest in Iraq. There are a lot of people behind closed doors who seek to gain benefits by covertly planning new clashes in the Middle East. Only this union can put an end to this bloody strife if they continue to act like well-built walls.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Pravda (Russia):

http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/04-10-2017/138834-syria_iraq-0/

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Why does Turkey object to the referendum in the Iraq Kurdish region?

The referendum held by the Northern Iraq Kurdish Regional Government last month was met with negative reactions from many countries – in particular from the Iraqi government. Turkey is another country that reacted exceptionally strongly to this.

Why would Turkey, the primary trade partner of the Iraq Kurdish Autonomous Administration and a long-standing supporter of Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani’s government, oppose the Barzani administration so strenuously when it came to independence? Before addressing Turkish motives, one might first point out that Barzani was not the reason for this reaction.

Known for his honesty, Barzani, has always been considered a friendly leader of a friendly neighbor. Turkey was the first country to officially recognize the Kurdish regional government under the leadership of Barzani and the first minister of foreign affairs to visit Erbil was from Turkey. The Turkish embassy was the first to be opened in the region and the major portion of northern Iraqi trade is conducted with Turkey. With a religious personality that gives the Communists no quarter, Barzani has always earned the trust of the Turkish government. This is still the case. Therefore, Barzani himself is not the reason for Turkish opposition to the Kurdish independence referendum.

Then what is the problem? The problem is that under the current circumstances in the Middle East, disrupting the integrity of a country and dividing it into independent states would be highly problematic.

The separation policy has resulted in the perpetuation of never-ending attacks and the emergence of countless terrorist groups, particularly in Iraq, turning the Middle East into a bloodbath. A divided Middle East leads to the formation of weak states, creating a favorable setting for terrorist groups. In a country such as Iraq that is home to various ethnic groups, further separation will beget further ethnic and terrorist conflicts.

The wedge between Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens and Shiites will intensify even further, bringing about new areas of conflict similar to Syria.

The PKK terrorist organization will be the one benefiting the most from an independent Kurdistan and the atmosphere of conflict that will be created along with independence.

The PKK has long sought for instability to take root in Northern Iraq and it desires a readily available state system that it can seize easily.

The organization attempted to do this in Syria, but, as a result of our warnings, Putin did not allow such a development to become a reality. Now northern Iraq appears to be an ideal target for the PKK.

Despite the fact that Barzani is anti-PKK, he is powerless against it. Should the PKK attempt to carry out a coup or an assassination attempt against him, he will not be able to protect himself or his people. Following a coup that could topple him, the innocent Kurdish people of the region will suffer terrible tyranny under the PKK. If the PKK founds a state in the region, it could spark a widespread massacre of people of all ethnicities in the region, who will be forced to fight one another. This would drag not only Iraq but other countries, such as Jordan, into the conflict.

This, in turn, will mean that not only the Kurds, but also the Arabs, Turkmens, Assyrians, the Druse and Nestorians in the region will face significant oppression. Barzani appears to be chosen as a puppet figure to be exploited to this end. Therefore, Turkey’s objection to the referendum has the intent of protecting Barzani and his people.

It seems that the actual aim behind this referendum is to overthrow Barzani, persecute his family and have the people of the region suffer under a communist-Stalinist regime.

The fact that the meteorological Kurdistan map displayed on television channels close to Barzani, such as Rudaw, which broadcasts in Turkey as well, shows the Turkish provinces of Erzurum, Sivas, Ağrı, Van, Malatya, Hatay and Mersin within the borders of “Kurdistan” is an indication that this oppression has already begun.

Following the provocative broadcast of this map, Rudaw was excluded from Turksat, the Turkish communication satellite.

In fact, the PKK dispatched a convoy of 200 vehicles carrying heavy weaponry and 1,000 terrorists to the region to supposedly to support Barzani.

Even before that, some 200 to 250 terrorists equipped with heavy weapons were reportedly deployed in the Kirkuk region. The PKK is growing impatient to establish overwhelming dominance in the region and to found the Stalinist state it has always wanted without drawing any notice. Moreover, the PKK announced that it will hold a referendum for independence in the places under its occupation in January, 2018.

It is quite clear that any referendum that will be held in territories under PKK rule will not be a democratic one. It is also no longer a secret that the PKK is armed by the USA with state-of-the-art weaponry in Syria. As can be seen, the terrorist organization in question is making strides toward the Stalinist dictatorship it will establish, enjoying the sense of confidence it derives from acquiring the weapons it seeks, receiving the support it expects and getting hold of the lands it will seize.

Contrary to popular belief, further separation and division occurring in the Middle East and a Stalinist terrorist organization founding a state in the most strategic region of the Middle East would cause problems beyond the neighboring countries. Should such a development take place, this Stalinist organization will become a global issue when it allies with other communist rabbles that have been lying in ambush. As for certain parties that want the Middle East divided into smaller pieces, they will continue backing the PKK as they do today.

A Middle East divided into smaller states hosting a terrorist organization that has acquired power will also pose a serious threat for the security of Israel. An alliance based on the Koran among the regional Muslim countries is what will ensure the security of Israel in the region. A Middle East purified from bigoted mentalities and coalesced upon the principles of peace and unity preached by the Koran will unavoidably embrace and safeguard Jewish Israel as their staunch friend. However, building this unity through terrorism, separation and violence seems highly unlikely.

We deem the Kurdish people, with whom we have shared these lands for a millennium, as our indispensable friends and as our brothers and sisters. Those who try to present Turkey’s negative attitude toward the referendum as an anti-Kurdish sentiment are the malicious groups who strive to sow discord among our peoples. The Kurds have always existed and will always exist in these lands. Their existence, freedom and welfare are under our protection.

Our actual aim is to put an end to the misery of our Kurdish brothers and sisters, who have long suffered in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran because of the PKK. But independence is not the way to achieve this; at least not today and not under these conditions. The only way to do so is through blocking all the insidious paths of the PKK.

In this sense, the alliance between Turkey, Iraq, Israel and Russia in the region is essential. This is the single most effective way to protect our Kurdish brothers and sisters. Power and alliance is what intimidates an army of cowards like the PKK.

Adnan Oktar's piece in The Jerusalem Post (Israel) :

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Why-does-Turkey-object-to-the-referendum-in-the-Iraq-Kurdish-region-506655?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Unlocking Africa’s Potential

The giant continent of Africa boasts great natural riches from deserts to tropical rain forests. Here you can see animals you can't find anywhere else in the world, you can find all kinds of fruits, rich underground resources and rivers that spread abundance.

Despite this fact- if we are to ignore some nature documentaries - Africa is always on the world agenda with reports of disasters. News about terrorist acts, crimes, human rights violations, refugees, natural disasters and starvation are virtually identified with the Dark Continent.

For instance, one of the latest news reports points out that 800,000 children in the Chad Lake region are suffering from poor nutrition. According to the report, about 800,000 children under the age of five in Chad Lake region are faced with malnutrition. Of these children, 450,000 are in Nigeria, 247,000 are in Niger, 63,000 are in Cameroon and 22,000 are in Chad.

Humanitarian aid still cannot reach major areas in the region. 57% of the $2.2 billion needed in 2017 for relieving the crisis still hasn't reached those in need. The countries in the region are struggling with the attacks of terrorist organizations, such as Boko Haram, as well as drought and hunger.

In another news report, it is stated that doctors in Nigeria have decided to go on an indefinite strike due to unpaid wages, poor working conditions and no investment in the health sector.

There are also reports that do not find a place on the world agenda at all. For example, in Southern Sudan, which has a population of about 12 million, some four million people have been forced to leave their homes due to civil war. On top of that, more than half of the refugees are children. Due to the conflicts in the region, food crisis and infectious diseases are spreading more and more in the region. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced in its humanitarian aid report last month that an ongoing malaria epidemic has killed more than 4,000 people since February.

In fact, many countries and international organizations are putting in a great deal of effort to prevent the disasters experienced in Africa. However, if we look at the results, it is clear that this aid is insufficient in solving the problems. At this point, it is possible to categorize the reasons for the inability to solve these problems under two groups. The first one, as can be noticed by anyone following the developments in Africa, is the reasons concerning the nature of the aid. Many complain that the amount of aid, and the distribution are inadequate. For example, it is a common occurrence that a large number of people continue to stay in a non-agricultural area and the amount of aid they receive remains inadequate compared to their numbers.

For instance, the hunger in Somalia is mainly caused by the problem of water and civil war. However, it is 100 times more likely to find water underground than it is to find it above ground. Somalia is a country that has underground rivers. It is possible to create agricultural land by opening water wells. For this, the area must be provided with drilling equipment and the agricultural efforts must be well planned.

It is possible to solve this problem by forming centralized aid organizations with the support of the African Union and under the UN umbrella. Such a large-scale organization can also help prevent the relief efforts from being politicized. All too often, even on the subject of providing aid, if two leaders, two ethnic groups or members of two different religions are in conflict, the Western countries prefer to help those who are closer to themselves. In order to avoid this, it is necessary to collect all the aid in a pool; the aid needs to be used for a permanent solution, and the aid needs to be distributed by the headquarters which has representatives and supervisors in the regions in question.

Private organizations or states should be able to continue their relief efforts to the regions but the supervision and the follow-up of this aid should be carried out by centralized and independent organizations. The controllable nature of such an organization by the members of the UN can ensure the neutrality of the aid. In humanitarian aid organizations, the non-existence of extra privileges, such as the veto power of various political elements, is vital. If this can be achieved, the likelihood of deadlocks or political misconduct will undoubtedly be less.

No doubt, the disasters in Africa are not all natural; many of them are caused by regional conflicts. For example, in southern Sudan, the reason why refugees suffer from hunger and diseases has actually nothing to do with drought.

World Food Program coordinator Joyce Luma made it clear that "this scarcity is human-induced." Almost entire population in the region is farmers and due to the conflicts that have taken place here, farmers have essentially had to abandon the region. During this time, people have been struggling to survive for months with whatever vegetables they can find and with the fish they can catch.

These people can be settled in UN-secured territories and provided with the necessary equipment for their livelihoods by fishing or farming. A project is currently under way in the region to prevent livestock deaths by vaccinating the sheep and the goats. However, no matter the aid, all will remain inadequate if there is no peace and security.

It should not be forgotten that the real cause of this tragedy in Africa is different interest groups' struggle to gain power and resources. If this ambition can be prevented, Africa will no longer be a needy continent. Moreover, it will become the world's number one humanitarian aid center. For this to happen, the good must ally against the interest groups. The ambition of self-seeking groups to exploit the poor can only be stopped in this way. 

Adnan Oktar's piece in American Herald Tribune (USA):

https://ahtribune.com/world/africa/1934-unlocking-africa-potential.html

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Living For 'Likes': A New Pressure On The Society

Today, there are about two billion Facebook and 1.4 billion YouTube active users on social media. Instagram users are around 700 million. If we add 350 million Snapchat and 330 million Twitter users to this number, it would not be wrong to say that the one third of the world’s population is in communication with each other. This community's daily post numbers are well beyond imagination. Facebook users upload an average of eight billion items of content every 24 hours. The total duration of the videos uploaded to YouTube every day reaches 400,000 hours. During the same timespan, 500 million tweets are posted while 350 million photographs are uploaded on Instagram.

In time, this gigantic communication network laid down its own rules. Receiving "Likes" on Instagram or Facebook, being "Retweeted" on Twitter, and getting views on YouTube have become a new measure of success among people. Since the day Facebook went online, the "Like" button was clicked 1.2 trillion times. Instagram, meanwhile, gets 4.5 billion "likes" each and every day. This statistical data is an indication of a new addiction at our door.  Being liked, recognized and getting ahead of other users on social media has now turned into a new obsession for people. Considering the fact that the 60% of social media users are under the age of 30, this will soon become one of the greatest issues for our world.

For many social media users, their lives online come before their real lives. They share every waking moment of their lives with tens of thousands of strangers. They took all sorts of risks to be able to gain recognition among the digital community and get more "Likes." They climb up buildings, bridges, mountains; they take selfies underground, in deep seas and at some of the most dangerous spots on earth. They do not hesitate to put their lives on the line to that end. All of this extreme lifestyle serves only one purpose; getting as many likes as possible on the social media. To be able to gain the upper hand in the "Like" race, they do not refrain from bending the truth and presenting their lives as better than it actually is. According to research conducted by Kaspersky Labs, one in ten bends the truth and pretends to be someone they are not in order to get more likes on social media. In other words, what once was an instrument of fun has now become a purpose. For many, the internet is not simply a virtual world; it has become a social reality, and being liked on social media is now more important than being liked in real life. This desire to be virtually liked has Facebook users click the "Like" button 4.5 billion times per day; that’s 3.2 million times a minute. Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine a world where the "Like" button does not exist.

With the virtual world starting to take precedence over real life, psychological diseases have also taken on a digital nature. "Fear of Missing Out," or FOMO, has been the subject of recent academic studies. Notable international magazines such as TIME published articles discussing the methods of fighting against this psychological disorder brought about by the social media. The Oxford English Dictionary added FOMO disorder to its dictionary as "anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere." FOMO poses a serious threat, especially for the Z generation, the principal users of the social media. This young generation under the age of 18 starts to feel bad when their tweets are not retweeted or their Facebook posts do not get likes; the existence of more popular accounts drives them to depression. The University of Copenhagen also named this disorder as "Facebook envy."

This darker side of social media drives people who are already troubled over the edge. According to the picture revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO), one person committed suicide every 40 seconds last year. That means about 800,000 people took their own lives all around the world. A substantial portion of this number is comprised of young people between the ages of 19 and 24. Suicide ranks second among the leading causes of death for this age group. In other words, a major part of the world’s youth is living on the edge, in a state of mind that considers suicide a solution to their problems.

Social media only adds more fuel to this fire. It became popular to broadcast suicides live on the social media. In 2008, after information that using hydrogen sulfite gas is a convenient way of committing suicide was shared on a Japanese message board, 220 people committed suicide using this method. In another incident, following the suicide of a person in New Zealand, eight more ended their lives, affected by a memorial page written for the deceased. Meanwhile, a computer game titled "Blue Whale" led to 130 teen suicides in Russia alone. This social media mania, dubbed as "the Suicide Challenge," first emerged as a Facebook group. A gang of depraved characters created a psychological process, starting with teens being pressured into harming themselves and ultimately resulting in suicide. Influenced by the game Blue Whale, many teens between the ages of 15 and 18 ended their lives in India, Britain and Europe as well. Today, studies have come to explicitly reveal that social media has an encouraging aspect when it comes to suicides.

The fact that communication between people is rapidly increasing with the advent of social media is in essence an elating development. Technological advancements, the likes of which our elders never witnessed in their lifetime, have taken place in the span of a few years. People get to know each other and socialize. A shared culture is developing; people are able to call each other to what is good and beautiful more effectively. Our world is preparing together for a better future. In this regard, social media is indubitably an important medium of communication and cultivating new friendships. It rests with us to ensure that this medium is not used for wrong purposes and that it does not become a medium catering to methods of evil and depression for the young.

The most vital duty that rests on us is to prevent this great opportunity from going astray, and to make sure that it contributes to the advancement of our civilization. What the world needs is a digital life that is put in order by social rules, that leads people on the path of good and peace, and that invites people to unity. 

Adnan Oktar's piece in BERNAMA (Malaysia) & Riyadh Vision (Saudi Arabia) The Malaysian Times (Malaysia):

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=1396729

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/10/12/living-for-likes-a-new-pressure-on-the-society/

https://www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/living-likes-new-pressure-society/

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Loosening the UN’s neck tie and its impasse

The League of Nations was established to prevent the world falling into another eclipse of reason after World War I and go to war. Article 22 of the League of Nations had legalized the statute "to appoint a mandate, … to the countries who had gained independence after the war but lacking the ability to govern themselves, until the time when the peoples regain the ability to govern themselves". Even though it was presented as benevolent aid, this was actually the first legal decree for the exploitation of "weak" countries.

Not long - only 19 years - were enough to see the failure of the League of Nations. The emergence of a gigantic war for territorial control, World War II, not only broke up the League, but also showed that the policies they had adopted were faulty. After World War II, where 53 million people lost their lives, a decision for a more meaningful union was required. Thereupon, "The United Nations" was founded.

Uniting nations under one roof in the name of peace is an initiative we will always appreciate. The alliance opens the door to unions that can prevent great and rooted eclipses of reason, while at the same time it restrains countries through certain laws, urging them to follow the rules.

But an institution like the United Nations, based on such an ideal, should not be stonewalled by its own red tape in order to fulfill the duties it seeks to undertake. Uncrossable lines, unadaptable decisions, unresolved wars and shameful accusations are preventing the UN from carrying out its mission today. The establishment of this union most likely prevented a World War III; yet the world is now in a spiral of terror writhing in regional wars.

The UN Security Council, for the first time in nine years, was able to take a joint decision in September 2017 for "condemning the Myanmar army". This condemnation did not provide a solution for Arakan Muslims, nor did it stop the ongoing massacre there. This is a pitiful situation for an important institution that has been established for ensuring the world peace.

Leaders of the 193 member states of the UN, who attended the 72nd General Assembly this year, demanded reforms, stating that the United Nations was founded in 1945 and can no longer meet today's demands. One of the leaders most vocal about reforms, US President Donald Trump has stated that the United Nations has not reached its full potential in recent years due to bureaucracy and mismanagement, despite the fact that the UN budget has increased 140% and the number of staff has more than doubled since 2000.

UN General Secretary António Gutteres summed up this great conundrum the UN had fallen into when he said, "… the only thing that I lose sleep over is the bureaucracy."

Turkish President Erdogan summarized the necessity for reform in the structure of the UN as follows: "We recommend that the entire Security Council to be comprised of representatives from 20 countries with the same rights and authorities. This is no longer a Post-Second World War world. We hope that a United Nations Security Council, saying “Today we need the UN more than ever. But reform, it still necessary.”all the countries of the world are involved will be the conscience of mankind." Brazilian President Michel Temer demanded the expansion of the UN Security Council, saying "Today, we need the U.N. more than ever. But reform is still necessary.”

While the veto power of the five permanent members of the Security Council prevents any meaningful decisions from being taken about the various ongoing wars throughout the world, the terms of establishment of the UN, that is, its own bureaucracy does not allow itself to be reformed. Refugees, the inevitable result of wars, are just one of the big problems the UN has not been able to provide a solution for. While some world leaders are only happy to congratulate the countries that have opened their doors to refugees such as Turkey and Lebanon, they cannot do anything about the UN not taking any action regarding this issue.

Some shameful and deeply disconcerting accusations about the UN’s peacekeeping forces, which have been on the agenda for the past few years, have led to profound suspicions about the credibility of humanitarian interventions. In September 2017, at a meeting in New York at Sweden's suggestion, 75 countries signed a contract to prevent sexual assaults against women and children by soldiers and civilians serving in the UN.

In today's world, in which war and terror are constantly emerging, perhaps the most powerless image is that of nations trapped within their own rules. It is a big problem that the UN, which should have been the hope of the world, is faltering in such a bureaucratic impasse, and that the giant nations that make up this institution are constantly talking about reform without being able to take any steps in this matter. Just as how the constitutions of nation states are shaped, regulated or even revamped based on history and the current state of affairs, the UN charter also needs to be regulated in the same way. Abolishing the right of veto, giving precedence to the decisions of the regional powers in problematic regions and taking rapid and effective measures once a suspected genocide is proven, are all urgent changes that need to be made in the UN Charter. Additionally, taking urgent measures to prevent any shameful crimes from taking place that will tarnish the UN's name is also essential. In this regard, it is important to put UN peacekeeping forces through specialized training and let them know that they will face deterrent punishment in this respect.

The world needs the alliance such as UN that will ensure global peace. While it was very good that we have such an important institution in our midst, it is up to us to render it genuinely effective.

Adnan Oktar's piece in The Jakarta Post:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/04/loosening-un-s-neck-tie-and-its-impasse.html

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Qatar-Turkey friendship has strong historical foundations

In the past few days, Qatar’s Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made a surprise visit to Turkey. The Emir made his first overseas visit to Turkey after the Gulf Crisis and had a closed-door meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  for 2.5 hours in Beştepe.

In the meeting, which was mainly about the latest situation in the current crisis, the regional and international developments and subsequent steps to be taken were discussed. The focus was on the necessity of finding solutions through diplomatic channels. The bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar and possible improvements for cooperation in commercial, industrial and military fields were discussed. It is also stated that the latest situation in Syria and Arakan was assessed in the meeting.

In the following days, the visit began to bear fruit for both countries. A 3-year LNG (liquefied natural gas) trade agreement was signed between Turkey’s pipeline oil transportation company Botaş and Qatargas of Qatar. According to the agreement, Qatargas will transfer 1.5 million tons of LNG from Qatar to Turkey every year for 3 years. Qatargas Chief Executive Officer Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani also stated that they desire the aforementioned commercial cooperation to last for many years.

As a matter of fact, the commercial relations between Turkey and Qatar are steadily gaining momentum especially since the early 2000s. Qatar has made many big investments and secured important partnerships in Turkey in recent years.

Since 2015, the shares of many major and critical Turkish companies have been purchased by Qatari businessmen. With worldwide investment volume of 335 billion dollars, Qatar invested approximately 18 billion dollars in Turkey. In 2016, Turkey exported 421 million dollars to Qatar while imports from Qatar amounted to 271 million dollars. The goal is to double this 700 million dollar trade volume. According to the International Investors Association’s (YASED) 2016 report, Qatar ranks 7th among the countries with the highest investments in Turkey.

Likewise, Turkey is mainly active in the construction sector in Qatar. Stating that Qatar has a significant market potential for Turkish construction firms, Contractors’ Union Chairman Mithat Yenigün continued to note that in first quarter of 2017, Turkish companies undertook 128 projects totaling 14.2 billion dollars in Qatar.

Many major infrastructure, transport and structure constructions, including the Doha subway, are among these projects. In addition to this, it is expected that Turkish companies will undertake important projects within the scope of 170 billion dollar worth of investments for infra/superstructure construction jobs for the 2022 World Cup which Qatar will host.

However, there is more to the Turkey-Qatar relations than the mutual and positive developments of the recent period. Qatar-Turkey relations is actually far from being just commercial and economic but goes a long way back and is based on a long-established friendship.

As it is known, Qatar was the last country to leave the Ottoman Empire in 1914.  However, Qatar was always targeted by the threats and attacks of surrounding states and tribes. In the face of such an attack, the great-grandfather of the current Qatar Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani requested help from the Ottoman Empire upon which the Ottomans sent four Turkish flags to Qatar.

After these four flags were planted at four different points in Qatar, the pressure and attacks came to an end during that period. (“The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, and Qatar”, Frederick F. Anscombe, Columbia University Press, October 1, 1997)

Hence, today’s Turkish-Qatari relations are based on such historical friendship, brotherhood and solidarity. As a matter of fact, it is not possible to forget the support and cooperation provided by Qatar as a demonstration of this spirit of brotherhood after the coup attempt on July 15 in Turkey. Qatar’s Emir has shown to the whole world that Qatar is a true friend of the Turkish people by announcing their support for Turkish government immediately after this treacherous coup attempt.

Moreover, according to a report by Middle East Monitor, after the coup attempt, Qatar sent 150 members of their Special Forces to Turkey for the protection of President Erdogan. The Turkish Embassy in Qatar explained that “this cooperation has strengthened the relations between the two countries”.

As expected, Turkey also took immediate action following the Gulf states’ embargo and sanctions on Qatar. Since the beginning of the crisis, Turkey mobilised aid for food, textile and any other urgent needs of the country. Currently, Turkey is doing its best to ensure that Qatar’s stocks of food and other consumption supplies are not lacking. Turkey coming to Qatar’s aid in less than 24 hours was extensively covered by the foreign media.

Citizens on the other hand shared the photos of Turkish products in market shelves with the message “Greetings Ottomans” in social media: An account named Khalid_AlSuliti shared photos of Turkish products in supermarkets, saying “Within 24 hours of our neighbours’ blockade, Turkish products arrived at our market shelves”. Sarah AlMuhanadi shared the message; “I always knew that Turkey was a friend of Qatar. But I did not expect so much love and solidarity from the Turkish people. Thank you Turkey.” Television host Usame Caviş tweeted; “Things seem to have simmered down with the inclusion of Turkey. May God protect the people of Qatar“.

Turkey continues to make calls for dialog and reconciliation, as it has been from the very beginning, to end this meaningless crisis in the Gulf. It offers full support to Qatar by utilising all kinds of diplomatic contacts.

As you can see, the events that at first seemed malignant led to two old friends reconnecting and uniting their forces while strengthening their ties of friendship and brotherhood. From now on, these two important countries will continue to cooperate and work under the roof of friendship and brotherhood for the peace and comfort of the region. It is our greatest wish that this beautiful spirit of love, unity and brotherhood set an example for all Muslims and envelop the entire Islamic world as soon as possible.

Adnan Oktar's piece in The Peninsula Qatar:

https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/opinion/26/09/2017/Qatar-Turkey-friendship-has-strong-historical-foundations

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The American Example: Uniting Under Difficult Conditions

Developing science and technology presents new opportunities for humanity every day. Big mountains can be drilled for fast trains to pass through and tunnels that connect two continents can be built under the sea. Most of these were difficult to even imagine just a century ago.

But it is also a fact that humanity is still largely helpless in the face of natural disasters despite our advanced technological possibilities.

Hurricane Harvey, which hit the United States at the end of August, caused major destruction. Rains, which reached an all time high, made it impossible to use numerous basic services such as transportation, health, supermarkets and waste treatment. Some people tried to save themselves by leaving the area. Immediately following this, even while these lines are being written, Hurricane Irma hit the US state of Florida as "the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane" in history.

Indeed, such disasters are destructive; yet despite the difficulties, the regions the disasters hit are the regions where self-sacrifice prevails in the face of all the suffering. For example, Hurricane Harvey has shown that values ​​that are not frequently seen in politics, media, or social life can be easily achieved by the American people during major disasters. During this great destruction, the American people reminded the whole world of "the beauty uniting in cooperation."

After the hurricane, many Americans demonstrated exemplary behavior, within their own means, in solidarity with the disaster victims. Some of them risked their own lives by using their boats to save people who were caught in the flood. Some Americans participated in human chains formed for transport or rescue operations. The people who were stranded on cars in the middle of the flood were transported to places where they would be more secure by these human chains.

The children were able to get on the rescue trucks by holding on to the human chains. The image of a SWAT team member in Houston, carrying a mother with her baby in her arms away from the water, is still imprinted in the minds of the people.

Not only those who participated in rescue operations themselves, but we should also not forget the operators who responded to calls for help at 911, the fast food workers who delivered food to disaster victims, those who turned their stores into shelters for victims, and those who support relief campaigns. They are at least as heroic as the others.

The things we described here are not scenes from a Hollywood movie. They are all real events we can see in the press and on the Internet with pictures and videos. Maybe these heroes are not as famous as Marvel or Disney heroes; even the names of some of them will remain unknown but these people have done something that will never be forgotten. They reminded the world of how much values like courage, helpfulness and self-sacrifice, which they carry in their hearts, are needed.

During this cooperation, there was no distinction between white, black, Republican or Democrat. In many places, Catholics extended their help to Protestants, Protestants to Jews, and Jews to Muslims. The help provided by Muslim groups especially stood out after this disaster.[i] While many Muslim groups supported Christians and Jews who were affected by the hurricane with boats, food and other relief supplies, a mosque in Houston opened its doors generously to their fellow Texans . The mosques also decided to make their prayers in the parking lot in order to free up more space for hurricane victims.[ii] No one asked about anyone's beliefs or political opinions before helping them.

However, only a few months ago, groups that carried out acts of violence on the streets on the pretext of various political reasons, presented a very different image to the world. According to this image, discrimination and polarization in America has increased so much that the international media has preferred to report this with the title "America is dragged into an internal conflict". However, after the images of unity and solidarity that emerged after Hurricane Harvey, the image of "Americans clashing with each other on the streets" has been largely erased.

Despite all their destructiveness, natural disasters remind people that they retain these human values ​​regardless of their color, language or religion, and that they can be united under all circumstances. We hope that neither America nor any part of the world will experience any destructive disasters; however, we should never forget the lesson of humanity taught by these tragic events. People who are perfectly capable of cooperating in unity under difficult circumstances have the power and skill to reinforce this spirit of unity and use it constantly in everyday life. The American people in particular, who have set an example with their spirit of solidarity since the past, should not give credence to the machinations of provocateurs that aim to sow discord, and they should not forget that the spirit of unity will always bring power. We hope that this spirit of unity will spread to the whole world in the near future.

 

[i] https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/1/16235172/muslim-groups-houston-harvey-relief-osteen-mosque

[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-faith-survivors-rescue-storm-flooding-victims-a7925331.html

Adnan Oktar's piece in BERNAMA & The Borneo Post & Riyadh Vision:

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=1394524

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/10/03/the-american-example-uniting-under-difficult-conditions/

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Social Media Campaign to Help Afghan Women Break Free From the Chains of Radicalism

In July, a group of young and brave Afghan women launched a massive campaign on social media titled “Where is my Name” to protest the laws and customs that prevented them from being called by their names in the country.

The campaign brings the traditionalist radical mentality, which is prevalent in the Islamic World and regards women as second-class citizens, to light once again.

This discriminatory practice in question makes it necessary for women, whose names are excluded from all aspects of social life, to be called only by the names of their close male relatives. Men address their wives in public with indirect and disdainful expressions, such as “Mother of the Children”, “Housefolk” or “My Weakling”.

Some Afghan men, however, go so far as to use this tradition to indulge in the humiliation of women. These people try to cover their primitive and hung-up personalities, which are the typical characteristics of the bigots, with their ugly language, addressing their wives with degrading nicknames such as  “My Goat” or “My Chicken“.

It is forbidden for women to use their birth names in official documents, wedding invitations, even on tombstones. It is considered inappropriate, even insulting, to address women with their own names outside of the family environment. Afghan women are forsaken because of this and find themselves at the disposal of the men in their families in all areas of their lives, such as education and marriage.

In spite of this negative situation, there are women in Afghanistan who challenge the bigoted traditions that aim to destroy the identity of women and turn them into little more than slaves of men. Tahmina Arian, 26, a political science student participating in the campaign, said, “I really want to see things change. I am tired of seeing that in the 21st Century we still live as in the Middle Ages. It’s hard and painful. If I do not engage, if my sister does not, who will act? We have to start somewhere, and do our best.”

Tahmina Arian, 26, a political science student participating in the campaign, said, “I really want to see things change. I am tired of seeing that in the 21st Century we still live as in the Middle Ages. It’s hard and painful. If I do not engage, if my sister does not, who will act? We have to start somewhere, and do our best.”

The campaign, supported on Facebook and Twitter by thousands of people from Afghanistan as well as from all over the world including journalists, writers and artists enforce the value and the most fundamental right of women to have their own identities and names.

#WhereisMyName campaign aims to help women regain their most natural, most important and fundamental rights, the right to carry their own identity and to be called by their own name before anything else, in Afghanistan and in similar regions where the traditionalist orthodox Islamic mentality reigns.

A most vital fact revealed thanks to this campaign is that, contrary to popular belief, this degrading and discriminatory approach toward women has nothing to do with Islam and the Qur’an. In point of fact, this practice is based on the tradition of a very old and deeply-rooted Afghan tribe. It is an important symbol of the fact that women are regarded as second-class citizens and worthless in tribal culture. However, this deviance, like all other repressive and restrictive customs, was immediately adopted in the name of Islam – surely the religion of Islam is beyond that –  by radical groups that embrace a bigoted religious belief which entirely contradicts with the Qur’an. With the Taliban regime taking control, this ancient custom was reinstated and this primary right that Afghan women enjoyed previously were taken away from them. In other words, Afghanistan retrogressed to the tribal era practices.

In fact, in the pre-Taliban period, women used to live a very modern, free and comfortable life in Afghanistan, which declared its independence in 1919 by freeing itself from the yoke of Britain. They enjoyed the utmost freedom in their daily lives, in the way they dressed, in their behavior and conduct.

Mohammad Humayoun Qayoumi, who was born in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan and became a professor of engineering at San Jose University in the United States, describes in his photobook  “Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan” as follows “A half-century ago, Afghan women pursued careers in medicine; men and women mingled casually at movie theaters and university campuses in Kabul…”

In 1996, the Taliban regime came to power by taking advantage of the crippled central government, and a period of unimaginable oppression, violence, and persecution began for women. It quickly became forbidden for women to be groomed, to laugh, to have fun, to go to school, to work, to express their ideas freely, to leave their houses without the permission of their husbands or the company of a male relative. The women of Afghanistan were essentially imprisoned in their own homes. Women who did not obey these ruthless and outlandish laws were beaten, whipped, or stoned to death in public squares.

Although women have re-acquired some of their rights such as going to school, going to work and voting in the wake of the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, the overwhelming majority of these repressive traditions and laws foisted upon them by the Taliban are, unfortunately, being continued by the new administration.

Afghan Member of  Parliament  Shahgul Rezaie, known for her work on women’s rights, said, “there are some radical elements in the parliament who are against these steps for women,” drawing attention to this obstacle.

This kind of cruelty and ungratefulness displayed towards women, the great grace and blessing of God, are among the greatest reasons why the Muslim world struggles so much with problems and cannot develop and become stronger. It is also worth noting that those countries in the world that are experiencing unrest generally have governments that oppress women. The only possible way for women to regain their rights and dignity is through Muslim societies renouncing this deviant traditionalist orthodox religious conception and turning to the Qur’an as the sole valid and true source of Islam. Since God has revealed in the Quran that there is no differentiation between men and women in terms of piety and that men and women have equal responsibilities when it comes to doing good works. Moreover, the Qur’an also regards women as superior to men in terms of solicitude and worth, taking great care of them.

We see in the example of the Queen of Sheba that women can rule over states. As we see in the example of Mary, the mother of the Prophet Jesus in the Qur’an, she is praised with her superior morality in her fortitude and determination at times of difficulty. In the time of our Prophet, women were involved alongside men in all areas of life. The wife of our Prophet (pbuh), Khadija, was a well-known and respected businesswoman in the region. These all show that in Islam, women could play active roles in social life, work in various occupations and take an active part in all spheres of life.

Therefore, women can break free of the chains of bondage encircling them only and solely by virtue of the Qur’an, which earns them the appreciation, dignity, and respect they truly deserve. And this can only be possible through pursuing a comprehensive educational and enlightenment policy in light of the Qur’an all across the Islamic world.

We believe that emphasizing this vital issue on the #WhereisMyName campaign, which will hopefully serve as a good means for regaining the usurped rights of women, will contribute enormously to the objective and purpose of the campaign.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Egyptian Streets:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/09/23/social-media-campaign-to-help-afghan-women-break-free-from-the-chains-of-radicalism/

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Is the Syrian War About to End?

September 15th marked an important accord between Turkey, Iran and Russia in the 6th round of Astana Talks that first started on January 6th of this year. The nexus agreed to add a fourth region to the establishment of de-escalation zones, which they decided in the May meeting of Astana for a period of six months. The target in Astana was to give security for civilians by creating these de-escalation zones, which Turkey had been demanding for a long time. However, the de-escalation zone is not the same as the previous safe zone proposals but rather a “new concept” according to President Erdogan.

This decision proved to serve the purpose since hostilities diminished sharply in the first three agreed zones with the help of some of the associated states. The three guarantors decided to send 500 observers each to support the ceasefire and monitor the violations. The Foreign Minister made a written statement concerning the aim of forming this zone by saying that the observers' mission will be to prevent clashes between "the (Syrian) regime and the opposition forces, and any violations of the truce".

Reaching a consensus is unquestionably a positive progress for the long-established conflict in Syria and is considered as a unity against the radical groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS.  Creating the fourth de-escalation zone is particularly important in the eyes of the affiliated countries due to various factors. First of all, Idlib has a border with Turkey and is close to the city of Hatay. Since armed radical groups are dominant in Idlib, including the ones transferred from Aleppo, Turkey was concerned there would be a wave of influx of these groups in case there was an escalation in conflict there. However, as a result of the negotiations in Astana, the armed radical groups are to be retreated in a region in the midway of Idlib, which would prevent them to advance to the Turkish border.

Idlib is also important for the YPG because it was their target province to proceed to reach the Mediterranean Sea. It’s quite interesting that the terrorist group announced this following the agreement of the de-escalation zones signed in May in Astana. However, by this final decision, Afrin is surrounded on the three sides and hence the YPG forces are unable to move down to the South. Through the Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey had halted YPG to join the cantons of Afrin and Kobane by taking control of the region in between. Taking Idlib under the authority of the Turkish, Russian and Iranian observers, is certainly a big blow for this terrorist group.  The primary reason for the US to take Idlib seriously is that the region is Al-Qaeda’s closest spot to the West. Moreover, the US does not consider Al-Qaeda’s existence as a temporary but rather a long-term struggle. Besides, Idlib is home to some US-backed opposition groups that function along with them during clashes.

Given the significance for the involved parties, before the Astana agreement was finalized, there were rumors that some operations would take place in Idlib either by Turkey or the US or Russia. Even analysts from Turkey were contemplating it would meet Turkey’s best interests if it initiated simultaneous operations on Idlib and Afrin. Yet, this latest improvement led to different steps to be taken. While the Russian military and Chechen leader Kadyrov’s police forces will be deployed on the eastern part of Idlib, Turkish troops will be stationed on the western parts to sustain stability in the province. Since the contract instructs “rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access”,  international humanitarian aid will continue to be delivered via the Turkish border of Cilvegözü to the estimated 2.5 million people who inhabit the four de-escalation zones. Additionally, within the same Memorandum, parties also came to a conclusion concerning the need to take confidence building measures such as the exchange of prisoners and corpses as well as identification of missing people.

While this positive development takes place, a new project that would jeopardize the territorial integrity of Iraq is in effect. The Northern Iraq Regional Government insists on an independence poll to take place on September 25th despite strong rejections from the regional countries including Iran and Turkey. Given the current situation in the region, another national breakdown is the last thing anyone needs. Not pleased with this, the Iraqi Supreme Court declared the ruling concerning the preparations of the referendum to be halted after receiving several "requests to stop the referendum." This is definitely a sound decision for the well-being of the region because such fragmentations will generate new conflicts since the ultimate plan for the PKK and its affiliates is to form a communist state consisting of Kurdish minorities located in Turkey, Iran and Syria.

Only the regional players can provide the security in the Middle East. Powers participating from the outside give priority to their own interests. Therefore, it is essential for the three guarantors to be in consensus and harmony as much as possible. Stability can also be obtained via our own power, and sustaining the unitary structure of the states is of utmost importance.  Therefore, the final memorandum of Astana beginning with the guarantors’ determination to protect “the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syrian Arab Republic” is noteworthy. The PKK is playing with fire by trying to create an “autonomous Kurdish state” in Northern Syria alongside the Turkish border. Nevertheless, Turkey, Iran and Russia will never allow the region to be fragmented whatsoever similar to defeating the plots formulated inside Syria and succeeding by taking solid steps on the way to attain peace.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Tehran Times & Jefferson Corner (USA):

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/417055/Is-the-Syrian-war-about-to-end

http://www.jeffersoncorner.com/is-the-syrian-war-about-to-end/

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