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Another Persecuted Creationist

Turkish creationist “Harun Yahya,” real name Adnan Oktar, whose Atlas of Creation has been distributed to thousands to schools and colleges in the West, is taking a ride on the Midnight Express:

Controversial Turkish Islamic author Adnan Oktar was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for creating an illegal organization for personal gain, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

A spokeswoman for his Science Research Foundation (BAV) confirmed to Reuters that Oktar had been sentenced but said the judge was influenced by political and religious pressure groups … [Reuters]

In related news, the Discovery Institute summer tour of Turkey has been postponed “indefinitely.”


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