SEANALISTONE.COMhttp://seanalistone.comseanalistone.com - Articles - Recently AddedenCopyright (C) 1994 seanalistone.com 1SEANALISTONE.COMhttp://seanalistone.comhttp://harunyahya.com/assets/images/hy_muhur.png11666An Unending Tie Between Iran And Turkey

Iran is a blessing for the Islamic world with rich and vast amounts of land that pious, courageous, hardworking and pure people inhabit. Iranians do not make distinctions regarding races or ethnicities but have an awareness of the ummah. For centuries Persians, Azeri Turks, Kurds and minorities of Orthodox Christians, Jews and Zoroasters have lived through peaceful coexistence. Turkey and Iran also share a border that has remained unchanged for 373 years. It is one of the rare borders in the Middle East that imperialist powers have not redrawn. Those who seek to exploit the region understand that the alliance of Turkey and Iran would shift power balances and thus try to pit Iran and Turkey against one another for geostrategic reasons. They often use geopolitical interests and sectarian differences to set divisions.

Turkey and Iran have overcome many plots they have encountered thus far. As the two neighbors’ bond strengthened, these alienators re-surfaced. Therefore, both countries should be cautious of any plots that aim to move them apart to destabilize the region. These ruinous systems can form and develop easily. They try to foment division by using manipulative tactics that uses the sensitivities and differences of the people in the region against each other. For this reason, Turkey and Iran should embrace one another very strongly and act as one block. Having experienced similar plots throughout history, Iran and Turkey are taking solid steps to put the stability and security of the region first. The official top level reciprocal meetings have been a great blow for those who do not want the safety of the region. Rouhani made crucial remarks during the press conference with President Erdoğan: “Some foreigners plan to split the area to increase ethnic and sectarian discrimination. Both countries do not accept such acts of discrimination,”

In the Islamic world, the bilateral relations should not be based on interests because feelings such as friendship, trust, love, devotion, dignity, and compassion define the Muslim culture; that is how the two countries are behaving. The Qur’an recital right before the meeting of the Turkish Chief of Staff in Iran was very pleasing for the Muslims. It gave a sense of contentment to the hearts of the pious people in both countries. Iranian General Baqeri’s recent visit to Ankara and Turkish General Akar’s coming to Tehran, days ahead of President Edoğan’s visit, marked as the first visit by top officials of Armed Forces since 1979. These exchanged visits resulted in the joint decision of keeping the territorial integrity of both Iraq and Syria intact.

Turkey and Iran are key countries in the region and their alliance have proven to be instrumental for the road to a long sought peace in Syria. With the launching of the Astana peace talks that includes Russia a cease-fire political solution for ravaged and racked Syria has been reached. Now with tensions rising in North Iraq, Turkey and Iran have taken joint steps to prevent any further conflict in the region. The increase in the frequency of the reciprocal visits indicate the overlapping concerns of Northern Iraq’s secession referendum held on September 25th, which both sides fiercely oppose. Both believe that a secession in northern Iraq will not only harm the unitary structure of Iraq but will trigger terrorist groups like the PKK, PYD or PJAK to topple Barzani and establish a communist state near the Turkish and Iranian borders.
In response Turkey has carried joint military exercises with Iraqi troops near northern Iraq and Turkish Prime Minister Yıldırım called leaders from Iran and Iraq to hold a summit. Iran, on the other hand, imposed sanctions: stopping flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniya; stopping the flow of oil by stopping the tankers across the border. Turkey stopped flights to northern Iraq, as well. The Baghdad government took some punitive measures by halting the foreign currency transfer to the Kurdish banks.

KRB needs its neighbors for various reasons and is making a major mistake, which would be grave threat to the entire region. With Turkey they have high trade volumes and Turkey is the only passage for KRB to connect to the rest of the world. KRB has no support either from the West or Russia as Putin preferred to be on the side of its allies: Turkey and Iran. The referendum has no legal basis both in the international law or Iraqi constitution and therefore there is no practical way being implemented. An alliance of Iran and Turkey would be a powerful deterring force in the region. President Rouhani stated, “The Armed Forces of Iran and Turkey can develop constructive relations in addressing regional threats through development of cooperation and transfer of experiences in various sectors.” The two countries along with Russia are sending troops to Idlib as per the Astana agreement to keep security in the region, and this may expand to other regions of conflict. Sending troops to a region does not always mean escalating fights or expanding the scope of the conflict. On the contrary, the idea is for it to be a deterrent force to keep cease-fires and direct the affiliated parties to diplomacy.

Additionally, during the high-profile visit of Erdoğan, trade and the economic ties including the energy deals were discussed. The two key partners repeated their desire to increase the trade volume to 30bn US dollars just like they did in the 2016 joint declaration. According to Reza Karami, the head of Iran-Turkey Commerce Chamber, trade volume in the first eight months of 2017 was over 7.25bn dollars. Another important development during the meetings was the decision to trade with each other by using the local currencies in equal amounts to the dollar or the euro. As far as the energy is concerned, Turkey said it was ready to purchase more gas and oil from Iran.

In terms of energy deals between Turkey-Iran-Russia, a positive announcement was made in August: Russian state owned oil company JSC Zarubezhneft formed a 7 bn dollar partnership with the Turkish energy group Unit International Ltd and Iran Ghadir Investment Company to explore and develop Iran’s oil fields. They will cooperate in oil production and oil selling. Ünal Aysal, the head of Unit International Company, had signed 4.2bn dollar agreement with a South Korean engineering company in Iran to establish a natural gas electricity circuit power plant in Iran.

These are certainly good developments and good news regarding the relations of the two countries since most people are used to hearing only about conflict, blood or terror in the region. By the help of God, these two countries with the support of Russia will play major roles in sustaining the security of the region to help the oppressed Muslims who try to make their voices heard. Iran and Turkey with their unyielding friendship and timeless bond are capable of doing that.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Eurasia Review:

https://www.eurasiareview.com/21112017-an-unending-tie-between-iran-and-turkey-oped/

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Rightful freedom of women and 21st century

In the recent weeks the world of art, especially Hollywood, was shaken by one of the greatest scandals in its modern history. 80 women have come forward, one after the other, with claims about sexual harassment against the famous producer Harvey Weinstein who had 81 Oscar wins. Long-standing rumours took a far more complicated turn when stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan entered the picture.

No doubt, the truth of these allegations will emerge only after the legal process but these allegations have turned the attention of the world once again to the repressed lives women have been forced to live.

Many may think of these events as the natural result of the moral degeneracy of Hollywood, sometimes standing out with scandals but this problem is not limited to Hollywood in the US. According to the statistics, one in every five women in the United States is sexually assaulted at least once in their lives; the same statistics also revealed that some women were sold by human traffickers to be used in the sex industry.

Again the same statistics state that 380,000 women are sexually assaulted every year, in other words one woman every 98 seconds. When we consider those who refrain from coming forward due to possible reactions, this number is estimated to reach one million. The aforementioned data shows that 13 per cent of these women attempted suicide after the assault. In summary, even in the United States, which is known to be the cradle of democracy, women are being forced to live under the pressure of men in every aspect of life.

The anti-women social model is not exclusive to the United States in the Western world. It is no secret that some Eastern European women are exploited as sex slaves by human traffickers. A study among 42,000 women across Europe shows that one of every three women is sexually assaulted at least once after the age of 15; the sexual assault rate in women below the age of 15 is around 10 per cent. These figures prove that even women in modern Western societies face similar problems with other women around the world.

Of course, the situation in the East is even worst. Regrettably, bigotry and tribal culture dominates Muslim societies, which are supposed to set a good example for the world. In some societies, some Muslim women are forced to marry at an early age, thus becoming essentially trapped in their own houses. They are tormented, beaten and even killed by their fathers, husbands and brothers.

In today’s world most women live under varying degrees of pressure. In almost all societies – be it Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist, liberal, conservative, capitalist or Communist – men have established a strong dominance over women in every strata. Billions of women have to bear the weight of their husbands, fathers, brothers, bosses, boyfriends, even the men of their community.

Their lives are wholly dominated and what they should eat or wear is dictated; sometimes they are humiliated by being presented as the root of all evil. Billions of women live under appalling social pressure.

The delicate nature of women, the fact that they are good-natured and well-tempered, and their mild attitude emerge as factors that feed the egos of some completely ignorant men; these people attempt to lay claim on the lives of women.

The time to put an end to this concealed hostility towards women has to come. It is not a man’s business to bring women into line. No one has the right to dictate the lifestyle of a woman.

The only authority women should heed is their own good conscience: Men have no right to condemn, rule, judge or punish women.

Furthermore, the comfort of women should be protected by law. Social pressure must be directed towards protecting women and securing their lives and livelihoods. The era of rising to the top by using physical force must come to an end.

Women must enjoy the utmost freedom and comfort. The first duty of men must be to protect the honor and freedom of women. This is essentially an obligation that has been assigned to us in the Qur’an. Therefore, the societies that should primarily stand out in this regard should be Muslim societies.

Women will be the treasure of society in the 21st Century. They will be able to dress and talk as they wish and will be free to go anywhere they want. Women’s right to freedom must be men’s honour. It is impossible for a society in which women are uncomfortable or treated as second-class citizens to develop properly and live in peace.

This is the most important problem that needs to be solved by those who want to build a beautiful civilisation for the future of mankind. As women enjoy more freedom and comfort, societies will come closer and closer to a bright future.

A world in which the faces of the world’s 3.5 billion women will shine with happiness every single day is the bright future we must aim for.

Adnan Oktar's piece in BERNAMA (Malaysia) & The Malaysian Times'da (Malaysia):

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=1412510

http://www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/rightful-freedom-women-21st-century/

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Saving the Innocent

Children are among the most beautiful blessings in this world. They are innocent, wholesome, pure, sweet beings that see and look at everything through positive eyes. To them, everyone is good, everything is a wonder to be discovered. It is impossible to imagine a world without them; a world without their beautiful faces, souls and happy laughter would be intolerable. They are so precious, as soon as they walk into a room, everyone should compliment them and show them how much they deserve respect and appreciation.

Clearly, no sane person would want to imagine, let alone see, a child getting hurt. Similarly, there is no doubt that every good and conscientious person would do everything in their power to protect children and ensure their happiness. And in today’s world, there is much to do in this regard.

According to a UNICEF report, three quarters of the world’s children (aged two to four), which amounts to 300 million, are subjected to domestic violence (either in the form of psychological aggression and/or corporal punishment). Every seven minutes, an adolescent is killed in an act of violence. For example, in 2015 alone, 82,000 teenagers lost their lives due to acts of violence.

Sexual violence is a big part of the problem, and both boys and girls are particularly vulnerable after puberty. According to surveys, nine million girls (aged 15 to 19) around the world were forced into sexual intercourse or other sexual acts only within the last year.

Predictably, the increasingly volatile atmosphere in the Middle East and North Africa puts children and adolescents in the region at greater risk. The violence in these regions kills more teenagers in the Middle East and North Africa than in all other regions combined. Although only 6% of the world’s teenagers live in these regions, they account for more than 70% of violence-related adolescent deaths.
An interesting point about violence against children and adolescents is that in the US, a non-Hispanic black teenage boy is 19 times more likely to be murdered compared to a non-Hispanic white teenage boy. According to UNICEF, “If the homicide rate among non-Hispanic Black adolescent boys was applied nationwide, the United States would be one of the top 10 deadliest countries in the world.”

Needless to say, these are very troubling figures. Children are among the most vulnerable in our world and they deserve happiness, comfort, love, compassion and protection. They should not be experiencing hostility, aggression or violence.

Another aspect of the problem is the dangerous implications of the violence the children face. According to scientists, vital neural pathways that form during the first 1,000 days of life shape the developing brain. However, for these connections to be healthy, a child needs not only sufficient nutrition and stimulation, but also protection from violence. According to researches, exposure to traumatic events can induce inordinate levels of stress, which means that the body’s stress-response system will remain active. This, in turn, can adversely alter the structure of the brain during the early, formative years. In other words, children who experience violence are far less likely to achieve proper social/emotional development. Needless to say, this is a great threat for the future of our world.

No matter how great the dangers they face, these beautiful beings are in no position to defend themselves. Therefore, it is our duty to protect them.

What can be done to stop this disturbing trend? Aside from conflict-stricken regions, where help to children can come in the form of asylum in safe countries, there are many viable steps that will at least alleviate the problem. As in almost every other area, education and raising awareness can help greatly.

Governments and NGO’s can organize far-reaching campaigns for children and adults. While parents are trained in child development and methods of non-violent discipline and problem-solving skills, children at certain ages can be trained to go to the authorities if they find themselves being bullied or feel threatened in any way.

Violence against children should be heavily punishable by laws and the aforementioned campaigns targeting adults should emphasize the consequences of such actions. People who are found guilty of subjecting children to violence should be shamed publicly, before being punished with severely deterrent penalties.

The public in general needs to be trained and encouraged to protect children, and should be urged to alert the authorities if they suspect that a child might be the victim of abuse. People who help and save children from threats and dangers should be widely recognized and awarded for their bravery.

When the authorities become aware of a threat against a child, they should take immediate action and provide the child in question with the highest level of protection while the suspect is severely punished for making threats. In such cases, offending individuals should never be allowed to come into contact with the child unless an armed officer escorts the child.

A system of guardianship can be established where volunteers, who have passed various psychological and physical tests that confirm their reliability, are assigned with the duty of being the guardian of a child. Without offending the parents, an unhindered connection should be established between the child and the guardian and if for any reason, the child doesn’t feel safe and cannot get help from their parents, the child should be able to reach the guardian. If the parents prove to be abusive, violent or somehow ineffective in their duties to protect the child, the guardian should be legally bound to do everything in their power to protect the child from harm, and ensure the child’s well-being. The maintenance and viability of this system should be constantly monitored, the guardians should be routinely checked for their mental and physical health and the child should be routinely checked to ensure that there is no problem in the way he or she is being treated by parents or the guardian.

Professional nurses and social workers should pay regular visits especially to certain high-risk houses where they think children might be subjected to mistreatment.

Bullying at schools should never be tolerated and be made a criminal offense. Furthermore, children should be trained and encouraged to stand up for each other and against bullies. It is crucial to instill in children the importance of moral values like being compassionate, caring, selfless, gallant and loving towards others.

Children need our help and assistance: It is our duty as human beings to stand up and defend the vulnerable who cannot do it themselves and this is also our duty to the future of our world. Unless we can the trend of violence against children, it is unlikely to have healthy, sound-minded future generations that will be our world’s decision-makers in the future.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Kashmir Reader (India):

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/11/16/saving-the-innocent/

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An Invisible Hand in the Turkish-American Relations

"The Invisible Hand” is a concept used in economics. The theory (the Theory of Moral Sentiments) in which the concept of “the invisible hand” is introduced suggests that market trends are controlled by an invisible hand; this hand leads economic developments in a controlled, target-driven and goal-oriented manner. Economists argue that this invisible hand is guided by the rules of economy. In reality, however, the owner of the said invisible hand is not an imaginary, unknown, unseen shadowy entity. The hand belongs to the financiers behind the curtains, who seek economic interest.

A similar invisible hand has been lately active in US-Turkish relations as well. Having long acted in concert as strategic partners, the two countries recently have been facing one crisis after another. Trivial problems that could be tackled with relative ease through friendship and alliance have turned into major crises, causing stirs that negatively impact the relations between the two countries. The most recent of these crises is the mutual suspension of visa services that started on October 9th.

The detainment of a Turkish employee at the US consulate because of charges of espionage and links to the FETÖ terrorist organization which is blamed for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey that killed 249 people was what sparked off the visa crisis. In its aftermath, the USA suspended visa services at its consulates and embassies in Turkey. Turkey reacted to this decision in the same manner as dictated by the principle of reciprocity in international relations. At the point we are now, it is the citizens of both countries who suffer the consequences.  Finally, the announcement by the United States embassy in Turkey for resuming the processing of non-immigrant visas for Turkish nationals "on a limited basis" was reciprocated by the Turkish embassy in Washington, DC to resume processing visa applications for US nationals "on a limited basis".

Actually President Trump and President Erdogan came together in New York on September 22nd, where both sides conveyed mutually cordial messages. Before the bilateral meeting, President Trump said, We have a great friendship as countries. I think we’re, right now, as close as we have ever been.” But even the mutually friendly messages from the two leaders could not avert the provocations of this invisible hand.

In fact, Turkey has long been discontent with the policies of the USA in the region. The delivery of over 1,000 trucks of arms to the PYD, the Syria extension of the terrorist organization PKK, under the pretext of the ongoing war against ISIS has been criticized most strongly by Turkey. Turkey also considers the fact that the leader of the FETÖ terrorist organization can still act freely within the US unacceptable.

The influence of a similar hand is also evident in Turkish-EU relations. Campaigns on how Turkey is supposedly ruled under a dictatorship have been appearing in the European media for quite some time now. Those tensions grew significantly in Turkey during the referendum period. After that, anti-Turkey sentiment became the main topic of election campaigns in Germany, Holland and most recently, in Austria. The European Union and Turkey, who were engaged in ongoing accession negotiations not long ago, have drifted far apart and there are signs that rift may well soon become a chasm, as the likely new Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, has called for an end to Turkey’s EU entry talks.

Numerous significant developments have taken place in the Middle East, the bulk of which are centered on Turkey. The Turkish state considers the recent independence referendum in Northern Iraq, the PKK terrorist organization coming into de facto control of a canton in Syria, and the embargo imposed on Qatar as threats to her national interests. Taking last year's bloody coup attempt into consideration, a wide-scale project appears to be under way.

Surely there is a power pulling the string of this invisible hand; this power desires a new order for the Middle East. Hence, it is trying to isolate and alienate Turkey, the heart of the region, from its allies. With each passing day, it gradually intensifies the pressure on Turkey but these operations seem to backfire. Far from being isolated, Turkey is forging new and very valuable alliances.

The civil war in Syria and the failed coup of July 15 paved the way for a strategic partnership between Turkey and Russia. Deals that will shift the military balances in the region have been signed, such as Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system. With the support of Iran, a de-conflict plan was established in Syria. Following the Northern Iraq independence referendum, Turkey, Iraq and Iran have started to take joint decisions. The Qatar crisis has been partially resolved through the support of Iran and Turkey and a climate of cooperation has emerged between Sunnis and Shiites.

Throughout the last month, successive important meetings centered around Tayyip Erdogan were held. In his visit to Turkey, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said,  “I think new power groups and centers will be born, and the world will reach a new balance based on cooperation, peace and equality. A struggle is needed for this world. We have come to Turkey because we believe in Turkey. We know that a new power is being born.”  Soon afterwards, the Ukrainian and Serbian Presidents, who were visited by Erdogan, took new steps towards cooperation while praising the Turkish government. Lastly, Polish President Andrzej Duda received Erdogan and stated that Turkey is indeed a part of Europe, expressing his support for the full membership of Turkey. This dazzling diplomatic activity over the course of the last month is an indication of the fact that new dynamics are emerging in the region.

There are crucial lessons to be drawn by the European Union and the US from these developments. Turkey is the West's most important ally in the region, as well as one of the countries that preserve the balance in the Muslim world. It is the sole power capable of safeguarding the Middle East from the flames of war; a powerful Turkey will surely make the world a safer place. Mr. Erdogan is not a leader who is merely concerned with the interests of his own country. He is waging a genuine struggle to be able to bring peace to the Muslim world. A powerful Turkey and a powerful leader are needed to achieve peace in the Middle East and across the world. Those who pursue provocative actions hiding behind an invisible hand intend to lead the world to ruin. These flames of dissent and strife can only be doused by Turkey and her allies. For this exact reason, the right course of action to take, especially in these trying times, is not to create artificial problems with Turkey by falling for the provocations of this invisible hand, but to find mutual solutions to issues by collaborating with Turkey and to expedite peace.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Daily Mail News (Pakistan):

http://dailymailnews.com/2017/11/15/an-invisible-hand-in-the-turkish-american-relations/

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Conscientious People Wouldn't Pay Heed To Biased Websites Like Wikipedia, But To The FactsAnyone carefully observing the world and rationally evaluating global developments would inevitably see the ongoing cultural struggle between good and evil throughout  history. On one hand, there are those who advocate the love and fear of God, goodness, brotherhood, peace and friendship, while on the other, there are those who promote degeneracy, instigate conflicts and wars, and steal people's happiness away. It is a painful fact that while men of hatred and conflict, who want to eliminate the concepts of family and morality, back each other up at every opportunity and act in unity, those who wish to see moral values reign over the world ​​as God commanded often fail to act together. In truth, the separation of the good is an act organized by the evil; the black propaganda work carried out against good people through communication tools such as newspapers, journals, television and the Internet are often the main reason preventing the good people from coming together.

 Acting based on hearsay without looking into each other's work and examining the beneficial results of these works, or without getting information directly from them, is an attitude believers should avoid. It is written in the holy books of all three religions that believers will be subjected to slander, preposterous accusations, and that they will sometimes be unjustly tried because of these accusations. According to the commandments of all three Abrahamic religions, believers do not pass judgment on another believer without examining and investigating what they heard, or finding out the truth.  That is because they are aware of the fact that every believer who serves in the name of God may become the target of various slander attempts, lies, pressure, and intimidation by those who desire to prevent this service. One of the main reasons behind these slanderous attempts is to prevent the spread of the moral values ​​of religion by urging people to move away from believers.

One of the mediums most frequently used against believers in this century, usually described as the information age or Internet, is undoubtedly websites. Particularly websites that consist of content users create without any subscriptions or any payments such as Wikipedia can easily reach large masses of people. Wikipedia describes itself as "the free encyclopedia", but the numerous practices of the website indicate otherwise.

Wikipedia is dominated by an approach featuring one-sided biased information and a kind of censorship system that favors a certain mentality and world view. Many incidents that took place related to Wikipedia reveal this truth.

Two examples among countless others that reveal the fact that Wikipedia is in fact not free

The first of these is about the Wikipedia page created for Dr. Günter Bechly, the famous paleontologist who is the director of the Stuttgart Natural History Museum in Germany. Dr. Günter Bechly organized an exhibition in the museum for the 150th anniversary of Darwin's birth. Bechly placed a number of creationist books on one part of a scale and Darwin's book The Origin of Species on the other, showing that Darwin's book is supposedly heavier. As the exhibition attracted attention and a press conference was scheduled, Bechly began to read scientific books advocating Creation in order to be able to answer the journalists' questions. Upon the completion of his reading and research, Bechly realized that Darwinism was not a theory that could be advocated and stated that he now believed in Creation and that the theory of evolution was wrong. Immediately after his statement, just like what happened to many scholars who’ve advocated Creation before, Bechly was removed from his position in the museum.

While including extensive information about Dr. Bechly when he defended Darwinism, Wikipedia erased Dr. Bechly's page after he denied evolution.[i]

The second incident is related to the Wikipedia page of Walter Bradley, a distinguished Professor at Baylor University. With an extensive background in research, publishing and education, Prof. Bradley is also known for his scientific publications and books advocating Creation. In April 2017, Wikipedia censored Bradley's page by downgrading it to two very short paragraphs.[ii]

Wikipedia Under Pressure

These two incidents show that Wikipedia is under such  intense Darwinist pressure that it cannot give place to scientists who express their own opinions. Indeed, those who advocate evolution today are working hard to remove those who reveal scientific findings, that is the fact of Creation, from scientific institutions, the media, and even the Internet. A young student who says "evolution didn't happen" cannot pass the exams of educational institutions and such a scientist cannot possibly pursue an academic career. Moreover, those who claim to act in the name of science cannot even tolerate science when they see that science actually proves the truth of Creation.

Today the existence of the Darwinist dictatorship in the world is an indisputable fact. This dictatorship does not tolerate the presentation of different opinions and scientific evidence, but continues their one-sided propaganda to discredit Creationists and to present them as anti-science reactionaries. Wikipedia should refrain from being one of the mediums that are used under the influence of the Darwinist dictatorship.

As a matter of fact, Creationist Dr. Günter Bechly, whose page was erased by Wikipedia, claiming that he is "unimportant", is one of the most important fossil collectors in the world.  Bechly is such an important paleontologist that many species have been named after him. Despite this, Wikipedia deems Bechly as "insignificant" solely because of his anti-Darwinist discourse.

Written entries in Wikipedia are under review and edited by largely anonymous individuals. These editors have a biased attitude not only towards evolution and creation, but also against every other community that disagrees with their own ideology. The submission of incorrect information about religious people who believe in God's existence, and who are opposed to materialist ideologies are usually allowed and corrections to such mistakes are not permitted. Appeals and attempts to correct the information in such contents are persistently denied. This shows that Wikipedia does not care much about the accuracy of the information it contains, but certainly does care about whether or not it conforms to a certain ideology.

It is obvious that Wikipedia has an ideological agenda and is far from being objective.

Muslims, Jews, and Christians Must Collaborate Against the Mindset Wikipedia represents

The biased attitude of Wikipedia is an attitude assumed towards all believers from every religion. When confronted with such an attitude, it would not be right for believers to say "This attitude targets Muslims, so it doesn't concern us" or "This is an attitude against Christians, so it is not about us". On the contrary, when there is a certain attitude towards faith, religion, or towards the belief in Creation, all Muslim, Christian, Jewish believers must unite, defend and support one another. Anything to the contrary would spell fragmentation among believers, which is exactly what the Darwinist dictatorship wants. We should not forget that: Darwinists want to prevent the Creationists, religious and good people from uniting and working together to spread God's Glory.

Those who advocate peace, friendship and goodness have always been oppressed, subjected to lies and scandalous slander campaigns by the society throughout history.

Prophet Jesus and his Apostles were subjected to many libelous accusations such as "madness, pursuit of personal interest, creation of a new religion" and suffered many ordeals. However, the first Christians paid no attention to such slanders and continued to defend and support Prophet Jesus and his Apostles. They considered these unseemly accusations of malevolent people as evidence that they are on the right path.

Nevertheless, there have been some who thought superficially and were led astray by these accusations. The sections referring to the trials the believers faced in the Bible also mention the weak personalities who couldn't show the courage to support sincere believers.

  1. ... All the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. (Acts, 5:12-13)
  1.  Prophet Jesus (pbuh): “You must be on your guard! You will be handed over to the local councils... and flogged. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. ... Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say.  Just say whatever is given you at the time for it is not you speaking, but God. (Mark, 13:9,11)
  2. Everyone will hate you because of me. But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." (Mark, 13:13)
  3. ... (Prophet Jesus (pbuh)said) "... “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will...put you in prison. And you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name... You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life (Luke, 21:12, 16-19)
  4. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed. ... However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed. (1 Peter, 4:14,16)
  1. You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings... what kinds of things happened to me. The persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them... In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life will be persecuted. While evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Timothy, 3:10-13  - NIV)
  1. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work . So that you may be mature and complete, Not lacking anything. (James, 1:2-4)

If Those Who Believe In God Do Not Ally, The Movement of the Dajjal (Anti-christ) Will Grow Stronger

Today, irreligion is spreading like wildfire. Violence, drugs, alcohol, lost family values, suicidal teens and adults, injustice and oppression affect every part of the society. It is only through a cultural struggle against the philosophy of irreligion that this drift towards the direction that irreligion tries to guide people toward can be stopped. The time for this cultural struggle has already come. The good must ally together, combine their means and carry on common scientific activities as soon as possible.

When launching a new collaborative endeavor, it would undoubtedly be a grave mistake for believers to give up on such collaboration based on information from a biased source such as Wikipedia. The guide that directs the believers' thoughts about a person or an activity should be what they have learned from their holy books, their consciences, their minds and their foresight. A Darwinist/materialist source that denies the existence of God and holds a biased attitude towards  religious people can never be a reliable guide for believers. It would undoubtedly be embarrassing and humiliating to give up on a beneficial work because of false information given on such a source.

 Christians, Jews, Muslims and all the good people in the world can only succeed when they ally against the evil that the movement of the dajjal (antichrist) has organized around the world. Every committed and determined effort made without falling into the traps laid out by the movement of the dajjal to prevent this alliance, is an important step for the reign of the Truth. All believers should strive to be a pioneer in the dominance of goodness. In a great and historical period like the End Times, it would undoubtedly be unscrupulous to stand by and remain uninvolved in the cultural struggle of the believers, especially to pay heed to the  attempts at slander and outright lies targeting believers by those who are trying to spread evil, and to make concessions from the truth.

 

[i] https://evolutionnews.org/2017/10/wikipedia-erases-paleontologist-gunter-bechly/

[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bradley_(engineer)

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Child soldiers' deadly playground

Vasil Ahmad was one of the heroes in the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Even though he was 12 years old, there were photos of him in police uniform.

One day, as he was on his way to school, Taliban militants stopped him on the street and killed him with two bullets to the head.

The reason for Vasil Ahmad's death was that the Afghan police had given him weapons, thereby involving him in the country’s civil war. After this incident, the Kabul administration announced that it would put an end to this practice.

However, the problem is not limited to Afghanistan alone. About 250,000 children are forced into fighting in wars. (1)

These children are under constant risk of being killed or exploited. Some of them are forced and encouraged to kill. They join armed conflicts sometimes in rebel groups and sometimes in a nation’s armed forces.

For example, the children kidnapped from their families by the terrorist organization PKK under the premise of "mandatory military service" have occupied the national agenda for a long time (2) and Turkish Security Forces announced that the PKK kidnapped and took a total of 2,052 children under the age of 18 to the mountains by deceiving them. (3) There is a similar situation in many other countries: There are about 16,000 child warriors in southern Sudan alone. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are 10 different armed groups using child warriors.

Many children in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Myanmar and Colombia are either shooting weapons or are under fire while their peers are in schools, playing games or spending time with their families.

Child warriors are considered as cheap and expendable resources. The cost of getting a child into military service in Uganda and Northern Kenya is only as much as buying a hen. Not only that there is no one to defend their rights, it is also impossible for them to do it on their own. Most of the time, they have no idea what is really going on. Since they cannot always distinguish right from the wrong in that age, they are easily manipulated; they think they are part of a realistic game. They receive little to no training before being sent to the frontline.

According to the Child Soldiers Global Research Report, the age of the children participating in conflicts can be as low as seven. Some of them are used as carriers or messengers, and others as spies. In Myanmar, for example, children are forced to sweep roads with tree branches in order to detect or detonate mines. The children can be sent to the frontlines when they are considered old enough to use an assault weapon or semi-automatic weapon (usually at age 10). Child soldiers are often treated very cruelly and they are heavily punished when they make mistakes or try to escape. In many countries, captured, escaped or surrendered child soldiers are subjected to abuse, torture and even killed. (4)

The problem is not exclusive to underdeveloped countries with weaker democracies as many think. It is possible to find child soldiers even in wealthy advanced western democracies. The United Kingdom, for instance, takes 16 -year -old children into military service, and 17 -year- olds are known to have participated in  the Falklands War and the Gulf War. Moreover, the child soldiers' rate of involvement in the army is on the rise in this country. In the UK, while children under the age of 18 are not allowed to vote yet, they are allowed to serve in the armed forces. (5)

It is also known that the US sent children under the age of 18 to the Gulf War, and to Somalia and the Balkans.

In the German Armed Forces, child novices are carrying out target practice with real bullets during training. The number of 17- year- old children recruited into Bundeswehr by the German Armed Forces has rose to 1,515 in 2015.

In these countries, young people who are legally underage are turned into soldiers in order to make up for staff shortages. Children are invited to the military service by public service ads. In these advertisements, the recruitment of a child is often associated with a heroic story and the children are encouraged to fight. 

The standards of UK and the United States in this regard are certainly not as low as of Myanmar, Sudan or Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the fact that we encounter child soldiers - even in developed countries - reveals the gravity of the situation. However, apart from a few non-governmental organizations, there is no serious criticism addressed over this issue.

What is even more interesting is the fact that even though UN has close to 200 member countries, the number of countries that signed the "protocol to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts," which the UN initiated in 2000, is only 80.

No one should consider a 12-year-old child forced into a war with weapons in hand less important than the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere or regard a practice considered a crime in Africa as something entirely different when it takes place in London. Child soldiers are a very serious problem for the whole world, especially at such a time where conflicts are getting more and more intense. When the necessary attention is paid to this problem, only then can a safer world be possible for the children, who are the ornaments of this world and who need to be raised with strong love and compassion.

 

References:

  1. Peter Hille, 14 ülkede çocuk askerler savaşıyor, 12 Şubat 2016, http://www.dw.com/tr/14-%C3%BClkede-%C3%A7ocuk-askerler-sava%C5%9F%C4%B1yor/a-19044420
  2. Milliyet Gazetesi, PKK, şimdi de çocuk kaçırmaya başladı, 25 Nisan 2016, http://www.milliyet.com.tr/pkk-simdi-de-cocuk-kacirmaya-gundem-2233574/
  3. Vatan Gazetesi, PKK 2 yılda 2 bin çocuğu dağa kaçırdı, 21 Eylül 2015, http://www.gazetevatan.com/pkk-2-yilda-2-bin-cocugu-daga-kacirdi-866116-gundem/
  4. Biamag, Çocuk Askerler, 15 Haziran 2001, https://m.bianet.org/biamag/insan-haklari/2869-cocuk-askerler
  5. Greg Barrow, UK 'shamed' over teenage soldiers , 12 June 2001, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1383998.stm

Adnan Oktar's piece in Daily News (South Africa) 

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Is Europe on the Verge of a New Era for Far-Right Politics?

The rise of far right movements in recent elections in countries such as Germany, Holland and Poland in the wake of Britain's Brexit decision was recently followed by Austria. The People's Party (ÖVP), led by Sebastian Kurz, secured 31.5 percent of all votes, emerging as the victor of the elections. The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), notorious for its far-right and racist policies, secured 27.1 percent of the votes, followed by the Social Democrats with 25.9 percent.

ÖVP leader Sebastian Kurz is the child of an immigrant family who fled the war in Bosnia and settled in Austria. Therefore, his anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic populist discourse is distinctly contradictory with his own background. However, the fact that the far-right, racist, and fanatical nationalist policies being increasingly embraced by European voters, especially the young ones, is another factor that compels politicians to adopt such a discourse. In fact, Kurz is said to derive the largest support from young voters, in elections where the voting age was 16.

In order to secure the majority in the parliament, it seems Kurz will most likely seek to form a coalition with the far-right FPÖ, which promotes similar political views. In addition, the FPÖ is already accusing Kurz of poaching some of its far-right policies, making it more than likely that the two parties might find some common ground to cooperate.

If ÖVP-FPÖ coalition comes true, it will be the first time in 17 years that the FPÖ has taken part in the Austrian government. It is a well-known fact that with Kurz assuming the ÖVP’s leadership last May, the center-right party has been on a rapid shift towards the far-right. In other words, if the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition happens, it will have formed a government in Austria, where the far-right is represented at the highest level.

This picture will no doubt be of most concern to the foreigners, immigrants and Muslims in the country. Many experts have noted that such a far-right government will prove extremely undesirable for the EU, as well. Furthermore, Austria will assume the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2018.

The German elections of September 2017 saw a similar outcome. Compared to previous elections, Merkel's "CDU-CSU" and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) suffered 8.2 and 5.2 percent vote losses respectively, while the far-right and racist 'Alternative for Germany' Party had a substantial rise, increasing its vote share by some 8 percent and secured representation in the Bundestag with 94 members. According to reports, AfD secured the vast majority of its votes from young voters who were voting for the very first time. In other words, a significant segment of the young generation, who will represent Germany going forward, have also opted for the racist and far-right ideology.

Dr. Roy Karadag, Head of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen, describes a far-right party such as AfD having strong representation in the Parliament as "terrifying".

It is believed that a CDU-FDP-Green Party coalition, which Merkel is expected to form, will not prove very long-lived. Therefore, it is quite probable that an early election will soon be on the horizon. This, in turn, may perhaps allow the rapidly rising far-right movement to even come to power in the near future. As a matter of fact, AfD leader Alexander Gauland’s words that they “will keep chasing Merkel” and AfD co-Leader Jörg Meuthen’s words that they “will put up a fierce opposition in the parliament” is an indication of their determination on the path to power.

What is even more dangerous than the votes being secured by the racist, far-right parties is mainstream parties adopting the same radical discourse out of their concern for winning over voters. As a matter of fact, Merkel's and CSU Leader Seehofer's post-election statements signaled such a trend, where they said, "We have to win the AfD voters back by finding solutions to their problems, and taking their concerns and fears into consideration," "There is a right-wing deficit in the Christian Union. And now, it is time for us to eliminate it."

These statements clearly show that far-right policies will be pursued by the new government in their quest to regain votes that were lost to the AfD. Among these policies, harsher immigration policies and the introduction of new migration laws will doubtlessly be among the priorities. This proves the fact that even if the AfD remains in the opposition for the foreseeable future, its radical ideas will soon find acceptance in the government.

As is well-known, the instigation of sentiments such as nationalism and patriotism to the point of exploitation throughout Europe in the pre-WW II era led to the rise of the far-right, racism and radical nationalism. This process, followed by the advent of fascist dictatorships, ultimately led to the greatest war and the most cold-blooded massacres ever seen in the history of the world. In other words, the fascist storm that tore through Europe eventually plunged the continent into an era of complete destruction.

Therefore, a continent that had been through disasters in the past, repeating the same mistake, even though unknowingly and gradually, would be a grave mistake. For this reason, it is absolutely vital that European intellectuals urgently warn their societies against this insidiously growing threat and bring a scientific and sociological clarification about the dangers that is likely to bring about. It is imperative to educate and raise the awareness of the impressionable young generations in particular who lack historical knowledge and experience.

Europe, which has been long recognized as the cradle of democracy, civilization, liberty and human rights, blatantly driving itself into another dreadful disaster will assuredly be the most undesirable scenario. Ideological vacuums and the presence of a materialistic world view are among the reasons that Europe is moving towards this horrendous outcome today. If the European countries are looking for a solution to the current state of affairs, they will need to thoroughly review the materialistic ideologies they have been following for years and reassess these blindly adopted notions.

Adnan Oktar's piece in American Herald Tribune (USA) & Riyadh Vision (Saudi Arabia):

https://ahtribune.com/world/europe/1991-europe-far-right.html

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/11/19/is-europe-on-the-verge-of-a-new-era-for-far-right-politics/

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Doomed to hunger through unlawful warfare strategy, Syria, Yemen starve

Ravenously attacking even a single crumb of bread or a spoiled fruit...

The choice the Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman had to make between being killed at the hands of enemy soldiers or starving to death in the World War II later became the main plot of the movie The Pianist.

It has been 60 years since then, yet people are still forced to choose between hunger or death under bombs. Moreover, it is not merely a handful of people who face this decision. In Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, thousands of innocent civilians are in dire need of food in areas where they sought refuge from conflicts.

What is more horrifying, however, is the planned creation of hunger as a warfare strategy. As a matter of fact, the UN issued a statement noting that "killing by hunger" is being used as a new weapon in the Syrian war, and that civilians in East Ghouta are condemned to starvation. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein stated that "the deliberate starvation of civilians" is used as a tactic in the Syrian civil war, noting that "depriving the civil population" of food constitutes a clear violation of international humanitarian law, thus what is happening in Eastern Ghouta is a crime. A similar statement on how civilians in Syria are deliberately doomed to hunger was made by Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, who called attention to the civilians left to starve in Syria.

Eastern Ghouta, a suburban area in Damascus, is home to some 400,000 inhabitants. What is striking, however, is the fact that prior to the war, the region was a major agricultural center of the country. Nevertheless, this opposition-controlled area has been under siege by the Assad regime forces since 2013, and as a consequence, sufficient humanitarian aid cannot be supplied to the region. The tunnels used until recently to deliver food to civilians having been closed off by the regime’s military operations further escalates the level of starvation in Eastern Ghouta.

The gravity of the situation was fully realized when the images of babies who were about to die of hunger filmed by an AFP reporter were featured in the international media. The babies seen on the images were so severely malnourished that they could not even make much of a noise to cry. The mothers were also too undernourished to breastfeed their babies, while the fathers were unable to afford the much-needed food.

In Eastern Ghouta, where 206 children and 67 women died according to the statement made by SNHR (Syrian Network for Human Rights), 400,000 people are faced with malnutrition; sustained healthcare services are virtually impossible for these people.[1] 

The arrival of UN aid trucks in Ghouta this week is indeed a joyful development. However, it is by now a well-known fact that the problem cannot be overcome by aid alone. It seems that the policy of systematically inflicting hunger on the region will remain unchanged unless any measure is taken against it.

Another country faced with the threat of hunger due to war is Yemen. Among the 7 million people living in the war zone, only 3 million have access to food provided by aid whereas, according to UN estimates, at least 4.5 million are in need of nutritional assistance.[2]

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, defines and condemns the situation in Yemen as "the gigantic failure of international diplomacy." Admitting to being shocked to the bone by what he saw in the region, Egeland notes that drought is not at fault for what is happening in Yemen, and that it is man-made from A to Z. His observation attests to the fact that, just as in Ghouta, people are being condemned to starvation in Yemen, too. The Port of Hodeida in Yemen has been kept closed for a long time, which practically renders it impossible to deliver aid to the region. For this reason alone, a child under five faces the risk of death every 10 minutes in Yemen. [3]

In regard to Syria, the area which also encompasses Eastern Ghouta is located within the de-escalation zones that Turkey, Iran and Russia have agreed to establish in Syria.  However, securing these zones is a process that takes time. This, in turn, delays the prevention of loss of life. Yet, it is still possible to implement temporary solutions for these areas. 

For example, committees consisting of regime supporters as well as Russian and Turkish civilians could be formed in Ghouta under the UN's supervision, which will constantly monitor the humanitarian aid delivered to the region. Similarly, a civil committee incorporating all parties could be assigned to the Port of Hodeida in Yemen. In this way, any doubts over whether the aid sent to the belligerent parties contains weapons could be eliminated.

Technical measures should doubtlessly be a priority. However, what will ensure a definitive solution in the region is the formation of a rationalistic alliance by the countries of the region. Key steps should be taken following the ceasefire, which will contribute towards ensuring peace in the region, particularly under the guarantee of Russia, Iran and Turkey. In order to achieve this, it is essential that the relevant parties make decisions on common grounds and make their implementation a priority;  all necessary measures must be implemented to stop the bloodshed in the region, and actions that will squash terrorism must be taken as well, and an end to Western intervention is necessary. Such a solution can only be achieved by powerful alliances.


[1] Mohamed Sheikh Yusuf, Hunger kills 397 Syrians in Eastern Ghouta: NGO, 24.10.2017, http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/hunger-kills-397-syrians-in-eastern-ghouta-ngo/946205

[2] Action Against Hunger USA, Yemen: Hunger Kills Every Day, 20 December 2016, https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/blog/yemen-hunger-kills-every-day

[3] Karen Mc Veigh, Yemen hunger crisis leaves refugee chief 'shocked to the bones', 3 May 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/03/yemen-hunger-norwegian-refugee-council-chief-jan-egeland-shocked-to-the-bones

Adnan Oktar's piece in Cape Times & The Star & Pretoria News & The Mercury (South Africa) & Only Kashmir (India):

https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/hunger-used-as-a-weapon-11905609

http://onlykashmir.in/doomed-to-hunger-through-unlawful-warfare-strategy-syria-yemen-starve/

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It Is Time to Take Action for Northern Iraq Before It Is Too Late

The independence referendum in Northern Iraq was held on September 25 as previously stated, despite the objections and calls for postponement or cancellation from nearly the whole world. In truth, this is an undertaking so dangerous that it may drive the entire Middle East to the brink of a new catastrophe. So, what will come after this?

It may be possible to make some gains through coercion, imposition, opportunism, hollow dreams, one-sided decisions, and the mentality of "we made it happen" with a blatant disregard for laws. However, this is not the way to establish an independent Kurdish state. Hopefully, the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (IKRG) President Mesud Barzani will soon realize his mistake and back down from his undue, untimely and unseemly persistence.

In fact, Barzani correcting his mistake before long would be the best solution; yet, as the current developments seem to indicate, Barzani seems quite tenacious. Perhaps he is unable to find a way out of the predicament he is in, or it might very well be that he has been given certain promises behind closed doors, or under constant threat. However, even if his intentions are coming from a good place, acting in this way will not make him a national hero, but a leader who drags his people into devastation and misery.

Longing for independence is an understandable reaction for our downtrodden, innocent Iraqi Kurdish brothers and sisters, who have suffered terribly for years. But the separation of Iraq and the foundation of a Kurdish state in its stead certainly will not bring them peace, serenity, stability and prosperity, especially in this critical period that the region is going through. Attempting to establish a state upon a one-sided, illegitimate decision by defying the Iraqi Constitution without the consent of the UN and international organizations - or even the support of neighboring countries - will only bring about new and ceaseless conflicts.

What benefit can a small, weak, powerless Kurdish state that is doomed to isolation and struggling with social, political and economic issues offer for the people of the region? Under current circumstances, it can offer nothing but problems. Such a state will solely benefit the PKK terrorist organization. The biggest risk it may entail is the newly founded state comes under PKK control through an assassination or a putsch; thus the PKK, who have long sought to found a communist-Stalinist state, would achieve its ultimate goal. And Northern Iraq coming under the PKK control spells merciless suffering for the Kurdish people residing there at the hands of  bloodthirsty terrorists,  plunging the region into  never-ending turmoil. Without doubt, this will not only affect the Kurds, but all the peoples of the region, as the PKK’s tyranny will target each and every one of them.

The statement "now I can die" that Barzani uttered after the referendum is most likely an emphasis on the fact that he is not afraid of anything. But as a pious and conservative leader, his main concern must be the future state of his people after he has stepped down. At this stage, the best course of action to follow for Barzani and the IKRG officials is to cast aside their emotions and act with common sense. If he is being held under threat, the most definitive solution would be to act in concert with the countries of the region, particularly Turkey.

What is hoped from the Iraqi Central Government and the IKRG is to sit down at the conference table right away and solve their problems through negotiation and diplomacy. It is again hoped that the parties will settle their disputes on issues such as the status of Kirkuk and other controversial regions, oil distribution and revenue shares, and the control of the border gates without impairing the unity and integrity of Iraq. However, putting this solution into practice seems quite unlikely: the IKRG's irreconcilable attitude makes it harder to reach a settlement.

That being said, considering the gravity of the situation and the significance of the threat, there is clearly no time to lose. Waiting for a unilateral declaration of independence before taking measures would be a terrible mistake. The crisis in Northern Iraq could suddenly and rapidly spiral out of control; it could trigger wars that may lead to the further separatism, hostility and devastation throughout the entire Middle East. Even at the independence referendum stage, the fact that the PKK was deploying troops and heavy weaponry to the IKRG’s cities was no secret: The PKK obviously thinks that it has found a golden opportunity to take control of the region. And an independent, small, easy-to-swallow Kurdish state will, under the current circumstances, offer the PKK the opportunity it has long been waiting for. Such a threat should be averted by an alliance of the regional countries.

At this point, it is imperative that the Baghdad administration acts in unison with the two powerful nations of the region, Turkey and Iran. On a side note, the recent mutual visits and statements between Turkey and Iran is a harbinger of wonderful cooperation. By drawing on the support of Turkey, Iran and Russia, Iraq can take political, diplomatic and economic steps towards tackling the crisis in unity and solidarity. There is no doubt that joint measures will contribute greatly towards the solution of the issue. There is another point to consider here; maximum care should be taken to ensure that the measures to be taken do not make the already hard lives of the fellow Kurds in Northern Iraq even more difficult.

Nevertheless, those measures and incentives could well prove ineffective in achieving stability and averting conflicts, or end up dragging out the issue further. Military precautions are also necessary to prevent the issue from escalating into a human tragedy just as horrific - or even worse - than that seen in Syria. A peacekeeping force to be formed together by Turkey, Iran and Iraq will be the firmest reassurance of stability in the region. An army comprising of Sunni and Shiite corps, an indiscriminate combination of ethnic identities and sects, would prove to be an unprecedented and immense deterrent force. Peace, tranquility, safety and stability could be established quickly and easily without resorting to war and bloodshed. Creating such an alliance and the existence of a Muslim peace force is a sine qua non to nip in the bud all possible new future catastrophes in the Iraq and, more broadly, in the Middle East once and for all.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Al Bilad (Canada)

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Islam and Bigotry: Two Different and Opposite Religions

While Islam and bigotry are two completely different and opposite religions, they are considered equal to Islam by people who do not have enough knowledge or have not done any research on the issue.

While the religion the majority of the Muslim community follows today is known as Islam, the truth is that what rules the region is a religion of bigotry that is mostly based on superstitions; it is far removed from the Qur’an and what our Prophet told us.

There is a huge difference between bigotry and real Islam.

The only true and valid source of Islam is the Qur’an – the Holy Book sent by God. Prophet Muhammed also followed the Qur’an, preached what the Qur’an preached, ordered that the Qur’an should be followed and said that “the Qur’an is his Sunnah.”

The religion of bigotry, on the other hand, has many different sources. Some of these invalid sources would be thousands of made-up hadiths attributed to the Prophet, fabricated rules and prohibitions, wrongful interpretations of the Qur’an made up by the people who are presented as Islamic scholars in addition to incorrect beliefs, judgments and practices that are, in many instances, based on pre-Islamic superstitions, customs and traditions.

In fact, God clearly states that people will only be held accountable from the Qur’an on the issue of religion:

It the [Qur’an] is certainly a reminder to you and to your people and you will be questioned. (The Qur’an, 43:44)

The bigots frequently maintain that the Qur’an is incomprehensible, cryptic, deficient and inadequate; they would claim that the aforementioned, invalid sources, are needed in order to clarify and understand it. However, God is the one who declares the fact that the Qur’an is clear, sufficient and comprehensible. In many of his verses, God informs us that the Qur’an is very clear and complete and that there is no need for other sources. Some of these verses are as follows:

Am I to desire someone other than God as a judge when it is He who has sent down the Book [the Qur’an] to you clarifying everything. (The Qur’an, 6:114)

We have not omitted anything from the Book. (The Qur’an, 6:38)

Islam based on the Qur’an is the only and true religion, whereas bigotry is divided into hundreds of different groups that are in conflict with each other on practically every single issue. Each of them thinks that their path is correct, and the paths of others are deviant. The disunity of bigots is told in the Qur’an as follows:

As for those who divide up their religion and form into sects, you have nothing whatsoever to do with them. Their affair will go back to God and then He will inform them about what they did. (The Qur’an, 6:159)

Despite all these evidential verses, the bigots have violently rejected following the Qur’an sent by God, and insist on following their own made-up religion which has been handed down to them from their grandfathers and ancestors for hundreds of years. At the time of our Prophet, there were also idolaters, that is to say, bigots, who opposed the Messenger of God and rejected the religion revealed by God. This fact is told by God as follows:

When they are told, ‘Follow what God has sent down to you,’ They say, ‘We are following what we found our fathers doing.’ What, even though their fathers did not understand a thing and were not guided. (The Qur’an, 2:170)

While it is very easy to live by the real religion in the Qur’an, bigotry makes the religion harder and impossible to live by, in every way. Islam is the religion of convenience, but the bigots assume that the more difficult a religion is, the better it gets; properly speaking, this is a form of obscurantism. This twisted point-of-view originates from an inability to understand the Supreme mercifulness of God. It has also been one of the main issues on which many people resisted all the Prophets throughout the history. When Prophet Moses said to his tribe, “God demands you to sacrifice a cow,” his tribe made a very simple order impossible to follow by asking him a lot of questions. Ironically, they claimed that they were simply being meticulous in following the orders of God by doing so. However, being genuinely meticulous would mean following the orders of God as they have been sent – plain, simple, easy and pure. It is told in many verses in the Qur’an that the religion is easy:

Strive in the Way of God with a service worthy of Him. He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the religion – the religion of your forefather Ibrahim. (The Qur’an, 22:78)

In the same way, as only carcasses, blood, pork meat and animals that are not sacrificed in the Name of God are forbidden to eat in the Qur’an (The Qur’an, 16:115, 2:173), there are hundreds of forbidden food lists in the bigots’ sources of religion. God explains this wrongdoing of the bigots in the Qur’an as follows:

Do not say about what your lying tongues describe: ‘This is halal and this is haram,’ inventing lies against God. Those who invent lies against God are not successful (The Qur’an, 16:116)

Who has forbidden the fine clothing God has produced for His slaves and the good kinds of provision? On the Day of Rising such things will be exclusively for those who had faith during their life in the world.’ In this way, we make the signs clear for people who know. (The Qur’an, 7:32)

In short, bigotry is an evil system that produces hundreds of prohibitions and restraints on every issue, without taking any evidence or verse in the Qur’an as basis, and drives people away from the blessings and beauties God created.

Those who suffer the most under this system are women. The bigoted mindset that isolates women from the social world and blessings of Earth, imprisons, oppresses and exposes them to every ill-treatment and discrimination fosters a deeply-rooted subconscious hatred against women. The envious and ignominious characteristics of the bigots have caused them to fabricate numerous made-up religious rules, prohibitions and restraints against women.

The bigoted mindset has a special hostility and hatred against any grace, elegance and fine arts, just as against women. It is told in the Qur’an that Prophet Solomon had many sculptures, fountains and castles made in his palace (The Qur’an, 34:13). The magnificence, beauty and grace of heaven,  which God uniquely and perfectly created, is also depicted in detail in the Qur’an.

Bigots, on the other hand, are dead set against fine arts, elegance and beauty. They consider sculptures, paintings and music to be amongst the biggest of sins. They suppose that it is a so-called sacred duty to damage and destroy them at every opportunity.

Consequently, the bigoted understanding of religion raises introverted, loveless, stone-hearted and unhealthy masses that are unable to enjoy any of the beauties of life.

It should be known that it is impossible to say that a mindset following the principles of the Qur’an is prevalent in a country where women are not considered humans and are not free, where the streets are dreary, where there are no scientific or technological breakthroughs, where people cannot state their opinions and practice their religion freely, where people are coerced into living by Islam in any way, where people in different sects are declared “unbelievers,” where atheists and non-believers are under oppression, where churches and synagogues are attacked, where people from every religion, language or race are not treated as first-class citizens, where painters, sculptors,  opera singers and singers in general, men and women of literature are not held in high esteem, and the quality of life has fallen due to the lack of good manners.

However,  bigotry cannot be eliminated by oppressing people who are under this illusion. These people are made to believe in this system through indoctrination. Through counter-education, it is possible to rescue them from this dark world by showing them that what they’re doing is wrong by means of the verses of the Qur’an.

Once the principles of the Qur’an are preached and followed, peace, decency, rationality, democracy, freedom, fine arts, quality, good manners, scientific breakthroughs, joy and in short, the best of all the beautiful things, will prevail and humanity will finally be freed of the burden of superstitions.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Egyptian Streets (Egypt) & Jefferson Corner (USA):

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/11/02/islam-and-bigotry-two-different-and-opposite-religions/

http://www.jeffersoncorner.com/islam-and-bigotry-two-different-and-opposite-religions/

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Nagorno-Karabakh problem should result in strong regional alliance

The disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan also lends its name to an interminable problem between the two countries which date back to the beginning of the 20th century.

The Nagorno-Karabakh dispute that resurfaced as the cold war faded, has been escalating since the disintegration of the USSR. In 1992, shortly after Azerbaijan and Armenia gained their independence, this problem drove the two countries into a conflict. Twenty thousand people lost their lives in a war that lasted until the tentative ceasefire agreement was made in 1994. During that period 1.5 million people had to abandon their homes. Since the issue has not yet been resolved by a peace treaty and only the mentioned ceasefire has been in force until now, the two countries are still technically and officially at war.

There have been numerous talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, but no tangible results have been obtained until today. In 1992, the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was established to solve this problem. The group was co-chaired by the United States, Russia and France in 1994. However, the Minsk Group has not made any constructive progress thus far.

Despite the negative course of events, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian made a groundbreaking statement in the Armenia-Diaspora, Sixth Pan-Armenian Forum held in Yerevan in September. Nalbandian said that in order to hasten the ongoing negotiations within the scope of the OSCE (the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) that aims to settle the Karabakh dispute, the Armenian side, may return certain Azerbaijani territories that do not pose a threat to the security of Karabakh. He stated that negotiations with Azerbaijan on this issue continue and that he cannot share any further details about this step that will be taken to reduce the tensions between the two related countries.

The general consensus of opinion is that Russia was a significant influence behind this surprising and positive decision. It is stated that Russia is leaning towards the establishment of a safe and stable region on her southern borders against the centers of crisis and dissent in the Middle East such as Syria and Iraq. With the stabilization of the region, it is considered that Russia would be able to develop and improve relations with its allies such as Iran, in a healthier fashion, as well.

Last month, the positive and constructive atmosphere of the talks between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Geneva supported the establishment of an environment of peace, reconciliation and stability in the region. The declaration made by the OSCE Minsk Group states that the meeting was held in a constructive atmosphere and that additional measures will be taken to reduce tension in the region and that the parties will continue to work to resolve the issue peacefully.

The most recent meeting of Aliyev and Sargsyan in June 2016 took place in St. Petersburg under the auspices of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A few years ago political scientist Yulia Yakusheva, Executive Director of the North-South Political Studies Center at Moscow State University, has also drawn attention to the peaceful policies of Russia in the region. Yakusheva stated that Russia's attempts to actively contribute to the improvement of relations between Armenia and Turkey complies with the general policy of Russia to ensure security in the South Caucasus region. Yakusheva said that the Nagorno-Karabakh problem also falls under the same policy. She also said that Russia's efforts to actively mediate the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh problem is a sign of this general policy. She emphasized that as a country that has good relations with Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, Russia can really help stabilize this region and is already supporting this initiative.

A similarly good development was the meeting of the Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II and the Religious Leader of the Caucasus Muslims, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh in Moscow on September 8th, upon the invitation of Patriarch Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus. Following the tripartite meeting, in their joint statement the religious leaders emphasized that they support the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh dispute and voiced their good wishes for the conflicts to be overcome through the two religions' principles of good neighborliness, kindness, love for friendship, and mutual forgiveness and compassion. Shaykh al-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh said, "The Armenian and Azeri peoples will always live side-by-side, therefore there is no alternative to peace and cooperation. We appeal to our people to bring up and educate the youth in the spirit of goodwill and mutual respect, peace and morality."

The progressing and improving course of Russian-Turkish relations is a crucial factor for the materialization of the peaceful and unifying policies of Russia in the region. As a residual custom and manner of the 20th Century, the countries of the region are used to see one another as a security threat. The current policies can be considered as the harbinger for the end of that habit.

Indeed, the countries of the region could have become an unstoppable global power by establishing an alliance of friendship and brotherhood, but they have been deprived of this opportunity all because of the balance, security and safety-first policies they have maintained against each other for years. Preoccupied by their habit of seeing each other as a constant potential threat, they have not been able to focus on the global imperialist enemy, which has been the real threat for over a century. That is why they couldn't attain the strong solidarity needed to spoil these games.

As a matter of fact, the threat and destruction perpetuated for years by this imperialist power that implements countless plans, projects and calculations of interest in the region from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria to Libya and Yemen, are out in the open. Every day this imperialist power adds a new layer to its insidious games by provoking, creating crisis, conflicts, tensions, isolating and playing one against the other behind the scenes, in order to weaken countries like Turkey, Iran, and Russia that it couldn't directly drag into chaos. That is why it becomes more and more imperative for the countries of the region to urgently cease the meaningless disagreements, differences and artificial tension between them and unite as a great regional power against these dark forces.

Likewise, it is also imperative for Russia, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem together. Beyond solving problems, these five countries can strike the greatest blow against the deep forces that have been constantly causing problems for the world by forming a defense pack through a strong alliance and by opening their borders and allowing visa-free travel for the citizens of this alliance.

The first important step to be taken in this direction is to have the next Azerbaijan-Armenia meeting in Moscow, Istanbul or in Tehran instead of Geneva. Russia, Turkey and Iran should be the ones acting as the guarantor during these negotiations.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Pravda'da (Russia) :

http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/01-11-2017/139076-nagorno_karabakh-0/

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Glass Ceilings, Invisible Obstacles

It is a fact that women leaders and managers are much more common nowadays compared to the past- even as far as 20 years ago. Women’s participation rate in business life is increasing day by day due to factors such as the development of the intellectual and socio-cultural structure of our age, the increase in women’s level of education, the creation of trade union rights that support their employment and the emergence of new fields of work. However, despite all these positive developments, the large majority of women are still struggling with inequality and injustice in business life as well as social life. Even though the number of women actively participating in the business world is increasing, they still face many obstacles in advancing to higher executive positions.

Despite being the chief architects of society, women’s contributions to society are considerably underestimated or all too often, simply ignored. Women are often marginalized through gender discrimination, are subjected to unjust behavior and practices and face many difficulties in terms of working conditions, employment, recruitment, wages and promotion.

Undoubtedly, the reason behind all this is a false public perception imposing the belief that women should only work in lower-level managerial positions; in other words, a discriminatory view towards women. Women holding positions that require a strong personality such as management are not considered rational by some circles. At the root of this mentality are stereotypical sentiments claiming that women are more sensitive and weaker than men and that their sentimentality outweighs their rationality in their spiritual disposition. This misconception makes it very difficult for women to advance in their careers.
The popular term “glass ceiling” explains the “invisible” obstacles that prevent women from advancing in business life and reaching top executive positions. These are “invisible” obstacles, because this limitation is never explicitly talked about. While expecting a promotion, female executive candidates who want to reach senior positions are faced with a virtual glass ceiling without knowing why. This time it is ’the glass ceiling’ that prevents female executives’ rise in the business world, even though the law clearly stipulates the principle of equal treatment for women and men and establishes measures against discrimination in the workplace with the prohibition of gender discrimination.

The term ‘glass ceiling’ was first introduced in the 1970’s to describe prejudices that prevented women from reaching senior management positions in the United States and was articulated in a news report by the Wall Street Journal in 1986.

Professor Virginia E. Schein, who has long been working for the establishment of social and economic equality, is among those who draw attention to the mistaken public perception which claims that a strong, entrepreneurial, confident manager who doesn’t give up or falter in the face of difficulties – that is an ideal manager – must be male as put forth with the expression; “think manager, think male” and the glass ceiling syndrome.

Today, only a few women can overcome these obstacles that make their presence felt. Moreover, the situation is the same in any part of the world. Even in the most well-developed countries – of the 500 companies listed in Standard and Poors 500 index for instance; only 5.2% of their CEO’s are female. This shows us that the unfair view stipulating that women cannot have equal rights and values with men is silently accepted all over the world.

In fact women are deep thinking, reliable, clever and wise beings. They are superior in spotting the intricate aspects of events and noticing the details. They can perform their tasks in the best way possible, make the right decisions, produce the best solutions and come up with the most rational measures. Therefore, they can achieve great success both in social life and in business life. The Queen of Saba, an example from the Qur’an, is a state administrator who can take very to the point decisions about the most intricate problems.

Indeed, women are weaker in terms of physical power than men. However, the fact that they are physically weaker than men cannot be associated with their intelligence and capabilities, and in no way indicates that they should be valued less in a society.

It must be recognized that keeping women away from business life is greatly detrimental to a society’s future. As a matter of fact, women who are removed from pursuing a working life often don’t participate in other fields of social life either and this hinders the overall advancement of society. The development and advancement of societies is directly proportional to women’s active participation in the social division of labor and their feeling free and appreciated. It is entirely possible to understand how civilized a society is by looking at whether or not women are able to enjoy their rights and freedoms in that society. In order to become an advanced, intellectual and civilized society, it is imperative that women take center stage in that society.

Societies advance and strengthen in proportion to the value they attach to women. It cannot be expected that a country in which women are ignored, not treasured, oppressed and pushed into the background would be strong; in fact, such a country would almost invariably be quite weak. Therefore, it is one of the most urgent social needs to reintegrate women into society and to establish the necessary means to benefit from their superior and abilities.

In this context, women should have equal –as a matter of fact, even more – rights and freedoms; the belief that men are somehow inherently superior to women should be eliminated altogether. The mentality that falsely claims that women lack intelligence must be urgently defeated. Women should be given priority in all areas of social life, the business world, education and politics, and they should be shown the respect and esteem they deserve.

At this point, women also have important responsibilities. Women should resist with patience and vigilance the impositions of a male-dominated society, oppose negative prejudices against them and aspire to undertake proactive tasks that will fundamentally shake these prejudices and bring out their superior qualities. On the other hand, they should always be willing to improve themselves, encourage each other in this regard, and form a united front, as they need to strive together in order to overcome this wrongful mentality. Indeed, it is important for the rest of society to assume an attitude supporting these demands of women. It should not be forgotten that a solid, bright future depends on women’s determination and resolve.

Adnan Oktar's piece in Kashmir Reader (India) :

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/11/01/glass-ceilings-invisible-obstacles/

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Hunger in Africa Necessitates Immediate Solutions

It is quite thought-provoking that the region usually known for its hunger problem is not Scandinavia or Greenland, where it is very difficult to farm and grow livestock due to the climatic conditions, but Africa.

In February 2017, German Deutsche Welle's website notified its readers that "aid organizations have warned that alarm bells are ringing in Somalia due to drought" under the title of "Hunger Alarm in Somalia." A news agency based in Turkey published an article in March 2017 titled "Millions of people in East Africa are in the grip of hunger." Later in the article, it is stated that according to UN data, 23 million people in East African countries are starving due to the food crisis, and that the onset of famine and hunger -related deaths has raised concerns about the future of the people of the region.

"More than 20 million people in southern Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are facing the threat of hunger," wrote Euronews, and continued "the hunger in four African countries is the biggest humanitarian crisis UN faced."

All of these reports are from the current year; the hunger problem is still present in Africa. So much so that the UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien felt the need to make a call for an international collective action: “...Right now, over 20 million are facing famine and starvation in four countries. Without global efforts, people will starve to death.”

Indeed, this situation is not easily conceivable for many Europeans and Americans who watch the gazelles in Africa running around, the tropical forests, or the flowing waters of the Nile in documentaries. For them, Africa is a continent of fertility. The news of Chinese or European companies buying or renting land for farming in Africa, which has received considerable media exposure in recent years, further reinforces this view.

But the reality of Africa is very different. Civil war, terror, drought and migration have rendered hunger a permanent scar for Africa. In the last two months, 47 children have died of starvation-related illnesses at the Banaadir Hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. UNICEF informs that in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and some parts of Yemen, hundreds of thousands of children are under the threat of death due to malnutrition, civil war and famine.

The situation in Somalia is concerning. As it is known, more than 250,000 people lost their lives due to the drought in Somalia in 2001. A similar situation is being experienced today. A lack of rainfall has turned wide grasslands into barren lands with only a few scrawny and thorny plants. The already poor people are traversing kilometers of land looking for a few pieces of grass to feed their animals so that the last few can survive. However, this search all too often results in failure. The UN warns that the goats and camels are dying rapidly and the Somali people will soon face a new hunger crisis.

The fact that hunger is related to drought brings up changing climatic conditions, and of course the damage we have done to nature and to the atmosphere. For example, a report jointly compiled by the presidents of the five UN institutions states that after the most recent El Nino, food security "deteriorated severely" in some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and in southeastern and western Asia. Taking precautions on this issue is one of the ways to avoid drought in Africa.

Another solution that can be worked on is to find new food sources and to urgently promote agriculture and animal husbandry. As is known, many developed countries are developing small and large drought-tolerant breeding animals with increased meat and milk yield through eugenics. Ensuring that these animals are utilized in starving areas without being neutered can also be a solution.

The UN could be the most effective international organization in the fight against hunger in Africa. However, their solutions are often time and location based. Therefore, instead of a clear solution, they are trying to deliver aid to specific regions under the threat of starvation. In this state, the UN looks like a man rushing to extinguish fires that have started in various rooms of the house with a bucket of water. However, it is quite possible to solve the problem by creating a constant crisis fund. Many countries have their own fund for natural disasters. A similar one can be made permanent under UN control for hunger.

As a matter of fact, Gerd Müller, Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, addressed this issue in his statement to the Passauer Neuen Presse. Müller emphasized that the United Nations should act to take 'foresighted and preventive measures' in relation to the issue, arguing that inadequate funding of UN agencies and the fact that they require financial support in every hunger crisis are 'unacceptable.'

All of these being a solution, it is nonetheless vital that an extensive and urgent humanitarian aid campaign needs to be carried out in Africa. It is also necessary to materialize a sustainable development strategy and establish robust state institutions that can keep the negative effects of droughts under control.

The establishment of mechanisms and functioning state institutions that can prevent a drought from turning into catastrophic famine is indeed not a problem solvable by only a few countries. The international public, especially in some Western countries, providing support for these countries and their collective help in the aid and development efforts will ensure that the problem will be resolved without causing further loss.

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

https://ahtribune.com/world/africa/1979-hunger-in-africa.html

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The Error That Creation Out Of Water Indicates Evolutionary Creation

We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We gave him (the gifts) of hearing and sight. (Surat al-Insan, 2)

Those who defend the evolutionary creation deceit, try to show that the statements in many verses that man was created out of water are evidence that all living things emerged from water.

When we examine another verse where the stages of human creation are discussed, the fundamental error in these comments is clearly revealed:

Mankind! If you are in any doubt about the Resurrection, know that We created you from dust, then from a drop of sperm, then from a clot of blood, then from a lump of flesh, formed yet unformed, so We may make things clear to you. We make whatever We will to stay in the womb until a specified time, and then We bring you out as children so that you can reach your full maturity. Some of you die and some of you revert to the lowest form of life so that, after having knowledge, they then know nothing at all. And you see the ground dead and barren; then when We send down water onto it it quivers and swells and sprouts with luxuriant plants of every kind. (Surat al-Hajj, 5)

In this verse, the stages of the creation of a human being are described.

Dust, i.e., substances both organic and inorganic, which are found in their elementary forms on and in the Earth, is the raw material that includes the basic minerals and elements in the human body.

The second stage is the coming together of these materials in the seminal fluid, which is described in the Qur'an as a mingled drop. This drop contains the sperm that possesses the genetic information and structure necessary to fertilize the egg inside the mother's womb. In short, the raw material for a human being is (dust of) the Earth, the essence of which is collected in a drop of seminal fluid in a manner that will bring about a human being. Following the water stage, a human being's developmental stages inside the mother's womb are described in the Qur'an. The theory of evolution, on the other hand, assumes the existence of millions of hypothetical stages (the first cell, single-celled creatures, multi-celled creatures, invertebrates, vertebrates, reptiles, mammals, primates, and countless similar stages) between the so-called spontaneous origination of life in water to a human being's formation. In the sequence presented by the verse, however, it is clear that there is no such logic or description, for a human being takes on the form of an 'alaq after he or she is in the form of a drop of water.

For this reason, it is clear that the verse is not describing the different evolutionary stages undergone by a human being, but rather the stages of creation from before and inside the mother's womb right up to old age.

Some Qur'anic commentators think that "the creation of living things from water" contains a meaning that parallels the theory of evolution. However, this view is seriously flawed. The verses reveal that water is the raw material for living things by saying that all living things were created from it. In fact, modern biology has revealed that water is the most fundamental component of all living bodies, for the human body is approximately 70 percent water. Water permits movement inside the cell, between cells, and between tissues. Without it, there would be no life. Other verses stating that human beings and other living things were created from water also contain no meaning that could be used to support evolution. The following verses are among those that contain such statements:

Do those who disbelieve not see that the heavens and Earth were sewn together and then We unstitched them, and that We made from water every living thing? So will they not believe? (Surat al-Anbiya', 30)

The verses below clearly state that the "drop of water" is semen:

He created the two sexes – male and female – out of a sperm-drop when it spurted forth (min nutfatin idha tumna); that He is responsible for the second existence. (Surat an-Najm, 45-47)

Min

:from

Nutfatin

:nutfah, sperm-drop

İdha

:when …

tumna

:be spurted forth

Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm? (nutfatan min maniyin yumna) (Surat al-Qiyama, 37)

nutfatan

:nutfah, a drop of water

min

:from

maniyin

:sperm

yumna

:being ejaculated

Man has only to look at that from which he was created. He was created from a spurting fluid (Khuliqa min ma'in dafiqin), emerging from between the backbone and the breastbone. (Surat aTariq, 5-7)

khuliqa

:was created

min

:from

ma'in

:water

dafiqin

:suddenly erupting, spurting, being caused to flow

The Error That Creatıon Fırst From Dust And Then From Water Indıcates Evolutıonary Creatıon

... Do you then disbelieve in Him Who created you from dust, then from a drop of sperm, and then formed you as a man? (Surat al-Kahf, 37)

Omer Nasuhi Bilmen's commentary on the same verse states:

Do you deny the Almighty God Who created the Prophet Adam, the origin of your race and the cause of your creation, (from dust), Who then created you and (formed you as a man after creating you) from a nutfah and a drop of sperm, Who brought you into being as a complete human being as a result of different stages of life? Because denying the afterlife means denying the Almighty God, Who gives you the news that it will happen and Who has the power to make it happen.

The expression creation from dust describes the creation of Prophet Adam, and creation from water refers to the development of a human being, starting with the sperm. It is indicated in the verse below that God created a human being directly from dried clay. This verse, which describes the Prophet Adam's (pbuh) creation, does not speak of a stage:

When your Lord said to the angels: "I am creating a human being out of dried clay formed from fetid black mud. When I have formed him and breathed My Spirit into him, fall down in prostration in front of him!" (Surat al-Hijr, 28-29)

If the Qur'anic account of creation's stages is read carefully, bearing in mind the consecutive processes, it will be realized immediately that such an evolutionary view is incorrect.

The Qur'an contains many verses indicating that Prophet Adam, peace be upon him, was not created through an evolutionary stage. One of them reads:

The likeness of Jesus in God's Sight is the same as Adam. He created him from earth and then He said to him, "Be!" and he was. (Surah Al 'Imran, 59)

The above verse states that God created the Prophet Adam (pbuh) and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) in the same way. As we stressed earlier, the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was created with no parents, from the Earth, at God's command "Be!" the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) also was created without father, by God's Will expressed through the command "Be!"

In the other verses that refer to creation from water and earth, it is not man's evolutionary stages that are being described, but the stages of human creation before the womb, during it, and after birth.

Mankind! If you are in any doubt about the Rising, know that We created you from dust, then from a drop of sperm, then from a clot of blood, then from a lump of flesh, formed yet unformed, so We may make things clear to you. We make whatever We will to stay in the womb until a specified time and then We bring you out as children so that you can reach your full maturity. Some of you die and some of you revert to the lowest form of life so that, after having knowledge, they then know nothing at all. And you see the ground dead and barren; then when We send down water onto it it quivers and swells and sprouts with luxuriant plants of every kind. (Surat al-Hajj, 5)

The Error That The Qur'an Contains Signs Of The Evolutionary Process

There surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning. (Surat al-Insan, 1)

The same people also use this verse as evidence for evolution. In translations based on personal interpretation, the expression "when he was a thing not worth mentioning" is expressed as a statement of "previous states before man became man." However, this claim is just as far the truth as the first one.

The Arabic part of the underlined section runs as follows:

lam yakun shay'an madhkuran

lam yakun

: was not

shay'an

: a thing

madhkuran

: mentioned

Trying to use this expression as evidence for evolution is really forcing the words. In fact, Qur'anic scholars do not interpret this verse as indicating an evolutionary process. For example, Hamdi Yazir of Elmali makes the following comments:

In the beginning were elements and minerals, then vegetable and animal nutrients–"a kind of clay" (Surat al-Muminun, 12) were created out of them in stages. Then, something emerged very slowly and by stages from the sperm that was filtered from them. But that was not something called a human being. Just as mankind is not eternal, nor is his substance; that emerged later. Man came into being long after the beginning of time and the creation of the universe.

Omer Nasuhi Bilmen explains the verse in this way:

These verses announce that God created man to see and hear out of a drop of water when he was not, and that He has set a test for him.… Mankind did not exist in the beginning, but was created later as a figured body out of a drop of water, soil, and clay. That person was not known at that time, his name and why he had been created were a mystery to the inhabitants of Earth and sky. He then began to be reminded that he has a soul.

As clearly stated by Islamic scholars, there is no reference in the Qur'an to "creation through evolution". The creation that is told in the Qur'an is "creation out of nothing" by God's command "Be!".

The Error That The Prophet Adam (Pbuh) Was Not The First Man

Another claim put forward regarding the error of evolutionary creation is that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) may not have been the first man and may not even have been a human being. (We absolve the Prophet Adam (pbuh)). The following verse is presented as evidence for this:

When your Lord said to the angels, "I will create a vicegerent on Earth," they said, "Why put on it one who will cause corruption on it and shed blood when we glorify You with praise and proclaim Your purity?" He said, "I know what you do not know." (Surat al-Baqara, 30)

Those who support this claim say that the Arabic verb ja'ala in the expression "I will create a vicegerent" means "to appoint." In other words, they wrongly suggest that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was not the first man, but that that he was "appointed" as a vicegerent among many people. However, in the Qur'an, this verb has the following meanings:

To create, invent, translate, make, place and render

Some examples of Qur'anic verses where ja'ala is used are:

He created you from a single self, then produced (ja'ala) its mate from it, and sent down livestock to you – eight kinds in pairs… (Surat az-Zumar, 6)

Say: "He brought you into being and gave (ja'ala) you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show! (Surat al-Mulk, 23)

As can be seen from the above verses, ja'ala means "creation" in this verse. Furthermore, several verses state that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was created from dust. These verses make it clear that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was not just one man among many, but that he possessed a special and different creation.

The Error That The Prophet Adam (Pbuh) Was Created On Earth

In the Qur'an God reveals another important fact about the Prophet Adam (pbuh): his removal from the Garden of Eden. It says in the verses:

Children of Adam! Do not let satan tempt you into trouble, as He expelled your parents from the Garden, stripping them of their covering, and disclosing to them their private parts. He and his tribe see you from where you do not see them. We have made the demons friends of those who do not believe. (Surat al-Mursalat, 27)

We said: "Adam, live in the Garden, you and your wife, and eat freely from it wherever you will. But do not approach this tree and so become wrongdoers." But satan made them slip up by means of it, expelling them from where they were. We said: "Go down from here as enemies to each other! You will have residence on Earth and enjoyment for a time." (Surat al-Baqara, 35-36)

The verses' statements are perfectly clear. God created the Prophet Adam (pbuh) from dust. The Prophet Adam (pbuh) is a special creation that emerged first from his existence in the Heaven and then from his removal from it. Yet Muslims who have been deceived by evolution ignore this evident truth and maintain that "Heaven" here refers not to the Heaven in the Hereafter but to a beautiful area on Earth, despite the fact that the Qur'an specifies many features of the Heaven in which the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was created. For example, that Heaven contains both angels and the devil, and the angels speak with God. It is a mistake to produce forced interpretations and seek evidence of evolution when the verses are so clear on this matter.

Many verses state that all people are descended from the Prophet Adam (pbuh). As it is revealed in the Qur'an:

When your Lord took out all their descendants from the loins of the children of Adam and made them testify against themselves "Am I not your Lord?" they said: "We testify that indeed You are!" Lest you say on the Day of Rising: "We knew nothing of this." Or lest you say: "Our forefathers associated others with God before our time, and we are merely descendants coming after them. So are You going to destroy us for what those purveyors of falsehood did?" (Surat al-Mursalat, 172-173)

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

http://newsrescue.com/error-creation-water-indicates-evolutionary-creation/#axzz4xanX4Cvl

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More People Question Darwinism Worldwide

From the day it was brought forward by Darwin, the theory of evolution has remained perhaps the most hotly debated topic in the world. In fact, this debate goes on across the world not only in the field of biology, but on philosophical, political, sociological and even artistic platforms as well. Never before has a "factual" scientific theory been a matter of such controversy and polemic in so many fields related and unrelated, direct and indirect.

As it is known, the emergence of new supporting evidence in time renders a theory stronger and helps it gain recognition. When refuting evidence surfaces, on the other hand, the theory in question is abandoned and classified as "invalid and insubstantial."

However, this standard procedure has never been employed for Darwinism, a compilation of fallacies that lack scientific evidence and are based on illogical postulates, for Darwinism has always been favored and defended at all costs by academic, ideological and political circles, where an atheistic-materialistic world view reigns supreme. Those who rejected the theory were declared anti-scientific, ignorant, fanatical and outdated, because keeping the theory of evolution alive was a factor vital for the survival of the atheistic-materialistic worldview.

Yet, since its introduction by Darwin, the theory of evolution has been refuted by all related fields of science:

— The branches of science such as biomathematics and statistics proved the improbability of even the smallest protein molecule comprising a cell, the building block of life, forming "by itself" under natural conditions.

— Paleontology brought to light more than 700 million ancient fossils, many of them tens of millions of years old, revealing that at no point of history did life forms evolve. The entire fossil record unearthed so far shows that since their first appearance on earth to date, life forms did not undergo any evolutionary processes.

The imaginary transitional forms - interconnecting species claimed to have existed by evolutionists - have yet to turn up in any fossil record. On top of that, all of the life forms that have been presented as transitional forms to keep the theory alive have since been proven to be perfect living beings with complex anatomies and systems that have existed at certain points in history before going extinct. As a matter of fact, Darwin himself admitted this predicament that renders his theory utterly invalid in his book as follows:

Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?… Innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do 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?... and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory." (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, p. 172, 280)

— On the other hand, observations not only revealed that mutations, which are claimed to be one of the two so-called driving mechanisms behind the evolution, are completely incapable of transforming and improving species, but that the only clear impact they have on organisms is simply to bring about permanent damage and devastation. The definition of the laws of inheritance resulted in the revelation that it is scientifically impossible for natural selection, the second so-called evolutionary mechanism, to bring about new species.

In short, when normal scientific standards are followed, Darwinism is nothing but a fallacy that should have been discarded decades ago, as a requisite of rationality, logic and common sense. In other words, Darwinism is the greatest and most organized scientific hoax in the history of science.

But this truth is covered up by the ideological powers behind the scenes. In an attempt to keep the atheistic-materialistic philosophy alive, they resort to unimaginable methods to conceal the debacles of Darwinism and to give it a scientific veneer. Yet this entity, too, is getting weaker with each passing day -due in no small part to the confessions Darwinists have had to make themselves.

Particularly, the scientific activities we have carried out since the early 2000’s to the present day that unmask and lay bare the scientific predicaments of the theory of evolution have proved most effective in this regard. The information showing the invalidity of Darwinism that originated from Turkey - and spread throughout the world - has helped humanity wake up from this mass hypnosis. During these years, hundreds of books have been written and translated into numerous languages, revealing the invalidity of Darwinism with the help of scientific fields such as microbiology, paleontology and genetics. Hundreds of scientific conferences have been held worldwide, and about 100 documentary films have been prepared, featuring top-quality visuals and striking scientific data. Through the fossil exhibits held in numerous countries from the USA to the UK, from Holland to Hong Kong, people have witnessed the scientific basis of creation. In a dark environment, our endeavors pulled the curtain aside and let the light of knowledge shine on people, helping them know for certain that "the sun exists."

This fact can also be verified via several surveys conducted in the Western world in recent years. For example, according to a survey carried out in previous years, 50% of the Britons stated that they are either STRONGLY opposed to the theory or are confused about it. Among the rest, only 25% believe in evolution while the remaining 25% expressed doubts about the theory, saying that the theory is "probably true."  For Britain, a country regarded as the cradle of Darwinism, these statistics are quite striking. The issue also found its way into the September issue of the well-known evolutionist science magazine New Scientist under the title "A third of UK adults question evolution. The news article notes the followings, "Nearly 30% of adults in the UK say evolution can’t explain the origin of humans” “Unexpectedly, 44% (UK adults) felt that evolutionary processes cannot explain the existence of human consciousness." According to the survey, even those who express their belief in evolution state that evolution fails to account for the soul.

The recent public opinion polls conducted by Pew and Gallup revealed that almost half of the citizens of the USA do not believe in evolution.

A US-based news channel reported in August, 2017 the news that 99% of the Muslim Turkish people do not believe in Darwinism, but rather believe in Creation

Similar research and surveys show a gradual decline on the rates of belief in Darwinism among Western societies, particularly in the last 10 years whereas the rates of belief in God are seen to be on the rise worldwide. Researches and statistics explicitly reveal an indisputable truth that cannot be covered up by demagogueries: People no longer believe in evolution. An increasing number of people reject evolution because they believe in science, clearly see the scientific evidence, and act on rationality and conscience. The more they are enlightened and obtain extensive knowledge on the subject, the more they come to realize that Darwinism is the greatest scientific hoax in the history of the world. Humanity has now begun to awaken from a century long deep hypnosis.

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

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/newsindex.php?id=1404267

http://newsrescue.com/people-question-darwinism-worldwide/#axzz4yVYpFOxv

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Millions of children used as labour

While their peers are in the classroom, they are working ...

While their peers are playing in the schoolyard, they are working ...

They are working even when they should be with their mothers and fathers...

Some are trying to repair a car, some crafting furniture, others trying to make sales. There are those who labor in the field with hoes in their hands and some are even forced to work in mines.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that there are 168 million child workers, 85 million of which are working at dangerous jobs. Asia-Pacific borderlands and Sub-Saharan Africa are the regions with highest number of child laborers. The sector children work the most is agriculture. (1)

Child labor is not just a problem of underdeveloped countries as most people assume. There are child laborers even in the US and Europe. However, these children are usually responsible for trivial tasks in family businesses helping their parents for a temporary period.  They mostly work in simple jobs to earn a little pocket money during holidays. Experts think that such jobs contribute positively to the development of children and provide them with various skills and experiences.

However, this is not the case for children working in sweatshops, in the fields, or in mines to earn a living for themselves and their family. On the contrary, such environments prevent children from living the life they deserve; require them to comply with conditions wholly unsuitable to them, and prevent them from enjoying their childhood and going to school. These living conditions, according to experts, undermine children's potential and harm their physical and mental development. These children grow up lacking affection since they are often away from their parents for long periods of time; moreover, their social development is incomplete because they do not receive the basic education that would make life easier for them in the future.

Research indicates that the main reason why children work is to contribute to the family income. However, the number of children working to repay family debt is also quite high. There are even cases where children are sold by their families into modern-day indentured servitude. These children usually have to work for a very small amount of money – if any at all - under very difficult conditions.

The biggest danger for children is prostitution and drugs. In the East Asia and India, children are either sold directly into prostitution or used in the production of pornographic publications. Again in the East Asia, Latin America and some parts of Africa, children are employed as workers in the production of illicit drugs or as couriers in its distribution.

Another area of ​​activity that shouldn't be associated with children is war and military service. Approximately 250,000 girls and boys around the world are given weapons and sent into combat. In the middle of a war zone, these children are often subjected to sexual harassment and rape, or lose their lives in combat. Children are forced to use weapons both in rebel groups and in government forces. According to a report by the United Nations, many of the world's armed groups are making children fight. According to the report, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the countries where child soldiers are employed the most. The report mentions other countries too; Libya, Palestine, Colombia, the Philippines and Myanmar. The most interesting name found in the report is Germany. Germany is included in the report because they recruited 1,515 seventeen years old children for military service in 2015. What is interesting is that Germany argues that children under 18 should not be recruited for military services in Myanmar and Colombia. (2)

Even though the ILO reports a significant reduction in the overall number of child workers worldwide, hundreds of millions of children continue to be forced into jobs that are unsuitable for their physical and mental development.

Indeed, the reason why child labor is in demand is not the lack of manpower. The wages of children are very low and they are very unlikely to have social insurance, file complaints or seek their right of redress against difficult working conditions. Children are exposed to all manner of coercion and abuse due to their vulnerability.

Considering all these problems, how then can we prevent children from being forced into jobs that ultimately harm them?

The first thing to do is to get as many countries as possible to sign the UN International Labor Organization's agreement for avoiding child labor. At the same time, the UN would track the violations regarding this issue in the concerned countries.

Families can be provided with the necessary financial support so that the children won't be expected to work and contribute to the family economy. Social support mechanisms for housing, health and nutrition can be established in places where children work as seasonal agricultural laborers. In addition, schools and teachers may take more responsibility for detecting children who work. The communication between teachers and institutions in charge of preventing child labor can be improved.

However, considering that the child labor problem is generally widespread in poor countries or countries involved in a civil war, it would likely be difficult to completely prevent this problem, even if sufficient resources are provided and all the necessary measures are taken. More responsibility falls on international organizations such as UNESCO and the ILO for the solution to this problem.

Another way is to make special regulations for the prevention of child labor in the related legislation and to make sanctions more severe for violators.

It is very important to take all possible actions to make the world a place where children are not forced to work. In a world where wars rage on and the system of exploitation continues, children will always be the most exploited group. In order to prevent this, it is imperative to first understand the ideological origins of wars and exploitation, and then to undertake a serious ideological effort to eliminate these ideologies. Then people can see that love and peace are possible, and the world can become a home sufficient for everyone. Until then, every country, every institution and every person is responsible for taking the necessary measures to stop this exploitation.

References:

  1. http://www.ilo.org/ankara/areas-of-work/child-labour/lang--tr/index.htm
  2. http://www.dw.com/tr/14-%C3%BClkede-%C3%A7ocuk-askerler-sava%C5%9F%C4%B1yor/a-19044420

Adnan Oktar's piece in Cape Argus & The Star & Pretoria News (South Africa) & Riyadh Vision (Saudi Arabia):

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/11/07/lifes-no-childs-play-for-many-kids/

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Turkey’s engagement in Africa is beyond business

Africa is a vast and ancient continent, and every country on it had to deal with the experience of colonialism. The continent's riches were plundered by certain European countries for centuries, while the indigenous people of Africa were torn away from the homelands and enslaved.

For nearly half a century, there has been no country in Africa that is officially a colony. However, in spite of all its richness, no African country has yet to form an affluent society. Enjoying a considerable potential of natural gas, petroleum and renewable energy, African countries often fail to achieve the necessary production due to insufficient infrastructure or unfavorable political climates.

Despite all these facts, pleasant developments are taking place in Africa, as well. In 1998, Turkey adopted "the Africa Action Plan," and in 2003, it developed "the Strategy on the Development of the Economic Relations with African Countries." The most notable development in Turkish-African relations, however, dates back to the implementation of "The Africa Strategy Document" adopted in 2010. This document is considered important in that it ushered in a new era that could be defined as "the Turkish-African Partnership."

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website describes Turkey's Africa Partnership Policy as follows:

  • Contributing to the establishment of peace and stability in the African continent;
  • Supporting African countries in their political, economic and social development;
  • To that end, providing outright assistance in the areas of humanitarian aid, reconstruction, security, public diplomacy and mediation;
  • Contributing to the development of Africa's resources in a way that will benefit the people of Africa;
  • Improving our bilateral relation on the basis of equal partnership and mutual benefit. 

Turkey not only carries out work with the African countries on the basis of bilateral relations, but also makes a point of working with both international and regional organizations in cooperation with the Pan-African Union. Joint work models are devised and put into practice at Turkish-African Cooperation Summits held for this purpose.

Another fact that signifies the importance Turkey places on Africa is the increase in the number of the diplomatic missions on the continent. In 2009, there were a total of 12 Turkish embassies on the continent; today this number has risen to 39. African countries did not remain indifferent to the attention of Turkey, and while there were only the embassies of 10 African countries in Ankara in 2008, today this number has reached 33.

One of the primary instruments that foster international relations is high-level visits and official contacts among politicians. The efforts carried out in these visits produce fruitful results towards determining a road map for the future.

While Turkey's trade volume with the African continent was $5.47 billion US Dollars in 2003, this number was recorded as $16.7 billion US Dollars in 2016. The worth of Turkey's total investments on the continent is estimated to have exceeded $6 billion US Dollars. This number is quite noteworthy in terms of demonstrating the services brought to - and the employment opportunities provided for - the continent by Turkey. Another example to this is the fact that Turkish Airlines is gradually increasing the number of its flights to Africa. This, in turn, is an indication of the fact that the people of Africa can now have easier access to various parts of the world.

All these developments show that the Africa Initiative Policy pursued by Turkey for over a decade has now turned into a partnership. The most important characteristic of this relationship is that it is a win-win for both sides whereas the benefits of the Africa policies pursued by ex-colonialist countries were mostly one-sided. This is the reason that explains African people's love and sympathy towards Turkey.

Former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki's statement, "What Turkey has been doing in Somalia attests to how much it cares for Africa," proves this fact. Unlike the colonial powers, Turkey's presence in Africa is not based on the principle of "always being on the side that profits the most." Stating that Turkey does not regard the African Continent from a colonial point of view and makes its investments on the "win-win" principle, Thabo Mbeki noted, "We can see this from the investments Turkey has made in Somalia. These investments are a reflection of Turkey's view on the continent," and invited Turkish students to study in his country.

Turkey has developed and carried out many more projects in Africa, one of which is the ‘Turks Abroad and Related Communities’ (YTB), in affiliation with the Turkish Prime Ministry. The organization provides students from Africa with various endorsements such as scholarship and shelter.

Turkey is not as advanced and wealthy as Western European countries, and has limited resources. Yet it lends a helping hand to the less fortunate people all over the world without expecting anything in return.

While the total development aid granted to Sub-Saharan African countries by Turkey was only $330,000 in 2000, this number rose to $395.77 million in 2015. Turkey is collaborating with the countries of Africa in fulfilling their needs in areas such as food safety, famine relief, sustainable environment, education and health. The 150-bed Turkey-Sudan Training and Research Hospital built in Darfur-Nyala, the 200-bed Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital (Digfer) in Somalia-Mogadishu, the training of African state employees in Turkey, and radio stations established in Comoros, Tunis, Namibia, Mozambique and Uganda are some of the outcomes of this policy of cooperation.

Turkey regards and embraces the African countries and their people as brothers and sisters without pursuing any other objective of an imperialist or capitalist nature. Turkey's goal is not to guide Africa; but to be its companion on this road.  Turkey knows that one cannot be a companion without favoring honesty, and sharing and thus acts accordingly. Turkey's relations in Africa are growing from one of cooperation to that of partnership.

Adnan Oktar's piece in The Peninsula Qatar

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Disregarding The Dajjal Movement Brings About The Spread Of Evil

Many politicians, thinkers and intellectuals all over the world agree that conflicts, revolutions, wars, economic crises, turmoil and anarchy are orchestrated by a mastermind and a single center to achieve a certain purpose.

There is a great deal of evidence clearly proving this fact: The way incidents occur, their timing and connections with each other, the fact that these incidents happen in a way that affects global politics, intrinsically irreconcilable powers collaborating in the name of evil, those who advocate love and peace facing worldwide oppression, and the broad analyses of these occurrences in the light of occasional confessions all bring us to the fact that very long term plans are put into practice.

On the other hand, the fact that terrorist organizations, mafia groups and criminals are insistently protected and watched over by seemingly different groups, and that massacres that are easy to prevent are carried out blatantly, are other proofs of the existence of a deep structure that organizes them.

There is Only One Center of Evil

But there is one issue upon which a consensus usually cannot be reached, and that is who or what groups orchestrate the evil activities. On one hand, entities such as “financial barons, interest lobbies, drug cartels, media barons, international giant corporations, oil lobbies” are seen as the focal points of evil, while on the other, some secret committees and some states have also been the subject of studies in this area. But the biggest mistake made in this regard is not looking at the historical facts from a broad perspective and finding the true center.

When considered from a broad perspective, it will become clear that dozens of entities that devise and spread policies of hate actually work in coordination with each other, that these entities share a common philosophy and goals, and that they constitute the pyramid of a major organized criminal organization.

This dark structure that orchestrates all evil is “the movement of the dajjal”, which lexically means “the one who causes mischief, the one with evil disposition, the one who incubates evil deeds and deceives people through lies”.

All of the Divine religions describe this dark entity in great detail and warn that it will strive for disrupting peace and order. This entity is called “dajjal” according to the Muslims’ belief, “antichrist” according to Christians, and “antimessiah” according to Jews. However, although it has many different names, all those names are actually a single entity with the same characteristics.

Realizing the Existence of the Dajjal Movement

To be able to explain the current state of the world, it is vital to draw a comparison between the means of today and of the past. When we go back to even as near as a century ago, we are faced with the reality that the plight of the regions suffering from major catastrophes, famines, epidemics and natural disasters remained unknown to the rest of the world. Gathering and delivering aid for the regions ravaged by major disasters was just as difficult in the past. This was also a factor which added to the extent of devastation, suffering and disasters.

Nowadays, however, with the development of technology and communication, the whole world instantly hears about every incident occurring in any part of the world. It is also possible to extend a helping hand to disaster areas in a short period of time.

Likewise, today, countries have come together, principles that guarantee human rights have been accepted, and an infrastructure has been established that ensures immediate intervention to injustices. Cooperation and solidarity within the framework of common legal sanctions has been recognized as the main principle in all the powerful countries of the world that are considered civilized. Wherever there is an injustice in the world, and wherever people need immediate help, there are plenty of possibilities that allow states, societies, non-governmental organizations, in short, all humanity to instantly mobilize and bring relief to those in need.

However, this system almost never works. While billions of people, including those in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America – and even Europe – are waiting for a helping hand to rescue them from bad living conditions and threats, humanitarian aid is being hindered from reaching these places and people are forced to live in poverty amidst wealth or to perish in meaningless and ruthless wars when they can lead peaceful and safe lives.

Of course, in every period of the history of humanity there have been tyrannical, despotic and cruel rulers who give in to the influence of satan. Humanity, under the tyranny of these draconian rulers, has all too often had to live hellish lives. But at no point in the past has humanity ever witnessed the images of the millions whose rights are violated, who face persecution, live in poverty, are exposed to disasters, face death in refugee camps and undeservedly die in wars, famines and epidemics, as we witness today.

Now, the news similar to that illustrated below, which everybody has gotten used to seeing and even many people no longer care about, are in the headlines:

  • It has been reported that the number of Iraqis who died in the bloody attacks since 2003, when the US occupation began, might have reached 1.2 million. [i]
  • Two million children in Iraq are downtrodden.[ii]
  • Africa faces the worst drought of recent years. Drought threatens 14 million people.[iii]
  • World global hunger report has been released. According to the report, one in four children is malnourished, and 300 children die of hunger every hour.[iv]
  • 13 million people in Africa die of hunger every year, while in America, the money spent on obesity treatment is around 40 billion dollars.[v]
  • According to the Global Hunger Index, people in 52 countries have reached a ‘serious and worrying’ threshold of hunger.[vi]
  • According to the report prepared by the UN dated April 4, 2016, a total of 4,837,208 registered migrations occurred in Syria.[vii]
  • According to the latest figures of the UN, the number of refugees in the world is 60 million…[viii]
  • According to the data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 5,509 refugees lost their lives in 2015 alone.[ix]
  • In 2014, 32 thousand 658 people lost their lives in terrorist incidents. Since 2000, the increase in deaths in terrorist attacks is as high as 80 percent.[x]
  • The Global Peace Index indicates that in 2015, political instability, terrorism and conflicts cost the global economy 13.6 trillion dollars.[xi]

The above are just a few of the millions of horrific incidents that have taken place in recent years and increasingly continue to occur today. Above all, these disasters are not prevented even though they can be quite easily.

The fact that such incidents continue unabatedly, and that lovelessness is spreading like wildfire, once again proves that an entity orchestrating all this evil is at work.

The Most Important Ideological Struggle of Today Must Be Waged Against the Dajjal Movement

The greatest ruse and deception of dajjal is to convince the world that “dajjal” does not exist. As for the media organs that are wittingly or unwittingly under the sway of the dajjal movement, and the sycophants of the movement who are seemingly intellectual but actually live for their self-interests, they are a part of this social engineering duty. Whenever the dajjal movement is brought to the agenda, its supporters immediately launch a propaganda saying, “the dajjal movement does not really exist”, “the reign of the dajjal movement is yet to be established”. Dajjal employs such a tactic, withhold any information that will give him away or expose him, and make the majority believe in the lie that all organized evil activities supposedly occur by chance. In this way,

  • Anti-religious activities
  • Largely supported perverted philosophies,
  • Policies that oppress the entire humanity save a small group,
  • A certain segment of society sharing all the wealth among themselves while the rest of the world is living in poverty,
  • Worldwide money laundering activities,
  • Terrorism supported by international powers,
  • Psychological warfare operations disrupting the social order,
  • Lovelessness,
  • The unscientific Darwinist philosophy being passionately supported,
  • Materialist lies,
  • Invasions and wars that are dragged on although unjustified by the public are carried on easily and in an organized manner.

Saying, “there is no dajjal movement “, is the same as saying, “It is meaningless to wage an ideological struggle against entities orchestrating evil.” Doing so will end the ideological struggle before it even begins. Thus, the power and energy of the people will have come under the control of the dajjal movement.

It is for this reason that the “there is no such thing as dajjal movement” propaganda of known circles should not be given credit. The good, who yearn for the reign of peace and love over the world, should unite against the evil by seeking refuge in God, and absolutely wage the necessary struggle against this evilly intelligent entity through wisdom, knowledge and philosophy.

 

[i] http://www.yenisafak.com/dunya/irakta-kac-milyon-sivil-oldu-68967
[ii] http://www.yenisafak.com/dunya/irakta-2-milyon-cocuk-magdur-88820?p=1
[iii] http://www.dw.com/tr/afrikada-kuraklık-korku-açlık-ve-susuzluk/g-19027804
[iv]http://www.cnnturk.com/2012/dunya/02/16/saatte.300.cocuk.acliktan.oluyor/649368.0/index.html
[v] http://www.akradyo.net/8664341439,71955,9,18-milyon-acliktan-oldu-657-milyon-telefon-satildi.aspx
[vi] http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/dunyada-52-ulke-ac-40003046
[vii] http://www.stratejikortak.com/2016/04/suriyeli-multecilerin-sayisi.html
[viii] http://www.karar.com/dunya-haberleri/bmnin-en-son-rakamlarina-gore-dunyadaki-multeci-sayisi-60-milyon-82395
[ix] http://www.igamder.org/haberarsivi/rakamlarlagocmenolumleri/
[x] http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/2015-kuresel-teror-indeksi-yayinlandi-en-kanli-orgut-boko-haram-40015119
[xi] https://onedio.com/haber/son-10-yilin-en-kotusu-turkiye-kuresel-baris-endeksi-nde-163-ulke-arasinda-145-sirada--715295

Adnan Oktar's piece in Daily Mail News (Pakistan):

http://dailymailnews.com/2017/10/25/disregarding-the-dajjal-movement-brings-about-the-spread-of-evil/

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Is The Lone Wolf Really Alone?

"Lone wolf" is a term that entered into common use in the 2000’s. We heard this term again after the recent attack in Las Vegas, where 59 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured. The bloodiest armed assault in modern US history was called, according to the initial official statements, a ‘lone wolf’ attack. Again, news and comments suggesting that the attacker acted alone were prominent in the media.

This brings up a few questions to mind. How is it that a normal, ordinary person, a retired accountant can act with the calmness of a professional killer or a trained terrorist? How can he easily walk around in high- security environments with automatic weapons? On top of that, how can he do all this, apparently following a meticulous plan and without being noticed? It is hardly possible for single person to do all this without receiving any help. We hope that as the investigation deepens, they can find the hidden points and the people or organizations which the Las Vegas killer is tied to are identified.

It is remarkable that one day before the attack in the United States, another terror attack in Canada made the headlines as a lone wolf attack. According to some experts, such attacks reveal the newly evolved face of terrorism, one that is based on hatred and they also confirm that individual terrorism is also the most serious security threat Western countries are facing right now.

So, who really is this "lone wolf"? Why is he labeled as such? More importantly, how much does this term reflect the truth?

‘Lone wolf terrorist’ depicts a hateful person who has no ties to any organization or group, carrying out an attack without any help from others all alone. The mental process of such people are often rooted in false beliefs and racist or violent ideologies. The term has been popularized by the media and over time, it has been adopted by a wide range of people from security experts to the spokesmen of terrorist organizations.

According to research, lone wolf attacks have become more common, more deadly and crueler in 2010. In fact, such attacks in both Europe and the US have doubled between 2015-2016 when compared to the three-year 2011-2014 timeframe. The surprising and unpredictable nature of the attacks is an important factor that makes it difficult to fight against. For these reasons, some commentators described a lone wolf terrorist as "the number one enemy."

The term lone wolf, though seemingly descriptive at first glance, is revealed to be inadequate and misleading once a detailed analysis of the subject is carried out. Unearthing all the connections behind the scenes of a terrorist attack is undoubtedly laborious work that takes quite a long time. Such an explanation may help to somehow relieve an uneasy and worried public, but it is not enough to completely reveal the facts about the issue. There are many cases in which senior security officers, intelligence services and journalists hastily declared certain attacks as lone wolf attacks, but later confessed they had made a mistake after a more extensive investigation. Over time, some are revealed to be fanatics who were involved with radical groups or persons either over the Internet, or in person; and some are actually revealed to be secret agents employed by various intelligence organizations. In other words, an ordinary lone wolf case is actually an incident that is the product of intricate relations.

A terrorist who doesn't have an underlying violent ideological mentality is inconceivable. The ideological preliminary period is an integral part of bloody acts of terrorism; the fact that the attack is carried out by a single person doesn't change this fact. The attacker is not isolated from the outside world; he must somehow be in touch with people with similar ideologies. This way, he mentally prepares himself for the attack. Moreover, he certainly needs financial, technical and logistical support. Focusing only on the man who pulled the trigger prevents us from seeing the whole picture correctly and completely.

If there is a grave mistake here, it would be to accept "lone wolf" as someone acting alone. He is only a small part of a larger plan. Dodging more scrutiny by calling the attacker a lone wolf does not contribute to investigating the attack, nor does it solve the problem. Such a definition serves the interests of the instigators and the abettors, in other words the secret organizations behind the scenes; it allows them to carry their dark plans while the connections which exist behind closed doors are not brought to daylight. It especially facilitates the work of some deep state structures and secret organizations that specialize in social engineering and propaganda, steering the events from behind the scenes.

The term "lone wolf" also indicates a meaning that encourages sick minds, which is very dangerous; this expression can allow one to muster up the required courage and to imagine oneself as a one-man army, a superhero with superhuman powers. A more accurate definition for such an attacker could be a cold-blooded, ruthless terrorist, a psychopath, or simply a spree killer.

In terms of peace, stability and security of societies, the number one threat is not the so-called lone wolves. The number one threat is the twisted ideologies they embrace. In order to overcome this problem, the first thing to do is to remove the notions that nurture these twisted ideologies through education. Such education will also ensure that the masterminds behind the scenes who use psychopaths as killers will not find the opportunity to do so. A clearly enlightened society is always the greatest blow dealt to the plans of those who are trying to spread suffering and horror.

Adnan Oktar's piece in American Herald Tribune (USA) & Riyadh Vision (Saudi Arabia):

https://ahtribune.com/las-vegas-massacre/1962-lone-wolf.html

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/10/30/is-the-lone-wolf-really-alone/

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Is 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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