UK: Scientist accuses Muslims of bringing creationism into schools

Devout Muslims are importing creationist theories into science and are not being challenged because of political correctness, one of the country's most famous scientists said tonight.

Professor Richard Dawkins argued that as a result teachers were promoting the 'mythology' of creationism over the science of evolution.

Professor Dawkins, a geneticist and author of the best-selling book The God Delusion, said: 'Islam is importing creationism into this country.

'Most devout Muslims are creationists - so when you go to schools, there are a large number of children of Islamic parents who trot out what they have been taught.

'Teachers are bending over backwards to respect home prejudices that children have been brought up with.

'The Government could do more but it doesn't want to because it is fanatical about multiculturalism and the need to respect the different traditions from which these children come.

'The Government - particularly under Tony Blair - thinks it is wonderful to have children brought up with their traditional religions. I call it brainwashing.'

He added: 'It seems as though teachers are terribly frightened of being thought racist.

'It's almost impossible to say anything against Islam in this country because if you do you are accused of being racist or Islamophobic.'


Source: Daily Mail (English), h/t Bivouac ID (French)


Anonymous said...

They teach creationism right alongside evolution in schools in the States, but they do it to pander to Christian fundamentalists. Granted, evolution is only a theory, but there's just no room for un-science in schools. Thank God my parents kept me out of public schooling. Kids deserve better than that. Doing that to pander to Muslims is so much scarier simply because there's SO MUCH un-science in the Koran that, if they appease them in this way, soon they'll be teaching that the Earth is flat, that women produce sperm, that 340 +0 = 360, and that 1/3 + 2/3 + 1/8 = 1.

Hanz said...

Peace for everybody,
Dawkins is not adding a new argument about creationism theory, there are whole countries of unbeleivers of this theory. for normal ppl who are not (and not willing to be) involved in teh scientific gargons, there is the Islamic thinker Harun Yahya , , who describes the point very simply and with scientific facts.

This guy and his books are trying to survive the old fake-proven theory of Darwin, that has the big influnce on the commuinism that caused death of millions of ppl in Russia and China. worth to look at the site of Harun Yahya for videos about that.

FreeSpeech said...

Islam is anti-science. All you there is to know was revealed to the Prophet.