Adnan Oktar? The Turkish creationist recently sentenced to three years in prison for using his creationist organization for personal gain?
The Reuters story in English didn’t note that part of the personal gain was a lot of sex with young girls and boys. That’s what the Spanish version says in elPeriodico.com.
The official spokesman for the many faces of Harun Yahya (Oktar’s pen name) says that the charges are unrelated to the creationism shtick. The Spanish version says Oktar was running a cult that involved recruiting young men by enticing them with young women.
How will the Discovery Institute spin this one?
With Turkey’s odd laws on press freedom and libel and slander, how can we really figure out what’s going on?
Raw Google translation of the Spanish version below the fold
Three years in prison for the author of the controversial ‘Atlas of creating’
• The Turkish justice condemns Adnan Oktar for leading a dangerous sect contrary to Darwin
Wife and with his face serene – “it is a good believer and know that God protects you,” according to his followers – Adnan Oktar was filed last Friday in court. Oktar, who signed with the pseudonym Harun Yahya, is the author of the Atlas of creation, a text of 700 pages and five kilos of weight, a fierce diatribe against Darwinism and evolution as last year was sent en masse to Spanish universities. It was the umpteenth meeting of a trial that lasts from eight years ago. Finally, the judge ordered three years’ imprisonment for him and 17 other members of his sect “establish an organization for criminal purposes”.
The body, composed of about 300 people, is not a Tariqat (Muslim religious order) to use: it is a full-fledged cult.
According to the indictment of the prosecutor’s office, cited by the daily Cumhuriyet, attracting followers is through women of the organization – which is known as “engines” – which attract young university wealthy families those that promise sex in exchange for attending celebrations organized by the cult of Oktar. “The girls practiced oral sex with boys nominated. SE, one of victims, said he had to sleep with 16 men. While practising sex, were recorded with hidden cameras and the tapes are delivered to Oktar. For girls who want leave the group are threatening to display porn tapes, “explains the dossier of charges. Women who are involved in the group spend most of the level of “engine” of the “Odalisque”, the same name receiving the concubines of the Ottoman sultan.
A turkish journalist confirmed to this newspaper yesterday the method used by followers of Oktar: “Years ago came to my office two women very beautiful. They started to talk about the teacher Adnan and I offered to enter their group. I left the talk. Then the I sent out. ”
Mason and Communities
Followers of the author of the Atlas of creation, of course, deny these allegations, which they see as the result of “the communists and freemasons, who allegedly secretly govern both Turkey and the EU. “It’s a conspiracy: Masonic lodges in England and France ordered the loggia of Turkey to stop the activities of Oktar with the help of judges, who are also communists and freemasons,” said Silk Aral, spokesman for one of the foundations of author.
Last year was tabled in Parliament a motion of condemnation of creationism – doctrine which holds that species have never changed because they were created by God to perfection – but was defeated because of opposition by the European People’s Party.