The Root of Terrorism

From: Hakan Karli (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 19:10:10 EDT

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    The real ideological root of terrorism is Darwinism and Materialism

    Evolution theory is not a theory based on scientific facts, observations and experiments but an ideological system that brought all kinds of disasters to the world. With the spread of Darwinism and the materialist philosophy it supports, the answer to the question 'What is a human being?' has changed. People who used to answer: 'Human beings were created by God and have to live according to the beautiful morality He teaches' have now begun to think that 'Man came into being by chance, and is an animal who developed with the fight for survival.' Violent ideologies such as racism, fascism and communism, and many other barbaric world views based on conflict have all drawn strength from this deception. (Please see “Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity”, Harun Yahya for details)

    Darwin set out with one basic premise when developing his theory: 'The development of living things depends on the fight for survival. The strong win the struggle. The weak are condemned to defeat and oblivion.'
    The subtitle he gave to his book The Origin of Species, "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life", encapsulates that view.
    Darwin's source of inspiration on this subject was the British economist Thomas Malthus's book An Essay on the Principle of Population. Left to their own devices, Malthus calculated that the human population increased rapidly. In his view, the main influences that kept populations under control were disasters such as war, famine and disease. In short, according to this brutal claim, some people had to die for others to live.
    As a result of this cruel policy, the weak, and those who lost the struggle for survival would be eliminated, and as a result the rapid rise in population would be balanced out. This so-called 'oppression of the poor' policy was actually carried out in 19th century Britain. An industrial order was set up in which children of eight and nine were made to work six hours a day in the coal mines and thousands died from the terrible conditions. The 'struggle for survival' demanded by Malthus's theory led to millions of Britons leading lives full of suffering.
    Influenced by these ideas, Darwin applied this concept of conflict to all of nature, and proposed that the strong and the fittest emerged victorious from this war of existence.. On the other hand, he invited people to abandon their religious beliefs by denying creation, and thus aimed at all ethical values that could prove an obstacle to the ruthlessness of the 'struggle for survival.'
    As Darwinism fed racism in the 19th century, it formed the basis of an ideology that would develop and drown the world in blood in the 20th century: Nazism.
    A strong Darwinist influence can be seen in Nazi ideologues. When one examines this theory, which was given shape by Adolf Hitler and Alfred Rosenberg, one comes across such concepts as 'natural selection,' 'selected mating,' and 'the struggle for survival between the races,' which are repeated dozens of time in The Origin of Species. When calling his book Mein Kampf (My Struggle), Hitler was inspired by the Darwinist struggle for survival and the principle that victory went to the fittest. (Please see “The Bloody Ideology of Darwinism: Fascism”, Harun Yahya for details)
    While fascists are found on the right wing of Social Darwinism, the left wing is occupied by communists. This relationship between Darwinism and communism goes right back to the founders of both these 'isms.' Marx and Engels, the founders of communism, were amazed at the 'dialectical materialist' attitude in Darwin's book, The Origin of Species. Both Marx and Engels saw Darwin's theory as 'containing the basis in natural history for communism.'
    Mao, who established communist rule in China and killed millions of people, openly stated that 'Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution.' K. Mehnert, Kampf um Mao's Erbe, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1977
    There is an unbreakable link between the theory of evolution and communism. The theory claims that living things are the product of chance, and provides a so-called scientific support for atheism. Communism, an atheist ideology, is for that reason firmly tied to Darwinism. Moreover, the theory of evolution proposes that development in nature is possible thanks to conflict (in other words 'the struggle for survival') and supports the concept of 'dialectics', which is fundamental to communism.
    If we think of the communist concept of 'dialectical conflict,' which killed some 120 million people throughout the 20th century, as a 'murder machine' then we can better understand the dimension of the disaster that Darwinism visited on the planet. (Please see “Communism in Ambush”, Harun Yahya for details.)

    Darwinism and Terrorism
    as well as these ideologies, Darwinism defines an 'ethical understanding' and 'method' in addition to the ideologies we have explained so far, that could influence various world views. The fundamental concept behind this understanding and method is 'fighting those who are not one of us.'
    We can explain this in the following way: There are different beliefs, worldviews and philosophies in the world. These can look at each other in one of two ways:
    1) They can respect the existence of those who are not one of them and try to establish dialogue with them, employing a human method.
    2) They can choose to fight others, and to try to secure an advantage by damaging them, in other words, behave like an animal.
    The horror we call terrorism is nothing other than a statement of the second view.
    When we consider the difference between these two approaches, we can see that the idea of “man as a fighting animal” which Darwinism has subconsciously imposed on people is particularly influential. Individuals and groups who choose the way of conflict may never have heard of Darwinism and the principles of that ideology. But they agree with a view whose philosophical basis rests on Darwinism.
    Actually, when Darwinism is taken away, no philosophy of 'conflict' remains. The three divine religions that most people in the world believe in, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, all oppose violence. All three religions wish to bring peace and harmony to the world, and oppose innocent people being killed and suffering cruelty and torture. Conflict and violence violate the morality that God has set out for man, and are abnormal and unwanted concepts. However, Darwinism sees and portrays conflict and violence as natural, justified and correct concepts that have to exist.
    For this reason, if some people commit terrorism using the concepts and symbols of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the name of those religions, you can be sure that those people are not Muslims, Christians or Jews. They are real Social Darwinists. Even if they claim to be serving religion, they are actually enemies of religion and believers. That is because they are ruthlessly committing a crime that religion forbids, and in such a way as to blacken religion in peoples' eyes.
    Consequently, the root of the terrorism that plagues our planet is not any of the divine religions, but is in atheism, and the expression of atheism in our times: 'Darwinism' and 'materialism.'

    Yours truly,

    Hakan Karli

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