A Turkish columnist has come up with a bizarre reverse theory of evolution, suggesting that gorillas and chimpanzees are in fact “perverted Jews that have mutated.”
Seyfi Sahin, a columnist who claims to be a physician, believes that the conventional understanding of the evolutionary process which relies on Charles Darwin’s theory only serves “to turn the non-Jews away from their religion” and make faithful Muslims suspicious about the righteousness of Islamic teaching.
“Darwin, being a Jew, believed, lived, and was buried according to his religion. His real targets were the Muslims,” reads an article titled ‘Monkeys derived from people,’ published in the pro-government Islamist daily Vahdet.
“I believe that the gorillas and chimps living today in the forests of North Africa are cursed Jews. They are perverted humans that have mutated. This thought is much stronger and scientific than Darwin’s theory,” says the piece, which was first published on January 31.
Sahin backed up his outlandish claims by referring to Koran verses, quoting them as evidence to support his argument.