Creationism Turkey-style: Adnan Oktar and his Kittens of Creation
Adnan Oktar continues to evolve his operation, polishing his presentation and exploits the same television production techniques one usually sees in, say, a Rupert Murdoch operation. PRI’s The World contributor Matthew Brunwasser picks up the latest:
Turkey’s Islamic creationist guru Adnan Oktar is a regular fixture on his TV channel A9 – for hours and hours, day after day. Today, as he often does, Oktar is talking about one of his many exhibitions of fossils that he says disproves evolution.
Oktar and his cult-like organization have been in the Turkish media space for decades. But only last year did he deploy his new weapon in the battle against Darwinism.
A flock of ostensibly attractive, curvy young women. The “kittens,” as he calls them, call him “master” and generally guffaw at the right moments and nod their heads in agreement with whatever he says.
Some of the women have their own programs in which they also “debunk” evolution, among other things.
Listen to the whole audio report:
To get an idea of what these television presenters of Oktar’s are like, here’s a group shot of some of the “kittens” of creationism (hmmm… that sounds like a name of a girl-band), courtesy of Turkish twitter user ebru_altan:
Tweets by @ebru_altan_
Indeed. When Oktar and his voluptuous Ed McMahons aren’t trying to rid the world of Darwinism and radical Islam, they have fun too. Like when they “dance” to the latest hits, without getting out of their chairs.
“Indeed” indeed - here is an example from last fall:
If you’re interested in the current roster of
pin-ups creationist proponents, you can check them out on Oktar’s own network site, but I’ve taken a screen capture of their current “Other Talk Programs” hosts:
Who knew creationism could be so sexy?