Recently you retracted your views because of the outrage they caused. Could you explain?Good for him, I suppose. I would have made the same choice. It's just that it's a freakin' England! Why is there even the need?
My retraction was saying that I misjudged how to go about explaining these things. Sooner or later someone will have to address the issue of evolution - it's a no-go area, especially with the clerics - but I'm abandoning my attempt to reconcile it with the Koran until things settle down. I am not willing to risk my life over this issue.
How common is the creationist position among Muslims?Couple that with fanatical righteousness and a penchant for violence, and this is the result.
It is the default position. Most of us are taught that evolution is wrong, unproven and a blasphemy. A lot of people enjoy science programmes on TV such as those by David Attenborough, but they tend to say he's an unbeliever so we can't trust him.