According to The Daily Mail, Muslim students training to be doctors at University College London—an excellent school—are boycotting the lectures on evolution because those lectures contravene the dictates of Islam.
Muslim opponents to Darwinism state that God created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act of creation, rather than the evolutionary process of gradual change through random mutations and natural selection.
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion.
Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.
Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned why such students would want to study biology at all when it obviously conflicts with their beliefs.He told the Sunday Times: ‘I had one or two slightly frisky discussions years ago with kids who belonged to fundamentalist Christian churches, now it is Islamic overwhelmingly.’They don’t come [to lectures] or they complain about it or they send notes or emails saying they shouldn’t have to learn this stuff.”What they object to – and I don’t really understand it, I am not religious – they object to the idea that there is a random process out there which is not directed by God.’
I suspect that many of those Muslims would be considered religious “moderates.” Religion, even in its less extreme forms, poisons everything.