This news comes from Pakistan Today. We’ve never seen that publication before, but according to Wikipedia, it is:
a Pakistani English-language daily newspaper, published by Nawa Media Corporation from three Pakistani cities – Lahore, Punjab; Karachi, Sindh; and Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory.
Here’s the headline that attracted our attention: Muslim protestors present themselves as evidence against evolution on Darwin Day. We’re told:
A group of angry Muslim protestors Wednesday demonstrated in front of London’s British Museum on Darwin Day, Khabaristan Today has learnt. They targeted Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution and claimed it hurts their religious sentiments. …
Speaking on the occasion the leader of the protests said, “Celebrating Darwin Day hurts my sentiments because he claimed my ancestors were monkeys. I am not Ibn-e-baandar, I can assure you that.”
We’re not certain, but we think that means “son of a monkey,” and because of the capital letter it could be a name. He may be saying “I am not Monkeyson.” The news continues:
Another protestor claimed that Darwin hurt his religious sentiments by claiming that the first person on the earth was a monkey. “I will chop Darwin’s head off,” he bellowed angrily.
Egad! That chap seems very upset.
One more protestor is quoted, and we can’t decide if he was serious or being ironic. Here’s what he said:
Another protestor on the occasion claimed that the demonstrators themselves were the evidence against evolution. “I mean if in the year 2014 you have a person who doesn’t believe in evolution, they clearly haven’t evolved and continue to live in antediluvian times. And of course that means that we can be presented as evidence against evolution. We make a pretty strong counter case, of course,” he observed.
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