Ed Husain Says Something Silly About Evolution


Ed Husain is an author who co-founded the counter-extremist think tank Quilliam with Maajid Nawaz. Ed has been lauded for ditching the politicized Islamic ideology of his formative years. He details this journey in his book ‘The Islamist’. Needless to say, he’s done a great amount of work challenging the Islamist narrative and he is what many would consider to be a ‘progressive Muslim’.

This makes his tweeted comments about Evolution all the more disappointing:



“Darwin was born on this day in 1809. The ugliness of his theory captured by this contemporary sketch”


He didn’t take kindly to some gentle mockery and criticism from Nicky Campbell and Adam Rutherford either. Keep in mind that Dr Adam Rutherford is an actual scientist…


I wonder if Ed will be kind enough to share these ‘facts’ with the rest of us? Doubtful.

It’s the usual ignorance concerning common ancestry and the scientific definition of the word ‘theory’ on show here. Perhaps Ed studied at St Andrews?

It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how progressive someone is in their monotheism, if they’re running faith-based ideology on their brain, they will say something deeply silly about scientific fact sooner or later.

Just as progressive attitudes should be promoted, religiously inspired ignorance should be challenged too. That’s two opposable thumbs down from me, Ed.

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