But there is another creationist movement whose influence is growing, and which is fueling challenges to science in countries where Christianity has little sway: Islamic creationism. Campaigners in countries like Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Indonesia have fought the teaching of evolution in schools there, sometimes with great success. Creationist conferences have been held in Pakistan, and moderate Islamic clerics are on record publicly condemning Darwin’s ideas. A recent study of Muslim university students in the Netherlands showed that most rejected evolution. And driven in part by a mysterious Turkish publishing organization, Islamic creationism books are hot sellers at bookstores throughout the Muslim world. From the article here.
Dawkins’ newest book The Greatest Show on Earth presents anti-evolution supporters as the equivalent of holocaust deniers, or people who refuse to admit that the Roman Empire ever existed. Supporting anti-evolution is not protecting religious belief; supporting anti-evolution creationism or its cousin Intelligent Design is a movement to promote ignorance and scientific illiteracy.