Letter: The Muslim objection to Darwin

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I WAS SORRY to find that your article on Islamia School ('Where Koran and calculators sit side by side', 4 April) sought to make fun of the beliefs of some Muslims rather than to draw attention to the injustice being inflicted on the Muslim community in the field of education. There is still not one state-financed Muslim school. Muslim parents are forced, through taxes, to subsidise Christian and Jewish schools.

Our objection to Darwin's views stem from his loss of belief. He conceived of evolution as acting only through chance. The Koran tells us that the wonders of nature are signs of a Creator who is compassionate and merciful.

Sumiya Mann

Batley, West Yorks

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