My Mideast Punchlines: monkey nuts….

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s government has banned the theory of evolution. Children will no longer be taught it.

Remember the three wise monkeys? Well, according to one Erdogan hatchet man, they were not so wise. Indeed, pro-Erdogan columnist Seyfi Sahin put it this way: evolution is true, but monkeys descended from Jews who were being punished for their sins.

All in the Koran, apparently.

Meanwhile, one Turkish newspaper reported that primary school pupils have been given books depicting Charles Darwin as “a big-nosed Jew who enjoyed the company of monkeys”.

Of course, when it comes to themselves, Islamic fundamentalists see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. So who’s to say they aren’t indeed the wisest monkeys of all.


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