Evolution in the April Fool News - April 2003
by Do-While Jones

New Gig for al-Sahhaf

National Geographic has hired former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf to fill the vacancy left by Peter Arnett.

On his first day on the job, the Information Minister said,

The theory of evolution is as strong as Baghdad. I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they [creationists] have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly. I triple guarantee you, there are no scientists who doubt evolution. They're not even [within] 100 miles [of defeating evolution]. They are not in any place. They hold no place in science. This is an illusion ... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion. May they be accursed. We will kill them all........most of them.

(This parody isn't very funny now because few people remember who al-Sahhaf and Peter Arnett were, and few people remember what they said and did. But it was funny in 2003.)

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