ADNAN OKTAR: One must treat all ideas and opinions with love and affection... This
country belongs to us all, so let us be as one. Let those who want to
be atheists, be atheists, and let those who want to be devout, be
devout. The Jews are our precious brothers, let them go
and worship in their synagogues. We can break our fasts with them, go
and eat with them, visit their homes. These are not the things that
would make anyone uneasy.
ADNAN OKTAR: The European Union's conception of art, its conception of modernity,
and its spirit of union and unity are very excellent. Its progressive
aspect that attaches due importance to science and technology is very
excellent. But its views concerning the faith, Islam, and even
concerning Christianity and Judaism, are most ruthless and incompatible
with a democratic way of thinking. A Jew should be free to live
according to his faith in schools, and free in official institutions.
And the same goes for a Christian or a Jew. The pressure on religion
must be lifted entirely. That is where the fundamental error of the EU
ADNAN OKTAR'S AKHABERLER WEB SITE INTERVIEW (November 2, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: The Turkish-Islamic Union I describe is based on love and far removed
from any racism or pretensions to grandeur. Greatness belongs to Allah
(God), and we are His servants. Mine is a concept that loves
all nations, that protects them, that embraces Christians and Jews and
that desperately wants to include them in the Turkish-Islamic Union. It was not like that before. There was the claim of Turkish Union. It
somehow harboured racism. That was more about being the greatest,
strongest race, and thus it could lead to a rationale claiming that
other races were nothing. But this is nothing of that kind. Allah
creates all races. They are all our brothers. Russia will enjoy
prosperity within the Turkish-Islamic Union. We want Armenia to join
the Turkish-Islamic Union. We want Georgia to join. We even want Israel
to join the Turkish-Islamic Union. We have many Turkish brethren among
the Crimean Jews. Even if they are not Turks, they are the
children of the Prophet Moses (pbuh), the children of the Prophet
Abraham (pbuh), descended from the prophets. We love them dearly,
insha'Allah. So long as they have a fervent love of Allah, take care
over what is lawful and unlawful and continue to love and respect the
prophets and the angels. So long as they are like that, there can be no
distinction among us, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH AKŞAM NEWSPAPER
(April 23, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: I
have always felt love and affection for Christians and Jews. One can go
and dine with them, visit their homes and always enjoy close, friendly
relations with those of them who are genuine, with sincere Christians
ADNAN OKTAR: I have never been an anti-Semite. The
Jews are a holy race descended from the prophets. They are a people
descended from the prophets Abraham, Joseph and Ishaq (peace be upon
them all). And I have always had a profound love and enthusiasm for the
Jews, and a desire to protect them. I reject and wage an
intellectual struggle against the enmity and opposition toward them. It
is the atheist zionists I am opposed to. That is; irreligious,
atheist zionists. That is the idea I am struggling against, that and
all its actions and ideology. But my love for devout Jews is plain for
all to see and I show it all the time. I also feel the same fierce love
toward devout Christians. The fact they love Allah and the Prophet
Jesus (pbuh) and all the prophets is an excellent thing.
ADNAN OKTAR: Freemasonry by itself is a satanic religion. Everything stems from
freemasonry. Judaism...They are the People of the Books; one can marry
them, eat their food, eat meat they have prepared, greet them and do
business with them, and we love them very much. A Muslim can never have
a problem with the Jews. On the contrary he is friends with them. But
the real problem is the atheist zionists. They are the worst danger.
They control and are controlled by the freemasons. Satan has locked
these two systems both together. This is an indivisible force. It
is the atheist rulers who are currently inflicting suffering on the
Jews in Israel. For example, we wanted to hold an anti-Darwinist
conference in Israel, one that would be critical of Darwinism, but the
atheist zionists prevented us. What does that mean? We would have said,
'Allah created the universe.' They say, 'No. That is wrong. Allah did
not create it, chance did.' They say that chance and atoms are divine,
that atoms created. We wanted to demolish that argument. But the
atheist zionists did not let us. That means these people are opposed to
both Jews and Muslims. That is why what Muslims must do is to struggle
against freemasonry and atheist zionism. But it is very important to
distinguish devout Jews and treat them with love and affection. In other words, it would be very wrong to confuse the two.
is not something that can be swallowed up. It is too big. It will stick
in anyone's throat. The Turkish nation is very devout. They have been
trying to tear the Turkish nation down for the last 150 years. But the
nation is literally made of granite and, by Allah's leave, cannot be
budged. The Orthodox are trying to do this, and let them. Or
let the Armenians. They are our brothers. This is not something that
can make us Muslims uneasy, because this is not a communist, Darwinist
movement. Let the Jews open synagogues. Let the Armenians build places
of worship, or the Orthodox, the Catholics or all of them. Turkey is a
monument from the Ottoman Empire.
ADNAN OKTAR'S AL BAGHDADIA INTERVIEW
(April 30, 2008)
of course favor religion and politics being kept separate. That is my
view, and I support people being told of and living by Islam within a
secular system. I think that everyone can be at peace in that way.
Because there are atheists in society, as well as Jews and
Christians. They all have rights and they are all first-class citizens.
There are also different Islamic sects. There are Alawites,
for instance, and Jafaris. But they are all our brothers. We love them
all and cannot bear to see them wronged in any way. I regard them all,
Alawite or Jaferite, as one, as my brothers. Then there are the People
of the Book as described in the Qur'an. But they are also our friends
and brothers in the Qur'an. They also have rights. We must also live
with them in ties of friendship and love.
ADNAN OKTAR'S AL BAGHDADIA INTERVIEW
(August 5, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: ... Love and affection toward a genuine Christian or a genuine Jew is
of the greatest importance. They are entrusted to us by Allah, and they
believe in the same Allah. They love the same prophets. A spirit of
affection toward them is most important. There are some people who look
at them with hatred and ambition. That is incompatible with the Qur'an.
It is incompatible with the Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah blesss him
and grant him peace). Jews lived very comfortably in the time of our
Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace). Christians were
also very comfortable. Our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him
peace) even had a Christian concubine. Looking at them with hatred and
ambition would be very very wrong. One can eat their food. One can
marry those people's daughters. One can go to their homes and stay
overnight. One can talk to them. They are also servants created by
Allah. Allah has created them like that in destiny. The honest thing is
for Muslims to love one another and be completely sincere.
ADNAN OKTAR'S AL JAZEERA TV INTERVIEW
(August 6, 2007)
AL JAZEERA: Zionism?
ADNAN OKTAR: And
that also applies to zionism. Of course I will strive against any
ideology that seeks to rule the world, that rejects other faiths, that
pretends to the dominion of a single religion and that rejects other
ADNAN OKTAR: But if a person makes no such claim, then I have nothing against them.
The Jews are the People of the Book. They must be able to live by their
own faith and to live as they wish in their own country. I
respect that. But if they say: "That is not enough. I want to rule the
whole world and eliminate all religions so that only I am left," then I
utterly reject that.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course I feel affection for the People of the Book. I love
Christians and Jews. Muslims protected the People of the Book in the
time of our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace).
There is no enmity toward the People of the Book in Islam. Their rights
are to be protected and they can live at ease in their country. They
can worship as they wish. But if they assume an aggressive attitude,
then Muslims will defend themselves. But there can be no hatred toward
the People of the Book if they worship in their own way.
AL JAZEERA: Do you hate Israel?
ADNAN OKTAR: There is no question of my hating Israel. They are a People of the
Book, whom Allah created in that form. Allah says in the Qur'an that
the Jews exist. Such a people do exist, and it is perfectly normal for
them to live in Israel, and they can certainly live there.
ADNAN OKTAR: We
cannot do anything that the Qur'an does not say or that our Prophet
(may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) did not do. If something
exists in the Qur'an or if our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant
him peace) says something, then we do it. But since the Qur'an does not
say such a thing, since the Qur'an gives the People of the Book such a
right, we have an obligation to behave in the same way.
ADNAN OKTAR: Muslims are in any case secular. They have a secular mindset because
the advantage of laicism is that there will no hypocrites in society.
Atheists will openly say they are atheists and Christians will say they
are Christians. If someone is a Jew, he will say he is a Jew. Laicism
is therefore a comfort for Muslims. I therefore support the idea of the
secular system. ADNAN OKTAR: For
one thing, the fact that there are Christians and Muslims in the world
is a great blessing for Muslims. For there need not have been any. They
could have been atheists, irreligious people. But Allah bestowed the
blessing of faith on them, and Christians feel a deep love for the
Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Jews for the Prophet Moses (pbuh). These
faiths have been corrupted, of course, and the Qur'an has told the
members of those faiths of the deficiencies stemming from these
distortions. The gaps and deficiencies in Christianity and
Judaism are revealed in the Qur'an. Therefore, Christians are our
brothers for they are of the old religion of Islam. We must treat them
with love and affection. We must avoid any behavior that might exclude
them. We must struggle shoulder to shoulder with them against Darwinism
The solution to the Israel-Palestine problem is obviously and evidently
the Turkish-Islamic Union. When a great Turkish-Islamic Union supported
by the Turkic states and led by Turkey is formed, the result will be a
super power, a superb security umbrella. Both Israel and Palestine will
be at ease under such a security umbrella and the problem will be
completely resolved. Those walls built for security purposes will come
down. Because Israel is a prison at the moment. It is a prison for the
Palestinians and a prison for Israel. That will disappear and everyone
will live in peace and well-being.
atheist zionists in Israel have currently infiltrated right into the
state. In other words, the Israeli deep state is made up of atheist
zionists. And that gives rise to corruption and chaos...Because the
real problem stems from the atheist zionists. There would be no problem
if there were devout Jews there.
ADNAN OKTAR'S ART TV (UŞAK) INTERVIEW
(August 19, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: One that is devout, fears Allah and acts rationally and logically, that
is the kind of nation that Allah makes the standard bearer of Islam.
That is the kind of nation to which Allah has given the task of
disseminating Islam, insha'Allah. That was how it was in Ottoman times;
in other words everyone who says he is Turkish, is Turkish. Looked at
like that, for instance, I am a sayyid, a descendant of the Prophet
(may Allah bless him and grant him peace), but I am pure Turk. A
genuine Turk. Because Allah has taken this nation, everyone who says he
is Turkish, under a kind of spiritual influence, a nation that lives by
such exemplary moral values, a nation that so lives by Islam. Ask
anyone in the Islamic world. Ask who best lives according to Islam.
They will say the Turks. It is the Turks who live most
rationally, most justly and most consistently. They are very clean,
immaculate. There is complete agreement. Everyone says Turkey should be
the leader. Everyone in the Turkic world and the Islamic world says
that. A great part of the Turkic world is in any case Muslim, but
Christians are also our brothers. The Jews are also our brothers.
Armenians and Georgians are all our brothers. Because they are all
people we embraced within the community of Ottoman nations and who
served the Ottoman Empire and Turkishness. They are people who
served Islam and the Qur'an. For example, the best craftsmen and
artists came from the Armenians. From the Greeks. Jewish scientists,
Jewish artists, gave great good service and worked in the palaces. But
then this corruption was stirred up. Using the corruption or racism the
freemasons came up with a treacherous ruse to give the impression there
was a terrible hatred. That idea was thus installed in people's heads
when a Greek or Armenian was mentioned. For example, those immaculate
people have become reluctant to say they are Greek or Armenian or
Jewish. And that is a masonic tactic. Yet the People of
the Book are our brothers. They love the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). They
love Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob (peace be upon them all). They
believe in the one Allah. We love the same prophets. We love the same
angels... Allah describes them as the People of the Book in
the Qur'an. So this hatred and enmity must all be done away with.
Israel will be as free as possible. Armenia will be free.
ADNAN OKTAR: They will do nothing cunning, but will speak openly. Someone will say
he is an atheist and behave accordingly. And you can be friends of talk
to him because you know where you stand, there is nothing underhand.
There are no games or deceit. Laicism is very valuable as it does away
with hypocrisy. It was applied in the Ottoman Empire. It is a very
important policy that needs to be adopted from now on. Because under
laicism, Armenians will be at ease, and Jews, and Protestants, and the
Orthodox and Catholics and everyone. For that reason, Islam is
not something built on the comfort of Muslims alone. The People of the
Book will also live at ease, and polytheists, because they are all
attached importance. They, too, must be protected. Allah
tells us in one verse to accompany them until they reach safety. Allah
says to go by their side and protect them. Allah tells us even to
protect polytheists and pagans. To protect them is a Muslim's
duty. Laicism is essential if they are all to be first-class citizens.
What is there to argue about that? That is in any case what Islam
ASİA RFA: Where do you put Christian and Buddhist Turks in this?
ADNAN OKTAR: They will also be extremely at ease in that union. Their rights will be
protected in the best possible way. Even atheists will be shown the
requisite respect, interest and service.
ADNAN OKTAR: There is pan-Turkism, and pan-Islamism. And then there is the
Turkish-Islamic Union. If people so wish, they can interpret
pan-Turkism as the Turkish race being superior to all other races and
that the other races will be its slaves. People are naturally
afraid of that. They think of Islamic Union. People may try to turn
that into a ruthless system in which the harshest of rules apply. We
have seen that in the dark pages of history. We have seen it in recent
times. That is not what is meant here. For one thing there is the
guarantee of laicism here. The system will be totally based on laicism,
and that is most important. Buddhists will be first-class people and
atheists will be first-class people. Muslims will be
first-class citizens. Christians will be first-class citizens. Jews
will be first-class citizens. That will be ensured through
laicism. There will be a climate of fervid love and
security, as well as a military union and organization. Wherever there
is terror. There is no need for bloodshed. People will be told to stop
engaging in terror, and they will do so. Nobody will persist in the
face of deterrent force. Wherever there is terror in the world, the
matter will be put to an end if you issue a call to the people
involved, telling them that what they are doing is a disgrace and that
they should not do it any more. It will be an utterly determined force
because the Turkish-Islamic Union will have an unbelievably powerful
military. Whoever makes a request, the matter will be over and done
with. And so chaos will come to an end. Injustice will come to an end.
Nobody can deny that.
ADNAN OKTAR: I
do not understand. There is a Christian priest and a Muslim goes and
speaks to a Muslim. Our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him
peace) used to meet with them. The companions used to meet them. So
what? One can talk to a rabbi. One can talk to Jews. One can even marry
them, take their daughters in marriage. One can marry Christian girls.
One can marry Jewish girls. One can eat their food, eat meat they have
prepared. So why should one not speak to them. That is a courtesy. He
visited him, and can be visited by him. They can visit one another's
ADNAN OKTAR: Sincerity is essential for the rise of Islam. We must be very, very
sincere. Allah says that only genuine servants are led to
salvation. First, they must be sincere. And then when they are sincere,
the Qur'an commands us love, forgiveness, affection, compassion,
friendship and mutual aid. In other words, one cannot go to bedfull if
one's neighbor is hungry. This is the kind of faith. A murderer is
forgiven. Allah says it is more auspicious for you to forgive. That is
the kind of faith it is. omeone who kills is forgiven. Allah says it is
better for you to forgive. We even forgive killers, insha'Allah. That
is the kind of faith Islam is. Great importance must be attached to
art, science, beauty and love if it is to grow. It is very wrong to be
contend with just keeping body and soul together and say let us not
talk to anyone but be hostile to all. Islam is a faith that saves and
embraces everyone. Islam is a faith that approaches Christians and Jews with love and affection. That
is why it is wrong to look at events through the eyes of the 1800s,
through the conception of Islam of that time. We are now in the 2000s.
There is a 21st century conception of Islam. The subject is a
conception of Islam that is totally compatible with the Qur'an ruling
the world, and that is spreading. That is why Islam is spreading so
fast. Were the old mentality to apply, the mentality of the 1800s,
Islam could contract and shrink, Allah forbid! The reason why it has
spread so much is this positive outlook I have described and a positive
interpretation of the Qur'an.
ADNAN OKTAR'S APA NEWS AGENCY (AZERBAIJAN) INTERVIEW (August 16, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Armenians also believe in Allah. They believe in all the prophets. They
believe in Jesus and Moses and Abraham (peace be upon them all) and the
Hereafter, so what more can one ask, what could be better? They are the
People of the Book. And they are innocent, people of art who are
devoted to Allah. They labor with that mentality. That is how they were
all in Ottoman times. The Armenians were all artists, scientists and
doctors. But then a corruption brought up by Darwinists smothered
everything. The corruption of racism. The mindset of the Committee for
Union and Progress. They have been filled with hatred for the nation
for a century now. But the corruption of Darwinism has been eliminated,
and we have buried Darwinism itself, thanks be to Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR: In other words, we need to make it very clear to the Jews that we are their friends, that Muslims do not shed blood, that they are well-intentioned and loving and that they love Christians and Jews. Because they hear the word Muslim they think of crazed fanatics wielding swords and axes. Whereas
Muslims are really affectionate, compassionate, sincere, modern,
enlightened, progressive and rational people. Muslims are the highest
quality people in the world. That needs to be explained very
clearly. If we make this clear to Europe and America, there is no
reason for this American policy of violence.
ADNAN OKTAR: America does not really have an oil question at all. People
misunderstand that. America went into Iraq, but the costs there, the
losses it has suffered, are incomparably greater than any oil. It has
suffered huge losses and is spending enormously. It is not taking Iraqi
oil or anything, no such thing is happening. America is merely afraid
of terror and violence. It is afraid that harm will befall the American
state, the American people, or other states or peoples. If that fear
can be eliminated, if the Turkish-Islamic Union is founded, if
that union's love and conception of friendship and brotherhood, its
love for the People of the Book, the Christians and Jews in other
words, can be emphasized, then America will breathe a sigh of
relief and be able to relax. It will put an end to all its policies of
occupation and violence in the world, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR'S AZERBAIJAN STATE NEWS AGENCY INTERVIEW (August 14, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Islam can best be lived through laicism. Its most perfect form can be
lived through laicism. When laicism is lifted, hypocrisy enters
the scene. Although people are not Muslims, they begin to say that they
are. Imposition then enters the equation, a conception of religion
based on compulsion. There is something called peer-group pressure.
That is what happens when laicism disappears. But what happens in
laicism? Armenians openly describe how they are Armenians and
go and worship in their churches. Jews go and worship in synagogues.
Christians go and worship in church. Muslims go and perform their salat
in their mosques. Nobody interferes with anybody else. Everyone loves
and respects everyone else. Atheists also say that they are
atheists. That is unacceptable to us, of course, but an atheist can say
that is what he is. A communist can say he is a communist. Laicism
makes that possible. But what happens if laicism disappears? You ask a
communist what he is, and he will say Alhamdulillah, he is a Muslim.
Now what kind of religion is that? That is hypocrisy. You are forcing
the man to be dishonest and false. The man must be able to say, openly
and frankly, that he is a communist. The atheist must be able to state
his position and the state must treat him with affection and protect
him. That person must be a first-class citizen. In other words, nobody
must be denigrated for his beliefs. People's rights to life must not be
taken away. His democratic rights cannot be taken away. Because he is
being honest. Allah created his belief in that form. That is what Allah
says in the Qur'an. Allah says that there would be polytheists. There
would be unbelievers, He states. Allah says that such people would
exist. Who creates these? Allah. Allah creates. Allah says He could
have created us all to be devout. He could have made us all devout, he
says. But Allah has deliberately and wisely made people as they are.
The advantage of laicism is that it bestows freedom on everyone.
Religion and laicism are completely compatible. That was how it was in
Ottoman times and will be in the future, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR: Turkey will certainly be Great Turkey, that much is certain. I can say
and underline that with 99% certainty, 100% certainty. It will be the
leader of the Turkish-Islamic world. The whole world will see this in
10-20 years. I am here, you are here, we are all here, and this is very
clear, by Allah's leave. There is no other alternative. This is
mankind's destiny, insha'Allah. That is how it will unfold. As leader
of the Turkish-Islamic world, Turkey will in any case be leader of the
Islamic world. The Turkic countries are in any event generally Muslim. But
Christianity and Judaism are regarded as kindred faiths in Islam. In
other words, they are regarded as the People of the Book. They are
regarded with love. They are also part of the Turkish-Islamic Union... Allah
says the People of the Book exist. We call them to Islam, but even if
they do not become Muslim, they are still the People of the Book.
Because they are loyal to the law of the Prophet Moses (pbuh). Christianity
is loyal to the law of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and survives as a
community that obeys him. We call them the People of the Book. Muslims
can marry them, marry their daughters. One eats their food, meat they
have prepared. You can eat what Jews have prepared. You can go to their
homes and eat with them. One can be their guests and talk with them,
you can stay over in their homes and they can stay over with you. What
does that mean? It means an air of close friendship and brotherhood.
What does it mean if someone marries one of them and lives with her as
his wife and joins his life with hers? This is a bond of close
friendship and brotherhood. Christians are also part of the
Turkish-Islamic Union. Everyone in Christian countries bordering on
Muslim countries can join the Turkish-Islamic Union. They can be
invited. They can join if they want. They will be welcomed with joy.
That is why Turkey will be the leader of Muslims and Christians and
Jews. And it will offer them all peace, security and justice. Turkey is
in any case doing that at the moment. It is doing that in Bosnia, and
in Iraq. It is doing it in Afghanistan, everywhere. The Turkish Army is
met with joy wherever it goes. But its scope will widen still further.
Because the Turkish nation is very affectionate and delights in love
and friendship. It will feed others rather than eat itself, or give
drink to others rather than drink itself. At bed time it will give the
best bed to guests rather than taking it for itself.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH ÇAY TV
(January 15, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Rabbis in the synagogues and priests in the churches are our guests. It
is a sin, a disgrace and totally unbecoming to oppress them kill them
or inflict suffering on them. These things are persecution. Not things
any Muslims can ever do. There have always been men of religion in
churches. They were there in the time of our Prophet (may Allah blesss
him and grant him peace). They were placed under protection. Muslims
protected them. We have a duty to protect them, a duty not to kill
them. That would be persecution and murder.
ADNAN OKTAR'S LIVE INTERVIEW ON ÇAY TV
(July 23, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: If the Jewish lobby is made up of sincere Jews, if Christians are truly
devout, then one can meet and talk with them, if they are really
genuine. Our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) used to
meet with Jews, do business with them and have links with them. He also
had links with Christians, and that is not a crime. But atheist
zionists and sinister masonic organizations, these are the problem.
Communist deep state organizations like Ergenekon in Turkey are the
real serious danger. I regard any links to them as deeply unpleasant. I
regard it as wrong. Of course there are the three revealed faiths, and
the faith of the People of the Book. In addition to Islam, the true
faith, there is also Christianity and Judaism. Of course there will be
links between Christians, Jews and Muslims. That is perfectly
reasonable. It will be as it was in the time of our Prophet (may Allah
blesss him and grant him peace).
ADNAN OKTAR: When I say dialogue between faiths, for instance, it could be a
Christian. You can go to a devout Christian's house, eat the meal he
cooked and ask how he is doing. You can do business with him and talk
to him. That is what I understand by it. That was how it was in our
Prophet's (may Allah bless Him and grant Him peace) time. A Jew, for
instance, comes out of the synagogue. You can go to his restaurant if
he has one and eat there and talk to him, you can visit his home. One
can even marry Christian girls. That is how I look at it. And I can see
nothing wrong in it. I cannot, because that is what our Prophet (may
Allah bless Him and grant Him peace) used to do.
he comes that lovely prophet (pbuh) will be 33 years old. He will
appear to be shining because of the cleanliness of his hair. The
Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will be a delightful person, very, very polite and
very, very level headed. It will be obvious he is a prophet just from
looking at him. He will work many miracles. People will see these and
recognize him. He will complete his life here, insha'Allah. His death
will also take place in this world. It is set out clearly in verses of
the Qur'an. There will be nobody left who does not believe in you,
Allah says. In other words, everyone in the Northern and Southern
hemispheres will believe in the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), insha'Allah.
Allah says that by the time of his death, nobody will fail to believe.
That is only possible through his return, insha'Allah. He says that is
a portent of the Doomsday. The coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a
portent of the Doomsday.
ADNAN OKTAR'S IFTAR ADDRESS
(October 6, 2008)
are rational, affectionate, compassionate, respectful and respect all
ideas. They respect Christians, Jews and members of other faiths. They
watch over their safety, honor, character and everything. If they do
not do this, then they have nothing to do with the faith, with Islam.
Then he is someone of an original character. Someone may be
under the influence of Darwinism or other philosophies. He may hold
Marxist views. He may espouse anarchy and terror. So just saying one is
a Muslim is not enough. If he is a Muslim, he must do what being a
Muslim requires. If he does not, then it does not seem terribly logical
to me to call him a Muslim at all.
ADNAN OKTAR' INTERVIEW WITH DER SPIEGEL
(September 14, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: The
Nazis slaughtered a great many people there, not only Jews and carried
out mass murder. But they also ruthlessly slaughtered devout Jews. That
is a ruthless policy carried out by Darwinist fascists, of course. It
is a fact. I have described it in great detail. The Jews are a people
descended from the Prophet Moses (pbuh), the Prophet Abraham (pbuh).
They are very valuable people. I love the Jews very much. Isaac, Jacob,
Ishmael, Joseph and Solomon (peace be upon them all) are all our
prophets, and they are descended from that line; therefore, those
who would seek to eliminate the Jewish line would seek to eliminate the
line of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). It is unthinkable for a Muslim to
remain silent in the face of an attempt to eliminate the line of a
prophet. A Muslim will resist it. I myself am strongly opposed to it,
and I strongly reject and oppose Jews' still facing oppression,
attempts to eradicate them and all moves aimed at ejecting them from
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH ECH CHOROUK EL YOUMI (ALGERIA) (November 17, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: The Islam brought by our Prophet (pbuh) is one that contains laicism. Laicism alsorespects atheists. It
has complete respect for Christians and complete respect for Jews.
Everyone can live by his own faith, free from any pressure. Nobody will
interfere with anyone else because of his faith, which means
there will be no hypocrites. That is why laicism is essential. It
should be noted that laicism is already a system of thought taken from
the revealed religions. Islam did not take laicism from secularism, in
other words, secularism is drawn from Islam.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH EL SIGLO (SPAIN)
(June 11, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: I
am of course very keen. I like Christians very much. I also like Jews
very much. As a result of our work, young people in Israel have
returned to religion on a large scale. Judaism has become much stronger
in Israel... I want a Jew to be a good Jew. I want a Christian to be a
good Christian. I want a Muslim to be a good Muslim. Let the churches
be filled with Christians, and the synagogues with Jews. I want mosques
to be filled with Muslims. I want everyone to love Allah and realize
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH INDONESIA'S ANTARA NEWS AGENCY (September 16, 2008)
REPORTER: In the Golden Age, will there emerge the kind of environment in which
everyone, believer or not, Christians and the People of the Book, will
be able to live together in peace, the kind of environment that existed
500 years ago in the ideal Islamic model, the Ottoman Empire?
Especially in that form. The People of the Book, Christians, Armenians,
the Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Orthodox Jews, atheists,
freemasons, buddhists and everyone will be able to live in complete
peace and security, in full economic prosperity, as friends and
brothers, within that environment.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH GARETH JENKINS
(July 13, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes. Of course people should be good. I want Jews, for example, to be
more devout, Christians to be more devout, even better natured. I want
Muslims to be even better natured. I want radicalism, violence,
intolerance and lovelessness to be eliminated in that way. I want them
to be replaced by love, peace and brotherhood. To give way to
democratic thinking and freedoms. That is what I espouse.
ADNAN OKTAR'S GECE TV (TOKAT) INTERVIEW
(September 15, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: We will live side by side, as brothers, in peace and happiness, plenty
and abundance, with Armenians, Jews and Greeks, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR'S GUARDIAN INTERVIEW
(April 3, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: I am the exact opposite of an anti-Semite. I love the Jews very much because they are descended from
a prophet. They are descended from the Prophet
Abraham (pbuh). I am also descended from the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). It
is impossible for me to be hostile to them, because that would mean
being hostile to the line of a prophet. What I am against is godless,
atheist Zionist thinking. But otherwise I love devout Jews very much. I feel a very serious respect for them. Everyone knows that. ADNAN OKTAR: For
example, we go to Israel and hold an anti-Darwinist conference. We want
the young people there to love Allah more. We want them to abide more
by the truths of the Qur'an. That shows how false the claim imputed to
us is. The fact is that we love Christians and Jews, so long as they
are truly devout.
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes, there is a fear, but not an insuperable fear, I believe. Because
Islam is a faith that espouses tolerance, love and brotherhood. Laicism
lies at the essence of Islam. Christians can live according to their
own beliefs, and those who do not believe in religion can live
according to theirs. The same for the Jews. Therefore,
laicism is something existing within Islam's own body. That is what we,
the Science Research Foundation, and I as a sympathizer and honorary
president of the foundation think.
ADNAN OKTAR: Islam at the same time means freedom. There is no question of alcohol
being banned in an environment where Islam is present. Alcohol is
lawful to Christians, for example, and Christians can drink wine. That
is how it was in Ottoman times. Wine factories were open, there
were places one could drink wine, non-Muslims could go there and drink
and have fun. Nobody who truly espouses Islam wants to ban things.
There is no logic in having separate sections for men and women in
parks. People can wander around freely. In other words, a prohibitive,
restrictive system is not something supported by Islam. In former
times, in the time of the Prophet (pbuh), men and women were together
in the markets, in the same environment. There can therefore be no
question of drawing a line between them and separating streets and
roads. That is an exaggeration.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH HATAY TV
(September 7, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: For
one thing, it is wrong to make so much out of differences of opinion. I
mean, someone can be a Leftist, or a Buddhist or a Christian.
Christians are in any case our brothers. He may be Jewish, and they are
also very dear to us. Armenians are very drear to us... We feel
the same towards People of the Book. It is said that there are
Christiansthere. So who should be there? Christians in Ottoman times or
in the time of our Prophet (pbuh). Does Allah not refer to the
existence of Christians in the Qur'an? Is it not Allah Who created
Christians? What more do you want? They believe in Allah, His Book, the
Gospels and the Torah, in other words. They believe in Abraham (pbuh)
and all the prophets. Does one want them to be unbelievers or what? Why
should people not be Christians? That is the destiny Allah has created
for them. So who are you to legislate about it? It is Allah Who will
ADNAN OKTAR: No,
no. Let us join the European Union. But there are two ways of joining.
One is to ask for money and opportunities and work. But that is
unfitting to the Turks. I cannot conceive of such a thing. Or we can go
in as royalty. Let us bring wealth to a rich and powerful Europe.
In other words, let us join together with our gifts, money and sources
of wealth. For example, let us offer them minerals and oil. We can even
offer money and do their building for them. Let us go into Europe with
a mighty wealth and majesty. Europe is a civilization we need to have
links with. Its democracy is excellent. Its conception of laicism is
excellent. Its art and conception of cleanliness and lovely buildings
are excellent. Its streets and everywhere are very clean. The
conception of art and beauty and art in Europe is wonderful. Let us
join Europe by improving still further on these things. Let us offer
them such art and science and industry that Europe will be even better
and let us be brothers with Europe. Because they are the People of the
Book. Why should we be divided? Of course we must be together. But on
ADNAN OKTAR'S HİLAL TV INTERVIEW
(December 27, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Muslims
must smash idols. The worst and only idol in the world is Darwinism. It
is this that lies at the root of the pains Muslims are suffering at the
moment, all their sufferings right since the time of Sultan Mahmut II.
It is this that underlies the imposition of the deep state. That is
what lies behind all the oppression and slaughter inflicted on Muslims.
It is also that which underlies the sufferings of the Jews in Israel.
It is the atheist zionists who are in power in Israel. And the shedders
of blood are again atheist zionists. In other words, the government in
Israel is generally in the hands of atheists. And the oppression
perpetrated by atheists is not directed toward Muslims alone, but also
toward Jews. They do not allow devout Jews even to breathe. Devout Jews
are really unhappy about it.
ADNAN OKTAR'S IRAN TV INTERVIEW
(October 3, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: The Qur'an tells us we must feel affection for the Jewish people, for
the Jews. Generally speaking, we must feel love for the Jews. I mean,
if someone is a genuine Jew and sincerely wants to live by his faith,
he is one of the People of the Book. And if one wishes, one can marry
these people, marry their women. One can eat with them and have
business relations and social relations with them, and live in the same
part of town. We can live as brothers. In that sense, love for the Jews
is a religious obligation. This is very normal and useful, and itself
an act of worship. But the real danger, and the problem we face, is
that godless Jews portray themselves as devout and seek to rule the
world, under the influence of satan and with their links to
freemasonry. Otherwise, no harm comes to anyone from devout, sincere
Jews, who merely live according to their own religion. They seek to
abide by the commands of the Torah and Islam protects them. They are
protected within the measure of the Qur'an. But the danger is that
there is a Darwinist, godless Jewish community. These dominate the
press, the television, politics and freemasonry. If the Jews here were
genuinely devout, they would reveal that influence in the press. For
example, there is constant atheist and Darwinist propaganda in the
great press, the press under Jewish control. Since they are the People
of the Book, I do not say they should engage in propaganda for Islam,
but since they are devout they should espouse Allah and say, "Allah
exists." They should espouse the Prophet Abraham , and Ishmaeland Jacob
(peace be upon them all) and the prophets of the past, and tell people
about the Hereafter and justice. There are many references to these in
the Torah that are compatible with the Qur'an. A great many are
compatible, and they should talk about those. In that sense, I mean,
everyone loves the Jews and feels affection for them. The problem stems
from the atheist zionists.
On that basis, what was the main reason behind zionism, and did zionism
emerge with Theodor Herzl or how and how did its emergence begin?
ADNAN OKTAR: The region where the Jews currently live is their homeland, and they must be allowed to live there. That
is perfectly normal. In other words, it would be abnormal to try to
exile them from there or to get rid of them. According to the Qur'an,
that is their homeland. That is what the Qur'an states. Their
forebears' graves are there, they spent their lives there, so of course
they will live there. . But it is wrong for them to claim to control
the region, to rule it through military force. Let them live
from one end of Israel to the other, on Turkey's eastern borders,
everywhere in Turkey, and do business and work in science, in freedom
and under the state's guarantee. Muslim men can marry Muslim or Jewish
women. They live side by side, so they can worship in their synagogues
if they wish. These are excellent things, but there is also zionism,
controlled by satan, directed by satan...
ADNAN OKTAR: No, that appears in the Torah and is referred to in the Qur'an.
Allah sent them an affliction when these people turned away from
Him. He states that in the Torah. Allah says, "I will disperse you over
the world." He says that this is an affliction upon them. But if you
pull yourselves together and return to Allah, if you live by the love
of Allah, then I will send you back to your homeland and you will live
at ease there, He says.
They are currently
dispersed across the world and do not genuinely live by their faith,
they have nothing to do with religion. There are two kinds of
zionism. One is the idea of wishing to live in peace in the region, of
seeking security, or worshipping and doing business in the land of
their forebears. I am a supporter of zionism in that sense. In
that sense, I am also a zionist. Because that is what the Qur'an says.
It is something espoused by the Qur'an. Of course they must live and be
happy and remember Allah. That is what we want, too. They will want it.
Let them become Muslims if they wish, if they have the strength and
will. But if not, let them live by their own faith, trying to live by
the truths of the Torah. They are the People of the Book. They are
under protection. In that sense, we have no problem with zionism. But
there is a second kind of zionism. And that is the zionism we have a
problem with. The zionism under the control of the masons. This rules
the world. It rules the world media, the press and politics. There is a
zionism under the control of the world's major masonic lodges that has
the whole world in the palm of its hand. Note how these people never
speak of Allah. What kind of zionist is that? Can you have a zionist
who maintains that Allah does not exist? That means they must be
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course, sincere evangelicals, sincere Christians are used in
America. We have to differentiate. It would be irrational to be
inimical toward evangelicals. They are the People of the Book, so why
be against them? The Jews in Israel are the People of the Book, and why
should we be against them? But we must oppose those who use them, and
that is the truth of the matter.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH IRIB (IRAN STATE TELEVISION) (September 29, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: For example. The Jews embrace him very well. There is a picture of him
with a bread... Because he is someone who has bowed his head to Allah,
who feels a deep love for the Prophet Moses (pbuh), who has not
abandoned the Prophet Moses' law. We are proud of him, and he loves
Allah and all the prophets, so why should we be against such a person?
We love such people. It is atheist zionism we are opposed to.
ADNAN OKTAR'S TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH IRIB (IRAN STATE TELEVISION) (January 13, 2009)
zionists' objective in these attacks is to intimidate Muslims, and they
mistakenly imagine they can weaken them by so doing. They are
also engaged in attacks against devout Christians and Jews. This is the
"Dajjal's" idea. It is the Dajjal's way of behaving. The behavior of
the Dajjal is well known. Accounts say that "The Dajjal will surround
and besiege believers at a place near the al-Aqsa Mosque...And he will
so afflict believers with hunger that..." At the same time, this is one
of the assaults of the Dajjal. The system of the Dajjal has appeared.
They have long adopted this attitude toward Muslims. Muslims need to
ally themselves together against them. It is a sin for Muslims to be
divided. It is obligatory for them to unite. Insha'Allah, there will be
an Islamic Union, and that union will put an end to all these scourges
and disasters, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR'S ISLAM CHANNEL INTERVIEW
(June 21, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course love will be the only thing in the Islamic Union. There will
be peace, security and brotherhood. Jews will be happy, Christians will
be happy and Buddhists will live at ease. Everyone will live at ease,
in peace. There will be an excellent, peaceful society in which
science, art and technology develop to their fullest extent.
ADNAN OKTAR'S ISLAM CHANNEL INTERVIEW
(October 20, 2008)
I of course advocate laicism; laicism is a guarantee of the Islamic,
Muslim, way of life. Because hypocrisy emerges in the absence of
laicism. The thing to pay attention to in freedoms is the honor and
respect of the other side, that there should be no action taken against
that honor. Someone may want to drink alcohol. Christians can
drink alcohol, and Jews, and atheists can drink within their own
beliefs, and nobody can interfere. In that sense it will not disturb
anyone. But if someone drinks and then behaves badly and disturbs the
peace, then of course the state will have to intervene.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW FOR SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO
(October 14, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: I love all Muslims, of course. I regard them as all on the same path,
as brothers. I do not regard them as holding different views. I also
love Christians and Jews and regard them as friends of Allah. We
all love Allah. They believe in the one Allah, too, and I believe in
the one Allah . We are all brothers.
ADNAN OKTAR: I
know nothing about the existence or otherwise of such a person. But in
general terms, Islam, Christianity and Judaism offer people affection,
compassion and love. They want people to live in peace and as brothers.
Bloodshed, terror, violence and the killing of the innocent is a sin in
Islam, in the Qur'an. And it is a sin in Christianity and Judaism.
There is no compulsion in Islam. That is a devilish belief. Terror and
violence are the sword of satan. And that stems from Darwinism. All the
terrorists, fascists and communists in the world have received a
Darwinist education and are fanatics who give the impression of
believing in Allah even though they do not believe in Him at all.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course. Anti-Semitism is a plan aimed at eliminating our Jewish brothers, a holy line descended from the prophets; it
is a measure adopted by satan to rid the world of the line of the
prophets. I am naturally opposed to that with all my heart and soul,
and in that sense I would defend them with my life. I regard the Jews
as my brothers and am very fond of devout Muslims. But atheist
zionists are their enemies, the enemies of devout Jews. It was atheist
zionists who caused Hitler to slaughter them. Atheist zionists are an
insane, maddened force that aims to wipe out devout Jews in Israel.
Atheist zionists and freemasons operate hand in hand and receive their
instructions from satan. They have literally adopted satan as their
god, and they do what he tells them. One of them goes into a trance and
they contact satan in that way. They then oppress mankind by doing just
what he commands them. This is a very detailed subject, but that is the
essence of it.
ADNAN OKTAR'S KANAL MALATYA INTERVIEW
(December 26, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: No, no. Why should Israel be destroyed? They are our brothers. We will
show them the Muslim soul, what it means to be a Muslim. We will show
them Muslim love and compassion, our respect for the People of the
Book. We will also show our Armenian brothers. We will make sure they
live in peace. We will offer them Islamic justice, social justice, love
and compassion in all their beauty.
ADNAN OKTAR'S CYPRUS ADA TV INTERVIEW
(July 23, 2008) ADNAN OKTAR: Yes, if truly devout people stood up on both sides on Cyprus, no
genuine Christian, no true Greek would ever support slaughter or take
part in gang activity or shed blood, because such people are full of
love. But as we know, Makarios adopted a very harsh, bloodthirsty and
destructive policy at that time. Grivas was the same, but the
ignorance of that time is now a thing of the past. They may have done
what they did out of ignorance. As a race we do not bear grudges. We
know how to forgive. All that is needed is for things to calm down and
everything will be all right. Obviously, nothing can come of
hatred. Nothing can come from feelings of revenge, and no true Muslim,
Christian or Jew can do that. We must straight away become brothers,
and heal our wounds and continue on our way. Cyprus has the potential
to be very wealthy and to improve both materially and spiritually. It
is a lovely place.
ADNAN OKTAR: In summary, all the doors are opening. We
are two nations, two faiths, but brothers. We love and respect
the Christians very much. They are our brothers. Let them go and
worship in their churches. Let the Greeks come here and we can have fun
and eat and drink together. But our states are separate, in
the same way that we have separate homes but go and visit one another
in them. We chat and enjoy ourselves in that same way. Why should they
take offense at our having a state, at Turkish troops? Turkish troops
bring love there, and friendship, and are a security guarantee for
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH GALOS NEWSPAPER (CRIMEA) (November 2, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Islam gave rise to laicism. Laicism is not something subsequently
embedded to Islam . People imagine the laicism is a Greek
invention. They imagine it comes from Ancient Greece, from that time. Or
that it is a system implemented by the French. Laicism exists in all
religions, all the revealed religions. Laicism is derived from the
revealed religions. It exists in Christianity, for example,
and in Judaism. Laicism was present in the faith of the Prophet Abrahim
(pbuh). Laicism was taken from the revealed religions. The benefit of
it is that, that there is no hypocrisy, no fraud, everyone openly
states what he is, and Muslims can thus live at ease. Turkey is a good
model in that regard.
ADNAN OKTAR'S CRIMEAN NEWSPAPERS INTERVIEW (November 14, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: For one thing, Islam is a religion of peace, as the name suggests. It
is a religion of peace, love, affection, compassion, friendship,
solidarity and everything good. But if you leave it in the hands of the
ignorant they will kill and bomb and create a state of disorder. If you
ask why they are doing it, they will say they are doing it for Allah's
sake. That is what happens in the hands of the ignorant. The Christians
took the Gospels and set about applying them in a different way. They
staged the Crusades and wreaked terrible slaughter. They hanged and
slew. The same with the Jews. There is no end to the slaughter they
carried out with the Torah. Yet the Torah commands one to love and
protect one's neighbor, any neighbor, no matter what his faith. That
applies to Christianity, too. Judaism and Christianity are
religions of love. Islam is also a religion of love. But if you put the
Qur'an into the hands of people whose hearts are hardened, who have
received a Darwinist education in Europe, who have received guerrilla
training and communist education, then that is the result. Because such
people deliberately use the Qur'an in order to act out the hatred in
their heads. Yet in the Qur'an, when someone commits a murder they
bring the murderer in. Allah then tells us to forgive the murderer.
There are verses to that effect. What more? The Qur'an tells us to forgive even people who have deliberately committed murder in cold blood. So how can they possibly find violence in such a faith? Bombing and
shooting and killing. They plant bombs where there are women and
children. And they are all suddenly blown into pieces. And if you ask
why, they will say they did it for Allah. Why not tell the truth and
say you received a Darwinist, materialist education and are a great
admirer of Stalin? Say you tried to square this with the Qur'an in your
own mind and deceive the public. They should openly say they know that
such things do not exist in Islam. Such people will say they are ill.
Let them tell the truth. There is no such thing in the Qur'an. Our
Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) was
exceedingly affectionate and compassionate. A cat was sleeping in his
lap, so he cut his robe in order not to waken and disturb the animal.
That is the kind of Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) we have. Where does all this bombing, the bombing of innocent children, and
violence come from then? They are deprived of spirit. They do not know
how to eatand drink, they have no art, no science, no technology and no
love. These people have nothing to do with religion. They are people
who attempt to apply the darkness in their souls, polytheism in their
souls, to the Qur'an. The life of our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and
grant him peace) is an open book. He loved beauty and art, kept
everything around him clean and lovely and spoke in a most pure manner.
He was always affectionate, witty and modest. His surroundings were
always spotless. He planted roses with the means available at the time.
Just think, in the desert environment of Mecca and Medina. Just think,
he even grew roses there. We can see his propensity toward love and
beauty from that. The mighty Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant
him peace) even joked with his grandchildren. They chased him and he
chased around after them. That was the kind of person the Prophet (may
Allah blesss him and grant him peace) was. But look at the faces of
those people and you can read the murder in them. Can such people be
Muslims? That is why it is the freemasons who are behind attempts
to depict Islam as something abnormal. And these are all people who
have had a Darwinist, materialist, Stalinist education. Their devilish
idea was to try to portray Islam as something terrifying. Muslims
supposedly carried out the September 11 attacks. What Muslims? Look
beneath the surface and you will see people who received a Darwinist
education, who knew all about Marxism and the policies of Stalin. Why
call these people Muslims? That is why every attack on Muslims is an
attack by satan. We must not fall into the trap. Islam and the life of
the Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) are plain to
see. The love-filled words of the Qur'an, the words of Allah, are also
plain to see. The verses of the Qur'an are crystal clear. Just like
Darwinism, this is a deception, but we have exposed it and will further
expose it in the future, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR'S KONYA TV INTERVIEW
(February 29, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: Atheist zionists have taken the Jewish people, the Jews, captive.
Devout Jews in Israel are already in a dreadful state. And the atheist
zionists are oppressing them terribly. Genuinely religious Jews are
very good people. They are pleasant and fear Allah. They believe in the
one Allah. They pray to Allah. They have a strong belief in the
Hereafter. They are scrupulous about what is lawful or unlawful. But
atheist zionists are cruel, bloodthirsty, psychopathic types.
Theirs is a fanatical system that constantly demands blood and offers
it to satan. Blood is satan's main food. Satan wants human blood. As
you know, they have been performing rituals since the most ancient
times, with human sacrifices, sacrifices of virgins and children. They
feel themselves obliged to constantly offering up blood to satan.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH LE MONDE
(May 18, 2008)
LE MONDE-INTERPRETER: The theory that creation comes from Allah exists in many fundamentalist
groups in America and Europe, including Christians, and is supported by
them. What is the aim behind your campaign in Europe or other
countries, what is the reason behind your initiative?
ADNAN OKTAR: For everyone to believe in Allah, for everyone to be brothers under
Allah's unity, for people to love one another, an end to anarchy and
terror and for us to live happily in this world like the children of a
LE MONDE-INTERPRETER: I would like to ask one last thing. Was the aim of this book to convert French people to Islam?
ADNAN OKTAR: No, I want everyone to be true Christians, true Jews and true Muslims.
For example, I was delighted at Nicolas Sarkozy's becoming a genuine
Catholic and now love him like my brother.
LE MONDE-INTERPRETER: What is a true Catholic, in your eyes?
ADNAN OKTAR: An
honest person who does no harm to anyone, who loves people, who does no
harm to his neighbor, who loves Allah, who believes in the Hereafter
and the angels and who believes he will have to account for himself to
Allah in the Hereafter. Love, peace and brotherhood are the aims of all
religions. Take Tony Blair, the British prime minister; there was a
huge change in him in the wake of his receiving my book. Having been in
favor of socialism and a materialist, he began issuing very good,
honest statements about belief in Allah. That is a cause for great
rejoicing. My respect for him, in terms of his belief, has grown
immensely. My love for him, in terms of his belief in Allah, had grown
immensely, because we all believe in the same Allah. That will lead to
even more positive changes. People will see that in time; it will have
a very positive impact on moral values and character, and I hope that
people will be delighted by it.
LE MONDE-INTERPRETER: To put it another way, is the main of this book to bring the subject of religion back to the fore?
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes,
there isstrengthening of belief in Allah in the whole world, for
everyone to live in happiness and joy as a single family under Allah's
protection, and for the world to become a Paradise. A complete end to
war, terror and anarchy and for money spent on weapons to be spent on
human happiness instead. These things I have said will soon
happen. It will be perfected with the return of the Prophet Jesus
(pbuh). The return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a reality, not a
dream, and the whole world will be amazed. The coming of the Messiah is
one of the great events that will stun the world.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH MİLLİ GAZETE
(May 19, 2008) ADNAN OKTAR: One of my positive aspects is that I declare Wahabbists, Shiites and
Jaferis to be my dear brothers and that I make no distinction between
them. I have links to them all and I love everyone who says that Allah
is One and who is in communication with Allah. Jewish or
whatever, it makes no difference. Do they love the Prophet abraham
(pbuh)? They do. They love prophets Dawud and Joseph (peace be upon
them all). They love the prophets I love. They love the angels
and believe in the Hereafter. And they believe in the oneness of Allah.
Of course I love them. They do have deficiencies, that is another
matter, and we criticize those. We are friends and brothers with
Christians, too. But on the subject where we differ,
when it comes to monotheism, we want them to believe in the existence
and oneness of Allah and to come to agreement on it, and we cannot
accept those aspects of theirs without that.But we
still maintain them as our friends as the People of the Book. I mean,
that does not disqualify them from being the People of the Book. Allah
does not say they are not the People of the Book in the Qur'an. He
states it is one of their incorrect aspects and says it is wrong for
them to refer to the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) as the Son of Allah. He tells
them to unite under a single word. But Allah does not say they are
people we should not be in communication with or talk to. That
applies to the Jews in that sense. We talk with them and we can even
eat food that Jews have prepared. You can eat their food, marry their
women and go to their homes, and that is dialogue. In other words, mine
is not a new conception of dialogue outside that which is set out in
the Qur'an. What I am saying is the same dialogue as that between the
Christians and our Prophet (may Allah blesss him and grant him peace)
and between the prophets.
ADNAN OKTARS INTERVIEW WITH THE MIDDLE EAST PRESS AGENCY (EGYPT) (September 6, 2008) ADNAN OKTAR:The
stipulation regarding the People of the Book is set out very clearly in
the Qur'an. And the actions and Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah blesss
him and grant him peace) are also very clear. The People of
the Book are our brothers. Armenians, Jews, the Orthodox, Protestants,
the Christian world in other words, are all our brothers. We believe in
the same Allah. Allah is the same Allah in the Judaic world, the
Christian world and Islam. There all have the same basic beliefs, for
which reason the existence of the People of the Book is a blessing. In other words, it is a great blessing that they are not godless or
part of some other heretical movement, but are actually the People of
the Book. There is nothing to alarm Muslims in this, it is perfectly
reasonable. Because Allah says in the Qur'an that the People of the
Book exist. They will do good things and Muslims will do good things.
They are people one can live with as brothers, talk with, eat and drink
with, and one can even marry Christian or Jewish girls and live an
entirely normal social life with them. They are also trustworthy. If a
woman becomes someone's wife, if he has children by that woman and if
they live together in the same family, that means a very powerful
friendship and love.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH PAKISTAN ARY TELEVISION
(November 22, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR : For example, we have Jewish neighbors, we have Christian neighbors, and
we invite them to dinner and we talk together. I can marry a Christian
girl or a Jewish girl. We speak of the existence of Allah, and that is
dialogue. There can be no other dialogue.
ADNAN OKTAR : Laicism
eliminates hypocrisy. In a secular environment, for example, if someone
is a Muslim he can openly state that he is a Muslim. If he is a
Christian, he can say he is a Christian, and if he is an atheist he can
say that. What I am talking about is freedom of belief. It is people
being able to live freely according to their beliefs, whatever those
may be. If someone is a polytheist we cannot force him to become
a Muslim. You cannot force a Christian to be a Muslim. He must live by
his own belief.
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes,
devout Christians and devout Jews and devout Muslims must form an
alliance to combat atheism and the system of the Dajjal. A cultural... REPORTER : The conflict that arose at one time in the wake of September 11... ADNAN OKTAR: Yes,
conflict must be scrupulously avoided. All devout Christians and all
devout Jews must line up alongside Muslims, because the important thing
is the system of the Dajjal has declared war on Allah in the atheist
world. But those people believe in Allah. The People of the Book
believe in Allah, in other words, they love Allah. Those who love Allah
must strive against those who are His enemies. But this must be on the
level of ideas, of course.
ADNAN OKTAR'S PATRONLAR DÜNYASI INTERVIEW
(October 13, 2008)
REPORTER: What do you think of Turkey's rapprochement with Israel?
ADNAN OKTAR: Wonderful, super. Israel is of the line of the prophets, of the line of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (peace be upon them all). They are a holy
people, the Jews, very intelligent and very well-mannered. They are
very careful over what is lawful and unlawful. They fear Allah. They
love Allah and believe in His oneness. They are fastidious in their
worship, and it is their right to be happy.
REPORTER: There are businessmen in Israel. Do you have any dialogue with them?
ADNAN OKTAR: Vitali Hakko, may he rest in peace, passed away, as you know. Now go to
Vakko and you will see a great admiration for the Ottomans. There is an
amazing admiration for Ottoman things, be it in their fabrics, for
instance, or in other decorations. His is a family brought up in the
Ottoman way, you can see that from their manner. They are not without
flaw, of course, they may have deficiencies, but you can see they stem
from an Ottoman education. That applies to the Armenians, too.
REPORTER: İshak Alaton, for example.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of
course, these are people who have preserved the traces of Ottoman
upbringing, who have maintained it in their families. And these people,
the People of the Book, believe in the oneness of Allah. They fear and
love Allah, and are careful over what is lawful and unlawful, for which
reason the masons give rise to enmity toward the Jews.
REPORTER: When people think of Adnan Oktar they sometimes think he is opposed to
the Jews and all that, but you are not against the Jews at all, you are
against the masons.
ADNAN OKTAR: I am against atheist zionists. There are atheist zionists of Jewish
origins, who are Jews in terms of race. But they do not believe in
Allah. And they strive against him. Those are the ones I oppose. These
people worship satan, the masons and atheist zionists. But devout Jews
are our brothers, they are very dear to us. They never step outside the
synagogue. They constantly pray to Allah, their hands in the air. They
enjoy fervent links with Allah and are very devout, these Jews. They
love Allah. They really love Him. How can we possibly be against such
REPORTER: Because when people talk about Adnan Oktar, there may be this image...
ADNAN OKTAR: No, no, no. What I am striving against, what I am engaged in an
intellectual struggle against, is solely freemasonry and atheist
zionism. In other words, of course, communist thinking, all kinds of
materialist thought and Darwinism. Because that is a deception...These
people are deliberately deceiving everyone.
ADNAN OKTAR'S REUTERS INTERVIEW
ADNAN OKTAR: I do not think that a true Christian, who believes in Allah alone, who
loves all the prophets and the angels will be against a faith. I do not
regard it as logical; it is not at all credible. For example, the
Jewish regard Islam as a valid faith. This is very important. They
regard it as compatible with the faith taught by the Prophet Noah
(pbuh). And they believe in Islam as a faith. And I believe that
Christians believe in the same way. The beliefs of the three faiths are
more or less identical. They have the same beliefs in the prophets, the
same beliefs in the Hereafter, the same beliefs in resurrection and the
same belief on moral matters. In other words, the beliefs of the three
faiths are 90% the same. And when the Messiah, the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)
comes, that difference will disappear and there will be just one faith.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW FOR SEHER TV, IRAN
(October 3, 2008)
freemasonry, Jewish genocide is just as acceptable as Muslim genocide.
It makes no difference to atheist zionism, as both need to be done away
with. It also wants Christian genocide. In other words, it thinks that
all believers in Allah must be destroyed. That is why the best response
to that way of thinking is for Christians, Muslims and devout Jews to
join together hand in hand to foil the snares of satan. That is only
possible through the Turkish-Islamic Union insha'Allah. Israel is our
friend and brother, and when the Turkish-Islamic Union is established
we will lovingly embrace them. Armenia is also our dear friend and
brother. Christians, the People of the Book, are our brothers. We will
embrace them, too, and place them under our protection, insha'Allah.
And we will thus free them from the prongs of atheist Zionism and
REPORTER: So you regard the existence of Israel as a separate matter from atheist zionists? ADNAN OKTAR: Of course. The Israeli people are completely innocent and very devout.
They fear Allah and love Him. They worship Him and hate killing. They
love their neighbors and are eager to help others. It is the
atheist zionists who do all those other vile things. We went to Israel
and wanted to tell people about the existence of Allah in a university,
to tell people of the error of Darwinism and to hold an anti-Darwinist
conference. But the masonic school administration prevented us. 'You
cannot do this,' they said. And we were unable to hold the conference.
Devout Jews were really unhappy at that. Muslims and devout Jews are
brothers and love one another very much. But atheist zionists are
opposed to that.
REPORTER: The people who settled in Palestine in the name of Israel did so with zionist ideas in mind. How did they differentiate that?
ADNAN OKTAR: It is a good thing for Israel, devout Jews in other words, to be in
Palestine. That is something that appears in the Qur'an. Allah says in
the Qur'an that they will be there. There are many verses of the Qur'an
that say they will live there. That is their homeland, and we have a
duty to embrace them as brothers and protect them. We have no duty to
expel and annihilate them. They are our brothers, entrusted to us from
the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Moses (peace be upon them all).
They go and pray to Allah in their synagogues. They worship and pay
great attention to cleanliness. They praise the prophets and are full
of love. And they have a profound love for Muslims. Because they regard
them as having a true monotheistic faith, devout Jews. In other words,
Jews regard Muslims as being like themselves since they believe in the
oneness of Allah. They regard them as devout, rather than as godless.
This is something unknown. But atheist zionists hate Muslims, and
devout Jews and Christians, and one has to distinguish between them.
Otherwise, I regard their presence in Israel as a richness and source
of beauty. Of course they must be there. That is where their
grandfathers are buried, where they spent their whole lives. We Muslims
are hospitable people. Even if they did not have a home there, we would
be honored to welcome them. We brought the Jews over from Spain
in Ottoman times and settled them here, and gave them a home and land.
We gave them opportunities and they lived here in peace. That is why
the protection of devout Jews is a religious obligation for Muslims. It
is something essential and very important. The mindset that wants to
destroy Jews wherever it sees them is that of the atheist zionists.
That is what atheist zionists think. It is a masonic way of thinking.
Muslims never think like that.
ADNAN OKTAR: These are temporary solutions. The real thing is to get rid of the
atheist zionists from among the devout Jews and to neutralize them. The
administration there must be under the control of devout Jews alone.
Then there will be no problem. The devout Jews will be able to rest
easy. They love Muslims very much. They regard us as followers of the
faith of the Prophet Noah (pbuh) since we believe in the oneness of
Allah, and they regard the faith brought by the Prophet Muhammad (may
Allah blesss him and grant him peace) as a monotheistic faith, as a
true faith in other words. In other words, even if they are not members
of the faith themselves, they still regard us as devout believers.
Therefore, even if they do not accept it, our faith wishes to protect
them, though in their eyes ours is nevertheless a monotheistic belief.
In other words, there is no great gulf between us. The same goes for
Cristians. Devout Christians love Muslims. The fact that they believe
in Allah, await the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), love the blessed Maryam and
the other prophets, means they harbor a profound love for Muslims. So
what needs to be done is for the devout, for devout people all over the
world, to embrace one another very tightly. There are two forces in the
world. There are those who do not believe in Allah, and there are those
who do believe in Him. There is a struggle between the friends
and enemies of Allah. We will join with the friends of Allah, and the
matter will thus be completely resolved.
ADNAN OKTAR: Jews who believe in Allah must open their arms to Muslims and show them
love, and invite them into their homes, and there are many signs
regarding this. Allah says we can eat their food. He tells us to eat
their food. What does that mean? It means set a table and sit down to
eat together. One can marry their daughters. They are very dear to us,
our brothers. We want them to be wealthy and at peace and to lead
pleasant lives. We will struggle against the atheist zionists together.
Let us remember Allah together and come together in prayer. Let us
produce books and write articles and communicate the message of Allah.
Atheist zionists are also human, of course, and maybe they will also be
guided to the true path in that way. Maybe they will mend their ways,
but we have a duty to oppose them. But when devout Christians, devout
Jews and devout Muslims come together, they will be the greatest force
in the world and nothing will be able to withstand them. But if they
are divided into three, if Muslims are divided among themselves, then
the Dajjal will seize power in a very short space of time. But if these
forces combine together, the Dajjal will have no power than a puff of
wind. In other words, he will be powerless and be blown away. ADNAN OKTAR:Zionist
thinking is a heretical idea that does not believe in Allah or His
Book, and that is inimical to the prophets Moses, Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, Ishmael, Aaron, Joseph (peace be upon them all) and all of them.
That is zionist thinking, godless zionism in other words. The same goes
for reemasonry. They fiercely reject the Torah. They have the idea of
setting people against one another. These heretics believe that
humanity will be happier if people are in conflict with one another.
They have the devilish and insane belief that mankind will be perfected
and evolve when people shed blood, wage war and fight one another. That
is why they set people at one another's throats and think that this is
a good thing. We have also distributed some of these books in Israel in
order to oppose this perversion. There are a great many people in
Israel who download books over the Internet. We are looking to rescue
devout, religious Jews. Because these are having terrible trouble with
atheist zionists. Atheist zionists are a real scourge for them. Atheist
zionists are the enemies of the Jews, the enemies of religious Jews.
This needs to be broken. These people wonder what to do. Let's set Arab
coutries at war with one another and then send in the suicide bombers.
Let's organize bombinds and provoke wars. Let's really make life
difficult fot them, they say. It was the zionists who inflicted Hitler
on the Jews. Hitler slaughtered vast numbers of devout, religious Jews,
as you know. The zionists were Hitler's helpers. They are people who
arranged considerable support for him. But atheist Darwinism, Nazi
thinking and communist thinking all draw their depth from Darwinism,
the diametric opposite of belief in creation. Darwinist thinking is the
real religion of this heretical trend.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH TASCA (TURKISH-ARAB SCIENCE, CULTURE AND ART ASSOCIATION)
(November 21, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: The
Turkish-Islamic Union is in any case internaional. Something between
brothers, let us say. Of course we hope to reach all the Turkic states
and all Islamic countries, but Christians and Jews are entrusted to us by Allah. I feel a deep love, respect and desire to protect them. That
is why I am especially keen for Armenia to be part of the
Turkish-Islamic Union. I particularly want Israel to be in it. I want
them to see the love, concern, interest, support and help they will be
showm, how freely they will be able to live, and in what a friendly and
warm manner they will be treated, insha'Allah. Look, the Jews have been
faithful to the Prophet Moses (pbuh) for thousands of years. This is a
most excellent thing. But they do not know. They may not have realized.
They may not have understodd the Qur'an. They are trying to incite
people against the Qur'an. But everything began to change once they
realized and understood. They began to understandthe false nature of
belief in the trinity. They Jews began having a better understanding of
the conception of the Hereafter. It used to be in the Torah, but they
took it out. Yet belief in the Hereafter can still be seen in the
Torah. They began to strengthen that belief under the influence of the
Qur'an. As these people were told about Islam and the Qur'an they at
least began amending their polytheism and other false aspects.
That is a great success and blessing. In one verse Almighty Allah tells
us to "unite around a single word, the oneness of Allah..." That is the
call we are making to them, and they are our brothers. Theirs is an old
Islam, but has been corrupted. But that is an old form of Islam and
they are the People of the Book. They are therefore people with at
least as much right to love, respect and protection as Muslims. They
will therefore live in peace and security.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW FOR TEMPO TV
(September 24, 2008)
Yes, that was a good move at the time. We then launched a second move,
a second offensive. This time the AKP [ruling Justice and Development
Party] also began making good positive moves, one after the other. Most
important, the Caucasian Alliance project was brought to life. That is
not limited to them, of course. There is intensive unificatory
activity, either overt or covert, going on with Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan and all the Turkic states. But the really important thing
is that this Turkish-Islamic Union will not be an union intended to
oppress Christians. It is also intended so that Christians can also
live at ease, protected against terrorism, in plenty and abundance. It
means the Jews, too, living in security and prosperity. Because there
is no pretension to racial superiority, no idea that the Turkish race
is the best in the world, involved here. What I am saying is that the
Turks are people of taqwa. They are loyal and excellent people who fear
Allah. They are virtuous and hospitable and dependable. This nation,
these people, should be the leader. Let us set up the Turkish-Islamic
Union. Russia will be able to relax, and China and Israel. Indeed, let
us include Armenia and Israel in the union. Let us all live in peace as
brothers. That is what is involved, not obliterating anyone else. It is
a policy meant to strengthen them. That must be properly emphasized.
When people spoke about the Turkish-Islamic Union before, people got
the idea it was about racial superiority, a dictatorship based on
racial superiority like that of Hitler or Mussolini.
ADNAN OKTAR: An alliance of civilizations. I love the Jews, and the Armenians and
the Greeks. They are all my brothers. I love all Jews. I regard the
Shiites, Alawites and Bektashis as my brothers. Because we are all
People of the Kibla. We all believe in the same Allah. We all love the
same prophets. If that is an alliance of civilizations, it is also the
command of the Qur'an. If they say anything else, we will look into it,
this is a religious commandment.
ADNAN OKTAR: The Jews are entrusted to us by Allah, and I have a huge love and
respect for them. It is the atheist zionists I am opposed to. The
difference must be absolutely clear. Otherwise I want them to live in
plenty and abundance in Israel. I want them to live and worship in
peace. Nobody can or should question their presence there. Because they
are a holy people descended from the prophets. But it the atheist
zionists who are running the present-day state of Israel. And they are
inciting Israeli Jews. They are literally spreading savegery all
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GULF TODAY (UAE)
(November 2, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: This is a very wrong idea, of course. The People of Israel are
descended from the prophets, they are the grandchildren of our own
prophets. And they follow the law of the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and have
preserved that law and faith from that day to this. Therefore, it
is incompatible with reason and good conscience to leave
theseimmaculate people without a state, to deprive them of their
nation, to seek to exile them from their lands or deny them the right
to life. Muslims are affectionate, compassionate and full of love. The
Jews are our brothers and have the right to life. They are first-class
human beings, who live, trade, make art and do science as they wish in
the region. So why should they be forced from their lands or deprived
of the right to a quite life? That is unacceptable to anyone. And
unacceptable to me. Of course they will live in peace and happiness,
and their lives will be guaranteed. They will live in plenty and
abundance in the Turkish-Islamic Union. The words of the Qur'an are
plain to see, as are the Sunnah and practices of our Prophet (may Allah
blesss him and grant him peace). The People of the Book, the People of
Israel, lived in complete ease in the time of our Prophet (may Allah
blesss him and grant him peace). They also lived in Jerusalem at that
time, in the region of Israel. They were happy and prosperous and were
treated with love and affection. One can marry Jewish girls, sit down
at their tables, eat food they have prepared, visit their homes and be
friends with them. That was the practice in the time of the Prophet
(may Allah blesss him and grant him peace) and his Sunnah. And it also
applies to Christians. As you know, one of our Prophet's (may Allah
blesss him and grant him peace) concubines was a Christian. She is our
mother, someone we remember with the greatest respect. I am not talking
about Judaism alone. Christians are also people we must regard as
having a right to live in peace and happiness and plenty and abundance
and the joy thereof.
ADNAN OKTAR: The Dajjal is a godless, atheist intellectual system opposed to
Islamic, Christian and Muslim belief, in other words opposed to
Christians, Jews and Muslims. It is currently represented by Darwinism.
There has never been such an organized atheist rebellion, it is the
first time it has been so comprehensive. That is why Darwinism is truly
the system of the Dajjal of the End Times. It is the system
of the Dajjal. It is blind, it looks at the world through materialist
eyes, and the Dajjal has been fully described. I mean the technology of
the time of the Dajjal has been fully described. We are told that the
Dajjal will fly in the sky, in other words that air travel will be
available at that time, that he will be able to touch the sea bed,
meaning that the sea will be plowed by trawler ships, that he will see
over great distances, and that there will be mechanized agriculture
using no animals, meaning the land will not be plowed by oxen. We are
in that time. The system of the Dajjal will eliminate spiritual matters
in that age and will claim divine status for itself. They have today
made a god out of matter and chance. And it is the first time in the
world there has been such an organized atheist structure. This is the
system of the Dajjal of the End Times. ADNAN OKTAR: Peace, love, brotherhood, level-headedness and an idea of the
importance of art and beauty will dominate in the union I am
describing. Importance will be attached to well-being, peace, human
rights and democracy. And there will be a profound affection and love
for Christians and Jews. To my way of thinking, the Armenians and
Israel will also be part of the Turkish-Islamic Union. This is no
pretension to any superiority of race or blood. It is a union of love
and affection. There is therefore no harshness, and nothing to alarm or
disturb anyone. It is a system that strives for human happiness and
joy. ADNAN OKTAR: It is not opposed to Christian union. The Islamic Union is one that
operates in alliance with Christians. Because we are talking about the
return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). The Prophet Jesus (pbuh)will return
in 10-15 years. Christians, Jews and Muslims are all living with the
excitement of that. The Jews are awaiting the Messiah. But he whom the
Christians and we are awaiting is the Messiah Jesus. The Christian
world and we are awaiting the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and living the
excitement of that. So how can there be any opposition between us? We
share a common love. We all wait the coming of the Prophet Jesus
(pbuh). So there will be a complete alliance with them, and no gulf
between us. ADNAN OKTAR: Of course. These things will increase still further and grow in
strength. Co-operation among Christians, Muslims and Jews will increase
all the time. And it will expand in scale. These things are all
portents of the coming of the Prophet Jesus and Hazrat Mahdi (peace be
upon both of them). No country and no power on Earth can prevent it.
The coming of the Prophet Jesus and Hazrat Mahdi (peace be upon both of
them) is inevitable and certain. They will experience the shock and
amazement of that in 10-15 years.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH VATAN TV
(January 12, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: It may be a Christian who wants it, or a Jew or a Muslim. A
Christian citizen enjoys freedom of worship, can build churches as he
wishes, and land can even be given for the purpose. A Jewish citizen is
free to build synagogues and worship as he wishes, and that is much
preferable to his being godless. I mean, is an atheist better for a
Muslim, or a priest? Of course the priest is much more acceptable. It
is better that someone have a faith. ADNAN OKTAR: That state of Israel is one that has right to exist there, and I love
the Jews as a nation, as human beings. But I love religious Jews, who
believe in the onenenss of Allah and are scrupulous when it comes to
what is lawful or unlawful. Because there are also godless,
atheist zionists. They are the dominant force in the Israeli
administration today. That is a huge problem. It is they who are
implementing this violence and savagery. And it is they who organize
freemasonry. These are the people who blatantly support Darwinism and
materialism and laugh in the face of the Torah. They deny the Qur'an
and the Torah and the Gospels, they deny al spiritual values and have
no belief in the Hereafter. And these people currently run the
administration in Israel, in large numbers. They are a huge force in
other words. And then there are devout Jews. They are really good
people, and they do nobody any harm. These fear Allah, believe in the
Hereafter, love all the prophets and are descended from them. The
distinction is most important. That applies to Christians who share
those ideas. I always respect devout Christians. But if someone claims
to be a Christian but behaves like an atheist, that is hypocrisy and
something most unpleasant.
ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH VATAN TV
(December 20, 2007) ADNAN OKTAR:There
is no need to set this out in terms of inter-faith dialogue. We can
take a humane approach, talk as friends and exchange ideas, that is the
sense it should be taken in. It would be wrong to force dialogue into
such an awkward form. I love Christians, for example, and Jews, if they
truly love Allah and are devout and perform their religious
observations. We can have human relations. I can go and eat with them
and they can come to us. We can marry Christian or Jewish girls. That
is a stipulation in our religion. We do not accept all their beliefs,
of course. We believe in the oneness of Allah. We are all agreed on the
subjects of Paradise, Hell and the Hereafter. We are agreed on the
return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). But I oppose belief in the trinity.
I regard it as polytheism and reject it.