The Secret Beyond Matter

Examples from statements by Adnan Oktar on the subject of the people of the book

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 lies.

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. 

(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 and Jews. 

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.
(September 23, 2008)
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.

ADNAN OKTAR: Turkey 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. 

(April 30, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR: I 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.
(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. 

(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 people. 

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 and atheism.

(November 9,  2008)

ADNAN OKTAR:  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. 

But 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.

(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 requires.

(December 21, 2008)
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.

(September 14, 2008)

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 homes. 

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: 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: 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.

(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.

(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. 

ADNAN OKTAR: When 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.
(October 6, 2008)

ADNAN OKTAR: Muslims 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.

(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 their lands.

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. 

(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 His existence. 

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?

ADNAN OKTAR: Yes. 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.

(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. 
(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.

(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 compassion, 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.  

(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 issue commands.

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 those conditions.

(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.
(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. 

IRAN TV:  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 something else.


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: 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: Atheist 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. 

(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. 
(October 20, 2008)
ADNAN OKTAR:  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.

(October 14, 2008)

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.

(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.

(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. 
(September 23, 2008)

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 them.

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: 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.

(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. 

(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 single family.

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.

(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 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. 

(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. 
(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 people? 

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. 

(May 2008)

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.
(October 3, 2008)

ADNAN OKTAR: For 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 freemasonry, insha’Allah.

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.

(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. 
(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 around.

(November 2, 2008)

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.
(December 14, 2008)

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.

(January 12, 2008)

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.
(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.  

2009-05-02 21:27:44

Harun Yahya's Influences | Presentations | Ses kasetleri | Interactive CDs | Conferences| About this site | Make your homepage | Add to favorites | RSS Feed
All materials can be copied, printed and distributed by referring to author “Mr. Adnan Oktar”.
(c) All publication rights of the personal photos of Mr. Adnan Oktar that are present in our website and in all other Harun Yahya works belong to Global Publication Ltd. Co. They cannot be used or published without prior consent even if used partially.
© 1994 Harun Yahya. -