Adnan Oktar is an opinion shaper who constantly keeps the cause of the Turkish-Islamic Union on the agenda through his books and writings and who is engaged in a major intellectual struggle for the union and unity of the Muslim world. In his recent statements in particular he has raised the urgency of the foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union and demonstrated the need for all possible efforts to be made in that direction. The Foundation for the Preservation of National Values and the Science Research Foundation, of which Mr. Oktar is honorary president, have issued countless announcements in the press regarding the Turkish-Islamic Union and constantly draw the public’s attention to the importance of the subject. In the wake of all these statements and announcements, rapid developments toward the Turkish-Islamic Union have begun taking place and many reports about it have begun appearing in the press, where there were formerly none at all. Some examples of these reports are cited below.
A STATEMENT BY ADNAN OKTAR FOR AZERBAIJAN TELEVISION
"This is a union of hearts. In the Turkish-Islamic Union I have in mind all states will remain nation states. THIS IS A UNION OF HEARTS, A UNIVERSE OF LOVE, A UNION OF DIALOGUE AND ONE COMMON MIND. To take a joint decision and eradicate terror when it arises somewhere. To take a joint decision to resolve an economic crisis when one arises. BUT THIS REQUIRES A FIERCE LOVE, A FIERCE JOY. These things cannot come from official formality. They are the result of joy and excitement. It takes love to seek to rescue a country or to take a joint decision in the face of terror... " (Azerbaycan TV- June 11, 2008)
TIMETURK: What, in your view, is the greatest problem facing Muslims in general?
ADNAN OKTAR: Fragmentation is very dangerous. Muslims must love one another. How can one not love Muslims? I look at the Shiites and they are very devout, pure people, so how could one be hostile to them? I look at the Alawites and they are exceedingly devout and well behaved and full of love. I am quite unable to understand how one can be hostile toward these people. The Wahabbites are also very scrupulous when it comes to the faith. WE SHARE THE ONE GOD, ONE BOOK, ONE QIBLA AND ONE EVERYTHING. WE BELIEVE IN THE SAME PROPHETS, WE LOVE THE SAME ANGELS, THE DIVISION BETWEEN US IS ENTIRELY ARTIFICIAL. PEOPLE CAN HAVE DIFFERENT SECTS AND HAVE DIFFERENT FAMILIES, BUT WE STILL LOVE ONE ANOTHER. WE ARE FRIENDS AND BROTHERS. THAT NEEDS TO BE PUT RIGHT. Said Nursi paid great attention to this, referring to disputes and quarrels and distortions caused by material needs. But no Muslim ever dies of hunger, nothing ever happens. We must submit to God and strive to earn His approval on His path. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS LOVE, FOR MUSLIMS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. To feel love for evrthying created by God. To love even the atheist and to try to save and protect him. (TIMETURK-July 24, 2008)
A STATEMENT BY ADNAN OKTAR FOR MARDİN KANAL 47 TELEVISION
"WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF THE TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION, INSHA’ALLAH. We will unite with Azerbaijan, with Syria, with Iraq, with Turkmenistan, with East Turkestan. A WHOLE TURKISH-ISLAM WORLD WILL EMERGE, INSHA’ALLAH. WE ARE ONLY A DAY AWAY. Within 10 years at most very serious developments will take place, and we will all see this together, insha’Allah. (Kanal 47 Mardin-July 28,2008)
Cumhuriyet-October 3, 2008
“A Middle East organization in which Turkey will take part and that will bring Iran and Israel together must be established.”
... El Halife said, ‘why can we not come together even if we have differences of opinion and do not recognize one another?’... ‘Why not come together in a regional organization? This is the only way of resolving our problems. There is no other way of resolving our problems...’
|The idea of forming a union from the Arab world and including Iran and Israel has almost never been voiced before, and even thinking of such a thing has been regarded as odd. Until Adnan Oktar's call to all the countries in the region fror peace and brotherhood. In hi sstatements, Adnan Oktar says that all Muslims, Shiites, Sunnis, Alawites and Wahabbites, must form an alliance, and that this alliance must open its doors to and protectregional countries such as Israel. Statements by the Bahreinian foreign minister that provoked responses in Europe are in complete agreement with Adnan Oktar’s words.|
|ADNAN OKTAR: The Turkish-Islamic Union needs to be sped up. It has to be really accelerated… This will also allow Israel to relax. It will mean the immediate end to all the conflict in the region. Because, as you know, Palestine is suffering; but Israel is suffering, too, and there is the ever-present possibility of a bomb dropping on their heads. Israel lives behind walls. They are literally prisoners. But they have made themselves prisoners. They have locked themselves behind walls. Let us tear those walls down. Let commercial vehicles roll up there. Let busses and lorries go there. Let ships go, let things be made easier by sea. This can happen by love and friendship... (Asia RFA Radio-June 14, 2008)|
|Denge TV-July 3, 2008
Adnan Oktar: … The states are very weathy. They have huge oil revenues. A huge cultural offensive can be initiated. But although all Muslim counries have huge revenues their peoples are still very poor. The peoples of all Muslim countries are poor. And their quality of life is very low. That applies to the great majority of the people. But there is no reason why that has to be. If the Turkish-Islamic Union is established. If a rational Turkish-Islamic Union Parliament is established then these problems can be totally resolved. And it can be instrumental in Islamic morl values ruling the world at once. That would happen in the blink of an eye. That is why we must insist on the importance of the union. We must gather all the Turkic states, which are all Muslim more or less, and all Muslim states together under a single roof. BRINGING THEM TOGETHER IN A HUGE STRUCTURE LIKE A TURKISH-ISLAMIC COMMON MARKET, like a Turkish-Islamic NATO; to keep them as separate nation states, in other words there is no need for them to change. The system must be based on reason, genuine love and enthusiasm. It is important do away with the official, formal mindset. Formality damages the spirit. We must avoid official formality. Love one, sincerity two. These things must be resolved in love and sincerity.
AN EXTRACT FROM MR. ADNAN OKTAR’S “A CALL TO AN ISLAMIC UNION” (First Turkish edition published in August, 2003)
The Islamic Union must have a structure that preserves member states' independence, national borders, rights, and interests. Each sovereign state must strive to unite under a shared Islamic culture, develop common policies, and establish the legislative and administrative organs that will implement them. The purpose here is not to achieve a structural merger of states, but to unite behind common policies and interests in order to achieve the political power that such a union would have. ...
The Islamic Union must have the flexibility to adapt to changing political conditions and the foresight to develop appropriate strategies. The need for an active central authority that can take the initiative, instead of giving reflexive responses to world events or being content with either criticizing or voicing opinions, is obvious. This center must shoulder the responsibility for coordinating, supervising, and serving the interest of all member states equally. It must consider all developments objectively and be guided by the Islamic world's demands. An Islamic Union that can arbitrate between member states, resolve their conflicts of interests, and protect Muslims in their dealings with other nations will increase the Islamic world's cultural, economic, and political influence.
For the Islamic Union to become a united force and a unifying structure, it must protect modern social values, respect the human rights of all people, and be based on democratic principles. Not surprisingly, all of these values are central to Islamic morality.
|Adnan Oktar: The solution lies in the whole Islamic world coming together as one, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP, TURKEY MAKING ITS PRESENCE FELT IN THE REGION AS A SUPER POWER, the whole Islamic world protecting and looking out for one another as brothers, their growing stronger in political and economic terms, the whole Turkic world, almost all of which are Muslims, taking them under its protection and also putting an end to terror and anarchy as a regional superpower. It lies in making a giant revolution in civilization and our making efforts to be resembling the times of the Prophet Sulayman; this is the solution. (Al Baghdadi TV-April 30, 2008)|
Dünya Gündemi, 27 July-3 August 2008
A historic agreement between Arabs and Turks
Vakit-September 7, 2008
From enmity to friendship ... with Syria in the last 10 years
Dokuz Sütun, 26 March 2008
"Islamic Union Is the Only Way to Put a Halt to Oppression"
Dokuz Sütun, 26 March 2008
“Problems can be resolved through co-operation”
Türkiye, 1 September 2008
Iraqi Ministry of Planning and Regeneration: “Our doors are open to Turkish businessmen”