Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9 TV dated January 13th, 2012
ADNAN OKTAR: Why doesn't love and compassion prevail in Twitter and Facebook? Let us our brothers and sisters launch such a thing. There is something weird about this. People should teach love to each other, they should teach endearment to each other, they should teach each other friendship, teach each other beauty and benevolence, right? Hatred is incredibly widespread. I mean, aren't there anyone who is loved? Let them send terms of love to each other, let them send terms of endearment, of friendship to each other. It doesn't matter if they are from different parties, from different thoughts. We are the sons of this country, let everyone love each other, let everyone approach each other friendly and brotherly. I for instance do love people from CHP (Republican Public Party), I do love people from MHP (Nationalist Movement Party), I do love the people from BBP (Great Unity Party), I do love the people from AKP (Justice and Development Party) I love the people from Felicity Party. They all are radiant people, they are the people of our country. I love people holding other types of ideas as well. Furthermore let us say the man is a communist; he is a communist but if he doesn't persecute anyone, I feel compassion for that person as well. Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan they are leftist people, yet I do respect them, they are people I value and hold in esteem insha'Allah. I would never use hateful words for them and I never did. The most I would do is to criticize. That hateful style is really horrible. One is from another party, let us say, and he says incredible things about the leader of the other party, he uses such incredible insults. Or for instance one is from a certain religious community, from another group and he makes incredible insults. Such a hateful structure would ruin a person, may Allah forbid. That is very wrong. It would be very wrong to have such a structuring especially among our people. Let our brothers and sisters enjoy a structuring that takes fervent love, endearment, friendship as a basis and let them use their will power. They should respond every bad word with a beautiful reply; let them respond nicely to all bad words. That is also mentioned in the verses. In the verse Allah tells us to; [I seek refuge with Allah from the satan] "Repel the bad with something better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend." But of course if there is no change in one's manners despite of all these warnings, if that person continues to use such an intense language, then the other side would have to defend himself with law and justice system.