Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated November 12th, 2013
Adnan Oktar: Throughout the world, in many parts of the world, women are treated as if they were second class beings. Well, how is it that you interfere with their attire? How is it that you meddle with where they are going? That is unbelievable. There is such a male dominance. I look at the National Assembly, there are not much ladies there. Only a few. They are very rare, very very rarely we look and see a lady in the crowd. There are ladies who do cover their heads who newly are able to enter the National Assembly, masha'Allah, Elhamdulillah, yet they are very rare, there are only a few of them. In fact, at least half of the national assembly should be consisted of ladies. And that is the least. How did this happen? Do they[women] come up with any rules about men? How can you go and make judgments, rules about ladies? How can you demand that they do this, or do that? Who are you to have such a right? I am not talking about the law-makers I am talking about the general public; where did you get that right from? How can you tell anyone to eat this, drink that, to sit here, to talk this way, to go out here but not there? Well my Lord, that is unbelievable. There is a massive barbarity in the world in that sense. Why do you interfere? You have no right to interfere in any way. I mean even our saying "you cannot interfere" is redundant; it is unbelievable that we are forced to spell it out like this. It is inconceivable. This is one of the important incidents of the End Times. In the time of Hazrat Mahdi, this oppression, this injustice carried out about women will completely go away. This is explicitly stated in the hadiths. It is explicitly stated that ladies will attain complete security. They will be able to go until Damascus in safety all unattended, all the way till Damascus. What does this mean? It means an amazing security is ensured. But that is not the case right now.
We look at those who preach Islam and see that the more scourged it is, the more repressive it is, the better they consider it to reflect Islam. Just like Hindus, they think that the more they suffer, the worst conditions they have in their houses, the worst attire they have on them, the more sacred they believe it would be. They even consider the bad breath they have as sacred and I say this in disgust. They have invented accounts stating that it is sacred. God gave us all kinds of means for cleanliness, come to your senses! How can one stink like that and have such a bad breath. They come up with a camouflage for all those. Muslim smells like a flower, what are you doing? That is a characteristic of hell, the mouths of the people in the hell stink, their bodies stink; and that is given to them as a trouble for them. The mouths of the people in the Heaven smell beautifully, their bodies are immaculately clean.
They [the bigots] do not want ladies to use perfumes or deodorants and those poor ones, let us say some of them, in fact quite a lot of them stink. They really smell bad. I mean it is a pity for those kids, I ask them; "Why do you not use deodorants?" and they say "They have prohibited that to us. They said it is unlawful for ladies to use deodorants." So stinking like that is lawful, that stinky smell is lawful? Is it not a pity that they have made you like this, why are you humiliating yourself like this? Why do you let them turn you into this?
Well, ladies should smell like flowers. Be immaculately clean. Women should smell like soap. But those bigots say; "well you cannot go out like this." Look at that mentality! The system of the Mahdi is a system that will wipe out all these troubles, all these problems insha'Allah.