The Student Operated Press, a news portal that attracts an average of 300,000 visitors a month and hosts contributions from 300 writers from 27 countries, carried an interview with Adnan Oktar on 25 June, 2009. On the show, hosted by Gordon Liddy, one of Radio America’s well-known producers, Mr. Oktar responded to questions about the Iranian elections.(You can listen to the full interview here or read the transcript here.)
ADNAN OKTAR: Laicism, yes, of course it is very important. Laicism is actually something that already exists within the essence of Islam. Islam and laicism is interpenetrated. Of course in a population in which laicism is not practiced, hypocrite and insincere people would come up, an insincere environment would come up. For that reason for a sincere environment to be formed, it is very important to practice laicism fastidiously. However this does not carry the meaning of being irreligious, this is an understanding of laicism in which the rights of religion and religious people are wholly protected. In that sense I of course regard every country in which laicism is not practiced, as in mistake, in error. However Iranian constitution is only valid until the coming of the Hazrat Mahdi (as). This is to say the subject matter Hazrat Mahdi (as) is in the 1st article of the Iranian constitution. They declare that their constitution is only valid until the arrival of the Hazrat Mahdi (as). For that reason, Iran is not claiming that they are perfect anyway, they just say that they will continue with this system until the times of Hazrat Mahdi (as). When Hazrat Mahdi (as) comes there won’t be such things, such distress. Everything will be settled when Hazrat Mahdi (as) comes InshaAllah.