Mavi Karadeniz TV, February 17th, 2009
Adnan Oktar: They all said that this is a minor crisis and would only take maximum one year or six months and even during that time it would gradually draw back and pass. But I said that this is a big flood, an economic flood. I said that it will last seven years. Now the richest people of the World have started to go bankrupt. Today again the headlines of a newspaper announced that a person known to be one of the richest in the World has gone bankrupt. All the factories, all the banks, they all are in line and they will all go bankrupt one after the other. I mean the whole capitalist system will collapse. And none of these will be saved. Only the Turkish Islamic Union is like the Ark of Noah, and under the leadership of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) this union will save the whole World. It won't take long for us to see all these things that I've said, I mean the year 2014 is right around the corner, you'll see.
Çay TV, March 4th, 2009
Adnan Oktar: Right in the beginning of the economic crisis, I said, "This will take seven years and IT WILL INTENSIFY GRADUALLY." I said? "There will be a significant famine in the World, as well." and I said, " Serious precautions should be taken, preparations should be made from now on" and I said the only solution is the Turkish Islamic Union. Apart from that, the World would be devastated; let me state it explicitly, it will become miserable - I mean it would culminate in a famine the like of which has not been seen in the history of the World. The only solution is the Turkish-Islamic Union. With its richness, with its beauty, it's tranquility, things will turn around. Allah has created the economic crisis for now and they cannot stop it by any manner of means. At first they did not attach any importance to it and many people gave statements saying, "This is unimportant, temporary," but I insistently said, "It will take seven years." They were all saying, "No, no, this will end within a few months," and I said, "Not true, it will take seven years," and things are progressing just as I said and it is still going on.