A9 TV; 11 February 2012
Our brothers must tirelessly and joyously keep on emphasizing the global reign of Islam. They must memorize verse 55 of Surat an-Nur’. They must recite verse 55 of Surat an-Nur’ everywhere.
There are some ten ways of hindering the way of the Mahdi. Nobody would want someone who will slaughter three-fourths of the world. This is one method. Islam and religion because they say the Mahdi will slaughter Christians, Jews, Shiites, Alawites, Wahhabis, Bektashis and all of them. And that is enough for hatred because they want to depict Islam as an oppressive and savage faith that sheds blood and means no more than blood and pus and that destroys all freedoms and love. What does slaughtering three-fourths of the world mean? They say there will be a sea of blood, up to a horse’s neck. So what does someone who hears this do? “If that is being a Muslim, I do not want to be one,” he says. May Allah forbid.
They imagine I am addressing Fatih Çarşamba. I am addressing the public as a whole. I am addressing intellectual, modern, Kemalist women with low-cut dresses, young high school and university students who drink alcohol and have a good time, intellectuals, well-groomed ladies who travel around, ladies who wear miniskirts, ladies who go to the beach and wear bikinis, people who occasionally attend Friday prayers, or on high days and holidays, 90% of the nation, insha’Allah. Some of our brothers and sisters have great piety. They wear their robes and turbans and go to pray. I am not addressing them, but they can listen in if they choose. I would be honored. May Allah be pleased.
Our brothers and sisters who go to weddings and drink and have a fine old time, joyful young people, these young people who text each other on Twitter, quick-witted young people like that, members of society. Young girls who make themselves up every day, handsome young men, I am addressing all of them, insha’Allah. So do not expect me to take that line. That is impossible, and I hold no such views. For example, I also address Americans, Jews, Christians, Freemasons, atheists, Marxists and communists. I embrace them all with love. I respect them one and all. I therefore use the kind of language and style they will understand, and I talk with them.2012-02-29 11:04:36