A9 TV;October 7th, 2011
You've been saying that music is forbidden, painting is forbidden, science is forbidden. And then you turn those wretched people into small fry and have many people oppressed. You've been saying "Beware!" about philosophy. Science? "There is no need for science anyway." Art: "Beware!" So what are we to do? Well; "With just enough to keep body and soul together, live in horrible places in sub-ground dwellings. This world is your living Hell. You will be comfortable in the Heaven." For a Muslim both this world and the Hereafter will be Heaven. Why should this world be a living Hell for a Muslim? And they are still urging the system that they have been defeated in. You've been defeated with that, you have been oppressed, you've been miserable. You are constantly being humiliated, you are constantly being degraded. You've come to a state that you are no longer able to stand on your feet. And you still are advocating the polytheistic system. They have to leave that. The only solution is to adopt an attitude based on the Qur'an, insha'Allah.
Allah is the One Who creates all, He creates everything in the minds of people. Allah creates America, Allah creates Russia. This is rich, that is rich; in fact all are wretched, they are all images created by Allah. They do not have any power. Allah had placed them there within their destiny. He placed some there, others here. All of them have a specific place. They all are coming on to the stage of life like this. They are getting on the stage of the test. For instance at the time of the Pharaoh people used to say "Pharaoh is a very important person". And now you see the guy. He is packed like a rotten melon, waiting like that for centuries.
(Regarding the recent developments in Greece about which even the most fervid nationalists say that "Turkey can save Greece" and that they want to leave EU and unite with Turkey.)
Masha'Allah. Look how nicely they are talking. So that means the Turkish Islamic Union is a complete salvation. Look when I have said this three years ago; when I said that we will unite with Greece, people used to say "You don't say! No way!" Now even the most extreme of those people want this. There is nothing complicated in this. When we come to the Greek border the cats will be playing there and there will be nothing else. We will directly pass by the border. That is the whole issue. They will come by directly passing by the border as well. Let them come here, let them come buy oranges, tangerines and go back to their own lands. Let them come and sell their goods wherever they like. Let our brothers go and establish facilities in their lands wherever they like. The whole issue is to remove the controls in those border check points. You know those officers waiting there at the border check points; you will just remove them and that is it. Just as we can go to Konya easily, we will be able to go there in the same comfort. Thessaloniki etc., those are all the lands of our forefathers. We will be able to go there easily just like we did at the time of the Ottomans. And they will be able to come here as they like. That is the whole matter. You will tell the officers there; "Friends, off you go, you can go to your homes and deal with your own business." There is nothing else that would complicate the matter. Greece would then become extremely wealthy, neither that or this problem would remain. And they will give up that "Euro" as well. They will do business with the Turkish currency, not in Euro. They will then be able to live as ever they like. They will be in the utmost comfort and wealth. They should not wait for this, there is nothing to wait. They should decide on it. Let our Prime Minister get together with theirs and sit at the table. Let them pass this decision through the parliament and thus have the matter closed. That is half an hours' work, that is it. There is nothing complicated. Greeks; most of them are Turks anyway. Look at the Greek people they are all the same. They are exactly the same as our Anatolian people. Their basic nature and disposition is very similar. Their outlook and such are the same. Look at the Greek villagers and look at Turkish villagers of Thrace; they are all the same.
Interview with the Swedish Journalist
There will be no collision with Israel. Turkey is having a radar base built in Malatya to protect Israel. And this is a very comprehensive system that will protect Israel from a nuclear attack. It is intended specifically to protect Israel. And of course it is intended to protect other countries as well, but it aims specifically to protect Israel. Turks have always been protective, compassionate and had watched them over. However that is correct, they really have reacted very aggressively and acted with an unnecessary fierceness. They could have used a more proportionate force, they could have acted more reasonably, but let bygones be bygones. What we want is, insha'Allah, an apology and a payment of indemnity and closing the matter in this way.
Besides we, as a nation, love Jews. I mean the Turkish people love Jews and feel great compassion for them. And the people of Israel have a profound love and respect for the Turkish nation. That is a fact which could be determined if asked [to the related parties].
Israel might of course have created a rage in the hearts of people. That is because they have shed a lot of blood in Palestine, the blood of many Palestinians has been shed. And they have of course responded with suicide attacks. A mutual tension has formed. As a result of this, a rage could have been formed in some people. However, we are in the End Times and we are in a very beautiful period of time, we are in a beautiful time. In the Torah, there is the mentioning of King Messiah who will guide the Jews to salvation, who will be instrumental in enabling the Jewish people to live in peace. As you know this is one of the basic beliefs. The King Messiah is an individual that they have been waiting for for 3,000 years; he is a descendant of David. Messiah, the son of David. They define him as the King of the world. We call that individual the Mahdi (pbuh). This is the person known as the Mohammed Mahdi in the Islamic belief. The time of the Mahdi has come according to the Torah and according to the hadiths. I mean the time of the King Messiah, known as Shiloh, has come and we believe that the King Messiah -that is the Mahdi- is on the earth at this very moment. The Mahdi will put an end to this dissension, this disturbance, and Israel and Arabic countries will embrace each other, other countries will embrace each other as well. Moreover, according to the expression used in the Torah, children will play with the snakes and the snakes will not have an effect on them. The children will play with lions and the lions will not harm them. We have come to such an age. We will put aside the grudges and rage. If we look at things with a grudge and rage, no one can ever be friends with another. For instance, if you look at things with this mentality, an American animosity might develop because America had caused an enormous bloodbath in Afghanistan and in Iraq. I mean millions of people have been slaughtered, millions have been martyred. If we look at things with this mentality, we should not forgive America under any circumstances. But that would be very illogical because the American people have no fault in that. Those who are at fault are a handful of administrators. We believe that they are the ones at fault. We evaluate the American people separately. We evaluate the Israeli people separately. Peoples are, in general, innocent and inoffensive. None of them would support war. People hate wars. A handful of administrators under the influence of satan drag them into blood, sufferings and pain. There were a very few people who supported Hitler at his time. But through the use of mass psychology, a significant part of the German people supported Hitler. But now, they are feeling embarrassed because of this. We do not feel an ongoing hatred, rage towards Germans. We feel anger towards those who are at fault there, we feel rage towards those and we want them to be punished. But we believe that the German people are innocent and immaculate. The events should be evaluated with this mentality. If one does not evaluate things with this mentality, no country could ever be friends with any other country. Then we would have to feel hatred for Greece, we should hate the Russians as well. We should then hate the Serbians, the Greek, the Arabs; we should hate everyone. That is very very wrong. What happened in the past stays in the past. We are at the time of the King Messiah, we are at the time of the Mahdi(pbuh). By embracing each other with love and compassion and by apologizing to one another, this matter should be closed. Otherwise, this world would turn into a living Hell and we will not let that happen.
No Islamic country would have a war with Israel. Such an incident would not happen. And it will not happen anyway. That is because we are in the age of peace. There may be a pressure applied psychologically; I mean they might give an impression that says; "None of us loves you". And that would be a grave mistake as well, because the Israeli people do not have any fault in this. Some certain people among the executives are at fault. Those who are acting are some certain people. They are the ones at fault. Consequently, there will be an environment in which the Israeli people will be embraced, protected and watched over with love and compassion. This shows itself in the system of the Mahdi. At the moment, Israel is under the shadow of the system of the Mahdi. I mean she is under the shadow of the King Messiah, Shiloh. For that reason, that is why there are no negative moves in the region if you pay attention and there will never be. It might seem that there will be a crisis, but the system of the Mahdi will prevent that from happening. That means the spiritual power of the Mahdi, the wisdom of the Mahdi will deem these incidents impossible with Allah making the Mahdi instrumental in this. You will see that it is impossible. The people of Israel will go towards better and more beautiful conditions as time passes. But under one condition; they will show their love for the King Messiah, they will completely submit themselves to Allah, they will increase their fear of Allah, they will grow closer to Allah with love; if they love Allah very much, the protection of Allah will be upon them, they will see this. But now the time for the global dominion of Islam has come, what they call the Arab Spring is actually the spring of Islam, I mean it is the spring of the system of the Mahdi. They are misstating it by calling it the Arab Spring. Actually it would be truer if they had evaluated it as the spring of the system of the Mahdi, the spring of the King Messiah. That is because the Bediuzzaman Said Nursi has stated that such a period will come, this has also been foretold in the hadiths as well, and at the moment it is happening exactly as it was foretold in all its details.