In his statements, Adnan Oktar says it is essential for Muslims to have a spiritual leader and for the whole Turkish-Islamic world to gather around that spiritual leader, and that it is Turkey that must assume this role of leader and guide. Adnan Oktar notes that the historic and social realities impose this great duty on Turkey, that the Turkish-Islamic Union will soon be established, that all Muslims will unite around Turkey and that the Turkish nation will perform highly important tasks. The current developments are a sign that these positive developments foretold by Adnan Oktar have slowly begun to take place.
Al Baghdadi TV-April 30, 2008
Adnan Oktar: It is a sin for Muslims not to be united and act as one. And sin is a spiritual burden. In the eyes of the Qur’an it is obligatory for Muslims to act together, to be brothers, to be one another’s brothers and to gather around a single leader. Muslims are not doing this. As they do not do this, the door is open to all kinds of scourges. Muslims must fulfill this obligation. THAT IS WHY I SAY A TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION MUST BE ESTABLISHED UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE TURKISH NATION. Every state can remain as a separate nation state. EVERY STATE WILL BE ABLE TO ACT FREELY DOMESTICALLY, BUT THEY NEED TO HAVE A SPIRITUAL LEADER. Because the Christians have a leader, the Pope. Muslims must also have a spiritual leader. If there is a leader at the head of this spiritual union, this chaos and strife can easily come to an end. In that event, since Muslims will act as one if the hair of Muslims’ heads are harmed anywhere in the world, they will immediately put a stop to the incident. But if they are fragmented, if they act in a way that leaves them open to a policy of divide and rule, then of course it will be easy to swallow up all the small parts. But it is impossible to swallow the Muslim world as a single blok. Muslims must fulfill this obligation straight away.
Kıbrıs Ada TV-August 1, 2008
Adnan Oktar: It is going very well. There is no chaos or conflict or anything else behind it. THERE IS SOLELY ENLIGHTENMENT. TURKEY’S BEING A SUPER-STATE. TURKEY WILL BE THE LEADER OF THE TURKISH-ISLAMIC WORLD IN 10-15 YEARS. I SAY THIS OPENLY, IN FRONT OF EVERYONE, THAT IT WILL BE THE LEADER, THE SPIRITUAL LEADER, OF THE WHOLE REGION.
Vatan-February 4, 2009
JOY IN THE ARAB PRESS,
CRITICISM IN THE WEST
Habervitrini-February 4, 2009
DAR AL-HAYAT: LET US DECLARE ERDOGAN CALIPH
An article by Jihad al Hazen in the newspaper Dar al- Hayat, which is printed in Lebanon and widely respected throughout the Arab world, was full of praise for Erdoğan: "As a Muslim, Erdoğan has made us proud. We were shamed to be Arabs because of our leaders’ silence in the face of the Israeli oppression. ERDOĞAN HAS SALVAGED OUR HONOR. THE OTTOMAN STATE MUST BE ESTABLISHED ONCE AGAIN... (ERDOĞAN) MUST BECOME THE LEADER OF ALL MUSLIMS.”
"Following Erdoğan’s storming off the platform, an Arab businessman I meet at Davos every year told me: The Turkish prime minister has made me proud to be a Muslim, but ashamed to be an Arab. I want to repeat what I told a Turkish television channel that asked for my opinion in the wake of the event. As an Arab, I extend my greetings to Erdoğan. I would like to see THE RETURN OF THE OTTOMAN STATE and to elect Erdoğan as caliph. Thanks Erdoğan.”