Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated November 2, 2011
“I hold fast to the creed of my forebears Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.”
I read this verse out as evidence in court. They demanded that I be sentenced to 25 years for saying, “I am from the Turkish people and from the nation of Islam.” That was apparently extremist propaganda. That even appeared on my prison ID. “Crime; extremist propaganda.” Twenty-five years. Look, “I hold fast to the creed of my forebears Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.” one says.The creed of Abraham. Isaac and Jacob. I said to the judge, “Look, Sir. This verse speaks of the creed of Abraham. Muslims are a nation of Muslims. That is why I said that.” But it was no good… Ten months in the mental hospital and 9 months in solitary. Then 19 months later, they said “You are right, there is nothing criminal in what you said. You are free to go.” “May Allah be pleased, thank you,” I said. And so I left. All things are for the best, of course. There is beauty in all things. When Almighty Allah had the Prophet Joseph (pbuh) imprisoned, that was for the best. And it was also for the best when I was imprisoned and when I was released again.