Belief in an invisible Mahdi would make everyone uneasy; the missile defense system is an obligatory defense movement against this mentality.
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated September 9th, 2011
ADNAN OKTAR: First of all, what does our brother Mohammed Husain Khorasani say? "Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is a ghost," he says. He claims that there is a ghost inside a cave, that ghost has been there for hundreds of years, there inside that dark cave; he claims that, that ghost will come out one day, get inside the houses of all the people in the world and he will be seen to all the people inside their houses. What does this mean? It means to say "we have decided to fundamentally eliminate the system of the Mahdi." It is then the signature of the impossibility of the Unity of Islam. It is the signature of making it impossible. Such a Mahdi will never appear. I mean a ghost that has been waiting inside a cave for hundreds of years cannot be Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). It would not appear, it did not appear, and it will not appear in the future either. There will be no such thing. They do not believe that either, they do not believe it themselves. But there has been a deadlock. Now since everyone believes in this, how could, for instance, Ahmadinejad come up and say, that is right, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is a person coming from a mother and a father? Could he ever say that? Look what does the man say? He says; "He is bound to Wilayat al-Faqih". I mean he takes it to a point that he says "we will take his head" if he says anything on the contrary. In this condition how could one defend the right? How could he talk about it? They have locked each other my brother. He locks this one and this one locks the other one. For instance, I do not believe that Mohammed Hussain Khorasani believes in a ghost Mahdi. How is that something possible? They attempt to eliminate the system of the Mahdi; those who defend the idea of spiritual identity is on one side, this mentality is another side, those who claim that he had already passed away, those who say he died and passed on to another person's spirit are on another side; those are all anti-Mahdi activities. Would someone who really await for Hazrat Mahdi say something like this? What does Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) have to do inside that cave, my brother? How is this possible? Even a kid would not believe this. You also know that such a Mahdi will not appear. For instance the system of the dajjal (anti-messiah) has enwrapped all the world. And you are talking about a Mahdi who is inside a cave. "He is appearing, he had become visible to us as a light," you've been saying and then all the world got up against that. Look you've caused the missile defense system to be built in Turkey. What will happen? It's needed to be done against Iran. Against which country this is done? Against Iran. This stems from the ghost Mahdi in the cave that you made up, it stems up from that ghost. That is because you know that there is no such thing. You also know that there is no ghost inside the cave. You are going to come up one day and say ;"my brother the ghost Mahdi had appeared to me as a ghost. He said; "demolish Turkey, demolish other countries, these are Sunni so you should wipe them off the face of the world;" and that is mentioned in the Shia hadiths. Here you go, what will happen then? That is because there are many made up hadiths that we have come across. According to this claim, all the Christians, Jews, no matter how many of them there are.. Look all the Christians, all the Jews, all the Sunnis, all the Wahabis, they all will have to be eliminated then. What are we going to say if the man comes up saying; Mahdi told us to use missiles, build up nuclear tipped missiles and raze all of them to the ground? What are we to say if he says that the Wilayat al-faqih told me to do so? Look you've made Turkey uneasy. While it is perfectly possible for Turkey and Iran to unite you've made her uneasy and Turkey had been left in a position to defend herself. A missile defense system is being built in Turkey at the moment. As a matter of fact they are right to do so. I have thought about it and saw that they are right. In the face of this mindset they are right. My brother how could we know what he is saying? Three of you will get together and say; Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) appeared to us and told us to annihilate Turkey. Where have you seen Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) we will ask. They'll say he appeared to us in the form of light. He came out of the cave and appeared to us as a light. Can you imagine how great a danger this is? That would be an act of the dajjal (anti-messiah) to wipe out Islam from the face of this world, may Allah forbid. In this situation there will be no Muslim left in the world. Such a system would annihilate religion, faith, Islam, the Book and everything. In such a system Muslims would decimate each other. That is a very dangerous thing. All the hadiths I've been explaining have been realized. I am not saying that they will. I am not telling that a ghost will come out from a cave. I simply say that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) has appeared. And I prove my claim one by one. The comet, the raid in the Kabaa. My brother these are all mentioned in the Shia resources, they are also mentioned in the Jaferite resources. I have taken those from the Shia and Jaferite resources and proved them. But now I have been thinking, how can we correct this system? I mean it has been such a deadlock. If a Shia comes up and say; "there is no such thing. There is no Ghost Mahdi. There will be a Mahdi born from a mother and a father," he would be done with, they would excommunicate the man. No one is in a position to declare the truth at this moment. Look we are able to talk freely in Turkey for instance. Everyone says whatever he likes. I say that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) has come. The other one says; "no, he won't come." Nothing happens to those who say that he won't come and nothing happens to those who say that he did come. Say that in Iran if you dare. Leave this aside if you want the Unity of Islam, if you want the Turkish-Islamic Union. If you go on like this you will raze the Turkish Islamic Union, the Unity of Islam to the ground, may Allah forbid. Well, by the leave of Allah we would not let it be razed down to the ground. But this mentality is not an acceptable one. They've been obsessed with the Jews and Masons. Why don't you try making them Muslims. At the time of our Prophet (saas) there had been many Jewish companions. How many Jewish companions are there? There had been many. Did our Prophet (saas) say "you cursed ones, I am going to ruin you?" Or did he go and preach them faith? Did he preach them the Qur'an? There are many companions who have become Muslims while they were Jews in origin, you know them all. There are a lot of Companions who have become Muslims while they were Christians in origin, you know that as well. Was it not the method of the Messenger of Allah (saas)? Was not Freemasonry around at that time, at the time of our Prophet (saas)? Freemasonry has a history of 3000 years, 4000 years in the historical accounts. Freemasonry was around at that time as well. For instance the Pharaoh was a mason. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) used to preach religion to him. He did not listen to him that is another issue. But he did preach the religion. Freemasonry was around at the time of our Prophet (saas) as well. Our Prophet (saas) preached religion to them. They have had a religious order. Saying that we should burn them raze them down to the ground with missiles etc. Then they would make you swallow those missiles. Be smart, you are making a mistake. I mean I see this matter very important and deliberate on this intensively since that is a movement intended to erase Islam from the face of this world.