Prof. Robert S. Wistrich asks Mr. Adnan Oktar about the Holocaust, mass murder of innocent people of Europe
(A9 TV, November 24th, 2011)
PROF. ROBERT S. WISTRICH: I would like to follow up on this point concerning the ideology and the beliefs of the Iranian leadership, because as you know, I am, among other things, a scholar of the history of anti-Semitism, a subject about which I've written extensively. And I've been struck by the fact that in Iran today, even in the official media, and the statements of the President, Ahmadinejad and other leaders, you have the claim that the Holocaust, the mass murder of the Jews of Europe, did not take place, or in any case, it's something that we have to question and in general, this is a deeply offensive as well as false belief, and I don't think it has any basis whatsoever in Muslim belief or teaching. So I'd be interested to hear what Mr. Oktar thinks about that.
ADNAN OKTAR: Genocide was clearly and openly committed against the Jews, and that was devilish work. It was a ruthless plan by the way of the dajjal [anti-christ] to eliminate the line of the Prophets, the line of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). And thousand, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of Jews were horribly and ruthlessly slaughtered. That is a fact, and there can be no logical denial of it. There is no need to reply to such things, either. It is not that kind of subject, in my opinion. In fact that is not the problem anyway. I mean, there is still a desire for slaughter out there. There is this claim that "Israel will be obliterated, that this imaginary Mahdi will turn Israel into a sea of blood". That is the really terrible thing. That is what needs to be eradicated. That belief needs to be done away with. Because the Mahdi who will come, will not shed one drop of blood nor waken the sleeper. Our Prophet (saas) even says that nobody's nose will bleed when the Mahdi comes. He will do away with all weaponry. Peace, justice, love and beauty will enfold the whole world. When someone looks at the perfect, wondrous way of the Mahdi through the eyes of satan he may seek to change it into the way of the dajjal [anti-christ]. The view we are now dealing with is that which is seeking to portray the way of the Mahdi as the way of the dajjal. But I believe this can be eliminated through scientific activity, explanation and winning people over. This cannot be done through war.