Prof. Robert S. Wistrich asks Mr. Adnan Oktar about Jews' living in the Holy Land
(A9 TV, November 24th, 2011)
PROF. ROBERT S. WISTRICH: I want to ask something that goes more to heart of the problem that is often referred to as the "Palestinian Question", and which is, I know, an issue for millions of Muslims. And I want to ask why is it that it seems that for many Muslims around the world it is so difficult to understand the historical and the religious and certainly the physical and spiritual connection of Jews to the land of Israel? Because our Holy Books, the Bible, the Hebrew Bible, also the Christian New Testament and in the Qur'an itself, it seems to me that it should be clear that the Jewish people, when they began to return in large numbers to Zion, to the land of Israel, which is also Palestine for the Palestinian people, that they were not foreign invaders, they were not strangers, they were coming to the place which their culture, their religion, everything in our history originates; it's the birthplace, it's the Holy Land, and it was originally associated with the Jewish people and as children of Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob and of course the land to which Moses lead the children of Israel after they left Egypt, the bondage of Egypt. So I ask myself, why is it so difficult for so many Muslims, of course I understand it's not the case with Mr. Oktar, but why is it so difficult? That is my question.
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes.. In verse 104 of Surat al-Isra', Almighty Allah says, I seek refuge with Allah from the satan, "We said to the tribe of Israel after that, 'Inhabit the land and, when the promise of the Hereafter comes, We will produce you as a motley crowd'."
In other words, according to the Qur'an, it is necessary and normal for the Israeli people to live on those lands, and it is something ordained by Allah in destiny. But the purpose in the people of Israel being there is not so that they can eat and drink and live at ease. Allah wants Israel to be devout, He wants them to be faithful and -this is a very important point- He wants them to follow Moshe, the King Messiah. When they follow Moshe, or Siloh, the King Messiah, Allah says He will bestow peace, plenty and abundance in that region. Otherwise, He says He will take revenge and inflict terrible trials and tribulations. In other words, if Israel tries to live as a Darwinist and materialist in the region, Allah says in the Torah that He will give it no peace. He describes at length how He will inflict great suffering and disasters. He says He will put fear in their hearts and wreak terrible vengeance. But if they follow the King Messiah, Moshe, and are truly religious, then He says He will allow them to live in plenty and abundance in the region. This hugely important point clearly needs to be made clear to state officials and everyone in Israel. Otherwise, Allah says He will do what He sets out in the Torah.