The Groundless Nature of the Claims on Wikipedia Regarding Mr. Adnan Oktar's Views Concerning Zionism and the Jews

The behavior advised to all Muslims in the Qur'an involves treating the People of the Book with love, respect, affection and compassion, protecting and watching over them and meeting their needs in the finest manner. As a Muslim who sincerely abides by the Qur'an, Mr. Oktar feels the love toward Christians and Jews that is commanded in the Qur'an, watches over and protects them, wants them to live by their faiths in peace and security and strives for that end. Indeed, he frequently expresses this in his writings and interviews. This can clearly be seen from the way that the Sanhedrin rabbis and Israeli government officials he recently hosted described the feelings of friendship and closeness they received from Mr. Oktar.
You can access all the articles and interviews on this subject from the web site.
You can watch Mr. Oktar's meetings with Sanhedrin rabbis and other Israeli officials here, here and here.
The logic and intellectual system that Mr. Oktar has been criticizing for years is that of the atheist Zionists. It is of course unthinkable to ascribe this mindset to truly devout Jews.
There are two varieties of Zionism today. The first of these is the Zionist conception of the devout Jewish people, who wish to live in peace and security in Israel alongside Muslims, seeking peace and wishing to worship in the lands of their forefathers and engage in business. In that sense, Muslims support Zionism. We would fully back the devout Jewish people living in peace and security in their own lands, remembering Allah, worshipping in their synagogues and engaging in science and trade in their own land.
The Zionist belief held by a devout Jew and based on the Torah does not in any way conflict with the Qur'an. The Jews' living in that region is indicated in the Qur'an, in which it is revealed that Allah has settled the Children of Israel on it:

Remember when Moses said to his people, "My people! Remember Allah's blessing to you when He appointed prophets among you and appointed kings for you, and gave you what He had not given to anyone else in all the worlds! My people! Enter the Holy Land which Allah has ordained for you. Do not turn back in your tracks and so become transformed into losers." (Surat al-Ma'ida: 20-21)

It is the "irreligious, Godless Zionism" that we as Muslims condemn and regard as a threat. These Godless Zionists, who do not defend the existence and oneness of Allah, but, on the contrary, encourage a Darwinist, materialist perspective and thus engage in irreligious propaganda, are also a threat to devout Jews. Godless Zionism is today engaged in a struggle against peace, security and moral virtue, and constantly produces strife and turmoil and the shedding of blood.
One of the hundreds of statements by Mr. Oktar regarding the need to watch over and protect devout Jews reads:
ADNAN OKTAR: We should earnestly take care of devout Jews in Israel, just like we watch over Palestine most efficaciously. They are entirely ours, some of them are children of the Prophet Jacob (pbuh), and others are children of the Prophet Ishmael (pbuh). Some of them are descendants of the Prophet Jacob (pbuh), some are descendants of the Prophet Ishmael (pbuh). They are the lineage of the prophets. The entire nation and breed comes from the prophets and they are very devout and pure people. There are atheist Zionists and masons who are troubling them. There is a group that aims to break them and make them destroy one another. We need to pull them aside, to withdraw this evil clan and let our devout and pure brothers of prophet lineage live in happiness there. One-sided politics is wrong, that would not conform to justice or conscience. It would not be reasonable as well. And we cannot ignore such glory because Jews are very devout and dignified people. We must definitely protect and safeguard them, but at the same time we must free the Palestinians from these troubles as our brothers.
Mr. Oktar said the following in one of his recent statements:
ADNAN OKTAR: The pronouncement of the Qur'an regarding the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] is crystal clear, and is also clear from the Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). The people of the Book are our La Ilaha IllaAllah (there is no deity but Allah) brothers; Armenians, Jews, the Orthodox, Protestants and the whole Christian world are all our brothers. We all believe in the same Allah. There is the same belief in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic worlds. We are all the children of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). Members of all three faiths share the same basic beliefs, and the existence of the People of the Book is therefore a great blessing. Islam is not solely based on the peace and comfort of Muslims. The Qur'an says that the People of the Book also exist. And according to the Qur'an, the People of the Book must also live in peace and comfort and be protected by Muslims. It is an excellent thing to live as brothers and talk and converse with the People of the Book. According to the Qur'an, one may marry members of the People of the Book, eat their food and enjoy business and social relationships with them. Islam demands that the People of the Book be shown affection and respect. This is a religious obligation for Muslims. Allah says in one verse:
Today all good things have been made lawful for you. And the food of those given the Book is also lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. So are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women of those given the Book before you, once you have given them their dowries in marriage, not in fornication or taking them as secret intrigues. But as for anyone who rejects faith, his actions will come to nothing and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 5)
You can access our article on the subject from here.
You can read the verses of the Qur'an regarding treating the People of the Book with love and affection here.

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