Times of Israel: “The Muslim Leader who quotes the Torah”

Times of Israel: “Tevrat’tan Alıntı Yapan Müslüman Yazar”


Jewish, Muslim and Muslim leaders coming together at the A9 TV iftar banquet held on the month of Ramadan at the Çırağan Palace made the headlines of many popular Israeli newspapers. Among the media organs that covered the news was Times of Israel.


Having attended the iftar banquet as Adnan Oktar’s personal guest, Rabbi Jeffrey Siedel published an article on Times of Israel internet news portal titled “The Movement Bringing Islam to the 21st Century.” Following is an excerpt from the article:


Meeting the founder of The Movement for the Culture of Peace and Reconciliation and the A9 TV Network, Adnan Oktar, was an experience unto itself. A man of great respect and intelligence, Oktar welcomed us with open arms when we arrived to his studio for his live show. The topic of the discussion was fighting Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in the Muslim world. The guests of the show were Rabbi Avraham Sherman (Former member of the Rabbinical Supreme Court of Israel), Priest Todd William Kissam (from Maryland – Episcopal Church), Rabbi Yishai Fleisher (International spokesperson for the Jewish Community of Hebron, Israeli broadcaster & columnist), and myself. While we all came from different backgrounds, we were all able to connect with each other on a professional and personal level.


Reflecting on the whole journey, I appreciate the amazing time that Adnan Oktar and his A9 TV Network gave us as well as all the great people we were able to meet. Whether through his over 300 books or through his television advocacy, Oktar deserves much respect for his work and dedication in fighting Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in the Muslim world and worldwide. He and his movement have chosen to stand up for what is right, not bowing to threats and criticism from extremist militants. I want to personally thank him and wish him success in this courageous battle. I look forward to traveling back to Istanbul and meeting with my Turkish friends, whether there or next year in Jerusalem, Israel!




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