Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated October 29th, 2014
They approached Rabbi Yehudah Glick, who previously came here to visit me, by the exit to a conference to be sure of his identity and shot him three times. They asked who he was and then shot him. The shooter fled on a motorbike. Rabbi Glick is now in a serious condition. The Muslims there [Jerusalem] hate him because he argues that the Jews should also be able to pray at the Temple of the Mount. There are claims made against the rabbi, provocative conspiracy theories about bombing the al-Aqsa Mosque. Yet I met him here and he was a very modest person, very polite and well-mannered. He used no extreme or aggressive language. According to the Torah the Jews should be able to pray on that hill, where the al-Aqsa Mosque stands. Let them pray, where is the harm in that? That is good. What more do you want? They have made praying to Allah into a crime. This shows just how essential it is for Moshiach, the Mahdi, to appear. When Rabbi Glick came here we read the portents of the coming of Moshiach, the Mahdi, together, and we spoke of the building of the Temple of Solomon. He was an immaculate person. You must fear Allah! We spoke of brotherhood and said we are all the children of Abraham. We said that in the End Times that the mount would be a place of prayer for all nations. I spoke with him. That blessed person was delighted. He spoke of the Torah. He said let us perform a sacrifice with Muslims there. We spoke of excellent things. But I fail to understand how the shooter could just have come up to him. What is going on? That is the system that has emerged. Is there no security? Were there no plainclothes police? It used to be full of police everywhere. There would be plainclothes polices dressed as orange vendors or dustmen. That is how it should be there, too. So they can move in at a moment’s notice. The man shoots him and escapes on a bike. May Allah have mercy on our brother. He was an immaculate and devout person. He used to say there is no other God than Allah. He had a great love of Islam. I mean, I speak with rabbis among ourselves and they say ‘The Prophet Muhammed was a true prophet. But we are devoted to the Torah, we are devoted to Moses and do not wish to abandon our loyalty to the Torah. But we believe that Muhammed was a true prophet.” Then you shoot him. Is that not a disgrace? It is pure evil, nothing more. They say that Allah has commanded them to protect the Torah. That is an explicit commandment. There is also a verse in the Quran about protecting it. They say they are doing that, but they are not rejecting the true prophet. They say that Muhammed is as important to them as Abraham. They say they know he is also a prophet. But they say let nobody try to force us to become irreligious. That is in reference to those circles. I said there was no question of that, because after recognizing the Qur’an they have become Jewish followers of Muhammed. He was an immaculate person, with red hair, a really nice person. How can they not take precautions? They have Mossad, the Israeli secret police, they have all kinds of things. Put some people there. How could that have happened so blatantly? These poor, innocent people are always unarmed. They attack other rabbis who come here. It happened to [Rabbi] Abrahamson who was here. He had a lucky escape on a bus. What is all this inanity? Let them live in peace, as they did in the time of our Prophet. Our Prophet spread out his robe for them to sit on. He married one of their women. She became his wife, his sister, his confidante. There is this extreme hatred of Jews. The evangelicals provoke it and orthodox Muslims also provoke it. The evangelicals say the Prophet Jesus will come and slay all but 144,000 of them. If you say that, my brother, you are sowing the seeds of hatred. You say you love the Prophet Jesus, and you even say that he is God, may Allah forbid, but then you say that he hates the Jews. Does that not mean you hate them? That makes it obligatory for you to hate them. If the Prophet Jesus hates them, so must you. What does 144,000 mean? Just a handful of people. There are some 20 million Jews in the world. You are setting 144,000 people aside. Only they will be saved, you say. You say they will be saved as Christians. Under Jewish law, that would make them apostates. You say that all true Jews will be destroyed and that they are cursed. That is wrong, it cannot deceive people. You are sowing the seeds of hatred, and you are causing all Christians to hate them. What do the orthodox Muslims do? They say that stones and trees will gives Jews away. That they will say there is a Jew hiding behind me, so come and kill him. What kind of hatred is that? They are just encouraging paranoid maniacs. That is just food for schizophrenics. What will a schizophrenic or psychopath then say? He will see a Jew and kill him. When asked why, he will say he was told there was one behind a tree. When asked where he got that idea from he will say that the prophet told him. He will say the tree told him there was a Jew hiding behind it. So he killed him. What will orthodox, traditional Muslims do? They will say well done, you have obeyed one of the hadiths of our Prophet. The killer will say, I heard it the stone or the tree say it, even if you did not. What can you say to a person like that? They are encouraging murder. It is the same with orthodox Catholics. If you regard them as all cursed apart from 144,000, as the enemies of the Prophet Jesus, then some people will believe they are cursed. That is the reason for Hitler’s genocide. He said that since Jesus cursed and hated them, he hated them, too. He said he loved the Prophet Jesus and he wanted to do what Jesus will do. This evil must cease. The Christian world must correct this error. Traditionalist orthodox Muslims must put an end to this disgrace. Let these innocent people alone. They have been devoted to the Prophet Moses for 4000 years. They are devoted to the Torah. I also believe they say nothing against our Prophet. I spoke with a very senior rabbi here. I had better not name him. He said they have seen that they must believe in all the prophets. He said that Muhammed spoke as a Prophet. He said that all his words were compatible with the Torah. He said that a Muslim who abides by the Islam of the Qur’an is a believer in our eyes. In other words, he says they abide by all the conditions in the Torah. He regards you as a believer, so why do you regard him as an unbeliever? He says he regards Muhammed as a true prophet but that he is attached to the Torah. He says he recognizes prayer and all the other commandments. So leave him alone. There is this disgrace everywhere. May Almighty Allah facilitate the coming of the Mahdi. Insha’Allah.
That rabbi [Yehuda Glick] is not dead, but his situation is critical. The killers are celebrating. That is terrible immorality and cowardice. In addition, he had no gun. He is an innocent person acting through his faith. Yet you cowardly shot an unarmed and guiltless man. You have behaved immorally, so why are you celebrating? He came here as my guest and we spoke together. He is a polite man who just minds his own business. What is there to celebrate? You are celebrating murder and evil and cowardice. Cowardice is something else, it means attacking a defenseless person. He did not come at you with a gun. He is just loyal to the Prophet Moses according to his own faith. What should he do? Should he betray the Prophet Moses? Is that what you want? A loyalty going back 3000 years. I have spoken to most of them. I had better not name names in order not to put them in a difficult position. But they say they know the Prophet Muhammed is the true prophet. And that is that. He believes in the One God, so he is a Muslim. What more do you want? He might not have said that, or he could have been an atheist. So why shoot him?
(From live conversation on A9 TV, October 30th, 2014)
Adnan Oktar: (Reading) Islamic Jihad and Hamas have issued statements celebrating the shooting of the rabbi; a Hamas spokesman described the attack as heroic. Fatah has issued a poster “Fatah is proud to salute our heroic martyr who carried out the attack on the despicable Glick.”
Yet that is something to be ashamed of. Do you not read the Qur’an? It says that synagogues, mosques and churches are under God’s protection. This man is a rabbi. A man of God, in other words: A devout man. What is his job? He calls in people to believe in God. He is not a soldier or an aggressor, and he was unarmed. He is an innocent muslim (submitter) in the light of his own faith.
(Reading) Rabbi Glick said in a previous statement, “I go to the Temple of the Mount every day. They constantly throw stones and threaten me, but I am used to it.” There is a video of him reading Surat al-Ikhlas with Muslims.
He says he believes in that Sura. What does that mean? I am reading Surat al-Ikhlas as a believer, and it is the truth, he is saying. What more can he say? If someone says that he believes in a Sura from the Qur’an in the sight of God what does that mean? He says there is One God. In Arabic.
(Reading) Some Palestinian jihadist sites posted photographs of the rabbi and announced the conference that Glick will attend in order to target him.
As if to say, he will attend this conference, so do what is required.
(Reading) The rabbi is still in a critical condition. He was shot three times, in the neck, head and chest.
Is that not a disgrace? He ? He was just minding his own business. He remembers God. He spends his life between his home and the synagogue. What does God say? He tells Muslims to protect the synagogues. And what do you do? You go and shoot a rabbi. What crime did he ever commit? He meets up with Muslims and reads Surat al-Ikhlas. He says, ‘La ilaha illallah (there is no god except God).’ His mind is fixed on his faith. What is heroic about that? It is murder. Evil. And they are rejoicing!
Bulent Sezgin: Verse 199 of Surat al-‘Imran reads "Among the people of the Book there are some who have iman in Allah and in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down to them, and who are humble before Allah. They do not sell Allah’s signs for a paltry price. Such people will have their reward with their Lord. And Allah is swift at reckoning."
Adnan Oktar: My brother, these people reject this verse; when you read the verse, they deny it.