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Remember Harun Yahya?

#21  Postby Calilasseia » Jan 19, 2021 12:45 am

Several here may well remember Adnan Oktar, the figure behind the ridiculous "Harun Yahya" series of Islamic creationist books, which sought to replace fact with polished production values ... only to be caught out labelling a photograph of a fly fishing lure (complete with visible metal hook sticking out of its arse) as a real caddis fly.

Well, fly fishing lures are the least of his worries now, as this article in The Guardian reveals ...

Turkish televangelist sentenced to 1,075 years for sex crimes

Adnan Oktar was detained in 2018 along with more than 200 other suspects in his group


A Turkish court has sentenced a Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called “kittens” to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex crimes.

Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits – many of whom appeared to have had plastic surgery – danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

The bearded 64-year-old was detained in 2018 along with more than 200 other suspects as part of a crackdown on his group by the financial crimes unit of the Istanbul police.

He was sentenced to 1,075 years for crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse of minors, fraud and attempted political and military espionage, the private NTV broadcaster reported.


Wow. That is some prison stretch. And in a Turkish prison at that. :D
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Re: Remember Harun Yahya?

#22  Postby Hermit » Jan 19, 2021 1:14 am

aliihsanasl started a thread about his sentencing here about a week ago.
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Re: Turkish cult leader given over 1,000-year jail sentence

#23  Postby Calilasseia » Jan 19, 2021 1:33 am

He seems to have a creepy fascination for Melania Trump lookalikes ...
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#24  Postby Calilasseia » Jan 19, 2021 1:39 am

Hermit wrote:aliihsanasl started a thread about his sentencing here about a week ago.


Ah, I've only just found this news item.

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#25  Postby aliihsanasl » Jan 21, 2021 1:09 am

There is an atheist Youtuber who had sued by this cult lots of times even kid had to go and work in USA a few years while his lawsuits end and nothing serious come up such as jail or compensation for him. But he had so much trouble because of them I was wondering what he will comment about this news, he said "if this group would be in USA its very likely that it would turn into bigger and bigger each year and in end turn into something like scientology, although they display Turkey as being far more religious in the international arena just take a look how many extreme religious groups banned in Turkey"

His name is Efe Aydal but his podcast are only in Turkish so Im not attaching here.
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#26  Postby aliihsanasl » Feb 04, 2021 11:33 pm

Today twitter banned hundreds of Oktar's followers accounts, they were trend topic once or twice in every week, twitter will be a calmer place without them.
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#27  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 17, 2022 10:27 pm

Apparently a thousand years was not enough:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63668818

Adnan Oktar: TV cult preacher jailed for 8,658 years in Turkey
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