A Turkish Muslim preacher and televangelist, Adnan Oktar “Harun Yahya” who was arrested in 2018 for crimes ranging from child molestation, sexual assault, tax evasion, rape, fraud and military espionage, was earlier today Monday, January 11, 2021, sentenced to a 1,000 tears in prison.
Adnan Oktar who in 2011 started his television station the “A9” where he would go on air and preach about Islam and would surround himself with scantily-clad women while on TV. The radical-conservative preacher who would refer to the women in his organisation as his “kittens” — many of whom appeared to have had plastic surgery – danced around him in the TV Studio.
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Adnan Oktar who had huge popularity and followership outside of Turkey, due to his book the “The Atlas Of Creation” under the pen name of “Harun Yahya”, where he disagreed with the Darwinism’s evolution of man. The 64-year-old was who is a creationist, was detained in June 2018 in a crackdown on his organisation by the financial crimes unit of the Istanbul police.
Adnan Oktar was sentenced to 1,075 years for crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse of minors, fraud and attempted political and military espionage, according to private NTV broadcaster reported.
Some 236 suspects have been on trial in the case, 78 of whom are under arrest, according to the official Anadolu news agency. The hearings have featured lurid details and harrowing sex crime allegations. Oktar told the presiding judge in December that he had close to 1,000 girlfriends.
“There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women. Love is a human quality. It is a quality of a Muslim,” he said in another hearing in October.
He added on another occasion, “I am extraordinarily potent.”
Adnan Oktar first came to public attention in the 1990s when he was the leader of a sect that was caught up in multiple sex scandals.
One of the women at his trial, identified only as CC, told the court that Oktar had repeatedly sexually abused her and other women. Some of the women he had raped were forced to take contraceptive pills, CC told the court.
Asked about 69,000 contraception pills found in his home by the police, Oktar said they were used to treat skin disorders and menstrual irregularities.
He also dismissed any link to a group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.
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