Ozgunduz: Wahhabi-Takfiris Have no Place in Our Country!

In the ceremony which was held by Zehra Ana Association in Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Center on the occasion of International Muslim Women's Day, the leader of Turkish Shias, Selahattin Ozgunduz stated:

"Hazrat Fatima (PBUH) was like Prophet (PBUH) in manners and deeds. How nice it is that we have Hazrat Ftima. May Allah sacrifice our lives for her."

Talking about the virtues and the life of Hazrat Fatima (PBUH), the leader of Turkish Shias, Selahattin Ozgunduz reviewed some important issues.

We have not come to this country as immigrants

We have not come to this country as immigrants. We have come from Iğdır, Kars, Amasya, Muş and Van. From many years ago our motherland have been Ağrı, Kars and Iğdır. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries our territory was for Iran and then Tsarist Russia. When the republic was being established, during an appropriate decision in the Treaty of Kars, we chose to live in our fertile land with our cousins and brothers.

We have not come here as refugees or as an overhead nation with an inconsistent culture. We have been an isolated part of this nation and we eventually joined it. Nowadays that the memorial of the martyrs of Çanakkale is being held at this time, I note that our ancestors have been buried in the shrine of their martyrs. May Allah bless the souls of the martyrs of our homeland in Çanakkale and gather them with the King of Martyrs, Imam Husain (AS).

We also believe that it was a right decision to join our nation. But it seems that somebody doesn’t know this nation’s culture and race and land appropriate for himself and he has been fascinated by the aliens, especially the Bedouins. Of course, I don’t mean the civilization of Prophet Muhammad (SA) but the Kingdom of Saudi that was established by the British to overthrow the Ottoman kingdom.

Some people might be fascinated by these kings and so they don’t like Turkish Nation; but it is rooted in their failure and misery not in their mentality. We are not racist, but we are proud of our nation and we praise it.

Who has more right than us in this country? A responsible person must answer this question. Some extremists have claimed that they have given something to Shias. Have we eaten the segregated lands of the country? We have our share of public property like every other people; but we don’t want Haram properties, our real share is enough for us.

Standing against different problems, this noble people and I have protected this area which is the best cultural center of Turkey, and as a result of the agreement we had with our municipality, the building was held at our property. Who is bothered by the result of this effort? We have never sought personal gain. The question is that why some people has right of speculation in the country but we should be deprived of our right?

This homeland is for us not for the Wahhabi-Takfiris!

Should we be deprived of our right in this country because of not loving Muawiyah who was bothered by hearing the Azan and who said that he would not be relieved until he had not deleted the name of Muhammad from Azan? Or because of our love to the king of the world, Hazrat Ali (AS)? Look! Muhammad Mustafa is the master of the Messengers; Ali Murtaza is the master of Awliyas; Hassan and Hussein are the masters of the people in paradise after their father; and Fatima is the master of all the women of the worlds. We are in the side of these people; in the side of the house in which Quran was revealed. We are not in the side of the fake religions and imams, we are the followers of the Prophet's family.

We are the followers of the school of Ahmed Yesevi, the founder of the Turkish land. Mercenaries and the children of Muawiyah have not given this land to the Turkish people. We are not alien here, but the Umayyads, Wahhabis, Takfiris and terrorists are alien. This country is our homeland. In recent times, some extremists try to show the sinister Israeli-Imperialist plan of “Greater Middle East” and destroying the Islamic land as a religious war between Shia and Sunni.

Where are you the human rights defenders?

Africa has become ruined; for example, Somalia, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. None of these countries are Shias and there is no Sunni-Shia war in them; and as you know, there is no Shiite in Yemen; they are Zaidis which means the followers of Zaid who swore allegiance with Sunni imam, Abu Hanifeh. In fact they are closer to the Hanafis. People, women and children, whether Zaidi or Shafei are being killed under the Saudi and Israeli bombardment because of opposing with the Wahhabi-Takfiri idea which is related to the Saudis. Is this your human rights? You cry for dogs and cats, so why you are quiet when Yemeni children are being killed by Saudi bombs? Someone has stood up and said that Iran is expanding Shiism. I swear to God it is not true! Iraq and Lebanon were Shia before the Islamic Revolution of Ira; we invited the Ardabilian Turks of Iran to Shiism.

Iran is the helper of oppressed people and it is not concerned about religion

Fear from Allah. Yemen is a Zaidi country; Islamic Republic of Iran says that their preference is to help the oppressed peoples. Is Palestine a Shiite country? Has anyone helped Palestine so closely as much as Iran until now? Is Bosnia-Herzegovina a Shiites country? While Iran has supported that country more than anyone. Iran is not concerned about the difference between Shia and Sunni, but it fights with imperialism and its followers. Now, it is helping the oppressed people in this war, and it works well. If they wanted to serve U.S and not to support the oppressed people, then what was the reason for Revolution? Why 150 thousand Martyrs of the Revolution and then 3 million youth in war were martyred?

Well, was the republic founded by Atatürk against imperialist or agreed with it? The government of this Republic was founded against imperialism and it has supported all the oppressed peoples. Isn’t it true? At that time, we protected our country against the aggression of superpowers with a population of 10 million people and without any possibilities and we did not bow. This is what the successors of Atatürk should do now and we are not deserve to anything but it. 

The United Arabic Emirates must not talk about Turkish Republic when it is not pure!

Addressing the tiny governments of Kuwait, the United Arabic Emirates and rootless British mercenaries, I talk; are we in a situation that we bow? And learn from them and they teach religion to us? UAE that we need a magnifier to find their country in the map, has stand firm and has condemned Turkey and Pakistan in a statement because of not participating in the bombardment of innocent people in Yemen! O British mercenary, you're not so much that talks about the Republic of Turkey! You must not talk about Turkish Republic when you are not pure!

In general, our society is not concerned about Iranians and Turanians, but our anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist position, our national unity and territorial integrity is important. Also the red line is the survival of the state.

If Syria, Iraq and Lebanon is fragmented, then it will be the turn of Turkey

If Syria, Iraq and Lebanon is fragmented, then nobody cannot prevent the fragmentation of Turkey. That is why we are in favor of national unity and territorial integrity of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and we are against Israel and its mercenaries. So explicitly. Now the question is whether we're on the wrong path? Should we support Israel? Is it better to be on the side of the supporters of the Greater Middle East Project which fragments Turkey? But you can see that we're on the right path, others can correct their path.

With all my respect I salute you. Happy Women's Day, happy Mother's Day to you.

 

 

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