Mr. Adnan Oktar: The word mourning is used in the sense of respect, not in the sense of being frantic with sorrow, grieving, weeping. Anything contrary would- may God forbid- mean not being pleased with what God created.
Adnan Oktar: That issue of "mourning" should not be misunderstood. The word mourning is used in the sense of respect. It means showing respect and kindness, concentrating to the subject matter, being concerned and attentive. It doesn't mean being frantic with sorrow, it doesn't mean crying, grieving, losing one's self in sorrow. Those would be ascribing partners to God, that would be irrational. That doesn't make sense and they bring no good to anyone. I mean it would be an inappropriate behavior towards God. But since this is a worldwide tradition, the flags are flown at half-staff, entertainment programs are cancelled but it doesn't mean that it is not acceptable to laugh, to speak; it doesn't mean that there should be constant crying and weeping. This should not be misunderstood.