(Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s live interview dated September 5, 2010)
Qarun (Korah) was one of Moses’ people, but he betrayed and oppressed them. We had granted him such great treasures that their very keys alone were too heavy a burden for a company of strong people. Even his people warned him: "Do not exult in your wealth; surely God does not love those who exult. (Surat al-Qasas, 76)
Qarun suddenly supports hypocrisy. He goes mad. Normally, he is from one of the Prophet Moses' tribes, but he suddenly develops a lust for money. The lust for this world drives him crazy and he departs from the Muslims. He becomes the hypocrite of the age. He opposes Muslims. Allah says that He has granted him such great treasures and warns him that he is exalting his wealth for no reason.
The reason for his exalting himself is his reliance upon disbelievers.
That is also the reason for hypocrites’ brazen courage. It is based on the unbelievers, and unbelievers are the reason for their wildness. A hypocrite would not even think of it if he did not put his faith in unbelievers. Unbelievers are the only reason for their unpleasant brazenness. Because if they encounter a Muslim, they will say, “I have an army of deniers behind me.”