What are the strangest sects in Islam

The strange world of the “feminist” Islamic sect

This article first appeared on Broadly.

Adnan Oktar is the most notorious sect leader in Turkey. In the 1980s, the Muslim creationist introduced his bizarre version of Islam — and also boasts of introducing feminism to his followers.

Oktar calls the women who are loyal to him "kittens". At his behest, the "kittens" renounce hijab and traditional clothing. Instead, they wear designer outfits, use lots of makeup, and undergo cosmetic surgery. They also happen to be from wealthy families.

You see yourself as the new face of modern Islam. They even have their own TV channel, A9, to spread their views. Oktar's career as a television preacher is complemented by hundreds of books he has written against the theory of evolution. The sect leader has also often clashed with the law.

Broadly spent three days with Adnan Oktar and his "kittens" to find out how the women of the sect really live.

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