During a November 8, 2014 broadcast on a program on Turkish TV channel 24, Turkish theologian Mustafa Öztürk called Jews "the descendants of vipers." He said that he is not saying “anything antisemitic here,” and added: "They [...] deserve damnation. May Allah curse them." On March 15, 2021, it was reported that Öztürk had set out for Münster Willhelm University in Münster, Germany, which had invited him to come to the university to continue his academic work.
Mustafa Öztürk: "In the language of Prophet Jesus, 'the descendants of vipers' entered the mihrab of the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque in Jerusalem, with their boots, and trampled over what we hold sacred. They are there creating commotion, unrest, and provocation. These progenies made prophets Moses and Aaron regret being born. I am not saying anything antisemitic here, but whoever wants to, can open the Book of Nehemiah and read from their own book how ungrateful these people were towards Allah. As written in the Quran, they deserve to be damned. May Allah curse them."