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"In times of trouble, people find comfort in hate and fear"
Odo, 2375 (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

Bek Gillen was a Bajoran male who became the host of an editorial program following the outbreak of the Dominion War in 2374. He was known for being highly critical of the Bajoran Council of Ministers and Federation policy regarding Bajor and the war. Among his warnings were that Starfleet was planning on confiscating civilian-owned phasers from Bajoran citizens. Heeding this erroneous warning, a Bajoran assassin killed and wounded several Federation diplomats on Bajor believing "the Starfleets were coming to take our guns away."

Bek also warned that the disappearance of the Celestial Temple (as depicted in DS9: "Tears of the Prophets") may have been the first step in the Federation's efforts to turn Bajor into a godless, secular society. (Star Trek: Lambda Paz: "Faces in the Crowd")

Memorable quotesEdit

"I don’t know if we are turning into a secular society or not, but you need ask yourself one question. Why? And unless you ask why, we’re going to transform into something."
— Bek Gillen's warning about the consequences of the Wormhole's disappearance, based on Glenn Beck's warning that the United States government was becoming an oligarchy.[1]
"Always beware of the eye that will not see and the ear that will not hear."
— Bek Gillen's warning that the UFP was not exactly what it appeared to be.[2]

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