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FBI Launches investigation of Gulen and his movement
Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/11 | Dr. Paul L. Williams

Posted on 03/24/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT by Nachum

Fethullah Gulen, dubbed “the most dangerous Islamist on planet earth,” is now under investigation by the F.B.I. for his network of charter schools throughout the country. The 140-plus charter schools, according to a newly released federal document, may serve as madrassahs where students are “brain-washed” to serve as proponents of the New Islamic World Order that Gulen purportedly seeks to create. The Gulen schools, which have been established in nearly every state in the union, bear

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1 posted on 03/24/2011 10:23:02 AM PDT by Nachum
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“The 140-plus charter schools, according to a newly released federal document, may serve as madrassahs where students are “brain-washed” to serve as proponents of the New Islamic World Order”

Yessir, 140 schools and it’s time to take a look. What a joke...

2 posted on 03/24/2011 10:25:03 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Nachum

Taxpayer supported charter schools I assume.

3 posted on 03/24/2011 10:26:59 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum

Here is a list of the Schools:

4 posted on 03/24/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Nachum
Better late than never.

I'll reserve judgment as to the seriousness of this investigation (by pro Islam, Hate-America, Bigoted/Racist and most inept/corrupt AG in my 67 years, Holder) until I see the results.

I'm not holding my breath nor even, putting any champagne in the fridge to chill, just yet.

5 posted on 03/24/2011 10:35:48 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Nachum
Coincidentally, the democrat party led by Dick Durbin are assembling a committee to begin investigating anti-msulim bigotry in the US defined by, among other things, opposition to mosque building.

These people are always working, like termites.

6 posted on 03/24/2011 10:41:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Follow the money...and its Saudi Wahhabi money...from our oil dollars being turned back upon us.

7 posted on 03/24/2011 10:43:21 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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Your assumption is correct.

Let's hope the investigation is energetic, apolitical and thorough, as in everything he touched and everyone he mentored.

…move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing…until you reach all the power centers…
– Fethullah Gluon 1999, founder of 85 US taxpayer-supported Islamic schools. (

8 posted on 03/24/2011 10:54:12 AM PDT by frog in a pot (We need a working definition of "domestic enemies" if the oath of office is to have meaning.)
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Charter Schools for Islamist Jihadist Bombers? Ok.

Charter Schools for peace loving Christians? Uh uh. No way.

9 posted on 03/24/2011 10:55:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Allah sucks pig teat.)
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To: Nachum

As the article says, those charter schools are public schools.

10 posted on 03/24/2011 10:57:49 AM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --"Deacon," "Waterworld")
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Changing Tagline.

11 posted on 03/24/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The 0bamaNation of America slides toward death as planned.)
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The russian mafia is real big into charter schools too. I have a relative who works for the DOE and they have found fraud beyond your wildest imagination. It's not just Islam. Try tying a federal grant to the bumper of your car and drive thru downtown Memphis. You won't get a block without landing a fish. The funny part is that there is a bragging rights thing here in Memphis. They put up billboards and street posters with the picture of the latest "Grant Winner" who is engaged in the public good. You look them up and you find that's all they've done for thirty years and have twenty or so commercial buildings which are centers for this or that and are usually locked tight. The more often the phrase "Children, Women, elderly, and violence against any of the listed", the bigger the score.

It's really very funny stuff, but so sad.

12 posted on 03/24/2011 11:03:32 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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Sounds like a wealth transfer mechanism.

13 posted on 03/24/2011 11:08:35 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Marty62

Oh my! Following that link leads to some very scary things. 85 schools (and that is a 2010 list) run by Islamists!! And they admit to doing the most “interesting” teaching at night. Folks, download the list of schools and if any of them are in your state, do everything you can to expose them and shut them down. We can’t always sit and wait for “somebody” to do something. There are a very large number of them in Ohio, in the large cities. My guess is they are in “diverse” neighborhoods.

14 posted on 03/24/2011 1:06:45 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Nachum; Candor7; MestaMachine; LucyT; frog in a pot; Uncle Miltie; WVNan
ping to thread article (FBI investigating Gulen)

Exclusive: World’s ‘Most Dangerous Islamist’ Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania
Family Security Matters ^ | April 7, 2010 | Paul Williams PhD

Posted on 04/07/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT by Candor7

Exclusive: World’s ‘Most Dangerous Islamist’ Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania

Paul Williams, PhD

An Islamic Armed Fortress Emerges in the Pocono Mountains The most dangerous Islamist in the world is neither Afghani nor Arab.

He comes from neither Sudan nor Somalia.

And he resides in neither the mountains of Pakistan nor the deserts of the Palestinian territories.

This individual has toppled the secular government of Turkey and established madrassahs throughout the world. His schools indoctrinate children in the tenets of radical Islam and prepare adolescents for the Islamization of the world.

More than 90 of these madrassahs have been established as charter schools throughout the United States. They are funded by American taxpayers.

One of these charter schools – Tarek ibn Zayed Academy (TiZA) in Minnesota – is so radically Islamic and subversive in nature that the Minnesota Department of Education issued two citations against it and the American Civil Liberties Union is suing it. Dozens of his universities, including the Faith University in Istabul, train young men to become lawyers, accountants, and political leaders so that they can take an active part in the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamization of the Western World. He also allegedly operates compounds to train jihadis in the tactics of guerilla warfare.

This individual has amasssed a fortune – over $30 billion – for the creation of a universal caliphate. His name is Fethullan Gulen and he resides not in the wilds of southern Turkey – but the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

From his fortess headquarters, located on 28 acres at 1857 Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Gulen plots the overthrow of secular governments and oversees the spread of education jihad throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Gulen is surrounded by an army of over 100 Turkish Islamists, who guard him and tend to his needs. The army is comprised of armed militants who wear suits and ties and do not look like traditional Islamists in cloaks and turbans. They follow their hocaefendi's (master lord’s) orders and even refrain from marrying until age 50 per his instructions. When they do marry, their spouses are expected to dress in the Islamic manner, as dictated by Gulen himself.

The Saylorsburg property consists of a massive chalet surrounded by numerous out buildings, including recreational centers, dormitories, cabins for visiting foreign dignitaries, a helicopter pad, and firing ranges.

Neighbors complain of the incessant sounds of gunfire – including the rat-tat-tat of fully automatic weapons – coming from the compound and the low flying helicopter that circles the area in search of all intruders. The FBI has been called to the scene, the neighbors say, but no action has been taken to end the illegal activity. Sentries stand guard at the gates to the estate to turn away all curiosity seekers.

Within the sentry hut are wide screen televisions that project high resolution images from security cameras. Before the hut is a sign that reads “Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.”

It’s hard for the local residents to understand that the Muslim who operates this compound is not an American political or intelligence official – but rather a radical Islamist from Turkey.

Gulen fled Turkey in 1998 to avoid prosecution on charges that he was attempting to undermine Turkey’s secular government with the objective of establishing an Islamic government. Since his arrival in Pennsylvania, the Department of Homeland Security has been trying to deport him. But in 2008 a federal court ruled that Gulan was an individual with “extraordinary ability in the field of education” who merited permanent residence status in the U.S.

The ruling remains quizzical because Gulen has no formal education or training.

Gulen, according to the Middle East Quarterly, was a student and follower of Sheikh Sa'id-i Kurdi (1878-1960), also known as Sa'id-i Nursi, the founder of the Islamist Nur (light) movement. After Turkey's war of independence, Kurdi demanded, in an address to the new parliament, that the new republic be based on Islamic principles. He turned against Atatürk and his reforms and against the new modern, secular, Western republic. How powerful is Gulen? And why is he such a threat to America and the Western world?

Consider this.

Turkey is now ruled by the Justice and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP)- - a party under the Gulen’s control. Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular state into an Islamic country with 85,000 active mosques – one for every 350- citizens – the highest number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than teachers and physicians – and thousands of state-run Islamic schools.

Despite the rhetoric of European Union accession, Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.

Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of "TRT al Turkiye," the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Prime Minister Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are.

Gulen’s tentacles stretch throughout the country since his followers, known as Fethullahists, have gained control of the country’s media outlets, its financial institutions and banks, and its business organizations. According to Bayram Balci, a Turkish scholar, the Gulen schools that have been established throughout the world seek to expand “the Islamization of Turkish nationality and the Turification of Islam” in order to bring about a universal caliphate ruled by Islamic law.

Several countries have outlawed the establishment of Gulen schools and cemaats (communities) within their borders – including Russia and Uzbekistan. Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gulen schools because of their imminent threat to the social order. But Gulen’s activities in the United States, including the establishment of an armed fortress in the midst of the Pocono Mountains, have escaped national press attention.

In his public statements, Gulen espouses a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam and promotes the Muslim notion of hizmet – altruistic service to the common good. Despite the paramilitary training at his Pocono fortress, Gulen has condemned terrorism and called for interfaith dialogue. He has met with Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.

In private, Gulen has stated that “in order to reach the ideal Muslim society ‘every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.’”

In a sermon that was aired on Turkish television, Gulen said:

You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.

Why has the federal government opted to turn a blind eye to Gulen and his mountain fortress?

Why have Gulen’s madrassahs been kept under the radar screen of Hoimeland Security?

Why have the CIA and FBI allowed Gulen to wreck havoc and topple secular governments without interruption or intervention?

The questions beg answers. Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams is the author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR. Visit his website at

15 posted on 03/24/2011 2:39:09 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: Nachum
NOTE: I compiled the research below in April 2010.

They've got it all wrong! /sarc
Fethullah Gulen is one of the protected class---a brand franchise promoting peace, understanding, respect, and tolerance

Fethullah Gulen’s discourse cherishes and his life exemplifies values like empathic acceptance, altruistic service of one’s community and humanity in general, complementary roles of the intellect and the heart, sincerity, holistic view of the human, deepening faith and love of the creation.

He is noted for his pro-democracy, pro-science, pro-dialogue and non-violence stances in critical junctures of the history of his society. In July 2008, Fethullah Gulen was listed among the top hundred public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine .


Fethullah Gulen

Fethullah Gulen's Website


Extensive knowledge and teaching experience in Islamic scholarship. Proficient author with more than sixty books translated into many world languages. Recognized as the world's top public intellectual in Foreign Policy / Prospect poll in 2008. Years of service as an imam, preacher, and civil society activist with acclaimed competence as a speaker on Islam, education, and dialogue in Turkey.


Classical education in Islamic scholarship at various divinity schools (Kurşunlu, Kemhan, Taşmescid) under a number of Turkey's renowned Sufi scholars and masters, such as Ramiz Gülen, Muhammed Lütfi, Haci Sıtkı, Sadi Efendi, and Osman Bektaş (1951–1956)

Compulsory elementary education (1946–1949)

Home schooling along with memorization of the whole Qur'an and mastering recitation skills (before 1946)


Imam / Preacher

* Voluntary Imam / Preacher, Erzurum, Amasya, Tokat, Sivas (1955–1958)
* Deputy Imam, Üçşerefeli Mosque, Edirne (1959–1961)
* Imam / Lecturer, Iskenderun, while serving compulsory military service (1961–1963)
* Member of the Public Hall, Erzurum (1963). Convened conferences and lectured on Rumi
* Qur'an Teacher / Imam, Dar'ul Hadis Mosque, Edirne (1964)
* Senior Preacher (Merkez Vaizi), Kırklareli (1965)
* Senior Preacher, Izmir (1966–1971)
* Director / Teacher, Kestanepazarı Boarding Qur'anic School (1966–1971)
* Senior Preacher, Edremit (1972–1974)
* Senior Preacher, Manisa (1974–1976)
* Senior Preacher, Izmir, Bornova (1976–1980)
* Voluntary Preacher, Istanbul, Izmir, and throughout Turkey (post-retirement service) (1986–1989)


* Delivered a series of talks in Turkey and Europe (1975–1977)
* Talks on social, cultural, and religious matters recorded and broadcast every week on (2003– present)

Honorary President / Civil Society Leader

* Founder member of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (1994)
* Participated in interfaith gatherings and promoted dialogue through a number of events organized by this foundation. (1994–1998)
* Honorary president of Rumi Forum, Washington D.C. (1999–present)


The Gülen Institute was established in October 2007 as a non-profit organization and a joint initiative of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog.

The perspectives of the institute are inspired by the life and works of the distinguished contemporary scholar and civic leader Fethullah Gülen. Visit Fethullah Gulen Forum for updates on Mr. Gulen and Gulen Movement.

Dialog of Civilizations Platform on January 23, 2010

Luncheon Forum: Dr. Robert Pape

"Occupation, violence and religion: A look at dynamics of conflicts in the light of Afghanistan troop surge"

Gulen Institute welcomes Dr. Robert A. Pape, a distinguished political science professor, from the University of Chicago at a luncheon forum.

This luncheon will take place during the Dialog of Civilizations Platform on January 23, 2010. After Dr. Pape's speech, there will be a session where high school students participate as panelists. Their topic is 'Improving Family Relations".

OPENING REMARKS: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
SESSION: Social Conflicts and Peaceful Coexistence

SESSION: Substance Abuse and Youth

HIGH SCHOOLS SESSION: Improving Family Relations

SESSION: Public Role of Women around the World

SESSION: Poverty and Social Justice

Hon. Kofi Annan at the Gülen Institute
April 12, 2010

Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1997-2006
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Speech Topic: The Global Compact: Challenging Business to Become Leading Actors in Sustainable Development

Gülen Institute's Youtube Channel

Fethullah Gulen

International Conferences on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice

Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, author, poet, opinion leader, educational activist, and preacher emeritus. He is regarded as the initiator and inspirer of the worldwide social movement of human values known as the Hizmet (Service) Movement or the Gülen Movement.>

2005 Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
November 12-13, 2005, Rice University, Houston, TX, U.S.A.

2006 The Second International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
March 4-5, 2006, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,

2006 The Second Annual Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
November 4-5, 2006, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

2007 The Third Annual Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
November 3, 2007, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio,

2009 The Fifth International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
March 6-7, 2009, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

NOTE: There is no information on the Fourth International Conference on the website

Fethullah Gulen Forum is an online discussion board of issues related to Fethullah Gülen. By creating active discussions, FG Forum aims to offer in depth analysis on Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement.

Recent Articles

* Defamation of Gulen as a Smoke Screen Abdullah Ademoglu. April 5, 2010

* Responses to Soner Cagaptay Fethullah Gulen Forum. March 13, 2010

* Fethullah Gülen: Spiritual Leader in a Global Islamic Context Salih Yucel, PhD- Journal of Religion and Society. February 4, 2010

* Fethullah Gülen and Al-Ghazzali on Tolerance J. B. Schlubach, Ph.D.. January 7, 2010

* Fethullah Gulen's Thoughts on State, Democracy, Politics, Terrorism and ... Zeki Saritoprak, PhD.

* “Fethullah Gülen's Grand Ambition”: A Biased, Selective, Misleading, Misrepresentative and Miscalculated Article Dogan Koc. January 29, 2010

16 posted on 03/24/2011 2:39:46 PM PDT by thouworm
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note: this is not Itamar.

Remember we covered Gulen extensively on TM. And NOW the government is just discovering this? G-d help us. When we covered it, there were at least 90 locations already in the US. Gulen has recruited heavily from the black prison population...Americans.
Go and look at the SS# issued for barack obama. Every state is on the “terrorist highway.” At least one address is only a few hundred feet from one of these madrassas.
I am saying that is an almost unbelievable coincidence.

17 posted on 03/24/2011 3:07:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: WVNan

Would the ACLU sit by and allow CATHOLIC or Protestant Schools receive TAXPAYER monies?

Why do these Islamofascist Indoctrination Centers get a SPECIAL Pass.
The VERY interesting situation is that American Teachers in these schools are being REPLACED by Foreign MEN that barely speak English. Terrorist training schools?

18 posted on 03/24/2011 3:12:02 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

Yes, training schools to produce Islamist citizens to take their places within the political apparatus of the U.S. This guy is about keeping a low profile until everything is in place to take over. He will present a “friendly” face and pretend to be all about educating children in the “sciences”, etc. He is the worst kind of enemy because by the time somebody cries “how did this happen?” It will be took late. It may be already. That is why anyone who has the time and means to expose these schools to their communities, they should do so. BTW, Bill Gates has contributed to these schools in a huge way. He is probably clueless.

19 posted on 03/24/2011 4:21:15 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: MestaMachine
How does this work?

20 posted on 03/24/2011 5:11:44 PM PDT by WVNan
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