Skip to comments.Islamic links to Utah's Beehive Academy probed
Posted on 06/02/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT by lady lawyer
SALT LAKE CITY By all appearances, it was a half-hearted attempt at a school protest. . . . Parents and students were upset with the State Office of Education's April 29 decision to shut down the financially struggling charter school . . . In the days since the state voted to revoke Beehive's charter, the Deseret News has scoured hundreds of pages of public records and interviewed dozens of people inside the Salt Lake City school. The emerging facts paint a troubling picture . . . .
Beehive's financial problems came to the board's attention in July 2009 when a former school board member accused the school of having clandestine ties to a controversial Muslim preacher. . . . . [As Beehive prepares to appeal the school's closure, nearly a dozen teachers and parents have come forward with new evidence linking the school to a powerful Islamic movement unknown to many Americans. . . .
It took months of research to put all the pieces together, but in the end, the answer was simple. The Turkish ties, the strange allegiance to an outside management company it all boiled down to one person: Fethullah Gülen, a mysterious Muslim preacher none of them had ever heard of. . . .
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These schools are everywhere, see the article below by http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6047/pub_detail.asp
Exclusive: Education Jihad Sweeps the Country A Guide to the Gulen Schools in AmericaPaul Williams, PhD
See the first part of this expose here.
A Gulen school where students are indoctrinated in the tenets of radical Islam to bring about a New World Order under Sharia (Islamic law) may operate within walking distance to your home or business. Your tax dollars might be used to further education jihad. Your children or kids in your hometown might be groomed to take part in the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of a universal caliphate.
It sounds preposterous. But its true.
You may even think that an ecumenical educational enterprise such as a charter school operated by recent émigrés from Turkey is worthy of support. Think again. The Gulen schools are so subversive that they have been outlawed in such countries as Russia and Uzbekistan. The funding for these institutions has been curtailed in the Netherlands.
The Gulen schools which fuel the Gulen movement have been responsible for transformation of Turkey 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.
Yet Gulen schools flourish throughout the U.S.A. 85 such schools are already in existence and dozens more are expected to open next year. All are funded by American taxpayers.
You might think of schools called the Beehive Academy or the Chesapeake Science Point School as altruistic institutions that serve the common good of the American people, but names are deceptive and the Gulen movement operates under the Islamic principle of taqiyya or holy deception.
Fethullah Gulen, the 68-year-old founder of the schools and the movement, represents an embodiment of this principle. In his public statements, Gulen has espoused a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam by promoting the Muslim notion of hizmet altruistic service to the common good. He has condemned terrorism, advocated interfaith dialogue, and met with such religious dignitaries as 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.
Nurettin Veren, a top administrator of the Gulen schools says: “These schools are like shop windows. Recruitment and Islamization activities are carried out through night classes.
Bayram Balcri, a leading Turkish scholar, writes: Fethullah’s aim is the Islamization of Turkish nationality and the Turcification of Islam in foreign countries. Dozens of Fethullah’s Turkish schools’ abroad most of which are for boys are used to covertly convert,’ not so much in school,’ but through direct proselytism outside school. Gulen wants to revive the link between state, religion, and society.
Gulen has the financial means to achieve this objective. His movement has amassed more than $25 billion in assets. And he works to topple governments, indoctrinated youth, and create the New Islamic World Order not from Islamabad or Istanbul but rather from his heavily guarded mountain fortress in Pennsylvania.
Heres a partial list of the Gulen schools in America:
Schools Operated by Daisy Education Corporation
Sonorant Science Academy-Tucson Middle-High School 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson
Sonorant Science Academy-Tucson Elementary School 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson
Sonorant Science Academy-Broadway Kindergarten Grade 8, 6880 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson
Sonoran Science Academy-Phoenix Kindergarten Grade 10 4837 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Daisy Early Learning Academy, 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson, AZ
Davis Monthan Air Force Base
Lisa Academy 21 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock
Lisa Academy-North 5410 Landers Rd, Sherwood
Magnolia Science Academy 1, 18238 Sherman Way, Reseda
Magnolia Science Academy 2, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda
Magnolia Science Academy 3, 1444 W Rosecrans Ave., Gardena
Magnolia Science Academy 4, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Magnolia Science Academy 5, 1530 N Wilton Place, Hollywood
Magnolia Science Academy 6, San Carlos
Momentum Middle School, 6365 Lake Atlin, San Diego
Bay Area Technology School (Bay Tech) 4521 Webster St., Oakland
Pacific Technology School-San Juan
Pacific Technology School-Santa Ana
Lotus School for Excellence, Aurora
Orlando Science Middle School, 2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando
River City Science Academy, 3266 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville
Sweet water Branch Academy 1000 NE 16th Ave, Building C, Gainesville
Stars Middle School 1234 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee
Fulton Science Academy Middle School, 1675 Hembree Road, Alpharetta
Technology Enriched Accelerated Charter High School, 4100 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta
Science Academy of Chicago, Grade 1-Grade 8, 8350 N. Greenwood Ave, Niles
Chicago Math and Science Academy Secondary School, 1705 West Lunt Ave, Chicago
Operated by Concept Schools, Inc.
Indiana Math and Science Academy, Grade 6-Grade 12, 4575 W 38th Street, Indianapolis
Abramson Science and Technology 5552 Read Blvd., New Orleans
Chesapeake Science Point Secondary School 1321 Mercedes Drive, Hanover
Pioneer Charter School of Science Grade 7- Grade 10, 51-59 Summer Street, Everett
Broadside-Frontier Math and Science School Secondary School, 5605 Troost, Kansas City
Broadside Charter and Day School Elementary School, 5220 Troost Ave., Kansas City
Coral Academy of Science-Las Vegas, 8185 Tamarus St., Las Vegas
Coral Academy of Science-Reno Secondary School, 1350 East Ninth Street, Reno
Coral Academy of Science- Reno Elementary School, 1701 Valley Road, Reno
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School, K-8, 200 MacArthur Ave, Garfield
Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology, 276 Wabash Ave., Paterson
Pioneer Academy of Science, K-12, 366 Clifton Avenue, Clifton
Operated by Concept Schools, Inc.
Horizon Science Academy-Cincinnati Middle School-High School, 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Cincinnati
Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland High School, 6000 South Marginal Rd., Cleveland
Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Middle School, 6100 South Marginal Rd. Cleveland
Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Elementary School, 6150 South Marginal Rd. Cleveland
Horizon Science Academy-Columbus High School 1070 Morse Rd. Columbus
Horizon Science Academy-Columbus Middle School 1341 Bethele Road, Columbus
Horizon Science Academy-Columbus Elementary School, 2835 Morse Rd., Columbus
Horizon Science Academy-Dayton, 545 Odlin Ave., Dayton
Horizon Science Academy Denison, K-1, Grades 4 8, 1700 Denison Avenue, Cleveland
Horizon Science Academy Springfield, Grades 5- 8 630 South Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615-6314
Horizon Science Academy Toledo, Toledo High School, 425 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo
Noble Academy-Columbus, K-Grade 8, 1329 Bethel Road, Columbus
Noble Academy-Cleveland 1200 E. 200th Street, Euclid
Schools operated under the Cosmos Foundation, TX.
Dove Science Academy-OKC Secondary School, 919 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City
Dove Science Academy-OKC Elementary School, 4901 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City
Dove Science Academy-Tulsa, 280 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa
Tuition school affiliated with Raindrop Turkish House
Bluebonnet Learning Center of Tulsa Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education, 280 S Memorial Dr., Tulsa
Truebright Science Academy Secondary School, 926 West Sedgley Avenue, Philadelphia
Snowdrop Science Academy Pre-School Grade 7, 233 Seaman Lane, Monroeville
Operated by The Cosmos Foundation
Harmony Science Academy-Austin Secondary School, 930 East Rundberg Lane, Austin
Harmony School of Science-Austin Kindergarten- Grade 8, 11800 Stonehollow Drive, Suite 100, Austin
Harmony Science Academy-North Austin, Grades 6- 10, 1421 Wells Branch Parkway, W Suite 200, Pflugerville
Harmony Science Academy-Beaumont, Kindergarten- Grade 10, 4055 Calder Ave, Beaumont
Harmony Science Academy-Brownsville
Harmony Science Academy-Bryan/ College Station
Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Secondary School, 11995 Forestgate Dr., Dallas
Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Elementary School, 11995 Forestgate Dr., Dallas
Harmony Science Academy- El Paso, 9405 Betel Dr., El Paso
Harmony Science Academy-Fort Worth
Harmony Science Academy-Grand Prairie, 1102 NW 7th St, Grand Prairie
Harmony Science Academy-Houston Secondary School, 5435 S. Braeswood, Houston
Harmony School of Excellence-Houston, Elementary and Secondary School, 7340 North Gessner Rd, Houston
Harmony School of Innovation-Houston, 9421 West Sam Houston Parkway, South Houston
Harmony School of Science-Houston, 13415 W Belford Ave., Sugar Land
Harmony Science Academy-Northwest, Kindergarten- Grade 10, 16200 Tomball Parkway, Houston
Harmony Science Academy-Laredo, 4401 San Francisco Avenue, Laredo
Harmony Science Academy-Lubbock, 1516 53rd Street, Lubbock
Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio, 8505 Lakeside Parkway, San Antonio
Harmony Science Academy-Waco, 1900 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco
Texas Gulf Institute Career Center Adult Education, 9431 W Sam Houston Pkwy., S #203, Houston
Operated by Riverwalk Education Foundation, Inc
School of Science and Technology Discovery, K-12, 5707 Bandera Road, Leon Valley
School of Science and Technology-San Antonio Secondary School, 1450 NE Loop 410, San Antonio
School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi
Tuition schools affiliated with Raindrop Turkish House
Bluebonnet Learning Center of Houston Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder
Education, 9303 W Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 200, Houston
Bluebonnet Learning Center of Dallas Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education, 1416 E Collins Blvd., Richardson
Bluebonnet Learning Center of El Paso Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education 9405 Betel Dr., El Paso
Beehive Science and Technology Academy, Secondary School, 1011 Murray Holiday Rd., Salt Lake City
Wisconsin Career Academy Middle-High School, 4801 S 2nd Street, Milwaukee
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams, Ph.D., 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 athttp://thelastcrusade.org.
I have close ties to a charter school. Several of my grandchildren attend one that is well run, stays within budget, offers a dream curriculum — the one that I would use if I could give up my income and home school my grandchildren. Most of the charter schools in this state are very similar. They are doing a better job of educating children than the run of the mill public schools, and they are doing it for a lot less money.
The best thing about charter schools in Utah - and the only reason they can run on a shoestring — is that there is no “tenure,” and they can fire teachers at will.
Charter schools are a great option for parents who want to get their kids out of regular public schools, but who can’t afford private schools. A voucher system would invite just as much abuse as a charter school system — probably more because there would be less oversight of what goes on at the private schools getting voucher money.
Somebody needs to get this list to the body overseeing charter schools in every one of those states. Notice, they all have names designed to fit in, and not reveal the Islamic connection. They chose “Beehive” in Utah because the beehive is a popular state symbol, used by the Mormon pioneers.
The big difference, imo, is that today the Islamists have much more money than the old USSR did. So I recommend we become energy independent, stop financing our own ruin, and most importantly - stop 99.9% of immigration from Islamic countries. But damn, this makes me just another idealistic dreamer I suppose.
But if I must dream, let me dream of a Constitutional Amendment declaring the US a Christian country, and banning all displays of Islamic religion. Sort of a reverse Sharia law. Is that too radical? I don't believe so, because when the Founding Fathers declared freedom of religion, what they meant was freedom of Protestant religions from a central State religion like they had in England. They expected only immigration from Europe, meaning Jews, Protestants and Catholics. They never expected an huge influx of Moslems, or they might have written our Constitution differently.
Since I am not mincing words today, let me say that I expect a war, and even welcome it (with fear and trembling before God), because without war, we will be undermined by our enemies and their domestic enablers. The frog must jump from the hot water before it boils!
I am not advocating or trying to incite violence or war, just saying it's likely, and better than passive submission to drug gangs and violent Jihadists.
FTA: While some see Gülen as a docile advocate for religious tolerance, others argue he is practicing a form of “silent jihad.” In a 1999 sermon that aired on Turkish television, Gülen said that to effect reform, “every method and path is acceptable (including) lying to people.”
“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers ” he said. “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 make sense .
While some see Gülen as a docile advocate for religious tolerance, others argue he is practicing a form of "silent jihad." In a 1999 sermon that aired on Turkish television, Gülen said that to effect reform, "every method and path is acceptable (including) lying to people."
"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers " he said. "You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it."
Wayment had to take a deep breath the first time his research led him to a Gülen website. Could Gülen be the puppeteer behind Beehive's administration, choreographing the school's every move like a marionette show? It seemed far out.
"No one wants to think their kid's public school is part of some international conspiracy," Wayment said.
But the evidence kept piling up. Beehive shared an Internet protocol address with a West Coast Gülen dialogue organization. Beehive students were pictured in video clips and featured in news articles on Gülen's official websites. The school was propped up on high-interest personal loans from people associated with Gülen organizations.
Wayment could no longer deny it: his research pinpointed Beehive as one of about 600 Gülen charter schools across the globe. Each charter school was parented by a regional educational research institution, he said. All of them, like Beehive, were run by Turkish men and promoted Turkish culture.
MY BIG FAT QUESTION: Where does Gulen get its money?
Ping. Please read the entire article.
Are these the new Jihadi Mormons I been hearing about lately?
These schools are a source of money for Gulen, although I’m sure his following in Turkey and elsewhere also give him money.
The Beehive Academy was $300k in debt, but they were paying for expensive “management services” from a Gulen group. There is a suspicion that they were paying inflated lease payments to a Gulen organization. Every Turkish sympathizer the school paid to bring into the country as a “teacher” was kicking back part of his salary to Gulen.
LOL. No, but the Mormon taxpayers in Utah are unwittingly funding this guy. I suspect the only non-Turkish board member who uncovered this connection and blew the whistle is a Mormon.
I just sent it out to MY e-list!
Is there a public record of just who is on this 'board'?
I don’t know. The Utah office of education, or at least the state charter school board, probably has a record. Charter school board members have to have a background check, even if they are never at the school when children are there. But I have no idea if it is accessible online.
Maybe they were Amish Mormons! LOL!
That flower of American womanhood, Roseanne Barr, spent part of her adolescence in Utah. She refers to us Mormons as “Nazi Amish.”
Thanks Vel for the ping.
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