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  • How To See Turkey For Only Three Hunnert Bucks

    05/15/2014 6:21:18 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 13 May 2014 | Oscar
    Y’all know that political grapevine thing, right? Now it’s sayin’ our esteemed elected-official people in the Louisiana legislature just got invited en masse (that’s French for all of ‘em) to take a trip to Turkey. That’s right, Turkey. Not the Thanksgivin’ kind. The whirlin-dervish, Sick-Man-O’-Europe kinda Turkey. Before we get into just whether a Louisiana legislator should go to Turkey in the first place, it’s worth pointin’ out the details of this proposed junket: Legislators will have to fork over for the airfare and an additional $300 for the trip. Get THIS: that $300 pays for NINE days of accommodations...
  • Islamic Radicals Mount Influence Operation On Louisiana Leges

    04/11/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 April 14 | Christopher Holton
    “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…” - ​​​​​​Fethullah Gulen Later this month, organizations affiliated with the Turkish-based Gulenist Islamist movement will hold a reception lobbying Louisiana’s lawmakers. Why would a Turkish-based Islamist movement seek to lobby lawmakers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA? For the same reason they have conducted similar influence operations in almost every state capitol...
  • Turkish PM says tapes of talk with son a fabrication (Turkey the next Ukraine?)

    02/25/2014 10:18:21 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2014 | Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's Prime Minister accused political enemies of hacking encrypted state communications to fake a phone conversation suggesting he warned his son to hide large sums of money before police raids in a graft inquiry that reached into government. In a dramatic session of parliament after posting of an 11-minute audio tape on YouTube, Tayyip Erdogan described it as a shameless and treacherous "montage". He did not name those he held responsible but made it clear he was talking of a network run by former ally, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The head of the main parliamentary opposition insisted the conversation was...
  • The Gulen Movement: Indoctrinating For Jihad In Charter Schools

    05/07/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 6, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The "Turkish Khomeini," Fethullah Gulen, lives in Pennsylvania. From there he runs a $25 billion international network. He is a prime mover behind the rapid Islamization of Turkey, and he urges Muslims to build schools to indoctrinate an entire generation. He is tied to hundreds of Gulen charter schools right here in the United States. (Texas alone has 36 of these Gulen charter schools.) I recently heard from a teacher at a Gulen Movement school. "There are so many ethical violations occurring here every day," he told me, "that it is hard to know where to start." And worse, there...
  • Characteristics of Gulen charter schools

    09/10/2011 10:55:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 6 replies
    Gulen Charter Schools Characteristics of Gulen charter schools by C.A.S.I.L.I.P.S. - Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public SchoolsWhat is a Gulen charter school?  A Gulen charter school is a publicly-funded charter school that was founded and is run by individuals who are secretly followers of a Turkish imam named Fethullah Gulen.  Gulen's followers are called Gulenists, and collectively they form a worldwide covert network called the Gulen Movement.  The key defining feature of Gulen charter schools is that control of the schools' policies and (most importantly) finances lies entirely in the hands of Gulenists.  This allows the Gulenists to...
  • Wahhabism and Shia main threats, says Jakim official (Malaysia)

    07/31/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 31 | G Manimaran
    Wahhabism and Shia Islam are key threats to Malaysia’s security and should be kept under close watch to ensure they do not lead to extremism, a Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) official has said. The National Security Council (NSC) put a group of clerics on its terror watch-list last week for preaching Wahhabism, a puritanical strain of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia ... Zamihan stressed that, if left alone, Wahhabism and Shia Islam could “sow the seeds of extremism as seen in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia and Chechnya”. He said certain parties were now actively promoting both teachings with financial...
  • Activists target charter schools with Turkish ties

    07/01/2011 11:07:46 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 17 replies
    AAS ^ | 7.01.2011 | Kate Alexander
    Harmony Public Schools, a high-performing charter school network that focuses on math and science, has been the target of activists concerned that its leaders are non-U.S. citizens with ties to Turkey. Led by the Texas Eagle Forum, a conservative pro-family organization, Harmony's critics have issued a flurry of legislative alerts in recent weeks that said the state's $25 billion endowment for "our children's textbooks" was imperiled by "Turkish men, of whom we know very little other than most are not American citizens."
  • Bill Gates helps Fund Gulen Islamist Movement (taxpayers fund over $41 million)

    06/25/2011 6:31:34 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 32 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 5.25.2011 | Paul Williams phd
    The Fethullah Gulen movement, which seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire, has found a friend and benefactor in Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. Mr. Gates is ranked the third wealthiest person on planet earth. In 2007, through the Texas High School Project, the Gates Foundation shelled out $10,550,000 to the Cosmos Foundation, a Gulen enterprise that operates 25 publicly funded charter schools in Texas. The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for Cosmos shows that the Cosmos Foundation received $41,570,721 from taxpayers. At present, there are 85 Gulan madrassahs (Islamic schools) in the United States, and all operate with public funding.
  • Count in Turkey's election points to Erdogan victory

    06/12/2011 11:55:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/12/2011 | Unattributed
    Initial results showed Turkey's ruling AK Party was on course for a solid victory in Sunday's parliamentary election to give Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan a third term, news channels said. With 50 percent of the votes counted, Erdogan's AK had 53 percent and was set to win four more years of single-party rule in the nation that straddles Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The party needs 330 seats to have the power to call a referendum on a promised new constitution. Television projected the party would win 331 seats this time, but the count was fluctuating.
  • The Gülen Movement: A New Islamic World Order?

    06/01/2011 11:41:05 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 14 replies
    CBN.com ^ | Wednesday, June 01, 2011 | Erick Stackelbeck
    SAYLORSBURG, Pa. -- Fetullah Gülen has been called the world's top public intellectual and the face of moderate Islam. He has held court with Pope John Paul II and received praise from former President Bill Clinton. "You're contributing to the promotion of the ideals of tolerance and interfaith dialogue inspired by Fetullah Gülen and his transnational social movement," Clinton told audience members during a video address at the World Rumi Forum in 2010. Yet others have branded Gülen a wolf in sheep's clothing and a modern day Ayatollah Khomeini. CBN News recently took a closer look at the the life...
  • FBI Launches investigation of Gulen and his movement

    03/24/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/11 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    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
  • Islamic links to Utah's Beehive Academy probed

    06/02/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT · by lady lawyer · 24 replies · 629+ views
    Deseret News ^ | June 1, 2010 | Elizabeth Stuart
    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...
  • Utah charter school once accused of having ties to terrorism shut down by state ( Fethullah Gülen )

    05/02/2010 10:11:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 423+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 2, 2010 | Elizabeth Stuart
    For the first time since the charter school movement began, the Utah State Charter School Board moved Thursday to shut down an operational school. The vote to revoke the Beehive Science & Technology charter, a state contract that grants the independently run school public education dollars, was unanimous. Beehive's troubles came to the board's attention in July 2009, when a former board member accused the school of having clandestine ties to a controversial Turkish Muslim preacher. Fethullah Gülen, who doesn't recognize al-Qaida as a terrorist organization, was exiled from Turkey in 1998 for reportedly working to overthrow the secular government....

    04/06/2010 7:39:11 PM PDT · by SPC CHEESE · 20 replies · 968+ views
    thelastcrusade ^ | April 6, 2010 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    WORLD’S “MOST DANGEROUS ISLAMIST” ALIVE, WELL, AND LIVING IN PENNSYLVANIA FEDS TURN BLIND EYE TO MOUNTING HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. 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...
  • Exclusive: World’s ‘Most Dangerous Islamist’ Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania

    04/07/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 87 replies · 2,306+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 7, 2010 | Paul Williams PhD
    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...
  • Pressure drop

    04/19/2009 12:26:26 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 260+ views
    The National ^ | April 17. 2009 | Suzy Hansen
    Over the past few months in Istanbul, the mahalles, or neighbourhoods, endured a ritual aesthetic assault of plastic flags. Every tree, lamppost and building was strung and flossed with ropes attached to the flags of political parties, dripping and flapping in the soppy late winter air. It was local election time in Turkey. Most of the flags were red, the safe colour of Turkish nationalism; those of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) were blue, white and orange, and bore their nerdy light bulb insignia. As the flags proliferated, they criss-crossed the sky and blocked out the sun so...
  • Netherlands: 'CDA, PvdA, VVD Involved with Islamisation Movement'

    07/10/2008 2:46:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 120+ views
    NIS News ^ | July 10 2008
    THE HAGUE, 11/07/08 - Prominent members of the Christian democratic (CDA), Labour (PvdA) and conservative (VVD) parties appear to be involved with the controversial movement of Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen. Among them is 'integration through dialogue' guru Doekle Terspstra (CDA), according to Elsevier magazine. Last week, TV programme Nova reported that numerous organisations in the Netherlands are affiliated to the Gulen movement. They appear to act as though they consider integration important, but are in reality aiming for Islamisation, various sources told Nova. One of these organisations is the association of Turkish entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, HOGIAF, according to the...
  • Turkey's Turning Point; Could there be an Islamic Revolution in Turkey?

    04/15/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 23 replies · 169+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | April 14, 2008 | Michael Rubin
    Few U.S. policymakers have heard of Fethullah Gülen, perhaps Turkey's most prominent theologian and political thinker. Self-exiled for more than a decade, Gülen lives a reclusive life outside Philadelphia, Pa. Within months, however, he may be as much a household a name in the United States as is Ayatollah Khomeini, a man who was as obscure to most Americans up until his triumphant return to Iran almost 30 years ago. Many academics and journalists embrace Gülen and applaud his stated vision welding Islam with tolerance and a pro-European outlook. Supporters describe him as progressive. In 2003, the University of Texas...
  • Turkish Media: Washington No Longer Trusts AKP Government

    04/26/2006 6:18:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 379+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 4.26-06
    Turkish Media: Washington No Longer Trusts AKP Government The American-Turkish Council's annual conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. in late March 2006, reflected the current chill in Turkish-U.S. relations. While in previous years this conference was always attended by leading Turkish and U.S. government figures, businessmen, and military figures, this year it was marked by sparse participation. Most of the Turkish officials in attendance told the press that Turkish-U.S. relations were in much worse shape than they had previously believed.Two emissaries sent by Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a fence-mending mission to Washington following the ATC conference also...