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Who Is Fethullah Gülen?
City Journal, by Claire Berlinski

Original Article

Posted By:Robinsolana, 10/25/2012 12:47:40 PM

Controversial Muslim preacher, feared Turkish intriguer—and “inspirer” of the largest charter school network in America. With the American economy in shambles, Europe imploding, and the Middle East in chaos, convincing Americans that they should pay attention to a Turkish preacher named Fethullah Gülen is an exceedingly hard sell. Many Americans have never heard of him, and if they have, he sounds like the least of their worries.

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A long deep and fascinating article on an obscure part of Turkish Islam which controls or 'influences' an amazing number of American charter schools.

I did not know Claire was this good.
Claire says Gülen may not be a problem, but to pay attention. These are very dedicated manipulative people.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 10/25/2012 1:12:41 PM     (No. 8961207)

Charter schools use public money and have almost no supervision. Those who pushed charter schools never had in mind that schools like these would happen, but they have. Eventually it will be time to think again about charter schools.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/25/2012 1:13:09 PM     (No. 8961211)

Well to paraphrase PT Barnum...

There is an idiot born every minute!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/25/2012 1:15:49 PM     (No. 8961220)

oh dear - something/someone new to worry about. I think (for a while) we have enough on our collective plates. I'm going to leave the Fethullah Gülen controversy just now. Maybe when we get back on our feet...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/25/2012 1:22:02 PM     (No. 8961243)

#3, don't. My parish in Pennington NJ LAST YEAR invited this group to address us. The lefty oh so hip 'Catholics' ate his BS UP.......

And are still angered at ME for asking the tough questions.

The nexus of Catholicism and Leftism will spell the end for the Church.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/25/2012 1:35:09 PM     (No. 8961286)

Excellent read - great find!

This guy and his 'inspired' congregation are practicing fraud at a level on par with the Moonies or the Scientologists.

The current DOJ will not do anything ...

... the next should RICO them all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tommyr, 10/25/2012 2:55:01 PM     (No. 8961524)

Was this a feature on CBS 60 Minutes a few months back?

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