Gulen Movement: Turkey's Islamic Supremacist Cult and the Civilization Jihad
Osman Nori, the retired head of Turkish intelligence, recently alleged that the Gulen movement has served as a front for US intelligence by sheltering 130 CIA agents in its schools throughout Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. This claim collaborates the testimony of Sybil Edmonds, a former FBI translator and celebrated whistleblower. Ms. Edmonds says that Gulen and his movement began to receive vast sums of money from the CIA in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, when US officials realized that they could not obtain control of the massive energy resources of the newly created Russian republics because of a deep-seated suspicion of American motives. The CIA, Ms. Edmonds maintains, came to view Turkey as a perfect “proxy” for US interests since it was a NATO ally that shared the same language, culture, and religion as the other Central Asian countries. But centralized control of these republics, she points out, could only be actualized by the creation of the Pan-Turkish nationalism and religion, envisioned by Gulen and his followers. And so, according to Ms. Edmonds, the CIA became Gulen’s partner in the creation of the New Islamic World Order. The money for the pasha’s schools and settlements, she says, came not from congressionally-approved funding but rather from covert CIA operations, including narcotics trafficking, nuclear black market, weapons smuggling, and terrorist activities. [Source]
Gülen lives in his fortress in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, and he has received praise and support from high-level figures in the American government. Bill Clinton and James Baker have delivered encomiums to his contributions to world peace, for instance, and President Obama has made an admiring visit to the Gülen-inspired Pinnacle School in Washington, D.C. Former CIA officer Graham Fuller—also former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council and the author of The Future of Political Islam—vouched for Gülen personally in his green-card application process, as did former CIA officer George Fidas and former ambassador to Turkey Morton Abramowitz. [Source]
Ferhat Ünlü, the intelligence editor for the Turkish language Sabah newspaper, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States (FBI) is not so fond of the Gülen Movement or its Pennsylvania-based controversial leader Fethullah Gülen and that there is a deep clash of opinions between the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "This is a reality and the FBI explicitly does not adopt the views held by the CIA toward the Gülen Movement as was evident in the Green Card incident," said Ünlü, who explained that the FBI resisted granting permanent residency status to Fethullah Gülen during the period between 2006 to 2010. Gülen was at the time staying in the United States on a tourist visa since 1999 when he came to the country to receive medical treatment. Ünlü noted former CIA officials supported Gülen receiving a Green Card, whereas the FBI denied the requests. [Source]
Bill Clinton: Fethullah Gulen's Contribution to the World, Turkish Cultural Center Friendship Dinner
August 30, 2013
A protest against Fethullah Gulen and his movement will take place on Saturday, August 31, at Logging Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. The rally is set to start at 2 p.m. and hundreds of Turkish Americans are expected to be in attendance.
The purpose of the event, according to organizer Armagan Yilmaz, is “to warn the American people” about Gulen, “a man even more dangerous than Osama Bin Laden.”
This description, Mr. Yilmaz insists, is not hyperbole. Gulen has been responsible for the transformation of secular Turkey into an Islamic state 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.
Gulen accomplished this through the creation of the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP) which now controls the Turkish government.