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Re: “Hidden Agenda?

Hi Again,

The following is a link that summarizes the link of CIA and Fethullah Gulen. Some are facts some are conspiracy. You should decide yourselves. One thing is, the movement have schools in all of the world, even in some where there is no Turkish embassy but none in Iran nor Russia (anymore) nor Saudi Arabia. I really believe that CIA has some sort of relationship with this movement...…

However, the following is a newspiece from a trusted Turkish journalist. The piece is from a Turkish Newspaper. At the bottom there is a list of 26 people who provided reference letters to Mr. Gulen to receive a I-140 (I believe visa for most talented scholar or something like that). First three names are George Fidas, Graham Fuller and Morton Abromowtiz. The first two are CIA staff. The remaining are mostly scholars from universities (theology departments) or churches.…

I would say that the model Gulen utilizes was invented in USA, namely the 19th century missionary schools… .

Robert College is the oldest American school out of states. Among the best high schools in Turkey.…

I am a graduate of one of those schools. Half of our teachers were from US. Nice guys/gals mostly. Never exposed to the propaganda regarding to US or Christianity. I didn't become a Christian nor a US citizen! :)

However, I do have a sympathy more to the others. During the 19th century there were hundreds of such schools in Ottoman territory. Most were abolished at 1923 after the republic. They were recognized as threat to national security which was true in my perspective. They were independent organizations and republic was trying to establish its ideoogy through a unified schooling framework at that time.

Anyway, to the parents I can safely state that their children won't be Muslim by attending to these schools. But they will have sympathy to the others and they will like Turkish culture at least will be aware of it. Being a Turkish myself I don't see this a problem. Turkey is way more than the 1915 Armenian Massacre. Mostly good and proud people. Good food. Gifted geography. The center of history.

However, I do understand those who fear as well. But come on, this is a global village. Yesterday there were US schools around the world, now there is Turkish (well, to be honest not Turkish but Fethullah Gulen) ones. Wait for the Chineese! :p

Good luck!

Posted by Fromturkeywithlove on 01/27/2010 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Hidden Agenda?


I am from Turkey. Actually lot's of Turkish people are opposing Gulen movement due to its links with CIA. They started opening schools in ex-soviet and Turkic speaking countries such as Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan. Now they have schools even in Papua New Gunniea. Apparently they had the support of US institutions. Now they are in US! :) Any way in Turkey people oppose them since they have secret US agenda, in USA they blame them to have secret Turkish agenda. I really don't know the truth. All I know is poor Fethullah Gulen who might be a sweet and good fellow, have millions of haters in his own country. Seems he is vastly developing haters now in USA. Very unfortunate for him. It is not him to blame, it is his supporters who blindly seeks power in his name. They claim to create an environment of tolerance; however they lack the tolerance to those who approach them with suspicion and threat their existence. They should know that there will be always such people and if they behave as they are behaving now then Gulen will be the most hated person in the world (most likely in the top 10 list of the Turkish people at the moment! Thanks to his so called supporters...)

Posted by Fromturkeywithlove on 01/27/2010 at 9:15 AM

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