Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I guess I really should have seen this coming...

A few days ago, I posted about the New York Times' coverage of Turkish organizations using Texas charter schools to build the Muslim faith in that state.  The New York Times' investigative piece is interesting because Mississippi is currently considering charter school legislation, and I believe we should make certain that our public school dollars don't get funneled into religious organizations under the guise of charter schools.

The NYT uncovers ties between the Texas charter schools and the Gulen Movement, which is supported by groups like the Raindrop Foundation.  Really, you should just go read this earlier post and the stuff in the NYT piece linked there about Raindrop, the Turquoise Council, and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog.

Then go read this.  Especially lines 46-52 and 62-64.  Pure coincidence that the big Turkish reception was held the day the charter schools bill passed committee and the night before it passed the Senate?


The Perimeter Primate said...

Unbeknownst to most Americans, members of the Gulen movement have been hard at work implementing a set of coordinated and strategic activities in order to advance their religious group's geopolitical goals.

The establishment of charter schools is one of these activities, of which the Gulenists now operate 131 of them in 26 states. The schools currently enroll approximately 35,000 students who (at the bare minimum) are being gently indoctrinated, along with their families, to have a special sympathy for Gulenist interests.

One of the Gulenists' more recent efforts is to convince state legislators to present bills on their behalf. Keep an eye out for persistent office visits and gifts, which sometimes include tempting offers of free or very, very inexpensive (Gulenist) guided and quite luxurious trips to Turkey. During 9-10 days of total dependency on their hosts, the targets are taken to visit Gulenist organizations (media headquarters, schools, etc.) and are even hosted in Gulenist homes. Guests are quite unaware of that they are being subjected to a limited and carefully crafted Gulenist propaganda campaign. In Turkey, this group is extremely controversial, but foreign guests will not experience equal or unmonitored exposure to any alternative views.

This page by CASILIPS describes the steady march to completion of the Gulenists' state resolution project.

I strongly recommend that you spend a good amount of time exploring that site.

Mississippi is the latest victim of the Gulenist snow job.

Here is just one view of what the Gulen movement's goals are:

“Hakan Yavuz, a Turkish professor at the University of Utah, who has co-edited a book on the Gulen phenomenon, describes the movement as the most powerful force in Turkey and says its main goal has been the ‘Islamisation’ of Turkish society... ‘The movement, which is rooted in selective vision of the glorious Ottoman past, has its own imperial vision of turning Turkey into a global power,’ he says.” From “Ethiopian schools put Turkey on curriculum.” News Dire (Ethiopia), 1/28/2010,

Everything that members of this group are doing is tied to this. What is going on is highly developed, extremely well organized and coordinated. It is also very murky and being kept under the American public's radar by design.

The Perimeter Primate said...

Okay, here they come. Unless some of you care about what is going on and educate yourself enough to resist, it's inevitable that Gulenists will soon be tapping into Mississippi's public education funds. Then, more members will be brought to your state on H1B visas, a chunk of the money will pour into the pockets of their Gulenist associates, and Mississippi kids will be taught to have a special affinity for Turkish culture and strong desire to support Gulenist interests.|newswell|text|Home|s

Mannequin said...

Alarming, to say the least.

Mannequin said...

Thank you for the website, PP.