I am not a big fan of the Gulen (aka Hizmet) Movement. At worst the movement is a clandestine Islamist movement disguised as a moderate Muslim peaceful interfaith dialogue organization OR at best it is Islam’s version of a brainwashing Scientology-like cult.
Ari Bussel sent me this Gulen Movement perspective of the attempted coup in Turkey which President Recep Erdogan blamed the influential Gulen Movement in Turkey. Erdogan used the coup attempt to execute a Nazi-style purge of his enemy rivals which included thousands of Fethullah Gulen followers in Turkey.
Ari Bussel sent the Pacifica Institute version of the account without comment. Pacifica totally exonerates its fearless leader Fethullah Gulen who actually lives in an obscure compound in the USA in exile from Turkey. Indeed, Gulen has lived in the USA for quite some time operating as a stealth Islam interfaith advocate. I use the word “stealth” because I am more convinced Gulen’s moderation is more for show than actual, much like the numerous Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
[I included the video description which are not a part of the email sent by Ari Bussel.]
Special Issue on the Attempted Coup in Turkey
Sent by Ari Bussel
Sent: 7/20/2016 7:39 PM
Greetings from Pacifica Institute.
As many of you may already be aware, Turkey is going through a very difficult time nowadays. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in the country and we, as Pacifica Institute, strongly condemn this attempted military coup. A coup of any sort defies the democratic process, and we stand opposed to such a hostile and violent attempt at toppling the democratically elected government in Turkey.
We would like to share the following information for those of you who might be interested in reviewing the developments as they took place. We sincerely hope that this issue is resolved quickly and in the best interest of Turkey and ... READ THE REST at SlantRight 2.0