Saturday, May 25th | 20 Iyyar 5779

May 19, 2017 1:40 pm

Deport Radical Islamist Preacher to Turkey and Maintain American Interests

avatar by Ronn Torossian

Email a copy of "Deport Radical Islamist Preacher to Turkey and Maintain American Interests" to a friend

Fethullah Gülen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

This week, the radical Islamist, Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, based in Pennsylvania, wrote a Washington Post op-ed, titled “The Turkey I No Longer Know.”

But who is Gülen?

Living in exile in the United States since 1999, he leads an eponymous movement, referred to by Turkish security services as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization. He was recently accused of attempting to overthrow the Turkish government.

A 2016 op-ed in the Jerusalem Post described Gulen as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” and in 2014 it was revealed that American government officials had said Gülen is a “radical Islamist whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.”

Gülen has said America is “our merciless enemy” (aman bilmeyen düşman), and that Europe has a “sadist mentality” that wants to crush Islam.

Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy published a 90-page document in 2015, titled “Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and Its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad” — which clearly the mainstream media missed — in which Gaffney called Gülen the leader of an “Islamic supremacist cult” and “a manifestation of what the Muslim Brotherhood has called civilization jihad,” by virtue of his large network of charter school programs.

A 2013 Commentary article noted the work of two Harvard scholars, who had exposed Gülen’s views on Jews:

“Even though they have lived in exile here and there and have led an almost nomadic existence, Jews have been able to maintain their racial characteristics with almost no loss. Moreover, the Jewish tribe is very intelligent. This intelligent tribe has put forth many things throughout history in the name of science and thought. But these have always been offered in the form of poisoned honey and have been presented to the world as such. For instance, Karl Marx is a Jew; the communism he developed looks like a good alternative to capitalism at first sight, but in essence it is a deathly poison mixed in honey…Jews will maintain their existence until the apocalypse. And shortly before the apocalypse, their mission of acting as the coil spring for humanity’s progress will come to an end, and they will prepare their end with their own hands.

Their incurable enmity to Islam and Muslims aside, these people, which look with scorn upon even their own prophets and killed many among them, will finally end up in the position of Nazis and will look for a place to hide in the four corners of the earth. Nevertheless, since dwelling on the true causes and motives related to this topic will both oppose the business of truth and result in raising undue passions, we shall let this pass for the moment. Yes, until Islam comes to be represented to the desired extent, it seems like luck will favor the Jews for some time still.”

It seems the Gülen movement has since scrubbed antisemitic content from online versions of their leader’s writings.

While Gülen today stresses moderation — he claimed in a 2013 interview with The Atlantic that he has had an “evolution of thinking” since coming to the United States — the reality is that he only pretends to subscribe to a multi-cultural viewpoint, while fomenting American passions against one of their strategic allies.

From his safe haven in Pennsylvania, Gülen obtains funding from federal, state and local budgets to lead a dangerous organization.

He should be deported to Turkey.

The opinions presented by Algemeiner bloggers are solely theirs and do not represent those of The Algemeiner, its publishers or editors. If you would like to share your views with a blog post on The Algemeiner, please be in touch through our Contact page.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner