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Re: “Betty Beedy reincarnated

Mr. Gulen has been the most prominent democratic figure in Turkey inspiring millions to understand the importance of interfaith dialogue and education gloablly. He is the first to speak publicly on protecting minority rights in Turkey. Those who attack this peaceful movement are part of largest anti-democratic establishment in Turkey. Their members are being tried as members of Ergenekon terror organization in Turkey. Largest trial on an illegal plot to take over the democratic establishment.…

Posted by Peace on 03/24/2011 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Not an expert: Peggy Littleton

Forbes magazine identified the chief characteristic of the Gülen movement as not seeking to subvert modern secular states but rather encouraging practicing Muslims to use to the fullest the opportunities those countries offer.[39] The New York Times describes the movement as coming from a "moderate blend of Islam that is very inclusive."[17][40] Prospect magazine reported that Gülen and the Gülen movement "are at home with technology, markets and multinational business and especially with modern communications and public relations."[41]

In Turkey, the Gülen movement tries to keep its distance from Islamic political parties,[42] but the schools in Central Asia have been described as supporting a philosophy based on Turkish nationalism rather than on Islam.[43]

The movement is sometimes accused of being "missionary" in intent, or of organizing in a clandestine way and aiming for political power.[12] Professor Thomas Michel of Georgetown University, who observed schools in the Philippines, said: "This movement has never been engaged in politics. It has reached millions of children all across the world and helped with their education regardless of their races, languages, religions and nationalities."[44] About the accusations of "hidden agenda", members of the movement say "Anybody who accuses us of having a hidden agenda, is welcome to come and quiz us. We have nothing to hide." .[45]

In Europe, Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik has said the ideas of Fethullah Gülen and the activities of the Gülen movement are in complete harmony with the approach of The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.[46] The Dutch government started an inquiry in 2008 because of a motion filed by four political parties. The inquiry showed that the Gülen movement and Turkish institutions having close ties to the movement do not obstruct integration in the Netherlands, that the movement is pacifist and prone to dialogue, believes that Islam and modernism can coexist, that it lacks a central unit or hierarchical structure.[8]
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Posted by Peace on 03/11/2011 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Not an expert: Peggy Littleton

These people who are attacking Gulen movement are part of Ergenekon terror organization. They are paid to defame the movement to copy-paste text from unanimous websites that nobody owns. Ergenekon case is the largest lawsuit busting anti-democratic establishment in Turkey.…

Posted by Peace on 03/11/2011 at 11:55 AM

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