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Jerry P. Becker

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Why Gulen Islamic religious sect operating charter schools in the U.S.?
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 7:31 PM
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NOTE: I wonder where is the outrage at what is happening regarding
Gulen and U.S. education...
From Ohio Coalition For Equity and Adequacy of School Funding (E &
A), 100 S. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215. See []
Why are members of the Gulen Islamic religious sect operating 150
charter schools in the U.S.?

It is time for citizens of the U.S. to remove their
politically-correct glasses and ask some hard questions about the
motivation of the followers of Muhammad Fethullah Gulen to operate
tax-supported charter schools in America. It is NOT xenophobic to ask
questions about why these schools are operating on tax funds.

FBI raids on Gulen charters and their management companies, numerous
complaints about gross irregularities in business operations, and
concerns about education practices and employee conduct are
troubling; but a more fundamental consideration is the motivation of
Gulen followers to establish a chain of tax-supported charters in the

Possibly some of the tactics and strategies in their operating
routines may point to that motivation. First and foremost, all the
Turkish charter teachers and administrators, charter board members,
management company board members, associated real estate company
board members and managers and consultants are members of Gulen's
worldwide Islamic movement.

This movement is creating a "state" within the U.S. Its members seek
positions in government and the various institutions such as the
military, safety forces, schools, etc. The Gulenists in Turkey were
so well embedded that according to the Turkish government they
reached the level of power and influence that they were emboldened to
attempt a military coup in July 2016. Since then, the President of
Turkey has removed thousands of Gulenists judges, police officers,
teachers and other public employees. He closed the Gulen private

This Gulen activity on the world stage should spur an investigation
into the intent of Gulen charters in the U.S. The sponsors which
authorize these schools should start the investigation.

Thousands of Gulen followers from Turkey have been brought to the
U.S. on the U.S. taxpayer's dime-each one at about $3,000 in
immigration expenses. It should be alarming to taxpayers that money
from school districts is paying for the immigration of the Gulen

More to follow...

Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive / MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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