Turkish religious movement gave suspicious US campaign donations

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Since 1999, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has lived in relative obscurity at a compound in rural Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where this photo was taken on March 3, 2004. Photo by Selahattin Sevi

Since 1999, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has lived in relative obscurity at a compound in rural Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where this photo was taken on March 3, 2004. Photo by Selahattin Sevi

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WASHINGTON - All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.

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  • This man is a TERRORIST!! If he is so called a religious clergymen! Why does he have 24 hour guards with semi-automatic weapons ! Why do they need underground bunkers to shoot weapons? Why does he give out free trips to everyone who works for Gulen to TURKEY,Egypt,etc……. I feel this could go down has the biggest corruption taken place in the United States Government! The Media are politicians want to keep silent about all this! Keep in mind he has Charter schools all over the world! I was always told be careful of the quiet ones! I hope Robert Amsterdam investigation goes well! But you are dealing with a very powerful man ! More powerful then any Mafia Boss 1000 fold!! We has the United States will never be the same if this Gulen stays in power!!! God Speed

  • HEB

    @John. Wrong. I know these guys, the Gulen Movement. They’ve politically engaged and they’ve got money because they have support–from ordinary people who’ve been involved. They are a sorta liberal Muslim Inter-varsity, and they do very good things. If you want to see what mainstream Islam is at its best, this is it.

    I’m not Muslim, not Turkish, and not a member of this group. But I’ve seen who they are and what they do.

  • HEB This is just your opinion!! So tell me why do they shoot semi-auto matic weapons at this compound!!! NOT JUST AT TARGETS BUT AT WOMENS DRESSES WHICH ARE ON A POLLS !!! HEB you might say he’s a good man ? Why does he have 24 hour guards around his camp! If he so called a clergymen??? I personally talk with Turkish people ,an people from Iran, Egypt, Buligai,Russia, an more I have the facts ! I know people who get paid off to say good things about Gulen examples,media,books,politicians,county officials contractors, ACCOUNTANTS,so on an so on! Lets ask sebil Edmonds a former FBI agent that work for the United States!! HEB you might be a great man but this is the United States we has a AMERICANS do not want him here!!! Remember he can’t stay in power with out money!!! In the next few months let see what happens to his finances???? One more thing Robert Amsterdam out of London is the Attorney for the Turkey Government!! I spoke with him! Plus I grew up 3 minutes from his camp…