Is Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent on carving up the Middle East and Asia. Gulen is on a mission to destroy Russia and China by cutting out territory that contains Turkic peoples from both nations.
Important to understand is Gulen is at work creating a Turkic Islamic World Order inside the countries his schools, people, and businesses reside in.
How did Fethullah Gulen become so powerful in Turkey? In brief I'll describe his rise for what it is; Erdogan's self-inflicted wound, which without his own best effort and direct early support could never have happened. It will also show why Erdogan's purges are going so deep and broad inside all of Turkey's power structures. What do his people consider Gulen? He is a prophet. - Fethullah Gulen's Grand Ambition Turkey's Islamist Danger by Rachel Sharon-Krespin Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009, pp. 55-66
This is a step down from being God. With a whisper, a prophet releases the Word of God to creative or destructive purpose. To his people, this is Fethullah Gulen.
Ankara has accused Gulen of setting up a counter government. I'll show the proofs that within the United States, Gulen has in fact set up a political organization that is only a step down from a full blown government in exile. It is complete with diplomatic ties to other like-minded countries.
The US Government has denied involvement in the coup attempt. In fact it offered Erdogan moral support. This information leads to the conclusion that there was no direct involvement. Instead, rogue and/or ignorant elements of government have been working with Fethullah Gulen facilitating this coup attempt.
Why would thousands of hyphenated-Americans support Fethullah Gulen against the interests of their own country? Is this legal? The Turkish coup is the hammer that makes this article series on the dangers presented by dual-citizenship drive home. When hyphenated-American emigres can control elections, foreign policy, and drive domestic policy against the interests of the rest of the country including starting wars; maybe it's time to rethink how our political landscape actually works.