Massive Protest Set Against ‘World’s Most Dangerous Islamist,’ Who Lives in Pennsylvania

Family Security Matters

Fethullah Gulen has been called “the most dangerous Islamist on planet     earth.”

He resides not in Islamabad or Istanbul but within a mountain fortress    in  Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, August 31, hundreds of Turkish Americans are expected to     descend upon the fortress to protest the “Gulen movement” and the havoc it has    wrought throughout Turkey and Central Asia.


Armagan Yilmaz, one of the planners of the protest, maintains that    Gulen,  who created the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP) which  now    controls the Turkish government,    is responsible for the murder of  scores of Turkish intellectuals, writers, and    journalists – – some of whom  were “burned alive” – – and the incarceration of    thousands of Turks who have  opposed the radical Islamization of the once    secular nation.

Abdullah    Gul,    Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a    Gulen disciple  along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Yusuf Ziya    Ozcan, the head  of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular    state into a nation  with 85,000 active mosques – – one for every 350- citizens    – – the highest  number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than    teachers and  physicians – – and thousands of state-run Islamic    schools.

To    suppress opposition to his plan of a “new Islamic world order,” Gulen,    according to Mr. Yilmaz, has created a special police force, known as “Cevik    Kuvvet.” This force of over 6,000 thugs combs the country to sort out all     those who reject Gulen’s brand of militant Islam.

“Gulen’s deep rooted government is continuing with their early dawn     operations to imprison the youth who participate in resistance,” Mr. Yilmaz     says. “Complaints of our young women who were subjected to sexual attacks and     harassment are being ignored by the judges and state attorneys of this deep     government infiltrated movement. Not a single investigation of these     complaints have been opened.”

Gulen fled to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in 1998 in order to     avoid prosecution on charges that he was attempting to undermine Turkey’s     secular government. He is described in the Turkish arrest warrant as the     “strongest and most effective Islamic fundamentalist in Turkey,” a person who     “camouflages his methods with a democratic and moderate    image”

The    warrant further says that Gulen has established a network of schools  as a    front for a sinister plan. “Mr Gulen was planning to use the young  people whom    he brainwashed at his own schools to set up his Islamic state,”  the indictment    maintains.


Since his arrival in Pennsylvania, US State Department officials have    made  numerous attempts to deport him. But, in 2008, a federal court ruled that     Gulen was a person of “extraordinary ability in the field of education” who     merits permanent residency status in the US. This ruling has struck many as     odd, since Gulen reportedly lacks a high-school education and speaks little or    no English. Odder still is the fact that many individuals who offered     testimony on Gulen’s behalf were former CIA officials, including Graham Fuller    and George Fidas.

At    his mountain fortress, Gulen remains guarded by a small army of  followers, who    follow their    hocaefendi’s (master lord’s) orders and  refrain from marrying until age fifty    per his instructions. The guards wear  suits and ties rather than the    traditional Turkish Islamic attire of cloaks  and turbans. Yet, when they    marry, their spouses are obliged to dress in the  Islamic manner, as dictated    by Gülen himself.

The Saylorsburg property consists of a massive chalet, surrounded by a recreational center, dormitories, a helicopter pad, and firing ranges. Sentries are stationed at a small hut at the main entranceway that is identified as the “Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.” Within this sentry post are plasma television screens that project high resolution images from the security cameras throughout the 28 acre compound. Gülen purportedly lives on the third floor of the chalet, and rarely makes himself available to visitors or reporters.

Local residents complain of the sounds of gunfire    – – including fully  automatic weapons – – coming from the Gulen property and    speak of a low  flying helicopter that circles the area in search of all    intruders. The FBI  reportedly has been called to the scene, but no action has    been taken to  curtail what neighbors allege to be “paramilitary    activity.”

But is Gulen really a threat to    Americans, as Mr. Yilmaz and members of  his protest group    contend?

Stay tuned.

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