Two weeks after the bloody coup attempt on July 15th, all the concrete evidence point fingers to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based power-worshipping religious cleric, sorry, CIA clerk. Gulen, the master infiltrator, has placed his militant loyals to army, police, gendarmerie, state bureaucracy, business associations, political parties, public and private schools, academia, and of course the media. The infiltration tactics and techniques of poisonous Gulen movement (Hizmet) prove that his ‘Islamic’ values are much weaker than Benjamin Netanyahu or Usama Bin Laden. According to Gulen’s teachings, all is well that ends well which is 100 % against tenets of true Islam. His militants are encouraged to use any evil method, any anti-Islamic strategy and any devious plan to weaken Gulen’s enemies during the infiltration process. This kind of heretic interpretation of Islam is only common to small factions in Shia Islam. No major Sunni scholar in the world endorses Gulen’s teachings.


Well, libraries of books can be written on Gulen movement’s deceptions, hypocrisy and heresy but I will cut it short and try to explain how we can fight against Gulenizm in the US. Since their plans were foiled by elected president Tayyip Erdogan and the anti-coup determination of the Turkish people on July 15th, thousands of their militants are sacked from government posts and most of them started fleeing to the US. They consider US as their headquarters where they are already busy exercising the same infiltration strategies.

Here is a list of ideas to fight Gulen movement, which I think is one of the worst diseases of the 21st century.

  • Know your enemy: Turkish authorities must investigate all Gulenist presence in the US, from its foundations to business associations, state by state and city by city. Gulenizm must be catalogued and distributed to every embassy, consulate and mission in the US.

  • Identify Gulenizm’s goals and partners in the US: A group in CIA knows how dirty Gulen is and that is probably why they picked him as a partner. However, 90 % of Gulen’s partners in the US don’t have an idea about the dark side of him. Those Americans who visit Gulen’s events, schools, conferences etc don’t have the slightest idea who they really are. Making a list of these partner companies, organizations, foundations or people and informing them by email, Twitter, Facebook etc will have a cathartical impact on their views about Gulenizm. Imagine their face when they learn that Gulen has a weakness for recording sex tapes and wiretapping important people to be used against them if they don’t bow to his demands.

  • Legally protect US-resident Turkish citizens who are anti-Gulen: A large number of Turks who despise Gulen are silent because they feel unprotected against Gulen’s wrath in the US. Turks must feel secure when confronting Gulenizm in the US. Turkish authorities should alert all official Turkish representations to provide legal safety and security to anti-Gulen citizens.

  • Focus on Pennsylvania residents: Turkish authorities must start a new ad campaign specifically in Pennsylvania, where this monster lives. PA residents must all hear and see that there is a ticking bomb in their backyards, right there in Saylorsbourg. Rightfully alarmed PA residents will push their senators and congressman to kick this guy out of their state. Trust me, it will work.

  • Convince American people, not American government: No government in the world can ignore the demands of its own people for too long. US government is hesitant to extradite Gulen for several reasons. Turkey must directly address the Americans in its anti-Gulen campaigns. Social media, web marketing, media ads etc that especially target the GOP electorate will be very effective to associate Gulen with terrorism and stir a strong anti-Gulen sentiment in the US.

  • Make a list of senators and congressmen who accept donations from Gulen: The electorate of these senators and congressmen have the right to know why they accept donations from a dark, ‘religious’ cleric and what do they do to return the favor. If behind the doors donations are explained to the public transparently, many US officials will keep their distance with dark organizations.

  • Set up a Diaspora Affairs Ministry or Commission: Turkey has EU Ministry. I really don’t know if it makes any sense. Instead of EU ministry, Turkey must develop full access to all Turks living across the world, especially in US, UK, Germany, China and Russia. Global fight against Gulenism and other anti-Turkey groups should be handled thru this ministry / commission.

Vakkas Dogantekin

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