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INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

First Published in 1994

INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

Turkish Islamist Accused of Implementing a “Secret Plan for Bringing Shariah Law to America.”

WND.com reported Monday that one of Turkey’s most influential spiritual leaders lives in exile in the United States and operates 140 charter schools in 26 states. The director of the charter schools and the Islamic movement directs operations from a guarded compound in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Muhammad Fethullah Gulen reportedly heads the schools as part of a plan for bringing Shariah law to America. The Gulen charter schools take in tens of millions of U. S. taxpayer dollars each year. Some of that money may be used to influence elected politicians.

Gulen and his organization have been the subject of investigations into alleged corruption scandals involving influence peddling.

USA Today reported recently that the Gulen organization secretly funded 200 overseas trips for congressional lawmakers and staff since 2008. There have also been reports that local elected officials from Upstate South Carolina have taken free trips to Turkey.

Anti-Shariah activist Pam Geller says Gulen has been dubbed “the Turkish Khomeini.”

Clare Lopez, co-author of Gulen and the Gulenist Movement, indicates that Gulen is a believer in and promoter of “civilizational jihad,” a form of nonviolent jihad focused on “infiltrating and overcoming Western nations over time through immigration, and exploitation of the civil liberties available in those nations.”Gulen Schools in the U. S. are not outwardly Islamic, but subtle . Gulen has become expert at buying influence from politicians in Washington and state capitols.

A relatively small number of Muslims have had a profound influence on the governments of Western Europe. Britain is home to 2.7 million Muslims, that make up 5 percent of the population. The British Parliament held a “fierce debate on Monday over whether to ban Donald Trump from the country on the grounds that his presence would be non-conducive to the public good.” The uproar was triggered by a comment by Trump that Britain has a “massive Muslim problem” and that police “fear for their lives.”