Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Gulen Movement Teachers turned lobbyists just got back from
Kyrgyzstan, they hosted US Lawmakers from 5 states.
Why? We will get to that part but it has to do with future business
interests that the movement is seeking partners with. More particularly, if the Movement can use American dollars for these
business ventures why should they use their own?
HERE IS THE BOYS JUST 4 MONTHS AGO - PHOTO BOMBING CHICAGO MAYOR
RAHM EMMANUEL. PREPPING HIM FOR THE UPCOMING OPENING OF 2 NEW
GULEN "INSPIRED" SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO. HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMIES HAVE
SINCE BEEN DENIED http://www.horizonparentstruth.blogspot.com
HERE IS OUR #1 GULEN POLITICAL LOBBYIST
FARUK TABAN. H1-B VISA TEACHER FROM
GULEN "INSPIRED" SCHOOL IN NEVADA
CORAL SCIENCE ACADEMY TO PRESIDENT OF
TURKIC AMERICAN ALLIANCE
Faruk Taban loves himself so much he has his
own website http://www.faruktaban.com
Faruk - are you still on salary as a teacher at
Gulen "Inspired" Coral Science Academy? Board
President of Accord Institute which has run into
Legal issues with the ill-fated "Gulen Inspired" Schools
of California (Magnolia Science Academy)
Thursday, September 11, 2014
For Mark Takai the campaign contributions are rolling in … from the secretive union-busting Turkish Gulen cult.
When Reps. Rida Cabanilla and Mark Takai, took a free 2013 trip to the South Caucasian Republic of Azerbaijan together, the $8,000 gift raised eyebrows even in the fetid swamps of the Hawaii legislature.
The Daily KOS called the trip “an oil industry-funded junket to Azerbaijan,” sponsored by the Houston-based “Turquoise Council” an organization with deep oil-industry connections co-chaired by the sister of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry. The Turquoise Council is also one of dozens of US-based groups run by the Turkish Islamist Hizmet movement, controlled by secretive Imam Fethulla Gulen from his home-in-exile and headquarters in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
The Washington Post May 30, 2013 called it, “Time to Cash In“.
Politico described the trip as part of “a multimillion-dollar industry of recruiting current and former U.S. officials.”
The Washington Diplomat, June 26, 2013 explains, “Some state legislators may even one day end up in the halls of Congress. So courting them is important to Azerbaijan.”
For Takai the campaign cash started rolling soon after he returned. Now twelve of his top 150 contributors are Turkish including several executives of identified Gulen cult organizations. The total payoff for Takai, $20,000 and counting.
Given the Gulen cult’s predilection for labor law violations at cult-connected charter schools, it is possible that these contributions may be considered illegal false-name contributions from the Gulen movement itself. Cult members laboring for the Imam under “Tuzuk contracts” are obligated to kick back all of their salaries beyond a bare minimum needed to survive.
Gulen’s illegal labor contracts are described as “ugly unionbusting” by the Chicago Federation of Teachers. A 2011 Gulen effort to take over Mokapu Elementry school on Kaneohe Marine Base was thwarted by HSTA members after they became aware of the organization’s anti-labor ties.
Civil Beat July 11, 2013 reports: “Cabanilla and Takai said they aren’t particularly concerned about accepting such an expensive trip because it doesn’t violate their own personal ethics or state standards. They both said that they measure the appropriateness of accepting such junkets by weighing how the underlying donation might influence them.
“There’s nothing in the Legislature now that would directly benefit Azerbaijan,” Takai said, “so it passes the ethics concern.”But Takai is running for Congress. And with thousands of Islamist foreign fighters flying to Ankara to cross the border and join ISIS, US-Turkish relations are front and center in efforts to avoid returning US ground troops to the region.
The Star-Advertiser August 30, 2014 says “(Takai) prefers a nonmilitary option….”
Stopping the influx of foreign fighters has got to be high on any list of non-military options. But it appears the influence peddling doesn’t work both ways. Takai declined comment when Hawai’i Free Press asked if he had spoken to any Turkish or Azeri contacts about infiltration of foreign ISIS fighters into Syria and Iraq.
Its not a casual question. Even after a recent falling out with the Turkish government, the Gulen cult is believe to count amongst its members as many as 80% of Turkish police.
Buzzfeed, June 3, 2014 points out that the Turquoise Council is a front group for Gulen, and asks, “Why has Baku teamed up with the Gulenist movement to win the hearts and minds of small-time US lawmakers?” Wyoming state Rep. Dave Zwonitzer told Buzzfeed, “You don’t get a free 10-day trip sponsored by the oil company without somebody asking for something.”
Maui News columnist Ben Lowenthal February 28, 2014 explains:
“Mark Takai doesn’t seem to have a problem with taking sides. Last year he—along with other American legislators—signed off on a birthday note to the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. Takai congratulated Aliyev in his efforts to reduce crime within the country and promoting allegiances abroad.
“Aliyev has been criticized by many diplomats and those that follow international relations as an autocrat. After taking office in 2003, he eliminated term limits for himself from the constitution. He’s been accused of running a corrupt government, clamping down on a free press, and rigged elections. The infamous Wikileaks website released a cache of diplomatic cables in 2012 that compare him to a mafia crime boss. Surely, Takai was aware of this before congratulating him on reducing crime in his country eight time zones away, right?
“Takai hasn’t talked about the birthday note recently, but perhaps his views on foreign policy will be examined soon. After all, he is among the seven candidates running for Congress in the First District. What exactly does Takai think about Azerbaijan?”
Civil Beat February 11, 2014 reports, “Reps. Rida Cabanilla and Mark Takai…co-sponsored …House Resolution 13 recogniz(ing) the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which, according to the resolution, involved the slaughter of hundreds of innocent civilians in Azerbaijan in February 1992 (and) House Resolution 9 call(ing) on the United States to strengthen its efforts to facilitate a political settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.”
Campaigning for Congress, Takai didn’t make time for many committee meetings this session. But while racking up an impressive number of absences elsewhere, he did show up to chair the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Military, and International Affairs, and Culture and the Arts where his resolutions were referred.
In February 12, 2014 testimony before the committee, progressive activist Dr. Dawn Morais Webster points out, the “rather strange resolution … will be used to strengthen a false representation of historical facts about the relationship between Azerbaijan and Armenia…. Since 1998 the United States has been rendering official assistance to Ngorno-Karabakh to help overcome the consequences of the devastating aggression by Azerbaijan…. (D)uring the Karabakh war, between 1993 and 1994, Azerbaijan used its connections with Islamic terrorist networks to hire thousands of Afghan mujahedeens and other Islamic mercenaries linked to various international terrorist organizations to fight against Armenia and Karabakh.”
In a move unusual for Hawaii’s chair-deferent legislators, both resolutions were rejected by members of Takai’s own committee.
PDF: Takai Gulen Donors
Extortion, Criminal Conspiracy: FBI investigating Gulen Religious Cult behind Mokapu STEM School, Pacifica Institute
Monday, September 1, 2014
Tom Horne Attorney General of Arizona exposed as a tool of Gulen Movement CONCEDES the election as Attorney General.
Over 3 years ago,when Tom formally the State Superintendant of Schools of Arizona. Tom was in the pockets of the Gulen Movement Charter schools in Arizona (Sonoran Science Academies and Paragon Science Academy)
1) Over 3 years ago, Tom was featured on CNN news for shamelessly harassing American teachers with credentials for having "accents" some of these teachers had master's degrees and spoke 3 languages. They are Americans but came from countries: Brazil, Ireland and Trinidad. Tom openly attacked Mexican-American Studies, hates La Raza, etc., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLgUVL3rdg8 while overlooking the thick Turkish accents of h1-b visa uncredentialed teachers from Turkic countries.
While at the same time attacking American teachers with accents, Tom Horne turned the other way on the THICK accents of the Turkish teachers (non American) of Sonoran Science Academy / Paragon Science Academy. WHY? We found that Tom Horne had 1) Taken campaign contributions from Mehmet Argin (now with the California operation of Magnolia Schools) and Mehmet's wife Turkan Argin. As well as many other Gulen related employees of the charter schools like Fatih Karatas. http://gulenpoliticians.blogspot.com/2012/10/gulen-movement-tool-tom-horne-in-hot.html 2) Horne claimed that SSA "delivered results" (we wonder if he was talking about the money they delivered to him)
Over the past 3 years of Tom Horne in Arizona's politics he has been investigated by the FBI, cheated on his wife, embroiled with Mexican Americans,etc.,
Last week The Patriot Radio Show (Lisa Benson)along with Dr. Swier and Larry Gordon of Anti-Jihad watch exposed Tom Horne.
First Tom Horne appeared on Lisa's Radio show. HERE IS THE RADIO Show:
Then an article in Dr. Swier's newsletter by Mr. Gordon
Yesterday, the usual restrained, moderate informative format of the Lisa Benson show ended in an uproar. The kerfuffle was over the refusal of incumbent Arizona Attorney General Thomas Horne to recognize the stealth jihad agenda of the Gulen Movement here in the US. Horne, a former Democrat is in the final days of a fractious Republican primary that ends Tuesday amidst accusations of alleged abuse of office encompassing campaign funding and resignation of former aides objecting to questionable practices. This has resulted in investigations by the FBI and his own department’s Solicitor General.
The New York Times article, “Legal Woes Pose Hurdles for Attorney General Tom Horne of Arizona in Campaign” chronicled Horne’s problems in a mid- July 2014 article indicating that he had been abandoned by luminaries in the State Republican Party over accusations of questionable practices. His opponent in the primary battle, Mark Brnovich is making much of these accusations. Horne’s presence came as a result of a call from his campaign office requesting time to defend his support of the Gulen science and math academies. We had Nidra Poller back on the program to address the blood libel of the Al Dura affair. That concerned the 55 second video on France 2 TV news of the faked death of a 12 year Palestinian youth, Mohammed al Dura, on September 30, 2000 in Gaza. That fostered a slogan used by Osama bin Laden to justify the Al Qaeda 9/11 attack that still appears in pro-Hamas protests across Europe and here in the US during the current Gaza war: ‘ Israel murders Palestinian children’. Poller is the author of Al-Dura: the long range ballistic myth.
When the matter of Turkey came up in the discussion with Attorney General Horne, this writer discussed the background of how Sufi Sheikh Mohammed Fethulleh Gulen came to be a resident alien in a fortified compound in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This followed his flight from prosecution by the then secular Turkish government in 1998. We also noted his 2008 US Department of Homeland Security immigration hearing and support from a number of leading figures in the Islamic and US political firmament. Those endorsements came from the likes of former President Clinton and Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University Center for Muslim Christian Understanding endowed by Saudi billionaire Prince Talal. We also discussed the contretemps between Turkey’s newly elected President, former Premier Recep Erdogan and Sheikh Gulen over massive charges of corruption by the former. These two had been allies ousting the long term secular rule of Turkey’s military and political parties in the tradition of Kemal Ataturk, first President of the Turkish Republic. Sheikh Gulen is said to control a fortune estimated at over $25 billion, including media outlets, such as Turkey’s leading news daily, Today’s Zaman. Erdogan has been a supporter of Hamas, ISIS and al Qaeda Affiliates and engaged in gold for gas schemes with Iran stifling US and EU attempts at sanctioning the Islamic republic ‘s nuclear development program. He is often referred to as the rising Sultan of the new Turkish Caliphate. Not to be upstaged, Gulen has been characterized as the most dangerous Islamist in the world because of the GM’s Hizmat (service) control of nearly 80 percent of enrollment in Turkey’s preparatory schools, as well as the global network of GM controlled academies.
Both Erdogan and Gulen are united in opposition to Israel, once an ally to Turkish secularists and now accused of “enslaving Palestinians in Gaza”. Both were particularly incensed over the May 2010 assault on the Turkish vessel the Mavi Marmara during which Israeli naval commandos killed 8 Turks and one Turkish American that tried to pierce the Gaza blockade. The Mavi Mamara is owned by a global radical Muslim charity based in Turkey, IHH that has supplied funds and weapons to both al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria.
Nidra and I drew attention to Turkey as a questionable member of NATO, whose request for entry to the EU had been rebuffed for years over charges of human rights abuses and denial of due process under the 11 year term of Erdogan and his party’s super majority in the Turkish Parliament.
But the main issue was the world wide network of 1,100 GM Schools in over 100 countries. In the US there are more than 135 GM charter schools with an enrollment exceeding 50,000 in more than 26 states; 12 of which are in Arizona. All funded by taxpayers in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. We noted the private investigations that had been conducted in 12 states and the FBI raids on GM schools in Louisiana and Illinois over abuses of students and other allegations. We discussed legislation passed in Tennessee and under consideration in Louisiana and Mississippi. See our June 2011 presentation, Unveiling Gulen Schools in Tennessee. Those legislative proposals contain restrictions on the proportion of foreign workers brought in under the HB 1 visa program as administrators and faculty at charter schools specifically targeting the abuses by the GM operated science and mathematics academies. We told how state legislators were often entreated by free trips to Turkey to sample the cuisine, culture and vibrant economy of the country. GM US academy sponsoring groups have also made contributions to the political campaigns of state legislators in those jurisdictions that have granted charter licenses.
A caller drew attention to a report on a GM Sonoran academy in Tucson that Attorney General Horne had visited in his capacity as the former Superintendent of Public Instruction for Arizona, an elected post. Lisa Benson cited pamphlets that she found extolling the virtues of the GM movement, Turkish nationalism and the Sheikh’s version of Islam. However, she also evidence of rejection of genocide. At that Attorney General Horne interjected saying that was concerning Armenian genocide and not the holocaust. Horne who is Jewish said that he came from a family of Shoah survivors and had relatives in Israel. Horne is a graduate of both Harvard University and its Law School. Doubtless, he should have known that Hitler who fomented the murder of six million European Jewish men, women and children, predicated the final solution of the Holocaust based on the West’s indifferent reactions to the plight of millions of Armenians lost in the Ottoman jihad death marches during WWI.
He justified his defense of the GM academies in Arizona by the academic performance of Gulen charter school students. Moreover, given the history of Jews during the holocaust, he indicated that it was unseemly to criticize another religion, in this case, Islam. Notwithstanding, the presentation of information we provided on the GM academies in the US and the stealth jihad agenda of the GM doctrine propounded by Sheikh Gulen, he saw nothing that would cause him to investigate their operations in Arizona. This is notwithstanding the evidence of both state and FBI investigations in other jurisdictions. Lisa Benson noted that he endorsed the Gulen even after she presented him with open source information that they supporter him when he was Superintendent of Public Instruction in Arizona. Horne suggested to Benson that he wanted to focus on the charter schools run by La Raza rather than on Gulen. La Raza is an extremist Latino group were fostering rejectionist views of America replete with posters of Argentine Cuban icon, Che Guevara were the problem du jour for Horne.
Horne told Benson that, “I am not soft on Islam issues, but I don’t see anything wrong with Gulen.” Yet he would not admit that Islam could be so overt and obvious. My co-host Lisa Benson reacted angrily to Horne’s comments. Horne came with an agenda to yesterday’s program. It was to put both he and his GM supporters in Arizona in the best possible light. As I said in an after program dialogue with both Benson and Attorney General Horne, he came with a closed mind not to engage in meaningful dialogue. Problem is that he evinced no curiosity about the evidence presented. That was not his purpose; it was trolling for votes in a hotly contested Republican primary for the top law officer position in Arizona.
Listen to the podcast of the Lisa Benson Show of August 24, 2014 with Nidra Poller and Arizona Attorney General Thomas Horne.
Here is Tom Horne's Concession speech American politicians who are in the pockets of the Turkish Gulen Movement will be removed from office, in shame. Tom Horne will be lucky to be in private law practice after we are done with him. Brnovich ran a very effective campaign against him and is vowing to investigate the Gulen Turkish Schools in Arizona.