These Montana legislators no doubt thought they were simply participating in a day celebrating an ethnic group. They have no idea what they’re dealing with. Akyol, as noted below, has praised the jihad flotilla against Israel, on which people were chanting the genocidal jihad chant, “Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.” In 2010, Turkish columnist Burak Bekdil characterized the “liberal” Akyol as a stealthy pro-Sharia, pro-Erdogan Islamic supremacist who wanted to see the caliphate restored.
Gulen, who has been referred to as the “Turkish Khomeini,” is even worse. See my May 2013 article, “Indoctrinating for Jihad in Charter Schools.” And Middle East Quarterly reports:
Outside Turkey, his movement runs hundreds of secondary schools and dozens of universities in 110 countries worldwide. Gülen’s aim is not altruistic: His followers target youth in the eighth through twelfth grades, mentor and indoctrinate them in the ışıkevi, educate them in the Fethullah schools, and prepare them for future careers in legal, political, and educational professions in order to create the ruling classes of the future Islamist, Turkish state. Taking their orders from Fethullah Gülen, wealthy followers continue to open schools and ışıkevi in what Sabah columnist Emre Aköz called “the education jihad.”Here is the Atlas reader’s report on the Montana event:
The overt network of schools is only one part of a larger strategy. In a 2006 interview, Veren said, “These schools are like shop windows. Recruitment and Islamization activities are carried out through night classes … Children whom we educated in Turkey are now in the highest positions. There are governors, judges, military officers. There are ministers in the government. They consult Gülen before doing anything.”
The AKP’s controversial education policies, coupled with the Islamist indoctrination in Fethullahist schools, have accelerated the Islamization of Turkish society….The schools of Gülen’s Nur movement in Central Asia have worked to reestablish Islam in a region largely secularized by decades of Soviet control….In 2008, members of the Netherland’s Christian Democrat, Labor, and Conservative parties agreed to cut several million euros in government funding for organizations affiliated with “the Turkish imam Fethullah Gülen” and to thoroughly investigate the activities of the Gülen group after Erik Jan Zürcher, director of the Amsterdam-based International Institute for Social History, and five former Gülen followers who had worked in Gülen’s ışıkevi told Dutch television that the Gülen community was moving step-by-step to topple the secular order. While the organizations in question denied any ties to the Gülen movement, Zürcher said that taqiya, religiously-sanctioned dissimulation, was typical in the movement’s interactions with the West. An unnamed former Gülen follower who also once worked in Gülen schools and ışıkevi reported that Fethullahists called the Dutch “filthy, blasphemous infidels” and that they said “the best Dutchman is one who has converted to Islam. All the Dutch must be made Muslims.” Indeed, of the thousands of Fethullahist schools in more than one hundred countries that allegedly teach moderation, none are located in countries such as Saudi Arabia or Iran that exist under domineering strains of official Islam, and most appear instead geared to radicalize students in secular Muslim and non-Muslim societies.
The event Thursday was hosted by the Western American Turkic Council http://www.watc.org and it was called “Turkish Day.”
Interestingly enough there were no signs of the Western American Turkic Council, only, as you can see in one of the pictures, the “Anatolian Cultural Centers.” Upon and initial Google search, I could find no such organization.They were led today by a man named Özgür Yıldız, president of the West America Turkic Council (WATC) who also gave the presentation in the rotunda.During the presentation, the delegation from the WATC and a delegation from Turkey was here to promote new economic opportunities and interfaith and intercultural dialogue. They mentioned in their presentation, that they met with the governor and secretary of state who are interested in furthering cooperation.They were giving out books to legislators by various authors that have preached for Sharia law and theocratic rule and demonize the West. All of the following books were laid on the table among tourist books and copies of books that described Turkey’s growing economic relationship with the rest of the world and how important it is to the rest of the region.http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/an-open-letter-to-pope-francis.aspx?pageID=449&nID=81052&NewsCatID=411
And writes books trying to synthesize western liberal thinking with Islamic teaching thereby making it more palatable to the West.Akyol also supported the jihadist flotilla against Israel in 2010Additionally there were giving out copies of “Essays, Perspectives, Opinions” by M. Fethullah Gülen, who is a Turkish scholar who now lives in America and has called for the establishment of a theocratic state in Turkey and tries to make orthodox Islam compatible with Western liberalism.In “Essays, Perspectives, Opinions” he demonizes the Crusades and the Islamophobia of Germany and the EU for why Turkey is not in the EU.They were also giving out a book of collected essays on the Gülen Movement called “Muslim Citizens of the Globalized World.” One of which promotes more Turkish immigration to Germany and provides means and ways on using dialogue to keep down racial tensions.They were also distributing a book on Christian-Islamic relations from the Gülen Movement’s perspective.Also available was “Turkey and the Arab Spring” written by Graham E. Fuller, who was a former CIA station chief in Turkey and a member of the RAND Corporation. his book places a lot of emphasis on the Gülen Movement.Apparently his daughter was married to an uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks.http://backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013/04/5090/former-cia-officer-absurd-to-link-uncle-of-boston-suspects-agency-over-daughters-brief-marriage/One fella was playing a Turkish flute over the microphone just before the event started that was designed to “set the tone.” It could be heard thought the whole building.
- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/04/turkish-day-at-montana-state-capitol-features-books-by-supporter-of-jihad-flotilla-and-the-turkish-khomeini.html/#sthash.p6HhbrBG.dpuf