Who could have guessed that when oversight and regulations are removed from schools spending public money that there are groups outside the officially sanctioned Oligarchy of Gates and Broad that have their own preferred indoctrination agendas? Just the cost of doing business, so they say. A clip from Charter School Scandals:
Similar school features are described in "Central Asia: Fetullah Gülen's Missionary Schools" by Bayram Balci (2002). This piece was published in a newsletter produced by the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) at Leiden University (Netherlands).
Here are some excerpts:
As far as the religious mission of the schools goes, Balci further explains:
- “The movement obtains much of its support from young urban men, especially doctors, academics and other professionals.”
- “These schools can be said to focus on modem [robotics] and scientific education. Religious matters are completely absent from their curricula.”
- “The movement's schools are managed by Turkish and national administrators and teachers.”
For more extensive information, read “Fethullah Gülen’s Missionary Schools in Central Asia and their Role in the Spreading of Turkism and Islam,” Balci’s 27-page article which appeared in Religion, State & Society (Vol. 31, No. 2, 2003).
- “His [Gülen's] community, or cemaat, is designated as the Fethullahci movement, alhough [sic] its members do not appreciate this term. Basically, Fethullah Gülen's ideas serve to accomplish three intellectual goals: the islamization of the Turkish nationalist ideology; the turkification of Islam; and the Islamization of modernity.”
- “No one knows exactly the size of Gülen's enormous community of followers and sympathizers, but most agree on an average estimate of 3 million members…The movement has grown in part by sponsoring student dormitories, summer camps, colleges, universities, classrooms and communication organizations.”
- “…Nurcu missionaries never openly or directly proselytize.”
- “Their hocaefendi, or "respected lord", Gülen advocates two main ways of spreading Islam, tebligh and temsil.”
- “They are not allowed to pronounce the name of Gülen or Nursi, nor are they permitted to spread Nurcu literature, at least not openly.”
- “…the most important aim of the cemaat is to spread the message without expressing it directly.”