I will continue to write about fact-checking about Fethullah Gulen, but I got this article and was planning to re-publish . Entitled "Norwegian Attacks Stem from a New Ideological Hate", it was written by Abraham Foxman, the National Director of ADL.
In his article, published on Washington Post, he talks about the recent terrorist attack in Norway and the Islamophobia that has become very popular these days. He reminds us that, the Norvegian terrorist, in his long manifesto draws his inspiration from famous Islamophobics such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and Brigitte Gabriel. Foxman's description of this recent surge is very good:
Growing numbers of people in Europe and the United States subscribe to this belief system; in some instances it borders on hysteria. Adherents of this ideological Islamophobia view Islam as an existential threat to the world, especially to the “West.”
Moreover, they believe that leaders and governments in the Western world are consciously or unconsciously collaborating to allow Islam to “infiltrate” and eventually conquer democratic societies.
Foxman goes on saying that we can identify the all the intellectuals and other people Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist, cited. Foxman also laments the so-called Zionist ideology of Breivik.
One bizarre twist to Breivik’s warped worldview was his pro-Zionism — his strongly expressed support for the state of Israel. It is a reminder that we must always be wary of those whose love for the Jewish people is born out of hatred of Muslims or Arabs.
This article reminds me another article, Islamophobia Network Targets Top Performing American Schools, written by Michael Shank on the Huffington Post. Here is what Mr. Shank had to say about so-called Gulen Charter Schools phenomena:
Now, targeted discrimination aimed at the Turkish American community is centering on a Turkish educational effort, which was identified in CAP's "Fear Inc" report. The new supposed Turkish threat to America: "Muslim Gulen schools, which [members of the Islamophobia network] claim would educate children through the lens of Islam and teach them to hate Americans". The authors of the CAP report flatly reject this assertion, however, saying that the schools started by Turkish-American Fethullah Gulen are "nothing of the sort" and that "they are a product of moderate Turkish Muslim educators who want a 'blend of religious faith and largely western curriculum'."
Looks like, as long as the hate group is funded by the wealthy non-profits, they will keep on posting their hate everywhere on the internet.