Monday, January 28, 2013

Strategic defamation of Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 58 mins. 20 secs.)

Dogan Koc, Ph.D.
Who is Gulen? Fethullah Gülen is a moderate Turkish Muslim scholar who is known mostly for his education and dialogue activities. The Hizmet Movement, inspired by Gülen, has established hundreds of education and dialogue institutions throughout the world. Several books and hundreds of articles and news reports have been written about Gülen himself and the movement. In recent years, a defamation campaign has been launched against Gülen and the Hizmet Movement. Although these defamation articles may seem random, this book shows that the articles are written strategically in a campaign manner. In Strategic Defamation of Fethullah Gülen, close to 500 defamation articles, books, and other forms of writings are analyzed according to their languages by Dogan Koc. Dr. Koc concludes that these defamations differ from each other and appear according to their respective audiences.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Fethullah Gulen & Gulen Movement - Remarks by Dr. James Bowley

(Video Duration: 7 mins. 13 secs.)

James Bowley, Ph.D.
Mississippi chapter of the Institute of Interfaith Dialog (IID), with sponsorships of Raindrop Turkish House, The Gulen Institute and Intercultural Dialog Student Association in Mississippi College has organized its 6th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner on October 22nd, 2009 at Hilton Jackson Hotel in Jackson, MS.

Theme of the event was “Dialog between East and West”. Around 300 distinguished guests including elected officials, Senators, State Representatives, Mayors, security officers such as State Judges, FBI agents, Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs, City Prosecutors, University Presidents, community and religious leaders and students were present at the the dinner and shared their tables with one another.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fethullah Gulen's Philosophy Gives Rise to Peace and Understanding

(Video Duration: 4 mins. 40 secs.)

Betsy Carr
A member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Betsy B. Carr speaks at the Rumi Forum and ATFA 2012 Dialogue Dinner to which a diverse group of guests including elected officials, leaders and representatives from faith communities, business, media and academia attended on November 28, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Highlighting the importance of the ideas and work of Fethullah Gulen, Delegate Carr later mentioned her trip to Turkey which "remains one of the most memorable and profound experiences not only of [her] ten-year legislation but of [her] entire life:"
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