“A secretive foreign network of Islamic radicals now operates dozens of charter schools which receive government money but are not required to adopt a state-approved curriculum -- on U.S. soil.” (Stephen Schwartz, American Thinker)

Shocking but true. There are over 100 charter schools concentrated in California, Ohio and Texas and 17 other states that have a secret agenda led by Turkish conspirator Fethullah Gülen. Some of the names used in his organization are, Daisy, Momentum, Beehive, Magnolia, Sonoran Academy etc. A complete roster of all these charter schools and their locations can be found on ActForAmerica.com)

Who is Gulen? He is a Turkish imam who left Turkey in l998 where he faced charges for trying to undermine the Turkish government by trying to establish an Islamic government. He has no formal education. Gulen lives in the United States and is considered one of the worlds most influential Muslims. Homeland Security has been trying to deport him but so far have not been successful.

The network of charter schools that Gulen runs in American are referred to as FGC, for his name. Here in the U.S. the FGC runs over 90 charter public schools in at least 20 states.

Turkey has gradually moved from a secular government to an Islamic state in which Sharia law is implemented and this appears to be Gulen’s objective in America. His budget for operating schools and foundations all over the world is 25 billion dollars.

In order to promote his charter schools it is reported that he relies on every method, including deception. In Minnesota one of his charter schools is so obviously Islamic the Dept. of Education in that state has cited it twice and ACLU has filed suit against it. It is an example of Gulen’s use of Taqiyya, which is blatant lying in order to promote the religion. In his own words Gulen said, “move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers.”

Gulen operates three schools in Tucson ranging from kindergarten through eight grade under the name of Sonoran Science Academy. One parent complained that most of the teachers seem to be Turkish and historical events such as the Turkish genocide against the Armenians during WWI is not acknowledged.

There are 4691 charter schools currently operating in the U.S. Charter schools are public schools and are funded at 61 percent of their district counterparts, averaging $6,585 per pupil compared to $10,771 per pupil at conventional district public schools. They are required to follow the federal laws and guidelines set under the U.S. Department of Education if they receive federal funding as explained by the Department of Education.

Gadi Adelman researcher stated the following on the Weekly Blitz:

“In the United States, Gulen operates the largest charter school network in America and enjoys the cooperation and protection of the U.S. government. His schools stress intercultural dialogue and tolerance. They include a curriculum that teaches the Golden Age of Turkey or the period of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish language, dance, culture, cooking and Islam, all financed by American taxpayers.”

Adelman further stated, “The Gulen movement is here and is being promoted by our own Government.”

On Septembear 25 2008 at the 3rd Annual Friendship Dinner by Turkish Cultural Center, former President Clinton lavished them with praise for “strengthening the fabric of our common humanity, as well as promoting the ongoing cultural and educational ties that bind our world together."

Dalia Mogahed, President Barack Obama's Muslim advisor, said "I think the Gülen movement offers people a model of what is possible if a dedicated group of people work together for the good of the society. I also think that it is an inspiration for other people and Muslims for what they can accomplish."

These are radical Muslims that have a foothold in our charter schools in order to promote radical Islam and Sharia Law. That has been and is their objective and the reason the founder had to flee Turkey before it became an Islamic state.

(The information in this hub is derived from articles in the The Weekly Blitz, Gadi Adelman, author/researcher, The American Thinker, Stephen Schwartz, and Act for America, Guy Rogers, author)


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

mslizzee, this is more than interesting. I had no idea there were three of these schools in Tucson, but then I have no school age children so don't really pay attention. I did a google search on Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson, and sure enough, there they are. I went to some of the sites that came up in google and did some reading. Interestingly enough these schools have won several awards for excellence, especially in the area of math and science. There are many testimonial letters from parents about the quality of education their children are getting at this school. And they are accomplishing this at a savings of about $4,000 per year per student over public schools. This part is good.

Young minds are like sponges, and they soak up information easily. What better place to teach the merits of Islam and Sharia Law then in our schools and these partly empty minds? And this part is bad.

A large percentage of students at our public schools graduate but are barely able to read, write, or do simple math problems. Obviously, the teachers at these charter schools have proven that todays children still have the ability to learn and master the skills being taught. If we could get their methods and dedication cloned into our public schools it would be a good thing, leaving out the Islam and Sharia Law part of course. I doubt any of the teachers at these schools belong to the teachers union.

What you have brought up here is a very scary thing. Every one of these children will be released on society firmly believing Islam is the way to go, and our way is completely wrong. I would certainly hope someone in our government is aware of this situation and investigating what is going on.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


I've been to the Sonoran Science Academy...to see my granddaughter graduate!

It's a select school for kids who score high in the sciences. She was offered a scholarship and graduated with honors. I heard nothing about any Islamic studies.

I'll look into it.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

WillStarr, I would think your granddaughter would have said something that would have waved a red flag to her parents or to you. My children used to come home and repeat most of what they had learned that day in school because they were excited about it.

Congratulations to your granddaughter and the scholarship.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I would think so.

Her mother (my daughter-in-law) was J.D. Hayworth's Southern Arizona campaign coordinator, and if she had any idea that it was in any way connected with Islam, my granddaughter would never have gone there.

My daughter-in-law was also one of the original Tea Party organizers.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

WillStarr, this school certainly gets rave reviews from the parents of the students. Now I'm not one for conspiracy's, but I did write a hub on the Dumbing Down of America and could this be a planned effort.

The public schools have been a dismal failure, and are getting worse as years go by. The governments answer is to pour more money down this rat hole, and it ain't working. Comparing the results of public schools to charter schools is a night and day difference. I suspect some individuals high up in our public education system would love to see a problem with the private education system. Kind of a "told you so" thing. The graduates of public schools can't read, write, do math problems, or understand geography, but at least we don't teach them Islam. In fact, we don't even mention god in our schools anymore. So there all you traitors who pulled your children out of public education.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Your comments are fascinating. All I know is what I've read from sources I really trust. One is from the Weekly Blitz, the editor of which spend l7 years in jail for trying to modernize Islam and take out the radical elements, another is from the website that Brigitte Gabriells website,Act for America. Brigette is a Middle Easterner and possibly a Muslim, I'm not sure, but she does a lot of public speaking exposing the agenda of the Sharia pushers. Perhaps you've seen her on TV, fighting to stop the Islamic creep. The other gentlemen I don't know but I'm familiar with the website, The American Thinker. All are reputable folks.

These were long articles and made mention of parents that had sued, or complained about things the kids were saying. Here is part of an investigative report,"Federal investigators believe that proves the involvement of all the various branches of Hizmet - schools, service organizations, and the most important Gulenist foundation in the U.S. - in what they call "the Tuzuk conspiracy", namely the illegal financing of the movement at the expense of taxpayers." So it is not only run by radical Turkish people, they are illegally kicking back money and all sorts of devious stuff. Sooner or later the government will catch up to them. THere is one very long quote that was too long to print, in which the founder Gulen describes how he will infiltrate USA, and it is scary.

They did mention that one of the Arizona schools had received a commendation for excellence.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Interesting, where there is fuel there is sometimes fire. If I wanted to take over the world, the school system is where I would start. Far less bloodshed and much greater results. I will do some more research on this now that you have my interest peaked. Great hub.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Got it, but I need to take some time to read that before I can really comment. Thanks for the link.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

This certainly bears looking into further. Nothing surprises me anymore.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Ever since I wrote this I keep finding more and more information about the founder of these charter schools. They refer to him as the most powerful Muslim in the Middle East, only he now lives In Pennsylvania, on 100 acres, behind fences and is guarded at all time. He had to leave Turkey because he tried to undermine the government and change it to a radical Islamic state. He has hundreds and hundreds of schools all over the world , all of them pushing Turkish History, and Islamic Law.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I looked up the Sonoran Science Academy and it looks like you may be right. It's possible that we are being infiltrated where it will do the most good...in our schools/indoctrination centers!

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Absolutely that is what is happening. We are being infiltrated in many areas of our society. It is a quiet, stealthy creep by an ideology that is so determined they will gladly die to spread Islam across the world.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I found another article on this and sent it to my daughter-in-law. She replied and said that just before my grandaughter graduated, they became suspicious about this very thing!

Go here and read the comments carefully:


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Im glad her child was not subjected to that garbage.

Does the flesh eating disease have something to do with Islam???

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

No. I meant you shoud read the comments made by those who read it.

mary addis 5 years ago

What has it got to do with radical islam? Gulen is the living representative of moderate islam and there is no islam thought in the charter schools allegedly associated with Mr. Gulen. See, horizonparents.blogspot.com

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Your are incorrect. There is nothing moderate about Gulen, just patient and methodical and stealth.

Gulen had to flee from Turkey because of his attempt to overthrow the secular government and install radical Islamic law.

Here is a quote from Gulen, as to how he will do the same in his American Schools. It demonstrates his long- range goals. Unfortunately gullible Americans are slow to catch on and reluctant to see the truth, much like yourself.

"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers ... until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria ... like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it ... You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey ...

Simply put, he is brilliantly and patiently employing taqiyya on a global scale.

The FGC charter schools in America may outwardly appear innocuous, but they are serving a greater and long-range objective of Fethullah Gulen.

ohohmrbill  5 years ago

Dr, Joshua Hendricks was a paid speaker and promoter for the Gulen Movement. But had a change of heart when he realised that these charter schools were not telling the truth about their affiliation with the GM. He speaks about it here in these videos. 1,2,3. Some of his citations come from Arizona Daily Star Forignors fill ranks of Charter School Chain (you can google that)


Many favorable comments posted on forums such as greatschools.net or in response to newspaper articles seem likely to have been written by Gulenists. This is inferred from the writing style, grammar errors typical of native Turkish speakers, and the characteristic talking points that appear in them. In one case, comments appeared in response to articles on Gulen schools in Georgia and Arizona under the screen name "GitanoBandolero," known to be used by a high-level Gulenist working at the Chicago-based Niagara Foundation. This individual posted the line "Let's enjoy having this successful institution in our region" in an Arizona newspaper, yet he was located in Chicago. Damage control websites with names such as "harmonyparent.com" or "horizonparent.com" are clearly written by Gulenists, and do not represent a grassroots parent effort.

Also you can go to great schools dot com to see the phony glowing reports of parents. Look at the dates they were posted and slammed into the websites.

ohohmrbill 5 years ago

Mslizzie Thank you for blogging about this. That commenter Mary Addis is actually a gulenist from one of these schools. They go all over the internet attacking thise that speak out against Gulen. It is part of there mearketing and damage control campain. I have been on them for a little over two years now. The real Mary Addy has her own blog www.charterschoolwatchdog.com That is just small peak into the world of Gulen Charter Schools. Look at her feature called Shout And Raor. That was speach given by Gulen in 1979. Sonoran Science Academy has already admitted in several newspapers that there are inspired by Gulen.

turan erbil 5 years ago

first of all these Gulen managed charter schools in the USA all boast about being "award winning" or having "scholars" the truth is they spend a large amount of your American tax money on non-educational expenses like marketing the schools. Fake honors and awards that are mostly won at the Gulen owned or sponsored events like: Turkish Olympiad, Science Olympiad, I-SWEEP, CONSEF, Math Matters, etc., they will also lie and say they have a "waiting list" at the school.

Your American tax money is spent on h1-b visas, trips Turkey and is laundered among the numerous layers of Gulen NGOs surrounding each school. They have names like: Niagara Foundation, Raindrop Turkish House, Turquoise Council, Daisy Education, Cosmos Foundation, Accord Institute, Concept Schools and much more.

If you want a list of these schools in America go to


these Gulen managed schools are starting to get denied. The movement is full of liars, they lack accountability and transparency. They will post online and act like satisfied Americans - this movement knows no limits. This is why we don't want them back in Turkey we exiled Islamic Imam from Turkey for a reason. The movement still controls media, education, politics, interfaith dialog, police, judicary system and now they are struggling to take over our military. In America they are using this same model to do as their leader instructs them "to move into the arteries of the system until you reach all power centers" This is the same with all Gulen schools worldwide.

Turkey is NOT a leader in education, we are ranked 32 on the OCED international rankings out of 34 schools just above Chile and Mexico.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

thank you ohohmrbill, You have obviously spend a great deal of time researching this man and his motives. I guess he would be the "enemy within", and a prime example of "Stealth Jihad".

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Word Pools 5 years ago from United States of America

I went to a Catholic school and didn't become Catholic as a result. These seem like good schools, and I don't think we should let Islamaphobia keep us from getting a good education.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Sorry Word Pools, but your kind of thinking is the problem.Denmark used to think like you, as die UK and dozens of other countries that are now be crushed under the heavy hand of Islam, and infiltrating our schools is just one of their tenacles. GEt informed.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

All of Islam supports sharia law, and thus Islam is a menace to freedom. Muslims believe in total submission to Islam, and freedom plays no role in Islam.

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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

I wish all Americans would be more informed about what is coming our way

gulen charter schools 4 years ago

one of the gulen charter schools:

concept schools:


and watch the videos. you decide !


this is their twitter account: https://twitter.com/#!/conceptschools

and this is their fb account:


they rule more than 27 charter schools in the midwest.

beware of the danger !

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mslizzee 4 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

I have no idea what you are trying to say and I don't care to chase down on these links.

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