How did Fethullah Gülen judge the hyper politicization of nonpolitical issues in Turkey?
Although he was not himself involved in any political movements, as a teacher and preacher Fethullah Gülen engaged actively with individuals embedded in the culture of leftist and rightist movements. He realized that the artificial hyper politicization of nonpolitical issues distorted and dissolved many things into violence. He witnessed crises in the political movements that resulted in an escalation of terrorist activity.
He maintained that in such situations where brute force is offered as a solution to problems, “it is impossible to speak of intellect, judgment, rights, justice, or law. On the contrary, in their stead, is unlawfulness, injustice and oppression.”
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