Is Gülen concealing his true intentions or hiding political intent?

No. Fethullah Gülen has been accused of politically-motivated subterfuge, of concealing his true intentions, of hiding a political intent and agenda. For instance, in 2000 a state security court prosecutor accused Gülen of inciting his readers to plot the overthrow of Turkey’s secular government. Fethullah Gülen described the charges as fabrications by a “marginal but influential group that wields considerable power in political circles,” and in 2006 he was acquitted on all counts.

Fethullah Gülen says he is “not seeking to establish an Islamic regime but does support efforts to ensure that the government treats ethnic and ideological differences as a cultural mosaic, not a reason for discrimination. Standards of democracy and justice must be elevated to the level of our contemporaries in the West.”

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