Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement in 100 questions

Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement in 100 questionsThe Gülen Movement was born at a time when a rapid social change was taking place in Turkey. However, at the same time a parallel movement was taking place in the world: emergence of political Islam or politization of Islam, in response of globalization. What was transpiring in Turkey at the time? As rapid urbanization, class differentiation, and cultural shifts from village and small towns were flocking to the cities, alternative frames of reference were needed. A balance had to be struck between the traditional values that people were socialized in and modern values; these new behavioral patterns would help them to navigate through the challenges of modern city life.

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Will the political differences between the U.S. and Europe lead to fracture between these two powers? Does Fethullah Gülen believe they can reconcile their differences? Doğu Ergil
Is the anti-Americanism prevalent in Turkey and throughout the world directed against the American public or the government? Doğu Ergil
What is Fethullah Gülen’s view on the “Greater Middle East Project?” Is this project feasible to implement or have the developments in Iraq forced the project to be shelved for now? Doğu Ergil
What is the view of the Gülen Movement about the concept of an “Islamic state”? Could there be such a state? Doğu Ergil
Is there currently a political agenda of the Gülen Movement? Has there ever been? Doğu Ergil
Does Fethullah Gülen prefer a particular political movement or political party? What is the relationship of the movement with politics? Doğu Ergil
Can religion and politics have common goals, work together and overlap? Doğu Ergil
Should religion enter every field of societal life? Doğu Ergil
What is Fethullah Gülen’s view of the market economy? Where would he place the state and private enterprise in the economy? Doğu Ergil
What is his view on projects such as “Islamic Common Market” or “Union of Muslim Countries”? Doğu Ergil