This is what I have found lately on some Goose Network Members. If the author asks me to remove the full article, I will publish it partly. But this is a must-read article.
As Chet Hardin states El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton is not an expert on Fethullah Gulen. But that didn’t stop her from lecturing at a right-wing education conference, featuring presenters like stealth-jihad activist Frank Gaffney, and conservative columnist Ann Coulter, on the dangers of Gulen’s quasi-influence on American charter schools.
“Littleton, despite her public comments on the subject, couldn’t come up with a specific concrete example of Gulen’s untoward influence over, or profit from, a charter school,” says Hardin.
Littleton believes that, without any facts or data to back it up her assertion, those charter schools, also called Gulen Charter Schools in some circles, are being helped by President Obama. This is really something people can never imagine in their wildest dreams. I will come to the details she embellishes about President Obama but to claim that “Race to the Top” initiative was started just for the sake of “Gulen Charter Schools” is nothing but wishful thinking or just sheer ignorance.
This is not the only gaffe made by Littleton. Let’s hear more from her: “A Gulen school is, they are schools that are actually are being applied for by a gentleman, and I forget his first name, Mr. Gülen; he’s a gentleman who lives in Turkey.”
Again, Ms. Littleton even lacks the most basic information about Fethullah Gulen, who currently resides in Pennsylvania, not Turkey. Besides, during that aforementioned conference, Ms. Littleton spells the last name Gulen as “Gulan”. Littleton confesses that she hasn’t spent much time researching Gulen schools. “I am by no means the expert on this. I do about 60 to 80 hours a week doing roads and streets and bridges and commissioner work,” she says. Then how could someone be so assertive in her claims?
Moreover, she thinks that all charter school applications are made by Fethullah Gulen, another fallacy she gets trapped into. It is weird to know that Ms. Littleton is a former state board of education member. She looks too ignorant to know most basic facts about the charter schools.
In her interview with Chet Hardin, she admits that she has no evidence — at all, none — that directly links Gulen to any of the more than 100 charter schools in the United States that she believes are Gulen (charter) schools.
Littleton is warning against what she describes as a new kind of stealth Islamization, in which Muslims start and lead clandestine Islamic schools while collecting public money. Conspiring to promote this jihad, Littleton alleges, is none other than President Barack Obama. This is what she has to say in the video: “I believe — and this is just my own personal opinion, without any factual data to back it up — one of the only reasons the Obama administration is willing to stand in the face of teachers’ unions … by making states adopt charter school rules … I think that he’s doing that because of these Gulen schools. The Gulen schools are the Muslim schools in our country … telling the kids of the United States of America, ‘Hate Americans’ and the whole rest…”
This is the motivation of most charter school attackers. Attacking without any factual data or with clumsy preparation about the attacked material so much so that one looks very ignorant even about the most basic information on the attacked material… On the other hand, one could see plenty of racist and ultra-nationalist discourse about those charter schools along with accusations made in a helter-skelter manner…
Previously saying that those so-called Gulen schools were teaching American kids to hate Americans, Littleton, later on, changes her mind. This is what she had to say after a quick twist:
"No, no, no, no, I never said that. And everything I said in there, I reiterate three times this is my own personal opinion, this is not based on fact or data, we just need to be cautious of them coming over here and having the same type of focus that they do in Turkey. I think that a lot of people have tried to twist this and misquote me. … I did not say that."
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