U.S. Court Upholds Reality Of Armenian Genocide

by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD August 14, 2010
Fethullah Gulen, who seeks to establish a universal caliphate, is weeping again.
The radical Turkish imam, who seeks to revive the Ottoman Empire and to establish a universal caliphate, has spent millions to convince U.S. legislators and public school administrators that the Armenian holocaust of 1915 never occurred since it was a myth perpetrated by Western historians.
But Gulen’s attempt to whitewash history has been rejected by a US appeals court, which upheld a ruling that blocks schools in the state of Massachusetts from teaching literature that denies the mass killing of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as genocide.
The ruling came in response to a 2005 lawsuit filed by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, a US lobbying under the control of Gulen and his movement of militant Islamists. A lower court dismissed the suit in June, and the appeals court upheld that decision on Wednesday.
State curriculum in Massachusetts requires schools to teach a unit about the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and other "recognized human rights violations and genocides."
The appeals court ruled that "law would not allow the genocide denial actions that the plaintiffs sought."
Historians have concluded that more than one million Armenians were killed in 1915, and contemporaneous reports from newspapers and foreign embassies often called the killings "systematic."
The International Association of Genocide Scholars affirmed in 2005 that the killings were genocide.
Gulen’s lobbying group maintains that less than 100,000 Armenian Christians were put to death by the Ottoman Turks and that the killings were part of a broader civil unrest.
Though denial of the Armenian holocaust is now outlawed in Massachusetts, other states have not followed suit and Gulen’s whitewashed version is taught in schools throughout the country, including the hundreds of Gulen charter schools that have cropped up on American soil in recent years.
Gulen fled from his native Turkey in 1998 to escape arrest for attempting to overthrow the secular Turkish government.
With his vast fortune - - estimated in excess of $25 billion, he took up residence in Pennsylvania, where he established a mountain fortress on 45 acres of land in Saylorsburg.
From Pennsylvania, he established thousands of Gulen schools (Islamic madrassas) throughout Turkey and Central Asia. The schools serve to indoctrinate students in the tenets of militant Islam and the plans for a universal caliphate.
It's been alleged that Gulen also used his funds - - reportedly derived from the CIA and the drug trade - - to establish the Justice and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP) in Turkey.
The AKP now remains in control of Turkey’s government.
Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.
Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular state into an Islamic country with 85,000 active mosques - - one for every 350- citizens - - the highest number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than teachers and physicians - - and thousands of state-run Islamic schools.
Despite the rhetoric of European Union accession, Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.
The Gulen schools in the United States are funded by US taxpayers and benefactors, such as Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. In Texas alone, the schools receive over $44 million in public funds.
Gulen, who has established ties to leading American politicians from Hillary Clinton to George W. Bush, has been called “the most dangerous Islamist on earth.”
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams, Ph.D., is the author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR. Visit his website at http://thelastcrusade.org/.

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