Congressman Bob Filner Running for Mayor of San Diego: Gulenist Lover

May 12, 2012 by

Congressman Bob Filner

by Donna Garner –

Fethullah Gulen is an Islamic imam who is behind the Gulenist Charter School movement in the United States. He lives in a cult-like compound in Pennsylvania.

Tomorrow night (5.13.12, 7:00 P. M., ET/PT) Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes is doing a special on the Gulen movement.

In yesterday’s San Diego Reader, we learned that Democrat Congressman Bob Filner is running for Mayor of San Diego; and he has been the recipient of free trips to Turkey provided by Pacifica Institute (a Gulen group) and is “joined at the hip” with other Gulen-led organizations.

The thing that is particularly interesting about this article is that it gives the public an idea of the indoctrination that takes place on these elaborate, free, Gulenist-orchestrated trips.

Reports are surfacing regularly about elected officials and policymakers from across America who are being treated to these free trips to Turkey. Then they come back to the States and support using our taxpayers’ dollars to pay for more Gulen Charter Schools so that more of our American youth can be indoctrinated into Islam and Sharia law.

What a diabolical plan to conquer America from within by using our own children to undercut American exceptionalism!

Texas alone has 38 Turkish-Gulen-Cosmos Foundation-Harmony Charter School campuses with 24,000 students enrolled in them. Karen Hughes is a lobbyist for these schools. A number of our Texas Legislators and other elected officials have taken these free trips to Turkey. During this last legislative session, reasonable safeguards for all charter schools were proposed but did not get passed:

1. Proof of U. S. citizenship for all charter school operator board members and top five highest-paid administrators. (Public ISD trustees must be U. S. citizens.)

2. Names, titles, and biographies posted online for all charter operator board members and top five highest-paid administrators.

3. Check registers posted online. (Over 70 % of local ISD dollars are online.)

Here is a description of these free trips to Turkey:

Highlights, according to the itinerary, included a stop at Topkapi Palace, lunch at Sultan Ahmet Square, a visit to the Karakoy Jewish Foundation Museum, capturing ‘700 years of amiable relations between Jews and Turks,’ and a December 25 shopping tour of the Grand Bazaar, ‘one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1200 shops.… Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and the like.’

Filner [Congressman running for mayor of San Diego] took another tour paid for by Pacifica, this one with stops in Istanbul and northern Iraq, in April 2011, according to a travel disclosure he filed with the House a year ago this month.

That trip was said to be worth a total of $3,700, the filing said.

To learn more about these Gulen Charter Schools and the 60 Minutes exposé, please go to the following:

5.11.12 – “The Turkish Gulenists Are Worried” – by Donna Garner

Donna Garner


To read the complete story in the San Diego Reader, please go to:

Sixty Minutes to Air Report on Turkish Charter School Cleric Tied to Bob Filner” — by Matt Potter — May 11, 2012

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