A Smear Campaign, Defamation of Successful Charter Schools: Gulen Charter Schools
A smear campaign has been going on about Fethullah Gulen, charter schools and some non-governmental, non-profit organizations, they are being labeled as Gulen charter schools. It is very strange that this campaign has recently started even though Fethullah Gulen, charter schools and NGOs have been around for more than a decade.
1- Are these schools or any other charter schools in the nation officially affiliated with Gulen? In their charter proposals, is there any such affiliation?
2- Do the school officials confirm any sort of official connection with Fethullah Gulen? If so, is it something really bad to have connections or ties with Fethullah Gulen?
3- Is Fethullah Gulen a criminal? Is he a dangerous person? Can someone explain why he was granted permanent residency by the US authorities if he is dangerous?
It's obvious that the purpose of people who are labeling successful charter schools as Gulen Charter Schools is to defame Fethullah Gulen and successful charter schools. It was mentioned on CBS's 60 Minutes that nationwide TIME Magazine listed some of those two successful charter schools in top 10 schools of the nation. They're combining those schools as Gulen Charter Schools, because they're successful. Those people who are actually against good and goodness picking Fethullah Gulen's name as a person to mention with those successful charter schools. Whoever they are, they don't like Fethullah Gulen because of his teachings and positive contribution to humanity in 21st century.
Gulen Charter Schools Myth and Questions for Attackers
It is quite interesting that a defamation campaign has recently started even though Fethullah Gulen, charter schools have been around for more than a decade.Schools, they are being labeled as Gulen charter schools. But why?
Is this Xenophobia or what?
Recently, a goose network member, Sharon Higgins (she's also know as @sharonoak on Twitter) has published some charter schools in Florida on her blog. As usual, she labeled them Gulen Charter Schools. It seems she spent many hours to pick the only charter schools which are initiated and operated by some Turkish-Americans. But why did she list only few of charter schools in Florida? There are hundreds of charter schools in Florida. Why are those schools important for her?
Is it because they are operated by Turkish-Americans? Isn't it Xenophobia? Is it a crime or guilt to operate highly reputable and successful charter schools?