John Suthers on Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet (aka the Gulen Movement)


Date posted: June 23, 2014

John Suthers is the Attorney General of Colorado since 2005. George W. Bush appointed him as United States Attorney for the District of Colorado in August 2001. He was awarded the Kelley-Wyman Award by the National Association of Attorneys General in 2012. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law.

“I think it’s a movement that represents Islam very well. It shows a segment of Islam that understands what it takes to survive, succeed and prosper in the modern world.”

“After 9/11 for example the bombings of the world trade center in September of 2001, Mr Gulen was one of the most outspoken people and said this sort of violence cannot be tolerated. There were other leaders in Islam that were not so vocal. And so I think it is very good indication that this is a movement that the rest of us who are not Muslim can look at a representative of sincere desire to succeed in the modern world.”

“These are schools who are trying to elevate knowledge in literature, knowledge in math and sciences and bring these students to a place where they can succeed in the modern world regardless of what their religious beliefs are.”


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