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Self-exiled Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has spoken out on the peace process, calling on everyone to “find religion as the common ground,” in a speech published on herkul.org, a website known for links to the cleric.

Gülen said groups should unite over what they hold in common, “our God, our prophet, our religion,” warning people against ignoring these common points, which would lead them to “disunity.”

He also accused some in Turkey of being “ghouls,” who “have laid siege around the people and pump them with ill intentions” in an attempt to prevent the people “from standing straight.” Gülen described the process as “a rightful process of peace.”

May/13/2013

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david coors

6/26/2013 4:20:12 PM

Please remember that F.Gulen is a follower of late Said Nursi, an extrem Islamist and a troub maker dureing early years of the Republic. Guken cannot think or say anything better than Nursi did.

mara mcglothin

5/13/2013 3:06:26 PM

And his opinion would matter to us..because?

Ozgur Erhan

5/13/2013 12:14:47 PM

Common guys, you are quoting him because he is the leader of a worldwide religious movement, not because of his academic credentials. So why not say so?

Tekion Particle

5/13/2013 11:29:40 AM

A primary school graduate and can barely read and write, he is called a scholar. They have to change the definition of the word “scholar” to the above.

Faruk Beisser

5/13/2013 9:21:40 AM

Scholar? Wow! I am awed! An islamist as scholar! Triple wow!

Michael Johnson

5/13/2013 7:58:26 AM

Religion never solved any problems, more likely perpetuated them. Thankfully, people like Gulen are becoming less and less relevant everyday.
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