Can Gülen and Khomeini be compared?
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said, “Fethullah Gülen was planning to stage a return like Khomeini.”
If one year ago, anybody from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) had said, “Fethullah Gülen is planning to stage a return like Khomeini,” then Bekir Bozdağ would have snapped at him, “Come on now, you secular paranoiac.”
It doesn’t matter whether Bozdağ or somebody from the CHP said it: Uttering the notion that Fethullah Gülen “would return to the country like Khomeini” is, before anything else, unfair to Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution.
The Iranian Islamic Revolution led by Khomeini was not a revolution staged by embedding prosecutors and judges in Iranian courts, by infiltrating the police organization, by making an alliance for 12 years with the Shah administration and by collecting files on corruption.
Whether you like it or not, the Iranian Revolution was a people’s revolution against the army, police, tanks and weapons of the Shah. It overthrew the Shah, who was said to be “invincible.”
Identifying the operation conducted by prosecutors who were removed by relocation orders and by police chiefs who were jailed through legal arrangements with the Iranian Revolution means that one has lost his or her discernment.
It is not possible to return like Khomeini by infiltrating the courts, the police and by tapping phones.
Also, when not even 1 percent of the population of Turkey has changed its votes because of Fethullah Gülen, comparing the Gülen Movement with the Iranian Revolution could, in a way, be considered a compliment.
Hey, Bozdağ, are you one the parallel structures, or not?
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