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Altruistic Society or Sect?
The Shadowy World of the Islamic Gülen Movement
Der Spiegel, Maximilian Popp,
8 August 2012
Millions of Muslims around the world idolize Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, who likes to present himself as the Gandhi of Islam. His Gülen movement runs schools in 140 countries and promotes interfaith dialogue. But former members describe it as a sect, and some believe the secretive organization is conspiring to expand its power in Turkey.