A Turkish Islamic preacher utilized the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play scheme to secure Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for his asylum from Erdogan’s Turkish government, which charges him for masterminding the attempted coup this summer – according to leaked emails and sources in contact with the nation’s government.
The emails released by Wikileaks and Judicial Watchrevealed that Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, engaged in a number exchanges with the Turkish Imam, Gethullah Gulen.
“Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent several emails that suggest she was the intermediary between Gulen’s organization in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania – in the Pocono Mountains – and the Clinton Foundation,” WND reported.
It was also noted by WND that sources close to the Turkish government choosing to remain anonymous told it about the concern that the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play process motivated the Obama administration’s refusal to extradite militant Islamic imam Gulen, who the Turkish government accuses of perpetrating the failed coup that took place July 15.
The radical Muslim preacher is greatly influential in the Muslim fundamentalist community across the globe.
“The Gulen movement boasts an estimated 8 million followers worldwide and $50 billion in assets,” WND’s Jerome R. Corsi explains. “One of Gulen’s two lieutenants in the United States, Gokhan Ozkok, sent Abedin an email on May 22, 2009, praising Clinton and requesting a renewal of contact. It was four months after Clinton became secretary of state.”
It’s all in the emails …
Emails written by Ozkok confirm the Muslim leaders’ connection to Clinton.
“The Turkish American community has been believing in the friendship of Secretary Clinton since the day we first met her,” Ozkok expressed in his email to Abedin. “Secretary Clinton is also the beginning of and the reason for our success in ‘converting’ the Turkish American community and its leaders to the Democratic Party and its values and leadership. We are proud of her and we would be happy if we can reestablish the contact with her after a long time.”
Clinton’s campaign manager communicated back with Muslim donor to confirm the dynamic financial arrangement.
“Abedin also corresponded with Gulen’s second lieutenant in the United States, Recap Ozkan – a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative – [who is also] the president of the Turkish Cultural Center in New York City,” Corsi reported. “On June 23, 2009, Ozkan sent Abedin an email saying he had heard Clinton wanted to meet Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, a Turkish academic and diplomat who at the time was the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – the body of 56 Muslims nations that calls itself the ‘collective voice of the Muslim world.’”
Ozkan told Abedin in one email that Ihsanoglu would make the trip to Clinton’s home to make it more convenient for her after she broke her elbow from a fall she suffered in the basement of the State Department on June 17, 2009.
“Dr. Ihsanoglu says he wants to visit her at her residence because of her medical situation,” Ozkan emaild Abedin. “Dr. Ihsanoglu is also a very close friend of your parents and sends his greetings to you.”
Courting the enemy
Abedin’s direct ties to radical Islam have been established for some time.
“Abedin’s family runs the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, which was founded by the Saudi government to help promote the establishment of Islamic law worldwide,” Corsi notes. “Huma Abedin served on the editorial board of the institute’s journal with Abdullah Omar Naseef, who founded a financial institution prior to 9/11 to fund Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida.”
Evidence of the Democratic presidential nominee’s high regard in the Turkish Muslim community was further established in the emails.
“On Sept. 28, 2009, Ozkok sent Abedin an email with the subject line ‘Turkish American Invitation to Secretary Clinton’ in which he communicated that the Rumi Forum – a group for which Fetullah Gulen had been the honorary president since 1999 – wanted to give Hillary Clinton ‘the prestigious 2009 Rumi Peace and Dialogue Award for Extraordinary Service,’” explained Corsi.
Furthermore, warnings were issued about Gulen’s plan set in motion to infiltrate American high schools in half the states with Islamic progaganda.
“Wikileaks has tracked Gulen since 2012, when it began publishing some 5 million emails from the Texas-based ‘global intelligence’ community Stratfor, including a Stratfor internal email dated Nov. 18, 2009, warning that the Fetullah Gulen Community, known as the ‘Gulen movement,’ controlled millions of dollars and was in the process of establishing a network of some 160 high schools in some 25 U.S. states to promote a radical Islamic ideology under the guise of being a democracy movement,” Corsi informed.
The chairman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta, was issued a repeated warning about the infiltration via a memo dated August 12, 2014, that was released by Wikileaks.
“Podesta was forwarded a notice that the State Department had notified the National Security Council that Turkish charter schools in America were being established by Turkish nationals ‘with questionable credentials,’” the WND report added. “The schools had benign-sounding names, such as Ohio Horizon Science Academies, as a guise to teach radical Islamic theology.”
Paying and playing
According to a November 2015 report by the Daily Caller, Gulen movement leaders contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and her Clinton Foundation.
“One of the biggest donors is Gulen lieutenant Ozkan, who is listed on the Turkish Cultural Center’s website as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative,” Corsi informed. “Ozkhan gave between $500,001 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2015.”
Evidence confirming Gulen’s financial ties to the Clinton campaign is further found through dealings associated with campaign chairman Podesta.
“The Podesta Group, managed by John Podesta’s brother Tony Podesta, filed a lobbying registration form effective May 12, 2016, disclosing the group had been hired by the Alliance for Shared Values in New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as an umbrella organization for various Gulen-affiliated organizations in the United States, including the Rumi Forum,” Corsi maintained.
Gulen’s involvement in Islamic jihad are undisputed by many.
“Since his self-imposed exile to the United States in 1999, Gulen has operated what Turkey has characterized as the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, FETO, under the guise of providing educational services,” WND recounted. “The Erdogan government has charged that a group within the Turkish army associated with FETO launched the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15 that resulted in the deaths of 240 people.”
Turkey’s government-run press service, the Anadolu Agency, wrote a bulletin in 2016 warning about the militant Muslim group.
“Under their deviant religious ideology, FETO considers it legitimate to engage in all kinds of self-defensive deception, conspiracy, trap and illegal activities to achieve its objectives,” the document titled “FETO’s Coup Attempt in Turkey” reads. “With years of confidential training and dissuasion activities, members of the terrorist organization have gained a level of professionalism beyond the comprehension of ordinary people. Its members operate with a radical ‘devotion’ and see themselves as the ‘chosen ones’; they switch identities and commit all types of illegal acts, including murder if need be.”
The Turkish government is demanding that the United States extradite Gulen, but Obama administration is dragging its heels, indicating that is it still reviewing the mater – even though there is overwhelming evidence that the imam is a terrorist. The delay is reported to be hurting the United States’ relationship with Turkey.
“Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned in July there ‘could even be a questioning of our friendship’ if the U.S. doesn’t hand over Gulen,” Corsi recounted.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek announced last week at the 35th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations – organized by the Turkey-U.S. Business Council and the American-Turkish Council (ATC) – that the Turkish government has overwhelming evidence proving that Gulen perpetrated the failed coup attempt in July.
“We don’t have any doubt that Fetullah Gulen was the person behind the coup attempt,” Simsek proclaimed. “There are nearly half a million pieces of evidence, including informative statements, that we have presented to the U.S. [government] regarding the issue.”
It was established last month that FETO is indeed a jihadist organization.
“On Oct. 19, the 43rd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, voted to list FETO as a terrorist group,” WND reported.
Yet the United States still will not budge.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.