Anti-Muslim Group's Book Made its Way into Anaheim Unified's Gulen Fight
When Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused former ally turned political rival Fethullah Gulen of masterminding a failed July 15 military coup from his Pennsylvania compound, the Islamic cleric's name blazed across American headlines. But months before being plucked from obscurity, local Anaheim educators had already taken on Gulen by teaming with a documentary filmmaker and a law firm hired by Erdogan to hammer away at charter schools linked to the religious leader. Along the way, the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) mixed itself up with a book on Gulen authored by the Center for Security Policy, an anti-Muslim extremist group.
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