An Allegation against Gulen Movement and its Founder in Azerbaijan

Birol Topuz


There are several ways to be popular or mediatic in this age. One of the ways of this is to select a popular figure from society, and to write something against him/her. It is seen a sample of this attempt in Azerbaijan as it is done many other places. The author, Fuad Aliyev, selected one of the popular figures, Fethullah Gulen, for him to be known by the society. His paper about Gulen movement in Azerbaijan is an argument against the action figure and the founder, and against the reality of the movement. It exactly ignores its purpose, and to be found nothing good in it. The picture is distorted and the features that draw it are almost exclusively negative. The article presents the founder of Movement as an opportunist and pragmatic intolerant. Consider the work as an example of religious fundamentalism. He describes it as a phenomenon of the traditional bourgeoisie, said that his members are the most ignorant, least sophisticated of the emerging middle class, for whom membership of the work is a symbol of social mobility. The author does not merely have some conversations, but uses short anecdotes to illustrate his personal views. Often, we pass a critical opinion about a witness to the global and absolute disqualification of the institution by the author. Varieties of the resources, also, say that it is so difficult to accept as an academic paper.The apparent form with which the paper presents a sociological study dispassionate and objective, from a statement fails to conceal its reality: a frontal allegation against the movement, from a certain ideological premises. These premises set forth in this occasion and previous ones by the author can be highlighted: the exaltation of a new morality, the rejection of the institutional succeses, the critique of movement’s belief and social order, denial of the religious sense of obedience, and appreciation of doctrinal fidelity as opposed to freedom of conscience, and so on. This paper will illusturate the realities of the movement in Azerbaijan, and its importance for Azerbaijan’s development since 1991. Additionally, famous people of the society, sociologists, politicians, pedegogues’ views will be shared.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n2p11

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