Followers of the Gülenist terror cult in Germany are considering building their own mosques, an article by German magazine Focus said.
Gülen-linked soldiers and bureaucrats make up what is officially known as the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which is being probed with the failed July 15 coup attempt that killed 248 people and injured over 2,200.
Ercan Karakoyun, the Chairman of the Foundation for Dialogue and Education, stated that there was an "internal discussion" on whether Gülenist mosques in the form of educational institutions should be established.
The Foundation for Dialogue and Education sees itself as a "contact partner" for the cult, which portrays itself as the Hizmet (Service) Movement.
According to Karakoyun, about 150,000 Gülen supporters in Germany want their own mosques as they supposedly "do not feel comfortable" in more than 900 mosques of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB).
The DITIB is subordinate to Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), which sends official imams to Germany to serve for the country's more than three million Turks.
Karakoyun also stated that there were currently around 300 associations that are linked to the Gülenist cult. These include 30 schools, 150 tutoring associations, as well as dozens of entrepreneurs, dialogue and cultural associations.
36-year-old Karakoyun grew up active in German party politics. He was the deputy chairman of a youth organization at Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) and to this day is an SPD member.
Gülen has long been accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish state through infiltration of key Turkish institutions, particularly the military, the police and judiciary, forming the parallel state.
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