Gulen's movement is akin to a modern religion such as
Scientology that demands total lifelong dedication and complete obedience to the "master teacher."
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|The following is from Fethullah Gülen's book "Prophet Mohammed as Commande" published in 1998.
God created the universe as a manifestation of His love for His creatures, in particular humanity, and Islam became the fabric woven out of this love. In the words of Badiüzzman [Said Nursi, 1877-1960], love is the essence of creation. Just as a mother's love and compassion compel her to allow a surgeon to operate on her sick child to save his or her life, jihad allows war, if needed, to preserve such fundamental human rights as the right to life and religious freedom. Jihad does not exclusively mean war.