We came across some photos from an outing that some of the Zaman teachers had with their students. In the photos, the kids and teachers are posing with guns -- and they do not look like toy ones either.
So we have to wonder what was the point of this particular photo exhibit, and further, what exactly were the teachers trying to teach here? What exactly was the mission? It sure doesn't look like a science or math lesson, unless of course they were study physics and testing the speed of bullets...
Maybe that's where some of the Tuzuk money is going -- to Cambodia to buy guns -- as teaching tools...
And boys, what would Gulen say if he saw these photos?
He's all about peace --right?
As for our boy Ali, well he's rumored to be in the United States and is involved with the "Genius International High School Environmental Project International" competition, co-organized by the State University of New York at Oswego (40 mi. north of Syracuse) and the Terra Science and Education Foundation. The other teacher, Alisher Matkulov, is rumored to be living in Brooklyn, New York.
The photos were seen on Ali's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6580728401&v=photos#%21/group.php?gid=6580728401&v=wall
Post script -- the boys removed the photos after publication ...
THIS DISTURBING ORIGINAL ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND AT:
Research paper on the Gulen Schools in Cambodia