Sunday, December 09, 2007

Putting the Screws to Scientologism!


Ever since some friends of mine were taken for a ride by the Scientologists I've been thinking that they should be treated like a criminal organization.
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Excerpt from the CP Release at 12:33 on December 7, 2007, EST.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BERLIN - Top German officials announced Friday that they will seek to outlaw the U.S.-based Church of Scientology.

The announcement came after a two-day conference of interior ministers of Germany's 16 states well as federal Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Berlin Interior Minister Erhart Koerting, who presided over the two-day conference, told reporters that Scientology is an organization that is not compatible with the German constitution.

The German government considers Scientology not a religion but a commercial enterprise that takes advantage of vulnerable people, he added.

The ministers said the planned to ask Germany's domestic intelligence agency to begin preparing the necessary information to ban Scientology.

The agency has had Scientology under observation for a decade on allegations that it "threatens the peaceful democratic order" of the country.

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Click the link and read the whole thing .... I'm not completely in favour of some of Germany's reasons such as ....

"The interior ministers gave no specific examples of abuse for their decision, but the most recent annual report on extremism compiled by their agencies criticized the organization for disregarding human rights."

It seems to me that the pretense of being a religion and the financial activities should be reason enough!

OMMAG

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would not be fair to Hugh Mcfadyen.

12/12/2007 12:17 PM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Heh?

12/13/2007 10:45 PM  

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