Interview regarding the original infiltration and take-down of Scientology

gdpetti

Jedi Council Member
Came across this today on the Jesuits. What's interesting is the parallel to so many other groups like this Scientology group, same M.O. Video is only 15 mins.... but this is from a couple of centuries ago. Fits in with the witchhunt, manipulation of singles, widows etc... nothing changes.

Ex Jesuit's Book Reveals True Agenda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHzEsFpga8
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
This is a current article on Scientology in the news. I wasn't sure where to place this article but didn't want to open another thread to the subject.

Authorities in Germany are investigating whether a major Munich art gallery has been co-opted by Scientology, the controversial maybe-religion perennially in the crosshairs of the country's intelligence organizations.

German Authorities Investigate Munich Art Gallery 'Infiltrated' by Scientology
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201703041051273316-germany-investigates-scientology-gallery/

04.03.2017 - The Haus der Kunst, which describes itself as a globally significant contemporary art center, recently ended the contract of a high-level personnel manager after years of rumors and employee complaints about his behavior and his ties to Scientology, DW reports. Now, Bavaria's state intelligence agency is investigating how deeply the gallery may have fallen under Scientology's influence.

The human resources chief in question, who was a contractor and did not work directly for the museum, was nevertheless involved with the museum for more than 20 years and took on substantial duties, including controlling hiring, work distribution and wages, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported earlier this week.

Everything passes through his desk, almost all of us were hired by him," a museum employee told the paper. In November 2015, several dozen employees filed a joint complaint about their poor treatment at his hands.

According to DW, staff members allege that the man exerted "great psychological pressure" on them. One employee told the supervisory board in February of last year, "I wouldn't be writing here if the man called Mr Scientology would only operate privately. The ideology flows directly into his work." He also said the manager had invited three board members to a nearby Scientology center.

At least one other member of the gallery's supervisory committee is also thought to have tried to recruit colleagues to Scientology.

However, more than a dozen of the sacked HR head's colleagues held a demonstration in solidarity with him last week, saying he's a victim of a "smear campaign," the Telegraph reports.

Okwui Enwezor, director of the Haus der Kunst, sent a letter to employees earlier this week announcing the man's termination and later called a staff meeting on the issue.

While Germany has not banned the organization, it does not recognize Scientology as a religion, as the United States, Australia, and a handful of other countries do, but rather as an abusive business practice. Because of what German critics call its abuse of human rights and "master race ideology," Scientology and Scientologists in the country have been monitored closely for the last 20 years. Germany regards the organization as having a fascist political dimension that is at odds with the country's constitution.

Isabell Zacharias, a member of Bavaria's state parliament and cultural spokesperson for the Social Democrats (SPD) in the state, told German paper The Local, "This [Haus der Kunst] is a building with a certain history. It was built by the Nazis in the 1930s and is known around the world for this. And now there is a man in an important position there who belongs to an organization with fascist-like structures."

If the museum was a private organization, she would not be concerned, she noted. "But this is a state institution which gets big grants every year."

Zacharias is demanding that the Bavarian Culture Ministry investigate the entire management of the gallery, including looking into its previous two directors.

The Haus der Kunst affair is "the most interesting Scientology case we've had so far in Germany," lawyer Arnd Diringer, who writes about Scientology in Germany, told DW.

"If he deliberately hired other Scientologists, then he may of course have violated his responsibilities as a personnel manager," he said. "He is of course obliged to hire people impartially."

If the man was found only to have used Scientology-based management techniques, it would be interesting to see if they are determined to be valid reasons to fire him, he said.

According to DW, since 1996, Scientologists must declare their membership of the Church when applying for public positions. In 2007, the US criticized Germany's treatment of Scientologists in its annual State Department survey of human rights abuses.


A court in Moscow has banned the local branch of the Church of Scientology, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom Monday.

Moscow Court Bans Church of Scientology
https://sputniknews.com/russia/201511231030602483-scientology-church-ban/

23.11.2015 - During the inspection the Russian Ministry of Justice found out that the word 'scientology' had been registered as a trade mark owned by the US Religious Technology Center.

The court backed the Russian Justice Ministry's claim that the organization's activity did not comply with the federal law on freedom of religion.

"The representatives of the Church of Scientology have created many legal conflicts by themselves by restricting the religious freedom through the use of trade marks," the Ministry of Justice said.


A nearly two-month trial of the Church of Scientology’s branch in Belgium is coming to a close, with a final verdict on whether the controversial organization will be banned in the country to be announced early next year.

Will Belgium Follow Russia’s Example and Ban Scientology?
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201512121031623951-will-belgium-ban-scientology/

12.12.2015 - The Church's branch in Belgium is no stranger to fighting fraud and extortion allegations in court. It already survived two major investigations there; one was launched by Belgian authorities in 1997 following former members' accusations of the Church's illegal practices. Another inquiry was triggered in 2008 by an employment agency claiming that the Church had made fake job offers in order to recruit new members.

The most recent charges against eleven members of the church and two affiliated bodies include allegations of running a criminal organization and violating privacy rights. If the Church is convicted of the offences, it could face a total ban in the European nation.

The church's officials claim they represent a peaceful religion and deny all accusations. They argue the charges are meant to defame the Church's reputation.

Federal prosecutor Christophe Caliman has asked the court to completely dissolve the Belgian branch and to levy a fine against it. The court heard final arguments on Friday, with a verdict expected in February.


Public financing is provided alongside large private donations received by the Scientology group in Australia.

Revealed: Australian Taxpayers Fund Scientology Schools
https://sputniknews.com/business/201607141042928676-scientology-australia-schools/

14.07.2016 - Based in Riverside County, California, the Church of Scientology has a large presence in Australia. Last month, the organization announced that it was preparing to open a $57 million office in Chatswood, in New South Wales.

Scientology’s finances are infamously murky, but a new report shows that the organization also operates a pair of schools that are subsidized by the Australian government.

The Athena school, in Newtown, and the Yarralinda school in Victoria are officially operated by the Way to Happiness Foundation, a group that promotes a philosophy invented by the organization’s founder L. Ron Hubbard, and is widely considered a front organization for the church.

Combined, these schools teach less than 60 students. Despite that the schools take in some $170,000 in tax-free private donations from Scientology members and roughly $470,000 in school fees, the schools also receive $475,000 in public funding annually.

On a per-student basis, this is more money than Australian public schools receive.

The Yarralinda school receives as much as $11,000 per student. The nearby Rolling Hills public school receives just $8,300 per student annually.

While the Athena branch receives less, it still receives $2,000 less per student annually in taxpayer money than the local public school, an unnecessary public expense, according to many.

Officially, the Scientology organization denies affiliation with the schools.

"[They are a] completely independent secular association which was founded by a group of concerned parents who wanted to educate children," a spokeswoman claimed to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Founded by American science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950s, Scientology is known internationally for a handful of high-profile celebrity members, including actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta. While some point out that the organization conducts itself in the manner of a simple for-profit cult, others maintain it is a legitimate religion.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
A pair of Tennessee rehab facilities run by members of the Church of Scientology have been shut down after police discovered that patients there were being held against their will.

Two US Scientology Rehab Facilities Shut Down for Holding Patients Prisoner
https://sputniknews.com/us/201705051053327860-scientology-rehab-facility-shut-down/

The facilities in Cannon County came under investigation after police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be trapped in one of the facilities. When they came to investigate, they found the man locked in a cabin with no way to escape.

The facilities were little more than a handful of cabins and a double wide trailer concealed in the middle of the wilderness. Police described the supposed path to wellness as "a gated, makeshift paddock secured externally with a steel latch."

The man who called 911 told police that he had been administered unknown drugs during his nine-month involuntary stay at the facility, and that he was provided with only a single bed with a tiny sheet and a small bathroom which was the "only room with a light."

"The cabin is bare, there is a small pile of sheets in the corner, there are no obvious amenities for life," one of the officers reported. The man told the police that he had entered the facility for rehabilitation services and to "get cleansed through Scientology."

Police found another "patient," a woman. Both imprisoned individuals were transported to a local hospital. Police also arrested Marc Vallieres, who operated the facilities, and his subordinates Dennis Flamond and Hans Snyder Lytle.

Vallieres has been charged with two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping. Flamond and Lytle were charged with the misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment, to which they have pled guilty.

Attorney David Veile, who represents some of the suspects, said that the facility was not run by the Church of Scientology.

All of the facilities have been closed, according to the Cannon County Sheriff&'s Department. "The Cannon County Sheriff's Department would like to make the general public of this county aware that the Scientology facilities are closed and not operating in Cannon County," they wrote in a statement.

Vallieres, a known member of the Church of Scientology, is the founder of "A Wave of Hope," an organization that bills itself as a "true alternative to psychiatric drugs or treatments." One of their programs is an isolation treatment in which a "psychotic" is taken to a remote cabin in the wilderness and left alone except to receive food and medicine.

"Eventually what do you think will happen?" asks A Wave of Hope. "What happens to a child who puts up a tantrum if you ignore him, if you don't try to frantically stop him and if you remain calm? He eventually gets tired and because no one pays attention, he calms down. Same thing happens with a psychotic. He eventually gets tired and stops being crazy when no one is frantically trying to stop him."


A series of rehabilitation facilities have been permanently closed in Cannon County and three suspects charged in the case.

Cannon rehab facilities CLOSED
http://www.cannoncourier.com/cannon-scientology-facilities-closed-cms-16478

"The Cannon County Sheriff's Department would like to make the general public of this county aware that the Scientology facilities are closed and not operating in Cannon County," a statement from the Sheriff's office said.

Attorney David Veile, representing some of the individuals involved in the case, said the facilities were not operated by the Church of Scientology.

The 16th Judicial District of the state of Tennessee, Cannon County, has charged three suspects in the case. Two of the three, Dennis Flamond and Hans Snyder Lytle, entered guilty pleas in General Sessions Court on two counts of false imprisonment.

The third suspect, Marc Vallieres, was charged with two felony charges of facilitation to kidnapping in Circuit Court. Vallieres pleaded "by information" in Circuit Court.

Circuit Judge David Bragg ruled in this final disposition of the cases that "all facilities in Cannon County are closed and will not operate any resident facilities in Cannon County, TN."

Faculties were discovered on Sunshine Lane and on Sycamore Creek Road.

A 911 emergency phone call provided the Sheriff's Office with the opportunity to go inside the facility which they described as a double-wide trailer with several tiny cabins located behind it.

"We proceeded up the hill through a gated, makeshift paddock that is secured externally with a steel latch." The officers reported the individual who called them was looking out through a Plexiglas window.

"He is locked inside the cabin with no way to remove himself from the building. The caretaker unlocks the door and lets us enter the cabin.

"The cabin is bare there is a small pile of sheets in the corner, there are no obvious amenity for life, " the officers reported.

The man being held there tells the officers he is being held against his will and is given unknown medications. He explains that he is there to have rehab and get cleansed though Scientology.

"He states that he has been there for nine months and is being mistreated and falsely imprisoned and all he wants is to go home." the officers said.

The man then shows his room to officers.

"It is a small room with a single bed in it, the bed is bare except for a one sheet that he covers up with, his bathroom is the only room with a light."

When the officers stepped out of the little cabin, the door is locked back and they return to the double-wide trailer where the caretaker (identified as Dennis Flamond} gives them a history of the person. He also tells them the manager of the facility is currently in Los Angeles undergoing courses. He refuses to give them his contact information.

Cannon County Emergency Medical Service is called and officers to get to speak to the manager who is identified is Hans Snyder Lytle.

"I explained to him that no one on this facility is a licensed healthcare provider and no one here has power of attorney over him so if he feels that he needs to go to the hospital, then he will have to be transported," Investigator Brandon Gullett said.

After transporting him to the Emergency Room, Gullett and Deputy Turney return to the Cannon County Sheriff's Department to begin their investigation. Initially, the officers contact the subject's mother, who lives in Beverly Hills, CA.

"We relay to her the events and she is in disbelief, she has never actually seen the facility and is only aware of the conditions from what is available on the Internet, which is presented in an entirely different manner than actual living conditions. After about approximately 15-20 minutes of explaining what is going on there she believes us, and at the time of our last conversation she was getting a plane ticket the next morning for Tennessee," Gullett said.

At this point, the officers began to contact all of the appropriate agencies including Adult Protective Services, Sheriff Darrell Young and the District Attorney General. A search warrant is obtained and the hospital is notified about other potential patients.

When officers returned to the address on Sycamore Creek with a search warrant for all of the premises, they discovered that the personnel was in the process of packing up and moving out. The locking mechanism was removed from the front gate.

During the search of the facility, a female patient was discovered. She was transported to Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital and parents notified.

Deputies found the building at 3343 Sycamore Creek road heavily fortified. The officers used a ram to force the door open and several boxes of evidence were discovered, cataloged, photographed and confiscated by Inspector Gullett.

Later in the day, officers discovered Hans Lytle following a search at an address on Cedar Crest Lane. He was taken into custody on multiple charges.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
A district court in St. Petersburg has sustained the investigator’s request to put under arrest for two months a third of the five persons accused in a criminal case involving the Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg, who were detained by the federal security service FSB earlier this week.

Third of five detained members of Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg arrested
http://tass.com/world/950536

June 8, 2017 - "The court ruled Galina Shurinova shall be remanded in custody till August 5," the court’s spokeswoman Darya Lebedeva said.

Earlier, the court ordered the arrest of the organization’s chief accountant Sahib Aliyev and chief of the official relations department Anastasiya Terentieva. The court is expected to make a decision regarding restrictive measures against the two other detainees later today and on Friday.

Earlier, the court ordered the arrest of the organization’s chief accountant Sahib Aliyev and chief of the official relations department Anastasiya Terentieva. The court is expected to make a decision regarding restrictive measures against the two other detainees later today and on Friday.

The group under investigation is charged with illegal business activity, such as commercial courses and programs without obtaining the required registration. The amount of cash received is estimated at about 276 million rubles ($4,840,742).


This week the regional office of the federal security service FSB held searches within the framework of a criminal case opened against the Church of Scientology over illegal business activity, incitement of hatred and organization of an extremist group. Books and other materials outlawed in Russia as extremist were confiscated.

The investigators say the Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg is an extremist organization.

In Russia, some scientological materials have been recognized as extremist and blacklisted. Their production, circulation and keeping is prohibited.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
angelburst29 said:
Third of five detained members of Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg arrested
http://tass.com/world/950536

Church of Scientology accused of $4.8mn illegal profit in Russia’s St. Petersburg
https://www.rt.com/news/391299-scientology-illegal-business-russia/

Two members of the Saint Petersburg branch of the Church of Scientology have been put in pretrial detention by the local court as the group faces accusations of illegal business activities and distribution of extremist materials in Russia.

The Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg was charged with earning an estimated 276 million rubles ($4.83 million) from illegally running commercial courses and programs.

The Nevsky District Court also ruled that the head of the group’s official issues department, Anastasia Terentyeva, and accountant S. Aliev be placed in custody for two months, TASS reported.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained a total of five people during the search at the church’s office on Tuesday. The level of pre-trial restrictions for the three remaining suspects will be decided by the court on Thursday.

The investigators also seized books of the movement’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, from the group headquarters since some of the literature is considered extremist in Russia.

The criminal case against the church was launched over illegal business activities, suspected incitement of hatred and organizing an extremist group.

The defense claimed in court that the Church of Scientology–Saint Petersburg had no choice but operate illegally due to their application for registration being rejected.

Earlier in March 2017, the FSB also searched a diabetics and scientology center outside Moscow in connection with the investigation in St Petersburg. The investigators believe that the Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg has been involved in illegal entrepreneurship since early 2013.

(Back articles on the Church of Scientology.)

Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church
https://www.rt.com/news/352871-scientology-germany-drugs-campaign/

23 Jul, 2016 - Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany.

The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors.

Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed “unconstitutional” since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s. This has led to a proliferation of masquerading tactics.

The group has already been found operating under different names in Germany, and according to the recent statement from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hamburg residents are being warned about particular ad stands featuring the most common anti-drug slogan of all.

The statement says the campaign is not linked to any drug rehab clinic or counseling service, but instead leads to a conversation with an agent of the Church of Scientology, as it tries to “win over new members.”

The government body explains that “It is well known that the Scientology organization is observed by us, so it is unlikely that a single passerby would be interested if they openly used the ‘SO’ label." Hence the church uses many leaflets, the most common among them ‘The Truth About Drugs’, recognizable from its slogan and the black-and-green color scheme.

It also warns people to steer clear of information booths the church is setting up this Saturday in Bergedorf, Hamburg. As with other leaflets in the campaign, it only gives a brief overview of the organization and encourages people to sign up. Back in 2011, Scientologists also used blogs and videos on social networks to promote their fake ‘Say no to drugs’ campaign.

The group has been coming under increased scrutiny across the world recently.

Earlier in July, a Scientologist in Germany was denied security clearance to view sensitive information connected to his work as a helicopter mechanic. The firm often deals with the military, and it was deemed too risky to have him working with classified information.

The US isn’t too fond of the German view. The Church’s Number 1 star member there, Tom Cruise, recently launched a $50-million TV network that promises to deliver the religion to every person on Earth with its 24-hour broadcasting cycle.

The sect is also illegal in Russia, where in June the Federal Security Service (FSB) carried out 14 simultaneous raids on its offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, seizing dozens of documents connected to the organization’s shady financial dealings in the country.


Schoolchildren exposed to Scientology through London anti-drug programs
https://www.rt.com/uk/372750-scientology-schools-drug-program/

: 5 Jan, 2017 - Tens of thousands of London schoolchildren are being exposed to Scientology through anti-drug presentations, it has emerged.

An Evening Standard investigation shows increasing numbers of pupils, some as young as 10, are being exposed to anti-drug lectures inspired by Scientology and its leader L. Ron Hubbard.

In the past year, 25,000 children have taken part in the Narconon program, which does not employ doctors and is funded and run by the Church of Scientology.

The program is “based on the research and writings of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion.” Its parent organization, The Association for Better Living and Education, was established by the Church of Scientology and staffed by members of Sea Org – Scientology’s equivalent of monks.

As well as providing lectures to schools, Narconon offers residential drug rehabilitation therapy for addicts.

Founded in 1966, the modern Narconon program combines Hubbard’s “moral philosophy” with his theories on the nature of drug addiction, and provides a mixture of educational and therapeutic activities.

The scheme offers a “New Life Detoxification Program,” where addicts take masses of vitamins and undergo very long sauna sessions designed to “run out” drugs from the body. They are also given “Life Improvement Courses,” which aim to help a person exercise better moral judgment.

Its website says Hubbard is one of “the most beloved humanitarians in the last hundred years.” It says “many people [are] now living better lives for the fact he himself lived. Included therein are the countless people saved from addiction, thanks to the Narconon drug education and rehabilitation programs.”

Narconon’s theories about drug dependency and treatment have been described as “potentially dangerous” by critics, and dismissed by some scientists as lacking medical evidence, according to the Evening Standard.

It has also been claimed the lectures provide a “soft introduction” to Scientology. Former employees have claimed Narconon has been used to convert people to the religion, which the Church and Narconon deny.

Part of the Scientology doctrine is the belief that humans are haunted by the spirits of aliens brought to Earth in spaceships and massacred with hydrogen bombs by a galactic warlord named Xenu 75 million years ago.

Professor David Nutt, who chaired the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs until 2009, told the Evening Standard: “We have known for years that Scientologists have been targeting schools through drugs education packages.

“They are the main provider of teaching aids to schools, as neither government nor local authorities put any money into this topic. It’s an outrage.”

Professor David Touretzky of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, who has written extensively about Scientology and Narconon, said the organization targets pupils “any chance they get.”

He called Narconon “a money-making scam and a source of potential new Scientologists,” adding: “The first step is to get people to see L. Ron Hubbard as a benevolent authority figure instead of a sociopathic cult leader. The drug education programme is just about taking that first step.”
 

Voyageur

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angelburst29 said:
Schoolchildren exposed to Scientology through London anti-drug programs
https://www.rt.com/uk/372750-scientology-schools-drug-program/

: 5 Jan, 2017 - Tens of thousands of London schoolchildren are being exposed to Scientology through anti-drug presentations, it has emerged.

[...]

“They are the main provider of teaching aids to schools, as neither government nor local authorities put any money into this topic. It’s an outrage.”

Professor David Touretzky of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, who has written extensively about Scientology and Narconon, said the organization targets pupils “any chance they get.”

He called Narconon “a money-making scam and a source of potential new Scientologists,” adding: “The first step is to get people to see L. Ron Hubbard as a benevolent authority figure instead of a sociopathic cult leader. The drug education programme is just about taking that first step.”

Yeah, a program with predatory aims of future recruitment. 25,000 children having taken part, wow, and their parents where probably in the dark of exactly what and with who their children were taking part in with the program; as where the schools who allowed it, just happy someone was showing an interest in helping kids.
 
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