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Articles on Scientology (a selection)
The 1965 Australian Inquiry Report on Scientology is probably the single most detailed source of information (see below).
In Germany, Scientology (wiki
) has not been accorded the status of a non-profit/religious organization.
On the grounds that Scientology possesses structures of a totalitarian character and inhuman tendencies, this organization is under scrutiny by the german Constitution Protection Authorities since 1997.
- FAZ [german] "Scientology: Schläge im spirituellen Hauptquartier", 27.08.2009
Among other things, the FAZ raises the question: how much longer will members of the Washington political establishment continue to let themselves be harnished as horses before the Scientology cart?
- Huffington Post "Wikipedia Bans Scientology From Site", 29.05.2009
Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology and its members from editing its site after discovering that members of the church were editing articles in order to give the church favorable coverage.
- DerWesten [german] "Sekten : Scientology unterwandert Firmen", 03.04.2009
Subject: The infiltration of firms by Scientologists.
Exerpt: "Scientology strives to permeate politics, society and the economy. Politicians and experts on sects brand Scientology as an organization that ruins people's finances and their health, makes them mentally dependent, destroys families and endeavours to make public authorities compliant instruments of its plans for mastery of the world"
Information and advice for employees:
DerWesten [german] "Scientology : 'Du bist eine unterdrückerische Person' ", 03.04.2009
- wiki news "Wikinews international report: 'Anonymous' holds anti-Scientology protests worldwide", 10.02.2008
The Internet group Anonymous held protests critical of the Church of Scientology in 14 countries and over 50 different cities.
- Focus [german] "Scientology: Aufpasser aus USA", 27.10.1997
About a pro-Scientology demonstration in Berlin augmented with Scientologists flown in from the USA, aimed at halting the wave of members opting out.
- NY Times "German Party Replies To Scientology Backers", 15.01.1997
Helmut Kohl's answer to an open letter from 34 prominent Hollywood persons accusing "In the 1930s, it was the Jews. Today, it is the Scientologists". Kohl dismissed this as 'rubbish'.
- Carnegie Mellon Univ "The Anderson Report" on an Inquiry into Scientology, Australia 1965
The Recommendations of the detailed report begin with the sentence: "The Inquiry has revealed the real nature of scientology and its serious threat to the mental health of the community, and it is evident that its continued practice should not be permitted"
Carnegie Mellon Univ A collection of official reports and court judgements relating to Scientology (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK)