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- "Brainwashed! Scholars of Cults Accuse Each Other of Bad Faith"
- Lingua Franca, Inc, March 1998
- On campus, join
- By Mark Clayton, Staff writer of The Christian Science
Monitor, Aug. 4,1999
Doctor Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder
- CNN (7/22/99) A medical doctor who was a member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult has
been found guilty of attempted murder of the governor of Tokyo in 1995.
- Aum Shinrikyo--Little Cropdusters
- TOKYO, Oct 14 (Reuter)
veiled in nerve-gas attack suspicion--- Performing its own Armageddon?
- Hajime Takano, Editor-in-chief, INSIDER, 4/1/95
- Letter bomb renews fears in Japan
- News & Observer Publishing Co.
Guru who sought fame finds infamy
After manhunt's frenzy, suspect found meditating
Villagers hope cult will disappear following the arrest of its leader Japan subway case
could take years in court
Recent extremist attacks from Lockerbie to Tokyo
New York Times
- South China Morning Post
- Workers exhorted to battle cult
- Aug. 3, 1999
- China Outlaws Falun Gong
- South China Morning Post (7/23/99) Beijing yesterday
outlawed the Falun Gong, accusing the cult of causing its followers to commit murder and
suicide and of mounting the most serious threat to the Government since the 1989 student
Woman Sues Psychiatrist over SRA
- St. Paul Pioneer Press (7/29/99) A Minnesota woman is suing another
psychiatrist over alledgedly implanting false memories of satanic ritual abuse during her
repressed memory therapy.
Magazine Live Science
- New York Times
- Looking for: The Next World, By James S. Phelan,
Feb. 29, 1976
- Mahikari And Aum: In The Grip Of The Black Hand
Issue 2.3 - July 1997
"What connects Aum Shinrikyo's ranch in Australia, the Protocols of the Elders of
Zion, the Tokyo subway gassing, the Star of David, Shintaro Ishihara and the Rape of
Nanking in World War II? Mahikari, the Japanese new religion that proclaimed itself the
leader of a Chosen People, that opened the gates of Western Australia to Aum and planned a
coming global Armaggedon. A former top sect leader in Canberra unravels the dark secrets
of this mystery sect."
- In April, a series of articles was published in the
Washington Post Magazine describing the history of the Mother of God Community in
The articles are available in the Talk Central section of the Washington Post Web page.
- Copyright - or Wrong?
- Salon Magazine (7/23/99) A look at Scientology's use
of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, and how it has censored critics even
before a legal paper has been filed.
- Boston Phoenix
- This Just In: Media Scientology's 'tortured' logic by Dan
- Wired News
- Scientology Slips Through the Net
by Judy Bryan
- Moon's son dies in fall from hotel
- The Moonies' founder loses his 21-year-old son in what
family members and friends say wasn't a suicide.
- The Las Vegas
Review-Journal, Nov. 4, 1999, By Joe Schoenmann
- Reno - No Evidence FBI Caused Branch Davidian Fire
- Yahoo! News (7/29/99) Attorney General Janet Reno
defended the conclusions of the Justice Dept. after allegations that the fire at the
Branch Davidian compound may have begun by dubious means.
- The Seige in
- From the early moments of the Branch Davidian siege until
its fiery conclusion, The Dallas Morning News offered readers comprehensive and often
This archive of stories includes nearly everything that was published on the standoff and
related events between March 1 and April 20, 1993, when fire consumed the Davidian
compound. Additional stories and photos will be added in the near future.