Taking On Scientology
December 31, 2012 Leave a comment
For once, a country is seriously taking them on. It’s quite funny when the Scientologists accuse western democracies that have concerns about their behaviour of being “fascistic”.
“Scientologists may be facing their most daunting court case yet, and all it took was for someone to stop calling them a cult. After a years long legal battle, federal prosecutors in Belgium now believe their investigation is complete enough to charge the Church of Scientology and its leaders as a criminal organization on charges of extortion, fraud, privacy breaches, and the illegal practice of medicine. “The decision follows years of investigation that was triggered by a complaint by the Labour Mediation Service in the Brussels Region. Labour mediators were unhappy with a number of labour contracts,” reads the report from Flanders News. “The matter ended up on the desk of examining magistrate Michel Claise, who ordered raids on Church of Scientology premises in 2008. During the raids police managed to seize a wealth of evidence,” they add. And (with the help of Google translate) Belgian newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo are both reporting that the Belgian federal attorney is now seeking prosecution.”
Could Belgium Bring Down Scientology?
“There is the public face of an organisation . . . that claims to offer guidance and support to its followers and there is the private face of an organisation that abuses its followers and viciously targets its critics, and seems largely driven by paranoia.
“Scientology is not a religious organisation; it is a criminal organisation that hides behind its so-called religious belief.”
Senator Xenophon tabled a letter from Perth man Aaron Saxton, in which he admits to torture and blackmail while working for the Church of Scientology in Australia and at its American headquarters between 1989 and 1996.
Mr Saxton says he assisted in the “forced confinement and torture” of a female church member who was kept under “house arrest” on a farm in western NSW for a month.
“Several abortions were ordered as well,” his letter states.
“The staff that got pregnant were taken into offices and put under duress.” His letter says the victims were “always in fear” because they were told they could be expelled from the church and “severed” from their family.
“We had one staff member who used a coat hanger and self-aborted her child . . . all her files were destroyed.”
Scientology criminal, says senator Nick Xenophon
Senator Nick Xenophon says Scientology is ‘a criminal organisation’