Dec 5, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/6/2016

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"Saudi Arabia's terrorist rehabilitation centre is actually a "hidden radicalisation programme," an accused al-Qaeda bomb-maker detained at Guantanamo Bay has claimed."



“They’re just sitting, waiting to sue the crap out of me, and I wish they would,” Remini told Dr. Oz. "Why do I wish they would? Because they’d have to be deposed. I’d have to be deposed, so we’d get some real information out. They won’t sue me, because they know that’s true. They know that these stories are true or they would have sued the crap out of every single one of us.”



"The approximately 1,600 members of the community in Israel obey the laws of the country, pay their taxes and believe that they are upstanding citizens, but refuse to fulfill one national obligation: to perform military service. As with Witnesses abroad, they believe in the Hebrew Bible (Torah, Prophets, Writings), which they call the “Hebrew Scriptures,” and also in the New Testament, or the “Christian Greek Scriptures,” in their terminology."




"Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Jaggi Vasudev are among spiritual leaders lending their names to everything from honey and herbal remedies to toothpaste and clothes."

"Lawyers for Bikram Choudhury and the Bikram Yoga College of India filed papers Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that the lawsuit filed by plaintiff Sarah Baughn was resolved. No terms were divulged."



​"A travelling preacher in a religious sect has been jailed for a year for indecently assaulting and attempting to indecently assault a young boy, who was also a member of that sect, in the 1970s.
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eighing in are a parade of peaceniks, from Donovan, the late Pete Seeger and David Lynch, to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and New Age granddaddy Deepak Chopra, who cautions against becoming that walking contradiction known as the “angry peace activist.”

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Incorporating some terrific archival stuff, including groovy black-and-white footage of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Mike Love and Mia Farrow hanging out with transcendental meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Reitman has assembled an easy-to-digest package that ultimately feels more like a spirited primer than an impassioned polemic.
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-mn-capsule-rooted-in-peace-review-20161128-story.html




"Oktar refers to his cadre of devoted women as "kittens." At his behest, the "kittens" shirk hijabs and traditional dress. Instead, they wear designer outfits, apply heavy makeup, and undergo plastic surgery. They also happen to be wealthy socialites."


"The first thing to realise is that people in cults are not crazy but are the same intelligent, creative and interesting individuals they were before. As with falling in love they are just crazy about the group, its amazing leader and its great potential to change the world and them with it."

http://www.cultnews101.com/2016/12/how-to-talk-someone-out-of-damaging-cult.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/11/religion-of-sports-gotham-chopra-tom-brady-michael-strahan/508913/
A new German report found about half the 800 recruits studied remain committed to the ISIS ideology when they return home




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