Jan 16, 2017

CultNEWS101 Articles: 1/17/2017


Swami Bhadrananda, Scientology, Abuse-child, Shakers, ISIS, Yoga, FLDS, Polygamy, legal 


The controversial spiritual guru Swami Himaval Bhadrananda landed in trouble after Ernakulam North Police arrested him on charges of a Facebook post inciting communal hatred.


Daril Cinquanta, one of Colorado's best-known private investigators, got his close-up recently on the A&E docudrama series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. But his brief cameo was the kind of publicity the former Denver "supercop" would have preferred to avoid — an encounter with Remini's camera crew outside a local hotel, during which he was accused of conducting surveillance on Remini for the Church of Scientology.


Seung Joo Choi Kim, 49, and 19-year-old Khu Moo, 19, of Robbinsdale, were the third and fourth suspects arrested in the beatings, alleged to have occurred between Dec. 14 and 17. They were each charged with counts of aiding and abetting second- and third-degree assault, prosecutors said. Kim was further charged with third-degree assault with a past pattern of child abuse and two counts of malicious punishment of a child, according to a criminal complaint.


"One of the Shakers’ last three members died Monday. The storied sect is verging on extinction."


Three people entrusted to take care of children are on trial accused of felony child abuse. John Young, William Knott, and Aleshia Moffett face a total of 14 counts of aggravated child abuse that happened at Saving Youth Foundation in Mobile.


Social media postings by Arizonan Ahmed Mohammed el-Gammal served as the “launching pad” for a 24-year-old suburban New Yorker to join the Islamic State and eventually die fighting in Syria, a prosecutor said Tuesday as a terrorist recruiting trial began in Manhattan federal court.

A row has broken out between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta, an ancient Catholic order, after a top official was sacked over a contraception scandal.


The Moscow Times: Bend Your Body, Break the Law
People have joked about a yoga ban in Russia ever since a West Siberian city flirted with the idea in July 2015, when several studios in town received letters from the local government, asking them to stop holding yoga classes in municipal buildings. The city described it as an effort against “new religious cults and movements.”

In August 2016, a court in Cherkessk nearly convicted a Hare Krishna follower.


A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a high-profile Utah law firm that once represented imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist LDS Church.


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