Mar 18, 2023

CultNEWS101 Articles: 3/16/2023 (Forced Marriages, Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Nigeria, Polygamy, FLDS, Gloriavale Christian Community, New Zealand, Video, Transcendental Meditation)

Forced Marriages, Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Nigeria, Polygamy, FLDS, Gloriavale Christian Community, New Zealand, Video, Transcendental Meditation

WIVB: Father, son arrested in alleged kidnapping conspiracy to force an arranged marriage
"BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A father and son were arrested and charged with a kidnapping conspiracy revolving around an alleged forced arranged marriage, the U.S. Attorney announced [2/16/23].

Khaled Abughanem, 50, and Waleed Abughanem, 32, both of Lackawanna, were charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to kidnap persons in a foreign country. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, in December 2022, the FBI investigated the travel of a woman victim, an adult American citizen, who investigators say was tricked into traveling from the Buffalo area to Yemen in an attempt to force her into an arranged marriage.

According to the complaint, Khaled, the victim's father, and her brother, Waleed, allegedly discussed killing her if she did not abide by their wishes.

Authorities say the victim allegedly attempted to flee her residence but discovered that all the doors had been locked, and she was forced to withdraw from the University at Buffalo, lost all access to the internet and social media, and was under constant threat of harm.

The victim was allegedly told if she did not comply and agree to the arranged marriage, she would be locked up in her home without contact with the outside world forever. Her fiancé, who her family disapproved of, would also allegedly be killed."
Constance Marten's friends say she wasn't the same after her time in the cult.

"A missing aristocrat who is on the run with her rapist partner and newborn baby may have been brainwashed at a Nigerian church where "disciples" were allegedly abused by the group's self-proclaimed prophet.

Constance Marten, who has been missing with Mark Gordon since early January, is said to have been left confused and traumatised after spending six months at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, where she would have been forced to undergo "intense" work running the church while living in dormitories alongside some 100 other disciples, many of whom are thought to be British nationals."

"Sam & Melissa compare and contrast the LDS, the FLDS and the Gloriavale Christian Community in their reaction to the documentary "Gloriavale: A World Apart" Episode 1 on Amazon Prime."

Don't Save The Game: The Celebrity Cult No One Talks About
"Despite how popular Transcendental Meditation is, there is very little mainstream criticism of the movement and the cult-like behavior displayed by it's followers."

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