Skip to comments.Aum cult sought Ebola in Zaire, Has More members in Russia than Japan
Posted on 10/31/2003 11:00:01 PM PST by chance33_98
In addition, naturally occurring outbreaks of disease can provide ammunition for use by biological weapons terrorists. For example, 40 members of the Aum cult are known to have traveled to Zaire during the most recent outbreak of Ebola. Although scientifically problematic, the successful culture of the hemorrhagic Ebola virus would constitute a formidable weapon in the hands of a group with a demonstrated willingness to use it.
Did Aum ever consider biological terrorism?
Yes. According to the testimony of several cult members convicted in the 1995 attack, Aum had also experimented with biological warfare, including numerous attempts to spread anthrax and botulism. A 1998 inquiry by the New York Times found that the cult carried out at least nine biological attacks; the strikes failed largely because Aum "never got its hands on germs of sufficient virulence."
Aum Shinrikyo Has More Members In Russia Than In Japan Daily News Bulletin (Moscow)/August 12, 2003
Moscow -- The Aum Shinrikyo sect has more members in Russia than in Japan, Metropolitan Kiril, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Foreign Relations Department, has announced.
On Tuesday, Metropolitan Kiril met with the chief priests of the six largest Japanese churches. The Japanese delegation expressed regret that members of the Aum Shinrikyo sect, who organized a terrorist attack in Tokyo eight years ago, continue to influence the spiritual health of Russian citizens.
After a gas attack in the Tokyo subway on March 20, 1995, in which 12 people were killed and over 5,400 suffered, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal investigation into the activities of the Moscow branch of this Japanese sect. In a month, the Russian and Moscow branches of the sect were closed by a court ruling "in the interests of the state."
Metropolitan Kiril and the Japanese delegation agreed that a campaign against sects should be waged.
Metropolitan Kiril said that "deeper cooperation between the two countries' religious leaders could facilitate Russian-Japanese rapprochement."
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Instead of fretting about the influx of the Baptist, Jehovah's Witness, and Hare Krishna faiths the Russian authorities ought to be worried about the Aum terrorist cult. The Russian government is paranoid about folks who pass out tracts, meanwhile, there is this doomsday cult that wants to kill everyone through biological warfare. The Russian government ought to be a bit more concerned about these terrorists instead of going after every group that is not the Russian Orthodox Church.
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