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Posted: February 9, 2008 in World News
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The Passion of ‘Anonymous’

By Brian Braiker – Newsweek

A shadowy, loose-knit consortium of activists and hackers called ‘Anonymous‘ is just the latest thorn in Scientology’s side.

These are unfriendly times to be a Scientologist. In December, Germany’s Interior Ministry moved to ban the organization, which has tax-exempt religious status in the United States. In January, St. Martin’s Press published Andrew Morton’s salacious unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise, which describes the star as its de facto second in command. The church responded with a 15-page statement, calling the book “a bigoted, defamatory assault replete with lies” and saying Cruise “is a Scientology parishioner and holds no official or unofficial position in the Church hierarchy.” Jenna Hill Miscavige, a niece of church leader David Miscavige who left the fold in 2005, this week came out in support of Morton and slammed the organization for, among other things, its practice of “disconnection“–essentially severing contact with family members seen as hostile to the group.

More.

ABC/Ted Koppel-David Miscavige Interview Transcript

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