German court gives OK’s for surveillance on Church of Scientology
The Canadian Press
BERLIN – A German administrative court has upheld a lower court ruling allowing the country’s intelligence services to monitor activities of the Church of Scientology.
The North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Administrative Court in Muenster says there is sufficient information to permit intelligence agencies to keep the organization under observation.
The court ruled there are concrete indications that the church and its members maintain ambitions against Germany’s democratic order.
Dear President Bush … would you please take note of this most interesting statement:
“There are concrete indications that Scientology’s activities are to implement Scientology’s program in Germany and to expand more and more Scientology’s principles in government, economy and society,” the appeals court said in its decision Thursday, noting a special focus on Berlin.
The U.S. State Department regularly criticizes Germany in its annual Human Rights Report for the monitoring practice.
There’s a very good reason they want to do this – can’t anyone in the U.S. government get their head wrapped around that concept?