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Dec 22, 1996 Scientology and Germany: Falling back into the past — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 13, 1996 [Advertisement] When teachers become "unfit" / Germany — New York Times
Dec 6, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing artistic discrimination / Germany — New York Times
Nov 29, 1996 [Advertisement] Subverting education with "enlightenment" / Germany — New York Times
Nov 28, 1996 The Big Story: The S-Files — ITV More: transcript, partial transcript
Title "The S Files" [S as in Scientology Logo] [Presenter Dermot Murnaghan (DM henceforth) no relation to any other DM] Tonight we're going to expose serious financial crime in one of the Scientology cult's most successful operations in Britain. We show how they cooked the books, made false statements to obtain bank loans, and changed invoices to fiddle their VAT. [Extract from "Trust" ad] This advert for the Church of Scientology was recently shown on cable TV. It was a major ...
Nov 22, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing religious persecution / Germany — New York Times
Nov 15, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing economic ostracism / Germany — New York Times
Nov 8, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing hate propaganda / Germany — New York Times
Nov 1, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing social ostracism // Germany — New York Times
Oct 25, 1996 [Advertisement] Inciting religious paranoia // Germany — New York Times
Oct 17, 1996 The following is the text of the ad placed by the Scientologists in The New York Times — CNN
Oct 17, 1996 [Advertisement] Practicing religious intolerance // Germany — New York Times
Sep 1, 1996 Germany finds Scientology to have menacing mission — Indianapolis Star (Indiana) More: link
Indianapolis Star (Indiana)
Lawmakers are looking at barring its members from teaching, police work, other government jobs. HAMBURG, Germany — As the politicians see it, Germany, is being threatened by an evil plot to infiltrate business and government. "A giant octopus . . . that will stop at nothing in its desire to spread its blind ideology" is how Labor Secretary Norbert Blum has described the plot against Germany. Claudia Nolte, another member of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Cabinet, warns, "They aim at world domination ...
Aug 11, 1996 Scientologists face German boycott — Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia) More: link
Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has attacked what it called "religious apartheid" in Germany after a Bavarian move to bar its members from public service and calls to boycott Tom Cruise's latest film because the star is a Scientologist. In a communique issued in Bonn, the church said "officially-sanctioned religious apartheid" was "the result of years of unsubstantiated emotional propaganda against the Church of Scientology and other religious minorities in Germany". It was "incredible" and "blatant hypocrisy" that the Christian Democratic Union, ...
Aug 11, 1996 Tom Cruise's religion may affect his pocketbook in Germany // Scientology isn't well received there — CNN
(CNN) — Actor Tom Cruise may have a movie blockbuster in the United States, but in Germany, the star of "Mission: Impossible" faces a controversy that could hit where it hurts: the pocketbook. Germany's problem is not with the movie plot or dialogue. It's with the star and his religious beliefs. Cruise is a member of the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology, a credo that critics say is steeped in science fiction more bizarre than any cinema plot. Opponents of Cruise's ...
Aug 9, 1996 Movies // Mission: Stop Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Mission: Stop Scientology: Germans youths picketed cinemas throughout their country on Thursday to protest Tom Cruise's movie "Mission: Impossible" because the American actor is a member of the Scientology religion. The protests–organized by the normally placid youth wing of Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Union–are a token of the growing political pressure against Scientology in Germany, where recruiting has been active. The pickets came after Paul Stefan Mauz, a Christian Democrat member of parliament, claimed that Cruise was a "high-ranking" Scientologist ... Jul 21, 1996 Country battles to keep out Scientologists // They say it's no religion, it's a menace — Associated Press More: link
BERLIN — American musician Chick Corea was able to perform at the Burghausen Jazz Festival this spring only after a fight among Bavarian officials about whether the state should fund an event in which a Scientologist participated. In the past, Corea was kept out of German festivals because of such fund-withdrawal threats by government officials. This time the concert went on because Bavarian Culture Minister Hans Zehetmair made an argument rarely heard in Germany: "Chick Corea is appearing in Burghausen not ...
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