Anti-Scientology group on attack
John Travolta and Tom Cruise
Critics of Scientology say they plan another theatrical protest against the church - this time targeting its intelligence division.
The anti-Scientology group known as Anonymous says its July 12 "Spy vs. Sci" demonstration will be held in "cities all around the world," according to a press release.
Anonymous members - who include former Scientologists - are focusing on alleged "abuses" of the church’s intelligence agency, known as the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), says the release. It asks, "Why does something that describes itself as a religion need an intelligence agency that aggressively persecutes critics?"
According to the group, the OSA is charged with administering "justice and punishment" for the controversial faith, whose members include Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The group charges that critics are "targeted, harassed, threatened and intimidated in an attempt to silence or punish them."
"Most Scientologists are unaware of the functions of the OSA and accept what their leaders tell them about it," says the release. "However, there is a growing body of evidence that OSA agents operate to attack perceived enemies by using infiltration, bribery, burglary and blackmail, in addition to threats, intimidation, assaults and worse."
Due to fear of reprisals, Anonymous members are reluctant to give their names. One organizer, who goes by the nom de guerre of "93," tells us the church has sent warning letters to "our more public members" calling them "‘terrorists.’ They’re attempting to stamp out our constitutional right to free speech."
Scientology critic Mark Ebner charges that "armed private detectives hired by Scientology have invaded peaceful rallies." A spokeswoman for the church didn’t return an e-mail seeking comment.
Last month in London, Sydney, Toronto and New York, Anonymous sponsored a pirate-theme protest that parodied Scientology’s private navy, the Sea Org. Or, as the demonstrators, called it, "Sea Aaargh."
According to 93, protesters at the "Spy vs. Sci" rally will don costumes of characters like Austin Powers, James Bond and Modesty Blaise. What about that actor who starred in the "Mission: Impossible" movies?
"Nobody wants to be Tom Cruise," she says.
Anti-Scientology group on attack
I hope anonymous doesn't become a joke.. I liked the idea of computer geeks taking down a bunch of over paid blow hards.. btw has anyone see Kirstie Alley lately... dude she's her own continent
those Anonymous people are actually kind of scary
All the best,
Gossip Rocks Forum. *eyeroll*
I hope they make the $cientologists squirm like flies having their wings pulled off by little boys.
LOL what is up with john revolta's facial hair in that pic??? all he's missing is leather pants and cap, and maybe a chain.
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
Leave John alone...he just looks like any other leather daddy at the local gay bar.
I'm not in for picketing and stuff, I'm for the "war games" sort of stuff, where they go in and mess with their servers. I'd like to see a masked Kenny pop up. Anonymous means just that, not a bunch of "us" type folks... shoot thats been done before.
^^ I have no doubt her new venture will be Scietoloty-laced weightloss - but it won't be obvious to the average person.
A lot of people aren't aware that Narcanon - the program that Kirstie credits for getting her clean from cocaine - is nothing but a big Scientology front.
My my, didn't we all just dip our tongues in some acid today.
Yes, because they intentionally named it to confuse people who think it's NARcotics ANONymous (12 step program).
"Hope everyone' shavin a good one!" - Karistiona
Just caught this. Transcript of video below.
Hello, this is Anonymous.
It has been discovered by Anonymous that several high level managers within the Church of Scientology are currently working in the United Kingdom
without the appropriate work permits. They are effectively working and living in the country as illegal immigrants. This information has been passed to the
UK Border Agency, who are now mounting an investigation.
This Information concerns the following individuals:
US Citizen Maia Dube. Commanding Officer of the Commodore's Messengers Organization UK
Canadian citizen Janet Laveau. Head of the Office of Special Affairs UK, Scientology's Intelligence division.
Bob Bledsoe of the United States. Commanding Officer of the Continental Liaison Office UK
John Danilovoch of the United States. Captain of the Advanced Org Saint Hill UK
Australian Colin Davie. Commanding Officer of the Flag Operations Liaison Office UK
Melanie Schwandt of the United States. Deputy Religious Technology Centre Representative UK
Lucky Story of the United States. Executive Director of London Org
Information obtained by Anonymous strongly suggests that a scheme to attempt to circumvent the work permit requirements of the United Kingdom is
being used on a regular basis. The source of this information is documentation that was carelessly discarded by a law firm retained by the Church of
Scientology in the UK. This information has now been passed to the proper authorities.
The method to this scheme is as follows: Scientology staff members acquire a visitor visa prior to entering the UK, then just before this is due to expire,
they fly to an airport within France or another country within the European Union. From there they fly to Dublin or Cork in Ireland where they stay
overnight, getting the visa stamped in Ireland enabling them to travel back to the United Kingdom under another visitor visa.
The Church of Scientology will undoubtedly attempt to attack Anonymous for revealing this information and attempt to discredit said information.
This is to be expected. However, journalists and other interested parties should be able to independently corroborate it via other sources now that the
technique used has actually been revealed. Anonymous is aware that this is a highly serious allegation, however, the Border Agency of the United
Kingdom is taking this matter very seriously. Anonymous suggests that any journalists who wish to follow up on this story contact the Border Agency for
further comments and an official response.
Anonymous also expects these members of staff to be reassigned as soon as the cult hears of this investigation. This may already have happened and if
the Church of Scientology attempts to suggest that these people have already left the UK and never worked in the country, then this will be why. However,
a paper trail and evidence of their actions will still exist and Anonymous is confident that the UK Border Agency will be thorough in their investigation.
It is not Anonymous that is guilty of crimes, but rather the Church of Scientology that has neither respect for the law nor personal freedoms.Their attempts
to circumvent immigration laws is further evidence of this, as are the growing number of assaults perpetrated by Scientologists worldwide against
Anonymous Protesters. several of which have been filmed and documented. The release of this information and the full co-operation of Anonymous with
the Border Agency of the United Kingdom should speak for itself; and is in direct contrast to the Church of Scientology's disregard for anything other than
furthering its own agenda.
Regardless, Anonymous finds humor in the fact that the Church of Scientology's United Kingdom operation has been caught in this way. furthermore,
Anonymous will be informing other Immigration officials across the globe of the current violations in the united kingdom being committed by the Church of
Scientology. Anonymous promised new and invigorated tactics to be revealed on 08-08-08, and as always, Anonymous delivers.
We are AnonyMouS.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
download press release PDF:
digg it here:Digg - Anonymous New Tactics begin on 08-08-08
Digg - SCIENTOLOGY ILLEGAL ALIENS IN UK
Okay, Anonymous is totally creepy; they all deserve each other...
"Nobody wants to be Tom Cruise," she says.
Yeah, I can't blame them.
I'm all for going against cults but I hope 'annonymous' doesn't jump the shark so to speak.
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