Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology, the French Resistance and Charlie Hebdo

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  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology, the French Resistance and Charlie Hebdo

    Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology and the French Resistance

    https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/scientology-and-the-french-resistance/

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    In the most recent edition of its ‘Freedom’ magazine, Scientology may demonstrate why the people of France and their institutions constitute one of the few remaining bastions of resistance against abuses of the cult. Freedom’s article entitled ‘Get Religion?’ is at first blush a level-headed plea for ‘freedom of religion.’ Clearly it is scientology’s latest effort to hide behind the cloak of religion in response to unprecedented media coverage of its abuses. In that regard, Freedom espouses a number of ‘religious freedom’ arguments that are the epitome of hypocrisy. They rail against censorship and alleged attacks upon conscience while carrying on operations as perhaps the most censorious and violent usurper of expressions of religion and conscience. Its aims to dominate and silence opposition are so strong that even within its best efforts to convince the world it is reasonable, scientology cannot restrain nor well-disguise its overriding intentions. Scientology’s stripes appear loud and clear to the attentive reader in the following Freedom passage on the recent, highly publicized terror attack on and murder of French journalists and artists:

    “The editors at Charlie Hebdo appeared to go to great lengths to antagonize extremists and some might even say provoke the deadly terrorist response with its publishing of sacrilegious depictions of the Prophet Muhammad they knew to be deeply offensive to Muslims. Is the freedom to publish also the freedom not to publish?”

    ‘Some might even say’ is textbook scientology code for ‘everybody knows’; a generalization technique deftly developed by its founder L. Ron Hubbard to mean ‘we say, but the hell if we are going to take responsibility for saying it.’

    Scientology is notorious for its take-no-prisoners retribution apparatus. The stories and testimonials about its vicious attacks on whistleblowing former members and the media who interview and publish their testimony are legion. Perhaps then it should be no surprise that they would be in the vanguard of defending fundamentalist terrorism and murder particularly when it is ‘justified’ by media coverage that some might even say would provoke as much.

    Scientology’s final word on the Charlie Hebdo murders is this:

    “The fury aimed at the Muslim community speaks to a disturbing level of bigotry and outright discrimination.”


    Interesting. Bigotry and outright discrimination against the ‘scientology community’ is precisely what Scientology accuses French law enforcement officials and media of when it comes to scientologists. Yet, there are no scientology ghettos in France. There are no scientologists arrested for crimes committed by others because of the way the scientologist looks or even acts. There is freedom of economic opportunity for scientologists in France. The millions Scientology continually rakes in and funnels overseas is testimony to that. Scientology has even giddily published evidence that it has unbridled access to the highest levels of French government (photo of Tom Cruise schmoozing with former President Sarkozy).

    Scientology has no respect or affinity for the Muslim community in France or anywhere else. At the same time Scientology espouses a mighty fury aimed at France. Could that be because France apparently is one of the few republics remaining that has not been cowed and censored by Scientology?


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  2. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

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    http://www.freedommag.org/issue/201501-religion/get-religion.html
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  3. BunnySkull

    BunnySkull Silver Meritorious Patron

    Wow leave it to the cult to try and defend the assassinations of journalists and artists just because they think it might help their end game in France. Of course, defending the indefensible is par for the course for the CoS.

    Oh, and I forgot the CoS is now in bed with the UFO Wheel in the Sky Faux-Muslims, so they have to pretend false sympathy for offending muslims in general. Though I don't think NOI really even know who Mohammed is, just Farakhan and Fard and some other NOI leader loonies. The NOI connection to actual Islam is tenuous at best.
     
  4. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    As noted by Todd Cray on Marty's blog, Tony Ortega reported that Charlie Hebdo had Scientology in its sights on numerous occasions:

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    [translation:]
    Cult:
    In the United States, Scientology is a religion,

    and in the United States, this is food!


    Charlie Hebdo covered Scientology numerous times, and put it on the cover at least once…

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    [translation:] The next Pope will be a Scientologist
    “It earns more”

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  5. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron


    How did I ever miss this thread?
    Marty absolutely nails the cynical manipulation and not so subtle ham-handed re-direction attempted by Freedom (OSA) mag.
    Very telling that the cult covertly 'gloated" and implied the attack against Charlie Hebdo was justified.
    After all, Charlie Hebdo was suppressive, having featured a cover criticizing Scientology.
     

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