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Riot-torn Paris suburbs 'targeted by sects'

Title: Riot-torn Paris suburbs 'targeted by sects'
Date: Saturday, 29 April 2006
Publisher: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Kim Willsher
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Sect-like groups are profiting from the misery in riot-stricken French suburbs to attract new recruits under the guise of offering humanitarian aid, warns an official report. Organisations including the Church of Scientology, labelled a cult in France, are targeting vulnerable residents in the country's poor, high immigration suburbs, it claims. France's official sects watchdog, the Interministerial Mission in the Fight Against Cults (Miviludes), said the situation called for "extreme vigilance". It said the activities of sect-like groups had increased in three ... [Read the rest at]