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German official calls for security surveillance of Scientologists

Title: German official calls for security surveillance of Scientologists
Date: Thursday, 11 January 1996
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Alan Cowell
Main source: nytimes.com
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BONN, Jan. 10 — In the long-running duel between the German authorities and the Church of Scientology, a senior Government official urged today that it be placed under surveillance by the same internal security agency that tracks terrorists and political extremists. The official, Claudia Nolte, the Minister for Family Policy, described the church as "one of the most aggressive groups in our society" and said she would "oppose the Scientology organization with all the means at my disposal." The Church of ... [Read the rest at nytimes.com]