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Persecuted in France

Title: Persecuted in France
Date: Monday, 14 October 1996
Publisher: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Lyn Smith
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I refer to the article "Ex-Scientologists testify to suffering" (C-M, Oct 4). Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike have come out in defence of the religious persecution in France. First, the French Government blows up the Rainbow Warrior, then despite world condemnation, they expose the Pacific to atomic fallout. Now we have them deciding that a new religion has become too popular and a threat to their hypocrisy. Scientology may be new and controversial but no one can deny it is the fastest-growing ... [Read the rest at]