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Jun 7, 1997 Germany will place Scientology under nationwide surveillance — New York Times
New York Times
BONN, June 6 — The German authorities decided today to place the Scientology movement under nationwide surveillance for one year, their sharpest action yet in a long battle against a group they say is bent on undermining their democratic society. The decision, which critics called authoritarian and impractical, means that Scientologists' mail may be intercepted, their phones tapped and their offices infiltrated by undercover agents posing as adherents. The organization said it would contest the decision in court. By making public ...
Mar 30, 1997 The true story of a false prophet — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Feb 18, 1997 Albright plays down dispute over Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 6, 1997 Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 1, 1997 Germany says it will press on with Scientology investigations — New York Times More:
link Feb 1, 1997 Nicole Kidman — Good Weekend (Australia)
Feb 1, 1997 Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 28, 1997 Love secrets of Tom Cruise's sexy marriage — Star magazine
Jan 28, 1997 Word War Two — Star magazine
Jan 27, 1997 U.S. challenges German stand on Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Thomas W. Lippman
Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — The State Department's annual survey of human rights conditions around the world will contain expanded, toughened language criticizing Germany for restrictions on the Church of Scientology and its members, administration officials say.
The report, to be issued Wednesday, will chastise Germany for what a senior administration official called "a campaign of harassment and intimidation" against the controversial church. He said the United States, seeking to protect religious freedom, has urged Germany through diplomatic channels "not to prosecute people for ...
Jan 27, 1997 U.S. criticizes Germany on Scientology — Washington Post More:
highbeam.com Jan 17, 1997 'Mission' a German hit despite boycott — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Movies: The success of the film, targeted by conservatives because it stars Scientologist Tom Cruise, eases studio fears about releasing other films featuring members of the movement. Despite the much-publicized boycott in Germany of "Mission: Impossible" because its star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film grossed about $24 million, considered a huge success for the important German market by Hollywood studios, and ranked eighth in Germany for 1996. The results could help assuage the Hollywood studios that are preparing for ... Jan 15, 1997 U.S. celebrities defend Scientology in Germany — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Jan 11, 1997 German policy on Scientology attacked — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Europe: Open letter to Kohl draws analogy to treatment of Jews before World War II. Politicians respond angrily. BERLIN — A running battle between German government officials and the Church of Scientology escalated this week, with 34 prominent Americans from the entertainment industry denouncing Germany for allegedly treating Scientologists as it treated the Jews in 1936, and the German foreign minister accusing the celebrities of "falsifying history." "It's out of the question that there's persecution of Scientology in Germany," Foreign Minister ... Jan 1, 1997 Is Scientology keeping Hollywood straight? Celebrities are dropping off the fay rumor mill by joining the religion of the stars — Girlfriends More: link
When L. Ron Hubbard penned his ground-breaking book,
Dianetics, a shot rang out in Hollywood. The book, now available in more than 32 languages, has sold over 16 million copies since 1950. It has also attracted legions of famous followers to its Church of Scientology in Hollywood and its castle-like Celebrity Centre located in the heart of Tinseltown. During John Travolta's Golden Globe acceptance speech, for example, the church member — long rumored to be gay — thanked L. Ron Hubbard ...
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