Factnet wird von Scientology angegriffen
Die elektronische Bibliothek FACTNET wird durch Scientology in ihrer Arbeit
behindert, ihre Mitarbeiter werden durch den Geheimdienst der
Scientology-Church belästigt und angegriffen. Zur Zeit wird der
Datenbestand von FACTNET weltweit gespiegelt, um Scientology Angriffe auf
denselben unmöglich zu machen.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Dillon)
Subject: Scientology picks another target
Date: 28 Mar 1995 03:48:44 GMT
The following is an e-mail I recieved from Lawrence Wolersheim,
co-director of FACTNet. The organization is a survior's support service
for ex-members of a variety of destructive cults. It is also a
repository for all sorts of information on cults.
I am in no way a representative for the organization or
affiliated with it. I previously contacted Mr. Wollersheim on a personal
If you are in the position to do so, please consider writing a
story in your publication about the Church of Scientology's efforts to
destory this organizaiton. This seems to be only one of several
organizations the "Church" is harrassing. I'm sure everyone has heard
about the actions taken against Mr. Erlich recently.
If you would like more information there are two good world
wide web pages. The addresses are:
Acorn Press Newspapers
(All opinions and all that other legal mumbo-jumbo are
mine, not that of my employer)
Please e-mail for more information.
An un-editied copy of Mr. Wollersheim's message follows:
>SUBJECT: EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO INTERNET USERS INTERESTED IN PROTECTING
THE FREEDOM OF information on the THE INTERNET
FROM LAWRENCE WOLLERSHEIM CO DIRECTOR OF FACTNET
For those of you unfamiliar with me I am a co-director of the United
States non profit 501(c)(3) victim advocacy organization and electronic
library and archive called FACTNet. We provide electronic information on
dangerous cultic groups like Jonestown, Waco, the Swiss Solar Temple,
Lately we have focused on public records and research information on
Scientology because of the dangerousness of this group, its economic
size, and its worldwide history of criminality.
Scientology has responded to our collecting and electronic making
available of these public records by threatening our organization with 4
lawsuits using three different law firms covering everything from
copyrightinfringement to libel and slander. They have followed and
intimidated our staff, attempted to infiltrate to possibly sabotage our
organization, threatened our Internet Web page provider with a lawsuit,
and they have even threatened to sue our secure mail and offices
services provider (Mail Boxes Ect.) if they even send out another fax
out for us.
Through Scientology's now notorious overt and covert operations (just
onewas as widespread anonymous mailings calling FACTNet's Board of
Directors and network associates everything from criminals, perverts,
con men, CIA operatives to insane) Scientology seems to be taking every
step to destroy our ability to archive and preserve public records and
research and make those records available to the public who wants them
now or who will want this information in the future. Over the past year
FACTNet has been able to survive this onslaught, but we are a small
humbly funded all volunteer organization and are getting to the point
that if our insurance premium is raised because of all these new
threatened lawsuits we will not be able to continue to exist. (We are
paying $1,000 a month in insurance now.)
We also are concerned the library and archive may soon be made
unavailable to the public because we believe that we are about to be
raided and our equipment seized. We believe Scientology is preparing to
do a search and seizure of our premises based on false affidavits and
illegal applications of copyright law as it applies to religious
freedom. This raid expectation is not at all paranoid. This just
happened to Dennis Erlick a outspoken Scientology Internet critic.
Although our organization is expendable and our staff have come to grips
with we may be run out of operation by the nazi tactics of Scientology,
the information in our library is NOT expendable and much of it is NOT
replaceable. We urgently need you to help us frustrate this new
"electronic book and library burning" evolution of Nazism for the 90's
called Scientology. Do this by downloading as much of our library as you
can to safe places around the world and helping get our report out.
It is very important for you to help us tell the Internet and non
internet world what is happening to us. Pass and copy this message to
other BBS's, other libraries and library associations, and other
Internet Newsgroups so that everyone who should know about this new
Scientology form of electronic book and library burning and intimidation
on the Net will be informed. (We simply do not know everyone to turn to
and who is best out there that can help us frustrate Scientology's
efforts to destroy our library and to curtail Internet freedom of
If others are informed maybe they will know what to do to creatively and
ethically to show this neo nazi cult the power of free and open dialog
and what will happen to them when brave individuals and brave coalitions
are willing to fight for this valuable freedom which libraries and
archives such as we at FACTNet help preserve. For those faint hearted
who have heard what Scientology does to its critics, take heart. It is
not generally known, but if you can last the harassment Scientology is
horribly unsuccessful in the courts. It really has NO victories other
than intimidating critics by spending or scaring them into silence. Like
cowards Scientology usually only attacks those who have no insurance or
whom they believe are weak or they can intimidate or wear down.
I do not say the following lightly or for effect. Scientology really IS
the new face of Nazism, a "white" collar new evolution of Nazism drawn
in substantial part from the worst of the secret society principles and
occultism of the old Nazism. (FACTNet has a report coming out soon on
all the details of this.) For those of you who understand what Nazism
does if it is not resisted and understand the "NEVER AGAIN" painful
lessons learned from the rise of the first generation of Nazism we
invite you to stand with FACTNet to stop or frustrate this ruthless
organization's efforts before it destroys our library.
If you are going to help you must act now! We have only a matter of a
few weeks left before we may loose our insurance be forced to go off
line because of Scientology's activities. Begin downloading all of or
the best of our library so the information is preserved.
Our direct BBS # in the U.S. is 1-303-530-1942. Call this number and
follow the instructions on the screen. (There is no downloading charge
and the downloading is unlimited.)
Thank you for your help, ideas and courage in advance,
Lawrence Wollersheim, Co-founder and Executive director of F.A.C.TNet,
Denver, Colorado, USA e-mail: email@example.com
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