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Aum Shinrikyo

Aum Supreme Truth; Aum Shinri Kyo; Aleph


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» Aum Loses Legal Status
» Aum Now Aleph
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Secular Ataxia: The Chemical and Biological Terrorism Threat and the US Response "Ataxia is a comprehensive research report that examines the many facets of the unconventional terrorism issue in the United States. The first sections examine the actual threat of terrorism involving chemical and biological weapons, including technical feasibility, statistical trends, and a re-examination of the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo sarin attack in the Tokyo subway system."
Secular The Anti-Semitism of Japan's Aum ShinrikyoOff-site Link by Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Internet and Database Project at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia, and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Haifa.
Secular Anthrax as a Biological WeaponOff-site Link Journal of the American Medical Association: "It is reported that Aum Shinrikyo, the cult responsible for the 1995 release of sarin nerve gas in a Tokyo subway station, dispersed aerosols of anthrax and botulism throughout Tokyo at least 8 times."
Secular Aum Shinrikyo: Once and Future Threat?Off-site Link by Kyle B. Olson, Research Planning, Inc. Mr. Olson is adviser, consultant, and writer on high-technology terrorism, the threat of chemical and biological weapons, and the practical challenges of arms control; member of the Central Intelligence's Nonproliferation Advisory Panel; guest lecturer on chemical and biological weapons terrorism at the Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Air War College, Naval War College, and U.S. Air Force Special Operations School, and an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University.
Secular Aum Shin Rikyo extends influence around worldOff-site Link by Anthony C. LoBaido of WorldNetDaily.
Secular The Cult That Won't DieOff-site Link "Nearly four years after the infamous sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway, Aum Shinrikyo is rising again". AsiaWeek, Dec. 18, 1998
Secular False Prophet: The Aum Cult of TerrorOff-site Link feature length article by Patrick Bellamy, formerly a Scientific Investigator with a prominent Australian police department
Secular Global Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Case Study on the Aum ShinrikyoOff-site Link Senate Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Oct. 31, 1995 Staff Statement. Extensive study, which details the cult's history and background, its crimes, and operations (both in Japan and elsewhere). On the site of the Federation of American ScientistsOff-site Link.
Secular It gassed the Tokyo subway, microwaved its enemies and tortured its members. So why is the Aum cult thriving?Off-site Link from The Guardian (England), July 15, 1999
Christian Religious Terrorism An article by John Morehead
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• Subject: Aum Shinrikyo
• First posted: Sep. 1, 1996
• Last Updated: Mar. 12, 2005
• Editor: Anton and Janet Hein
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