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Aum founder's 2nd daughter to receive his remains, Tokyo court rules

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have argued that it was not possible for Asahara to designate a specific person as he "had difficulties communicating when he was on death row."

Unless the reason for the difficulties in communication are related to an unsound mind, his last wishes will be respected.

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I read Underground by Murakami. Incredible how some people are so morally weak. As for this news, I feel empty, too much sadness involved. From Matsumoto to Tokyo. [including the Sakamotos]

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Should they be released at all?

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I read Underground by Murakami. Incredible how some people are so morally weak. As for this news, I feel empty, too much sadness involved. From Matsumoto to Tokyo. [including the Sakamotos]

Read The Cult at the End of the World. It details how the incompetence of the Japanese policy allowed Aum to continue to grow and develop its weapons program.

The ISBN: 0091801419

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As with Osama bin Laden, Shoko Asahara’s remains should be dumped in the middle of the ocean. That way the crazies have no place to go and worship him.

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Asahara's ashes have been stored in a detention house in the Japanese capital since he was hanged in July 2018

Wow! They kept him in prison even after they killed him.

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It's disgusting to think their family wants his remains. If you're of his blood and believe his remains are important, you're approving evil and I worry about people like that, and crazy cult types who likely still want to believe in Aum.

Time forgets most things, but we shouldn't forget his cruel and vicious sarin attack on people in the subway.

Remember, anyone of us could have been victims to in Japan terrorism and his family should be closely watched as red flags.

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Why not put the urn in a room dark room. Then let all who want to claim the ashes in the room. Lock the door. The last one standing can have the ashes. Scum like Asahara deserve no respect.

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The woman is clearly a sick, evil and depraved individual. Her scum father ordered the multiple terror attacks and killed so many innocent people including children. He did not deserve cremation, his corpse shouldve been ground up and left to rot in the sun.

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Throw them out to sea. Job done. We can then all forget about this deplorable individual.

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due to concerns that followers may worship Asahara's remains once they are released.

They're dang right about that. You bet they'd worship his remains as if he was their departed god and waiting for his return.

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Fighto!Sep. 18  04:35 pm JST

The woman is clearly a sick, evil and depraved individual. Her scum father ordered the multiple terror attacks and killed so many innocent people including children. He did not deserve cremation, his corpse shouldve been ground up and left to rot in the sun.

Flush the ashes in a potty. That murderous terrorist scum didn't care about all the victims of his sarin gas attacks. His cult doesn't deserve the ashes to adore. Flush that dirtbag down the crapper can!

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I wonder why the court has ignored his verbal request to the prison official. Do they think that his youngest daughter is less trustworthy based on that request? Does she have more links to Aleph than the rest of his family?

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Returning the ashes to the family is to show a minimum of respect to his blood relatives. No surprise that there is lotsa hate here for Asahara who was only a blip in history. The number of deaths caused by Aum were very few. People do find it difficult to maintain a sense of proportion when swayed by emotion: as they say, "A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths a statistic.", which explains how many individuals in positions of power and responsible for death on a massive scale can escape if not the ultimate opprobrium of history, then almost always punishment. Living out the rest of their lives in comfortable retirement enjoying fame, honor and wealth is their "reward", not retribution for their "sins", "mistakes" and "statistics". Asahara "went low", society should try to "go high", perhaps to make small amends for taking one more life with a state-sanctioned killing.

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They fight over his bones? That is creepy.

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Let her have the ashes if she wants. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust we're all gonna end up the same way

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