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Ashes of executed Aum leader to be scattered at sea

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Asahara's remains would stay at the detention center where he was executed for now because of fears that his daughter could be assaulted by his followers if she came to collect them.

Or, you know, someone could make sure they get to her?

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send them by courier to the daughter's lawyers and then she can flush them down the toilet and we all move on. Good riddance to this sociopath. And well done young lady on speaking truth to her father's flawed teachings and followers.

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Rare good news!

The mom and 3rd daughter were salivating over cashing in on selling and venerating his disgusting remains. Great to see them get screwed. I hope she does flush these down a toilet, preferably one in need of flushing.

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With the following earthquake in Chiba and the massive rainfalls killing hundreds immediately after the death sentence completed authorities must be worried that the nutball followers will see it as a sign of his divinity , continue his murderous legacy and regroup in his martyrdom. There's no cure for crazy after all. This daughter sounds like a brave lass. Good luck to her.

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Well, the guy paid his debt to society, it shouldn't matter who gets his remains.

He was condemned to die, not "die and having his remains desecrated".

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They are bones not ashes, which is the custom.

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The bones get crushed up in cases like this I've heard. There will but no celebration of his life so the bones aren't needed Crushed into flushable powder.

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Bintaro,

It is in this that you are mistaken. He paid his debt to society, but if his remains are allowed to be sold and venerated, all who died will be further damaged (in memory), in that the inveterate followers would be given a "spiritual" and monetary boon by being able to sell his ashes and worship the remnants. Remember, psychotic fools paid great sums of money to drink his hair-infested bathwater; imagine what powers they attribute to his ashes. Thus, not only must all traces be destroyed, desecration repudiates the beliefs of those who still chose to honor this disgusting murderer.

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Why is this news. He’s gone.

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What is the hat for? Why would they give him an ECG?

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Gogogo.

To make sure he's dead before they bring him down.

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gogogoToday  12:42 pm JST

“What is the hat for? Why would they give him an ECG?”

If you are talking about the photo, that is a headgear contraption that was used in the AUM cult. If I remember correctly, I think that’s a photo from when he was arrested and he was wearing the headgear when they found him hiding.

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if his remains are allowed to be sold and venerated, all who died will be further damaged (in memory), in that the inveterate followers would be given a "spiritual" and monetary boon by being able to sell his ashes and worship the remnants.

I agree this would be a rotten thing to do, but is it a crime ?

not only must all traces be destroyed, desecration repudiates the beliefs of those who still chose to honor this disgusting murderer

That, I disagree. First because executing him made him a martyr anyway. Second because religious beliefs are first in the mind. Making his remains disappear wouldn't erase his reputation, cult or anything else really. It would certainly be best for his followers to have it, but it won't make them weaker not having it. They can make a story that they got his soul, or start searching for his reincarnation...

I think, on the opposite, that desecrating his body would give them ammo (Religions love to play the victim card after all). Maybe even a reason to be violent again.

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relics have been highly prized, valued and venerated in many religions.

Better they simply disappear.

still don't get how a group like Aleph can be allowed to operate. I have the same problem with Yakuza "offices"

WTF?

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Good. If the ex had gotten the cremains, she'd have put them in gel caps and hawked them to the faithful.

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And then the fish will eat the ashes, eat the ashes....

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Why waste boat fuel ?

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relics have been highly prized, valued and venerated in many religions.

Entirely unlike fundamentalist Islam that seeks to destroy any relics or religious iconography - even buildings over 1000 years old have been destroyed in Mecca to make sure no one views them as relics of Mohammed.

Youdon't need relics to be a bit nuts.

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Good. Common sense from the daughter.

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The father's sin should not affect her daughter. I'd like you to dispose of bones promptly.

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