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Unification Church says Japan members received death threats

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Unfortunate but I am not surprised.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

It was a terrible press conference, just like a propaganda show. Kato kept talking (of nonsense) despite warnings while Q-A sessions involving the audience were cut short.

It's also a cheap tactic to play a victim. Valid criticism against the UC will never die down.

24 ( +29 / -5 )

same with Kenchi, I saw this coming. I hope this church already disbands and to never form any offshoots again. Cultish groups will only breed people with cultish values.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

I guess this is regrettable, but this cult must start operating in a much more transparent manner. There are supposedly around 600,000 members in Japan, and they should be honest enough to reveal themselves and not be cowards. Or else the media must expose them.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

Unification Church is an evil organization that should be wiped off the face of this earth. You really have to have first hand experience yourself or with victims to appreciate that.

25 ( +27 / -2 )

""Tanaka denied that his federation has ever singled out the LDP for its support, but acknowledged the two organizations have shared interests in terms of their opposition to communism.""

Half the world has opposition to communism but first they don't use God a tool to hide their agenda, second they don't go around bankrupting seniors, third they don't threaten members with Karma and harm or deaths.

If the UC is receiving such threats as they claim it's because they have been exposed and people became aware of the Evil tactics they used on Innocent seniors and followers.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

You can't fight communism from the 2,000 to 7,000 km away and in the safety of a full democracy, if the UC really want to be on top of things and oppose communism then they should be N Korea, China, and Russia on the frontlines helping those who are struggling for Democracy.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Out of all the people I know in japan, I couldn't tell you their religious belief, so I'm guessing those that received death threats must have tried to convert some people

15 ( +15 / -0 )

OssanAmerica

Unification Church is an evil organization that should be wiped off the face of this earth. You really have to have first hand experience yourself or with victims to appreciate that.

Why did you join a Korean church?

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

The members of the church are also victims and should not be bullied or discriminated against. If the church did something criminal then they should be charged.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Well, if you're into the business of hurting people, threatening their livelihood, destroying families and driving people to social alienation, financial collapse and possibly suicide, you have to expect some kind of "backlash" from said people, their families, friends or acquaintances.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

UC has been threatening brainwashed members in many ways for what it wants

13 ( +15 / -2 )

I hope these cults get purged.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Tomihiro Tanaka looks evil !

It wouldn't surprise me if someone accidentally decapitated that scum !

4 ( +12 / -8 )

your cult does not belong in Japan.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

The members of the church are also victims

Renounce their membership and file a lawsuit.

If they don't Renounce their membership then their just as evil as the church itself

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Question: How many of the "death threats" against the UC are real and not UC fictions generated to gain sympathy for the nefarious church?

14 ( +14 / -0 )

They chose to spread their tentacles into politics. They deserve everything they're getting. Can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Watch out, Komeito.

I thought religions were constitutionally barred from involvement in politics and public administration.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Unification Church says Japan members received death threats

yeah, and?

i think they’re getting off easy here. Threats are just words. No actions have taken place.

anything they’ve got coming to them, they’ve definitely brought it upon themselves.

> Some followers faced pressure to resign from jobs, or have seen their children unable to attend school because of bullying.

well……should’ve thought of that before joining dumb cults.

and get real.

no kids are bullying others because their parents belong to the moonies. Kids don’t care about that crap. All they’re doing is trying to give guilt trips by playing their kids as the victims. No one is buying it.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Japan is really putting the blame on UC? So the murderer is now justified on his actions? Are they okay with setting him free?

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

JeffLee

Watch out, Komeito.

Why? it has done nothing illegal. Does not ask for unlimited donations. Has transparent audited accounts. Donations are limited to individuals max ¥1.5 million per year. Funding is mostly from publications and money received from the government.

The Komeito has nothing to fear.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

wallaceToday  09:48 am JST

OssanAmerica

Unification Church is an evil organization that should be wiped off the face of this earth. You really have to have first hand experience yourself or with victims to appreciate that.

Why did you join a Korean church?

I lost a childhood friend to the Unification Church. He was brainwashed and gave eeverything he had to them. And that they are a South Korean cult religion is not the relevant issue. They are all over the world. The UC own tremendous property and assets in the United States.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Cults like this one - The Moonies - as well as other ones like the Church of Scientology, are dangerous in the control they have over individuals, plus their unethical recruitment which preys on the weak. They destroy families and ruin lives.

Unfortunately Japan already has too many dangerous cults of their own. They and their members need to be exposed and pursued by the media. They should not have any tax free exemptions.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

what a sad, pathetic performance by the Foreign Correspondence Club.

They allowed this lunatic a stage to dispense with nothing but propaganda.

They allowed him to turn the tables and portray his organization as the "real" victims.

They sat on their hands as he was whisked off with a minimum of questions, and none of any substance.

Its as if the FCCJ is in their pockets along with so many politicians.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Strip the UC of its registered status and tax exemptions. The UC is not a religious group in a common sense.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Strip the UC of its registered status and tax exemptions. The UC is not a religious group in a common sense.

100%. Ditto the "church" of Scientology and the loonies they attract.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Unification Church is an evil organization that should be wiped off the face of this earth

There are plenty of other religions/cults which belong in the dustbin. Pretty much all of them in fact.

One of the fundamental problems with this is that society still pays undue respect to religions/cults or lower their voices or cover their mouths when taking about them.

Hopefully this will make people less tolerant of religions/cults getting their claws into politics.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Cults feed on weak minds with no critical thinking skills and like to do what they are told. Go figure why they thrive here! Have one across the road from my house. Get to see the throng of meek looking idiots shuffling in and out every single day, ( more on public holidays ) no doubt dropping off their cash , getting fleeced by some con artist charismatic vampire disguised as an angle. The ‘light group’ or something this mob calls themselves. Once again there is a certain ‘look’ to these dedicated customers, a slow feet dragging style of walk too, not too bright.

Instead of trying to outlaw them though, which will only serve to create a victim mentality under-siege and embolden their struggle against evil, ( the rest of the world ) similar to what we saw at that creepy press conference yesterday, try tweaking the education system and creating young people that can and dare to think for themselves. Less morons = less cults, simple economics!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Angel!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

What is with this guy. Just drippin in "call me guilty" sweat!

1 ( +3 / -2 )

DEATH THREATS?!

The people that have GIVEN them money are getting death threats ..?

I’m confused….do you mean HIGH Ranking Officials?

Is THAT what you mean ?

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Well, that clarifies it; Ssrp

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Why isn’t this guy all ready in jail??!!they are a cu.t that tricks vulnerable people out of their savings!

Just disgusts me how disingenuous these cultists are and how above the law they are because of their “association “ with the LDP!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Make them pay Tax!

That will cheer them up.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Well, if you're into the business of hurting people, threatening their livelihood, destroying families and driving people to social alienation, financial collapse and possibly suicide, you have to expect some kind of "backlash" from said people, their families, friends or acquaintances.

This can be said of all organized religions to some degree. Think of the child molestation issue recently in many churches. Granted the Moonies are out there in terms of their criminal activity. The fact is if you know the history of the Moonie Church it is simply a business hiding behind a religious facade. The goal of the church originally was world dominance. The list of crimes committed by the Church in that pursuit all over the world are innumerable now. But again take a look at any major church and you find similar horrible examples.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

If and when the UC starts paying back the funds it syphoned out of Japan seniors, the weak and the helpless only then the general public may start backing off, until then the UC has no grounds to stand on.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I love the whole "I vow to thoroughly review my ties with the organization" comments by politicians, and the Kishida-swear to do the same.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

August means no more Hiroshima, no more Nagasaki nukes then +no more Unification Church+ now, in Japan. The last one devours the wealth of Japanese follower manipulated by "fake religion".

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

"Tanaka denied that his federation has ever singled out the LDP for its support, but acknowledged the two organizations have shared interests in terms of their opposition to communism."

Is this religious or political organization? What exactly do they "preach"?

If they mix both, it is very likely they support, and seek support from, political figures with shared interests.

""Unverified information that (the suspect's) motive was linked to donations made by his mother, our member,.."

"Tanaka said the church has "made concerted efforts to ensure that donations are not made which would be large in proportion to a person's assets".

The latter statement seems to be the one that is "Unverified".

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Freedom of Religion should never be compromised. When religions cause harm and violate good laws then they are found guilty. Being anti-communist is a good thing.

It was an evil person who murdered Abe---not this church. Propaganda seems be very thick against the church.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The Moonie operation is an extortion racket parading as a church. The founder of the church made that clear from the beginning of the organization being founded. That is not propaganda, that is fact. As a result families are ruined and lives lost. One of those that lost his future life to the greed of the Moonie cult struck back, immorally and illegally obviously, but his motivation was clear. To pretend otherwise is naive at best and an outright lie otherwise.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Once again, I urge all JT readers to take a listen to the "Behind the Bastards" podcast's recent two-part deep dive into the unification church.

They're so strongly anti-communists that they worked with...errrr...Pol Pot.

It seems if the money is right, then if you don't like their principles, they have others.

Any J-politician taking involved with this cult needs to face the harshest light of public scrutiny.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

There is much valid criticism of UC and it should not be discounted out of hand.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

People should not be threatened for their personal beliefs, however if those people go around pressurizing others to do as they do, then... there is a case for telling them to "back off" or else...

And that "or else", would be sensibly, going to the Police to seek advice, rather than a Physical intervention.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The facial expression of the man in the photo is of someone completely untrustworthy

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Death threats?

Why am I not surprised?

Also, why doesn't the fraudster use his real Korean name instead of his 通名 Tanaka?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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