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Protest organiser explains why Scientology is a dangerous cult that destroys peoples lives

The woman behind a planned protest outside the new Scientology Org in Firhouse tomorrow says Scientologists are “dangerous quacks working with other crazy cults in a bid to reek havoc on society.”

With the Head of Scientology David Miscavige (pictured above) due in Firhouse tomorrow to officially open the new base located in the Victory Centre, Cork woman Fiona O’Leary tells InTallaght why she has organised a protest to coincide with the opening.

“We are staging a peaceful protest tomorrow, Saturday, because we want to stop the development of the Scientology cult here in Ireland.

“I am an Autism campaigner based in Cork and founder of the group Autistic Rights Together.
“We try to educate society about autism and the misinformation that is being spread by quacks and the anti vaccine movement.

“I am on the Autism spectrum myself, as are two of my five wonderful children, and I campaign against bogus so called autism “treatments.”

“That’s how I initially encountered Scientology as members of the cult were saying they could “make autistic children talk” and “cure” them.

“One of those bogus autism “cures” we have protested against is the bleach product MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution)

“Last year I was in court with the Health Products Regulatory Authority regarding MMS and together we made it illegal in Ireland.”

Final preparations being made this afternoon for tomorrows opening 

In 1969 the Church of Scientology set up a non profit organisation called Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) who’s mission is to “eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.”

Scientology is against all forms of psychiatry which it calls “an industry of death,” but Fiona says the cults own methods are extremely dangerous.

“CCHR is a scam, a front group for the Scientology cult

“They are anti psychiatry and prescribed medications but have no problem offering quack ‘treatments’ to autistic children.

“They believe that psychiatry is violating the human rights of children with mental health issues and conditions like autism but giving unproven and unregulated products to autistic children is not seen as a violation of human rights in their eyes!

“The spokespeople for CCHR, John Wood and Gemma Harris, are batshit crazy and endorse unproven and dangerous ‘therapies’ for autism. Both are Scientologists.”

Fiona says when she tells American ex scientologists about this new centre the cult is opening in Firhouse they are baffled and can’t “understand why the council in Dublin would allow it.”

Whereas other European countries like France, Belgium, Germany and Russia, have made the Church of Scientology very unwelcome, Ireland has allowed them operate.

In France Scientologists have been convicted of fraud and Belgium tried to outlaw Scientology as a criminal organisation after an investigation that took almost twenty years.

This summer Russia’s federal security services raided properties connected to the cult in Moscow and St Petersburg launching a probe into illegal entrepreneurship, extremism and incitement of hatred.

Five Scientologists are still in a Russian jail awaiting trial.

The organisation say its purpose in Ireland is to “hope for a better world and for happier lives, and to share the practical solutions that turn those hopes into reality”.


Plenty of black clad security guards around the site keeping watch for anyone taking photos

Another worrying development is the cults growing links with the Nation of Islam, a group who’s stated goals are to “improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the United States and all of humanity” but who are classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.

Fiona said the two organisations have a shared common interest:

“The Nation Of Islam is aligning itself with Scientology due to their links to the anti-vaccine Cult VAXXED

“Nation Of Islam are extremists who promote dangerous pseudoscience regarding vaccines, saying they are toxic and cause autism, they also spew homophobia and anti semitism.

“Last weekend Scientologists from all around the world gathered at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead UK to celebrate the IAS (International Association Of Scientologists)

“Nation Of Islam attended this big event along with business tycoon Jim Mathers.

“Mathers is a Scientologist and donates a lot of money to this cult, he is known as a whale.

“Matters can be seen at the IAS event with Nation of Islam and their spokespersons promoting the opening of the Firhouse building.

“The Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad, who attended this week’s Scientology in Ireland launch, has claimed that some vaccinations were “genetically modified” to attack black and Latino males.”

Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, is on record as saying has he first heard about Scientology 40 years ago, but it was Tony Muhammad who introduced him to it.

In 2005, Muhammad was beaten by the LAPD at a prayer vigil he’d organised for a young man killed in a drive-by shooting.

The incident had a profound effect on his mental health and pushed him into a depressed state.

A friend told him about Scientology, which he credits with saving his life, and helping him regain his mental health.

When Farrakhan later met with Muhammad, he was amazed by the transformation and, as Muhammad says on an audio clip posted on YouTube, said: “Whatever you’re on—I want some of it.”

Jim Mathers and Tony Muhammad at last weeks launch

Local county councillors were invited to see the new building but so far all have declined.

It is understood that the new Org will “employ” up to 250 staff, all of whom will be foreign volunteers, and Fiona believes some of them may be here against their will.

“They bring people from all over the world, I know of one young man from Ghana who was brought from his country for five years, even though he didn’t want to leave.

“They target lonely or vulnerable people with promises of great jobs then exploit them for years, it’s almost slavery.

“How they are getting visas I don’t know.

“I hope we can get plenty of local people to come to our peaceful protest tomorrow which starts at 2.30.

“I know the people of Firhouse are not happy about the Scientologists moving in and a lot have been questioning why the Victory Centre couldn’t have been given over to be used as a community centre.

“From what I’ve been told, I believe Scientologists have already been patrolling Firhouse, calling to the pub in the morning, checking the place out and going around asking “why do Irish people drink so much?”

“Scientology is a dangerous cult that destroys peoples lives.”

For more information on tomorrows protest please click on the following link Protest to Stop Scientology Facebook page
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  • Spackle Motion

    I thought the header on the picture with Jim “Thumbhead” Mathers and the NOI guy said, “Laughing at Scientology in Ireland”. Interesting how the brain puts in words you’d rather see than words that are actually there.

  • Louanne Lee

    This talk about Scientology and autism is quite confusing. Nowhere in
    Scientology literature is a mention of autism. I think here is someone,
    Fiona O’Leary, who has been duped into someone else’s, John McGhee,
    anti-Scientology obsession. And something tells me that embalmer John
    Mcghee does better talking to dead people (see Irish Times of 12 January 2015).

  • Graham

    “embalmer John McGhee”.

    And the fact that he’s an embalmer is relevant how? Are you trying to disrespect somebody based on the job they do? We know Scientologists think they are superior ‘homo novis’ and the rest of us are mere ‘wogs’ [to use L Ron Hubbard’s word for us] so I suppose this is not too surprising.

  • Louanne Lee

    Sorry, it makes only sense if you read the full sentence: “And something tells me that embalmer John Mcghee does better talking to dead people (see Irish Times of 12 January 2015).”

  • Graham

    Taking the mickey out of him instead of answering the allegations. Yes, that makes sense; to a Scientologist who is trying to deflect.

  • Louanne Lee

    Stating my opinion only. Did you read the article in the Irish Times?

  • Graham

    “Did you read the article in the Irish Times?”

    Continuing to attempt to deflect from the subject in hand I see. This is a classic OSA tactic. I’m assuming you’re here policing this thread on behalf of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs, despite [or even because of] your claim to be merely stating your own opinion.

  • Louanne Lee

    Sorry, but your continuous waffle about “OSA tactics” and “homo novis” bears every mark of a diversion tactic. Into conspiracies much?

  • Graham

    “Into conspiracies much?”

    So you’re saying Scientology does not have an Office of Special Affairs and L Ron Hubbard did not hold out the promise of becoming homo novis, a state superior to mere homo sapiens? These are mere conspiracy theories and have no basis in fact?

  • Graham

    Scientology is so outrageous that anyone confronting it does easily come to look like a conspiracy theorist. As L Ron Hubbard well knew:

    “Incredulity of our data and validity. This is our finest asset and gives us more protection than any other single thing. If certain parties thought we were real we would have infinitely more trouble … without a public incredulity we never would have gotten as far as we have.
    And now it’s too late to be stopped. The protection was accidental but it serves us very well indeed. Remember that the next time the ignorant scoff.
    — L. Ron Hubbard HCOB 29 July 1963 “Scientology Review”

  • solnabon

    Isn’t this the same Louanne who used to troll with sock accounts on Running scared and also ran a couple of blogs herself ? Or at least, the same nick is used again.

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    It is worrying that in this day and age known cults are “accepted” into society without authorities showing any concern for their citizens. An elected official’s main duty is to protect the people who voted for them, and also the people who didn’t. Letting known fraudulent businesses take hold in the community is just plain disregard for public safety. Do 5 minutes of reading about scientoligy, and you will realise this is not people you want in your community.

  • Not a Scientologist Butt

    What happened to your creepy eyeball?

  • JaxNGold

    Sorry, but YOUR continuous attempts to deflect from the issue bears every mark of a $cientologist. Into shutting out reality much?

    We know too much about the cult of $cientology. Move along. No one’s buying it.

  • John Prince

    Welcome aboard “louanne Lee” never Seen you around here before. .are you a never-in, longtime reader like “Dale” ?

  • John Prince

    How polite of You. .are you sure you’re not “Dale” ?