A term used by opponents to identify religious movements they regard as malignant or dangerous. Because of its judgmental and controversial use, it was largely abandoned by the academia since the 1980s, and replaced by “new religious movement.” The same derogatory role is played in German (sekte), French (secte), Italian (setta) and Spanish (secta) by words literally translating the English “sect.” In this context each of these terms should be translated as “cult” rather than “sect,” and vice versa “cult” in English should be translated as sekte, secte, setta, secta.
Pakistan: Government Criticized for Not Supporting Hinglaj Mata Mandir
More than one million visit the Hindu shrine every year. Yet the central government “would not spend a penny” for needed work there, Senator says.
Uyghur Genocide Denier Condemned for Appeasement with China
“As far as we know, no one has been killed,” claims a prominent UK politician whose naysaying views on Uyghur persecution have shocked Uyghur exiles.
Pakistan and China: “We Will Always Support Each Other”
In an interview with the CCP TV, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan confirms that the two countries have become “iron brothers.”
“Deprogrammed Cultists” Compelled to Sing “Glory to the Communist Party”
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