Rosita Šorytė discusses the political uses of the labels “cult,” “extremist,” and “marginal” to discriminate against the Church of Scientology.
Two articles discuss how applying labels such as “cult” or “extremist” is used to promote discrimination against minority religions.
Laws are passed with the alleged aim of combating Islamic radicalism. They are then used against peaceful religionists labeled as “fundamentalists” or “cults.”
La mission gouvernementale de lutte antisectes que son ancien membre, le sociologue Olivier Bobineau, a qualifiée de « police des esprits » va recevoir un budget annuel d’un million d’euros.
The governmental anti-cult mission that his former member, sociologist Olivier Bobineau, denounced as a “police des esprits” will receive € 1 million per year.
A provision allegedly introduced to cut foreign funding to Islamic radical groups may in fact severely limit the activities of hundreds of different religious movements