Sunday 24 September 2017

John Sweeney: 'Scientologists believe the Holocaust was planned and carried out by psychiatrists'

John Sweeney

THE Church of Scientology is a cult whose core aim is to fight a space alien Satan that's brainwashed the rest of us.

The Church fights the world's insanity, its celebrity followers argue, and people who tell you differently are bigots. So who's right?



Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has written what promises to be a great book on Scientology. Going Clear is due to be published everywhere on 17 January – except Britain. Just before Christmas, Transworld, Wright's British publishers, pulled it, leading to questions about whether it had fallen to the Church's reputation for going after its detractors and Britain's libel laws.

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