9-11: How Scientology Profited
xenubarb wrote:This is in part a rehash of what I wrote back when the towers fell. However, the cult did a lot of other opportunistic fund-raising as well, so added that.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/1 ... ia=history
Xenubarb's original article:
Operation Clambake present:
Scientology at Ground Zero
By Barbara Graham, September 18 2001
In the past week following the World Trade Center tragedy, we have heard amazing stories of heroism and acts of selfless courage and generousity. Sadly, it has become necessary to warn people of the small number of hucksters, jackals, and scam artists attempting to profit from this terrible event. Recently, one such scam came to light, perpetrated by the Church of Scientology.
By presenting itself as "National Mental Health Assistance," they managed to deceive Fox News into running their number across the screen on their broadcasts for five hours. People calling for help wound up speaking to representatives for Scientology, a group well-known for opposing the real mental health industry.
Intercepted emails from Scientologists in New York City are revealing, it shows that this group is intentionally using deceit to gain access to the vulnerable people still suffering from shock and grief. Moreover, it has deliberately interfered with legitimate mental health practitioners sent there to assist. Below are a few excerpts from these emails, sent out to Scientologists to promote this parasitic behavior by "Lt." Simon Hare, CO, I HELP Canada (in NY). (Note: the "Lieutenant" designates a rank in the Sea Org, not to be confused with actual military rank)
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