Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Loretta Lynch Lobs Love Bomb at Radical Islamic Terrorists

Is "love" the most effective response to combat ISIS radicalization efforts and terrorism? Our U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch seems to think so.

After meeting in Orlando, FL with law-enforcement officials investigating ISIS terrorist Omar Saddique Mateen’s June 12 massacre, Mrs. Lynch told journalists, “Our most effective response to terror and hatred is compassion, unity and love.” 

After an interval of astonishment, Representative Jeff Duncan (R., S.C.) expressed his dismay at Lynch’s words. “‘All you need is love’ may be a great Beatles song, but it’s a terrible foreign policy,” Duncan declared. “She further proves that this Administration has no idea what it takes to fight Islamic terrorism.”

http://ow.ly/XBLz301LtR8

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Leah Remini is shooting a TV series about Scientology

Leah Remini is shooting a TV series about Scientology and how this "church" rips apart families - Disconnection

Read about it here: 
http://ow.ly/U2jn301JlvY

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ride for the Child

Last weekend our founder, Tibor Stern, participated in "Ride for the Child" to benefit the CASA organization (Court Appointed Special Advocates). He rode 30 miles on the Sopris Century in Carbondale, Colorado, a "hard course for the serious rider. Most of the riding is done at an altitude between 6-8000 feet and includes 7000 feet + of vertical climbing, with grades ranging from 4-8 %, punctuated by bursts of 10 % or more!"

The CASA program’s goal is to "support a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every child it serves" - a wonderful mission very close to our hearts at FACT. Well done TIbor!

For more info about the event, click here: http://sopriscentury.com/details/event-description/


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Friday, June 24, 2016

If you were a victim of brainwashing and mind control, how would you know?

Steve Hassan explains the BITE model of mind control that he developed and published in his books. he described the four components: behavior control;information control;thought control; and emotion control in his first book, Combatting Cult Mind Control but he didn't put it in that order.

Please see http://freedomofmind.com/Info/BITE/bitemodel.php for specifics.

Predators on campus: An inside look at cults

Cults are probably the last thing on your mind when considering a place of higher learning for your son or daughter, but these groups regularly use college campuses to enlist kids aching for a sense of community far from the glare of discipline.

“The myth most people have is that people that join cults are looking to join a cult,” says William Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Englewood, New Jersey, who co-leads a support group for ex-cult members. “It’s usually not the case. Cult recruiters are predators and learn how to be good conmen. Healthy kids are more likely to get involved because they feel ‘if I don’t like it,’ I can leave.”

That’s not always so easy, as cults smother new recruits with affection to convince them to stay, a tactic known as “love-bombing.” This behavior often escalates to manipulation, threats, intimidation and mind control. Eventually they cut the person off from friends and family so the cult remains the driving influence.

They even have it down to a science – Goldberg says the cult blankets an area by fundraising or proselytizing there, and then sets its sights on bright students who are in a period of transition. Colleges are ripe with them.

Individuals believes they are being invited to join a religious, political or social group, but the cult often hides their true intention and the degree they’re going to attempt to take over a person’s life.

According to Rick Ross, of the Rick A. Ross Institute of New Jersey, groups called “cults” that have a history of recruiting on college campuses include the Unification Church, International Church of Christ, University Bible Fellowship, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, Soka Gakkai International, Dahn Yoga, International Society of Krishna Consciousness, Kabbalah Center, Falun Gong, National Labor Federation, the Lyndon LaRouche Executive Intelligence Report (EIR), Prem Rawat/Elan Vital formerly known as Divine Light Mission, Twelve Tribes Messianic Communities, the Brethren led by Jim Roberts, Sri Chinmoy organization, Humana People-to-People associated with Tvind and Xenos Christian Fellowship.

And time has not slowed the proliferation of groups that lure young souls.

“Eighteen to 26-year-old college students have historically been the most targeted single demographic group,” Ross says.

He adds that there are cults operating on virtually every college campus, with Jersey as no exception, but the colleges aren’t likely to acknowledge such activity.

Both experts agree – to protect yourself, realize your own vulnerability and though it’s easy to be swept up in the intensity, make sure you thoroughly research an organization before moving forward.

During his tenure at Rutgers University in New Brunswick from 1989 to 2001, Father Ron Stanley, O.P., a former campus chaplain at the Catholic Center, says he became aware of a religious group, Campus Advance (part of the ICC) using high pressure and deception to take control of students’ lives. As a result, their recruits utilized the same unethical methods to scout for additional members and bring money into the cult.

An interfaith group of clergy stepped in and sponsored a panel, “Cults on Campus” that garnered sufficient publicity.

“We were able to get Rutgers to prepare and distribute a leaflet entitled, ‘Responding to High Pressure Groups on Campus’ and to include a skit on high pressure recruitment as part of its orientation for incoming students,” Stanley says.

Steve Hassan spent two years as a Unification Church (Moon cult) leader while a student at Queens College in the ‘70s and that early involvement left an indelible mark. Fresh off a breakup, three women claiming to be students approached him during a lunch break. He asked if they were part of a religious group and Hassan says, “They flat out lied.”

A leading cult expert and licensed mental health counselor, Hassan has studied the phenomenon of free will for more than 30 thirty years and believes that through unethical deceptive recruiting and mind control techniques, including hypnosis and sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and environmental control – a person can be reprogrammed to have a different belief structure and even a different identity.

“When I was in the ‘Moonies,’ my cult identity would suppress any negative thoughts against the group and re-label my feelings towards my family as satanic,” Hassan says.

Can such brainwashing be reversed? Hassan says if a person has a monumental dissolutive experience, one may wake up to how one is being bullied - but more commonly, an erosion of the cult identity leads someone to incrementally question what’s going on.

He typically does three to five interventions a week and holds steadfast to the belief that making a difference in the lives of those affected by cults is possible.

With counseling, they’ll understand the issue of social influence and it will minimize any sense of guilt or embarrassment that they got involved with the group. Hassan also tries to connect them with ex-members, so they can talk to people who relate and won’t look at them and say, “They did what” or other less than helpful responses.

He offers some words of advice:

• Remember that cult recruiters are attractive, intelligent, nice people and they don’t have a sign on them that reads, ‘cult member.’
• Be wary of instant friendships; real friendships take time – and don’t disclose too many personal details with a stranger because they could use that information to manipulate you.
• Many abusive relationship situations look like cults, except they’re just cultic personalities, religious cults.
• Legitimate groups and people stand up to scrutiny.

Above all, Hassan says, “trust your gut (and) trust your inner voice.”

BY JILLIAN RISBERG

For more information:

William Goldberg or www.blgoldberg.com; Rick A. Ross Institute of New Jersey or www.rickross.com; Freedom of Mind or www.freedomofmind.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Who Is Vulnerable to Mind Control...

Cult expert Steven Hassan (with over 40 years of experience in the field) believes everyone is vulnerable to undue influence (the legal term for mind control). Find out why in this video.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FBI releases full transcript of Orlando nightclub shooting call:

For anyone still in doubt about the motivation behind the Orlando shooting, the release of the full uncensored call transcript makes it very clear that radicalization (brainwashing / mind control) by ISIS was a primary factor.

http://ow.ly/yn7N301v4Lb

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Friday, June 17, 2016

New Research Shows ISIS Recruitment Driven by Cultural Isolation:

"The Muslim populations most likely to join ISIS are not in the Middle East or Africa. Rates of ISIS recruitment are highest in highly developed western countries, the ones with cultures you might least associate with radical Islam. The finding is consistent with several other studies that have found overwhelmingly negative views of ISIS is majority-Muslim countries."

Is there a relationship between ISIS recruitment and cultural factors?

http://ow.ly/Pu6o301nJ7V

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Public response to our press release

We would like to thank the public for their tremendously positive response to our recent press release -- proposing education as the only reasonable solution to combat radicalization by terrorist groups.

Imagine if the FBI, when investigating the killer for that 10 month period prior to the attack, had incorporated an educational program to try and counter the ideas of radical Islam/terrorism that were obviously festering in Mateen's mind... perhaps those innocent people would still be alive today.

If you believe in what we are trying to accomplish through our anti-cult education efforts, please simply like our Facebook page and share it to spread the word.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

OBAMA CONFIRMS RADICALIZATION OF ORLANDO SHOOTER FROM ONLINE ISIS PROPAGANDA

"President Obama said Tuesday that the gunman “was an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized.”

“It is increasingly clear, however, that the killer took in extremist information and propaganda over the Internet,” said Obama, who plans to travel Thursday to Orlando. Obama said that the Islamic State, a militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL, has made its propaganda “pervasive and easily accessible…"

http://ow.ly/p4kk301iB5S

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Coercive Persuasion by ISIS Led Orlando Shooter to Kill Innocent People

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The Orlando shooting was an absolutely horrific tragedy, and our hearts go out to all of the victims and their suffering families. As a response to this terrorist attack, F.A.C.T. will be issuing this press release to the media.

The public needs to be educated now on a large-scale if we're to have any hope for possibly preventing tragedies like this in the future. Please share it with everyone you know.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Coercive Persuasion by ISIS Led Orlando Shooter to Kill Innocent People

Hollywood, Florida, 13th of June 2016 —

Presently we are facing the most profound terrorist threat arguably in the history of our great nation. The development of terrorist cults, like ISIS, and their sophisticated recruitment tactics has brought the issue of undue influence to a new level of attention and urgency.

The Orlando shooting was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, which killed 49 innocent people and wounded at least 53 others. According to an article published by CNN, Omar Mateen's parents, who are from Afghanistan, said “he'd expressed outrage after seeing two men kiss in Miami, but didn't consider him particularly religious and didn't know of any connection he had to ISIS”. Perhaps if his parent’s knew the red flags regarding cult recruitment and indoctrination and had a safe agency they could have reached out to for help with their son, this tragedy might have been prevented. Family members and friends are the early warning system for radicalization, yet most are not educated about the dangers of brainwashing and mind control, nor would they feel safe to tell authorities for fear of having their loved ones arrested or watched. Ultimately, people need a safe place to go to for help and specialized education on the subject.

A non-profit organization called Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (FACT) works with other related organizations and cult experts, such as Steven Hassan who runs the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, to educate and bring awareness to the public regarding the recruitment efforts and methods of manipulative and exploitive cult/fanatical groups, as well as providing a safe place for people to reach out to for help. Right now there are probably hundreds of other potential terrorist scenarios that might be preventable with a large-scale mobilization of specialized education and resources to the public. It is safe to presume that, like Mateen, more and more people have and will be pledging their allegiance to ISIS. F.A.C.T.’s mission is to create an empowerment movement for everyone to understand how people can be radicalized, and also what they can do about it (besides just utilizing law enforcement, like with Mateen who was later dismissed by the FBI as a non-threat).

According to experts there are over 5000 cultic groups in the U.S. with more than 6 million controlled victims, including radical Islamic groups. The overwhelming need to combat the systematic brainwashing and mind control tactics of their cult recruitment and indoctrination is direly evident. F.A.C.T. believes the lack of public education and awareness on this issue is what is ultimately empowering these radical destructive groups to grow and flourish. It is a misunderstood threat by most, with little to no educational resources or support available. This leaves family members and friends oblivious and/or in denial about the recruitment, indoctrination and exploitation of their loved ones, causing indecision and hesitation to act when it is most crucial. It is FACT’s mission, in alliance with related organizations, to educate and generate awareness in the public in order to empower them to make the proper educated decisions to prevent any future tragedies.

For more information, please contact F.A.C.T. at 1-877-360-3228 or email support@familiesagainstcultteachings.org

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Friday, June 10, 2016

40 percent of respondents say there are cults that are active on their college campuses...

U Magazine, a National College magazine, surveyed its readers (college students) about the existence of cults on college campuses. In their latest poll, "40 percent of respondents say there are cults that are active on their college campuses."

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

WANT TO DONATE TO F.A.C.T. VIA PAYPAL?

Some of our donors have asked us about a Paypal option for making a donation. If you would like to donate via Paypal, please click this link: http://ow.ly/rYpK3016CWQ

Remember your donation will always be 100% tax-deductible, even through Paypal. Thank you so much for supporting our mission. We cannot do it without you!
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Thank you again, The F.A.C.T. Team

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

IMPORTANT NEW MODEL THAT OFFERS LEGAL GUIDELINES FOR CASES INVOLVING UNDUE INFLUENCE:

"Using his legal expertise and an understanding of cult tactics, Emeritus Santa Clara law school professor Alan W. Scheflin proposes that the term “undue influence” can be used in cases related to cult issues.
Scheflin has formulated what he calls “The Social Influence Model (SIM).” This model, which is for use in courts, provides an easy way of measuring the different factors that contribute to undue influence by addressing these six categories:

- INFLUENCER (Identity and Status) - INFLUENCER’S MOTIVES (Purpose) - INFLUENCER’S METHODS (Techniques) - CIRCUMSTANCES (Timing and Setting) - INFLUENCEE’S RECEPTIVITY/ VULNERABILITY (Individual Differences) - CONSEQUENCES (Results)

The approach is scientific and evidence driven. If used on a mass scale, the SIM could make it easier for victims of cults to get the help they need. Lives could be saved and cults could be fought in a legal way."

VIDEO: http://ow.ly/vfkS301405X

For more information, visit Steven Hassan's blog at: https://freedomofmind.com/blog/

Monday, June 6, 2016

PARENTS, DESPERATE TO SPEAK WITH THEIR DISCONNECTED CHILDREN, ERECT BILLBOARD IN LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO RECONNECT WITH THEM:

After decades, Willie and Phil Jones left the church of Scientology and as a consequence haven't been able to speak to their daughter Emily or their son Mike for over two years. They've been "disconnected", which is what Scientologists call their choice to cut off communication with people outside the church.

"We know what the conditioning is and what goes on there. It is a form of hypnosis. We've experienced it, we went through it. We were in that mindset for years," Phil Jones said.

Willie and Phil decided to reach out to their children through a billboard after they raised enough money to keep it on display for one month. The billboard was posted on busy Glendale Boulevard and it's estimated that 1 million people will see it. It reads, "To my loved one in Scientology...Call me."

The parents said they decided to post the billboard after conventional methods for reaching their children failed. "Calling every week, showing up at the doorstep of the church, and we've been flat out told that we're not welcomed," Willie Jones said.

Friday, June 3, 2016

STEVEN HASSAN ON THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE:

Joe Rogan (News Radio, Fear Factor) interviews cult expert and counselor Steven Hassan, who explains the difference in layman's terms between a positive group and a destructive one, the various facets of currently active cult groups, his opinion on altered states, his experience with the Moonies, and many more topics covered.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Steven Hassan Celebrates 40 years of deprogramming and activism

Our friend and professional advisor, Steven Hassan, is celebrating his 40th anniversary of deprogramming (and 40 years of activism). We thank him for his incredible work over the years helping victims (and families) who have suffered from involvement with high control/demand destructive groups, not to mention all of his tremendous educational work in the field.
If you have not read his books yet, we highly recommend them, especially his latest entitled "Combating Cult Mind Control: 25th Anniversary Edition". If you have just left a destructive group or are considering joining a new group of some kind, or have a family member trapped in a cult group, the information contained in this book could just save your life or that of your loved one.

To learn more about Steven Hassan and his books, please visit his website: http://ow.ly/xv3j300RtNh

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

RUSSIAN CITY BANS YOGA, CALLING IT A CULT:

Is yoga a spiritual practice or physical exercise? Depends on who you ask. But some Russians believe it's a cult and, taking the lead of Vladimir Putin’s revanchist movement, have outlawed it.


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