I just happily discovered that the JMS cult along with material I collected and shared as well as an article I instigated were mentioned in the book Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems by Dr. Alexandra Stein.
I received a nice surprise in my email box last night in the form of this link to an article about the rejection by the UK’s Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) of a complaint filed by the JMS cult about a recent article concerning them. The nice surprise was the inclusion of my name in the piece. The “alternative facts” put forward by the cult weren’t a surprise at all.
The full show was around 30 minutes long, but I’m having trouble accessing that present. For now, here’s a 2-minute teaser:
Well, this sure came as a surprise! I received an email from my good friend Professor Tark Ji-il on Saturday night which contained a most unexpected gift: a cartoon about my recent expeirences with Korea’s JMS cult and its Hitler-praising serial-raping leader. It appears in the November issue of his magazine which is devoted to the study of Bible-based cults. The whole thing is available here, and here’s a wee taste:
In October 2016, I was interviewed by Der Standard about the murder of a Korean mother committed by five of her relatives, including her 16-year-old son, in Frankfurt during an attempted exorcism to rid her of demonic possession. The role of demons and Satan in the Korean cults I document on my site is certainly large, and there was initial suspicions that the family were members of a Korean cult. Continue reading “My German News Debut!”
It was such a thrill to hear from CBS TV and have them ask to attend a recent presentation I gave about cults. CBS seems to be one of the few media companies that are not afraid of the numerous criminal organisations that I find endlessly fascinating. Reporter Jon Dunbar, who has also had a few run-ins with Shinchonji, was also interviewed:
I made my Korea Times debut a few days ago thanks to reporter Jon Dunbar who was kind enough to attend a presentation I gave last Saturday on my favorite subject. He then sent me some questions regarding how cults here typically recruit. He then sent some follow-up questions based on my initial responses, and then he wrote his piece around selected quotes. Continue reading “My Korea Times Debut!”
My time as a Nakwon Supporter has certainly been a highlight of my time in Korea to date. It was a wonderful chance to not only share my love of music and memories of the huge Nakwon Music Arcade, but also to meet and play alongside other musicians. Plus, making it into a newspaper for something other than my interest in the criminal JMS cult with its Hitler-praising serial rapist makes for a nice change, albeit a temporary one. 😉
Thanks to the Segye Newspaper for this photo spread. And rumor has it we’ll be on TV next Sunday night.