Friday, 15 June 2012

The remaining 'Aum' fugitive has been arrested.

In this undated photo released by Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Katsuya Takahashi,
Katsuya Takahashi (b. 1958)
After a man-hunt lasting 17 years, Japanese police have finally arrested Katsuya Takahashi, the only remaining fugitive of the 'Aum Shinrikyo' mob. He is suspected of driving an accomplice to a Tokyo metro station in March 1995, in order to release Sarin nerve gas during the morning rush hour. 
In total, 13 people were killed and more than 5000 injured.
Aum Shinrikyo Most Wanted
Another long-time'Aum' fugitive, Makoto Hirata, gave himself up at the end of last year, whilst Naoko Kikuchi, was arrested two weeks ago. She directed police to the town of Kawasaki where Mr Takahashi has worked for a construction company under a false name. He had already absconded, but the police found a recent photograph of him in his room
Police officers hand out wanted leaflets of Katsuya Takahashi, the last fugitive of the Aum Shinrikyo cult wanted as a murder suspect in the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on Tokyo subways, to people at a railway station in Tokyo Friday, 8 June, 2012
The photograph was circulated along with CCTV images of Takahashi and, within a week, he was detained after a call from a member of the public.
To date, one hundred and eighty-nine 'Aum Shinrikyo' adherents have been convicted in connection with the Sarin attacks and other crimes. Thirteen are awaiting execution.
Chizuo Matsumoto (b. 1955) a.k.a 'Shoko Asahara' ('The Great Enlightened One')
Despite the fact that, in the adult world of quantifiable reality, the instigator, and self-appointed sovereign leader, of the 'Aum' mob, Chizuo Matsumoto, was a convicted medical-charlatan with chronic psychological problems, the mainstream media still keeps repeating the absurd fairytale that 'Aum' was originally a 'Hindu/Buddhist spiritual movement' founded by 'Shoko Asahara.'
Elementary common-sense reveals that 'Aum Shinrikyo (Aum Supreme Truth)' was nothing more than the made-up name for the deluded dream of a megalomanical psychopath and homicidal racketeer, but which he was allowed to turn into nightmare reality.

The shameful role which various co-opted 'scholars of religion' played by refusing to challenge the authenticity of the 'Aum' fairytale and attempting to obstruct a rigorous criminal investigation of its author, should never be forgotten.
David Brear (copyright 2012)

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