The BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FORUM
DANGERS OF LAROUCHE/BUESO ORGANIZATION.
Despite phone calls and letters sent by members of the LaRouche group
to the media, lawyers and the politicians in an attempt to intimidate
through threats of legal action all members of the Panel followed their
convictions and spoke out strongly about the dangers of this organization.
Threats of litigation cannot be allowed to stifle the right for free
speech stated the lawyer Hans Eberhard Schultz who
was the organizer of this event and responsible for taking the Case
of Jeremiah Duggan to the Constitutional Court. This related to the
action to re-open full investigations into the death of the student
Jeremiah Duggan in March 2003. Jeremiah Duggan died in unexplained circumstances
after being lured into attending a LaRouche conference which turned
out to be a form of recruiting the youth to their youth movements. Jeremiah’s
body was found beside the motorway and even though the only witnesses
were the drivers involved in the alleged crash the German police declared
almost immediately that this was suicide by road crash and publicly
stated they had no need to fully investigate.
Professor Weiskirchen referred to the dossier being released at this forum to show the evidence that this is an anti-Semitic sect. He expressed a strong view that this kind of activity had no place in modern day Germany. Simon Hughes MP and President of the UK Liberal Party was an attentive participant in the entire three and a half hour forum and spoke to broaden the scope of the debate stating how essential it was to fully examine the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeremiah Duggan making necessary a full enquiry into the workings of the LaRouche group. His expertise was of being a human rights lawyer and politician with some expertise on the dangers of cults.
The chairman Dr Rainer Fromm referred to the exhibition
of documents at the Forum which provide documentary evidence that the
LaRouche group promote holocaust denial and incitement to hatred against
Molly Kronberg flew over from USA to speak openly about the dangers of the LaRouche group which she knew from a lifetime as a member of the LaRouche sect. Painful as it was she declared how Lyndon LaRouche had successfully achieved a character assassination on her husband that led a year ago to his horrific very public suicide. She gave details about the psychological terror inflicted on members by the leadership and how huge sums of money are sent from the USA to Germany to support their activities. Aglaja Beyes Corleis who has written a book about her life inside the sect spoke about how Wiesbaden is an important centre attracting youth from all over the world to be trained in the LaRouche ideologies
Yves Messer who was a member of the LaRouche organization from 1983 to 1994 spoke about how hate figures are used to stir up anti-Jewish hatred and how the word “synarchist” is code word for Jew. He said:
Political analyst Chip Berlet provided the evidence that the LaRouche group did great harm by spreading a coded form of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in Europe today. Senior History Lecturer from Northampton University Dr Matthew Feldman, explained further how the leaders of the LaRouche group with its central arm the Schiller Institute are the most ingenious manipulators of Hate speech and while retaining a fascist worldview on the one hand; manage to conceal this and thereby sanitize what is a pervasive form of anti-Semitism.
Ursula Caberta, religious sect adviser, spoke about how the refusal by the Hessen authorities to fully investigate the unexplained death of the 22 year British student in Wiesbaden in 2003 only highlights how little understanding there is about what makes up the dangers of destructive anti-Semitic sects.
Erica Duggan, the mother of Jeremiah Duggan, presented a list of demands from the families: “I have already lost my son and nothing will bring him back but I believe that there has to be a full investigation of Jeremiah’s death and its relation to the LaRouche group – or else the dangers continues for others “
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