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People outside China

2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

Falun Gong is detested by overseas Chinese communities and organizations. Especially, the main streams of American Chinese have lost their sympathy for it. Falun Gong has initiated discontent.


On May 12, 2008, a violent earthquake measured 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Sichuan, China, and caused great losses of life and property. On May 17, the donation solicitation for earthquake-stricken area organized by the overseas Chinese in Flushing, New York was disturbed by Falun Gong followers. It aroused strong indignation of the overseas Chinese who later gathered spontaneously to condemn Falun Gong. And the confrontation lasted more than 10 days. During the Flushing event, American citizens of Chinese origin denounced the cult sharply, thinking Falun Gong "had sold its soul," "was shameless," and "was unconscionable." Some even called it "garbage," "scum of a nation," "cult," and "traitor." A New Yorker protesting Falun Gong said: "I went to work last Sunday morning. A Falun Gong follower handed me a newspaper when I was getting into the subway. My boss told me: Do not read Falun Gong newspapers since the cult was politicized and demonized. They (Falun Gong members) are evils."


As the true colors of Falun Gong are gradually exposed, more and more foreigners place Falun Gong on a par with other cults such as the "Church of Scientology" and the "Raelianism."


James Murdoch, the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., delivered a speech in February 2001 in Los Angeles. He said as a "dangerous" and "apocalyptic cult", the spiritual group "clearly does not have the success of China at heart."


● Mike, an Australian, wrote in his personal Blog on April 10, 2008: "Falun Gong is a US-financed cult led by a lunatic who is driven to oppose the Chinese government because it quite correctly banned his vehicle for domination of the gullible."


● Ph.D. Cynematic is a teacher of the University of California, Berkeley . He held the same opinion as his parents that the "Chinese Spectacular" held by Falun Gong was "a Cult-Sponsored Chinese Extravaganza." His mother said: "It's like christian science, only worse."


● Martin Rundkvist, a Swedish, called on people to "think of it (Falun Gong) as the Chinese Scientology or Raelianism" in his Blog on March 7, 2008.


● Paul Stott, a British netizen, wrote in his Blog: "Falun Gong is cranky religious rat."


● Shi Lei, a Chinese-American netizen, recorded in his Blog on June 7, 2008 his own experience, claiming, "Falun Gong is not truthful at all. It is a cult."


Cat Chao, host of a popular Mandarin-language talk show on KAZN-AM (1300), said at the end of 2007 that, "(Falun Gong) It's a voodoo stuff."


● Ccm, a netizen from Christchurch, New Zealand, says in his Blog in March 2008: "Those (Falun Gong members) that were ignorant of who they really were took them."