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Letter from Steven Hassan to President George W. Bush

on the ‘American Taliban’ Freedom of Mind Resource Center, Inc. Steven Hassan M.Ed LMHC PO Box 45223 Somerville, Massachusetts 02145 center@freedomofmind.com Thursday, December 6, 2001 President George Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I was heartened by your comment on 20/20 last night that you believe John [...]

2007 Press Releases

Consumer Warning: What you need to know about Transcendental Meditation (TM) (Jan) David Lynch promotes TM — but what dangers lurk? Cult expert Steven Hassan explains:”Many think of a cult as a group that uses high-pressure recruiting tactics, or gets members to commit suicide, sell flowers in airports, get married in mass weddings, or pursue [...]

2005 Press Releases

Media Alert: Bobbi Parker case not Stockholm Syndrome (April) Renowned mind-control and cult expert explains the strange case of Bobbi Parker (Randolph Dial) is “not Stockholm Syndrome but rather is similar to Elizabeth Smart.””Parker’s profile and situation does not fit the so–called Stockholm Syndrome.” Print PDF

THE KABBALAH LEARNING CENTRE

MEDIA ALERT MEDIA ALERT THE KABBALAH LEARNING CENTRE IS THE LATEST POP CULTURE HOWEVER, MOST ARE UNAWARE THAT IT’S A DESTRUCTIVE CULT America’s Leading Cult Expert Steven Hassan Warns the Public that The Kabbalah Learning Centre is Different from the Teachings of Kabbalah WHAT? Steven Hassan, internationally renowned cult expert, licensed mental health counselor [...]

Statement from Steven Hassan on the Tragic Events of Sept. 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 Terrorists? CAUTION: Resist Jumping To “Evil” Conclusion “When trying to understand today’s horrific events, it might be helpful to understand cult psychology,” cult expert and author Steven Hassan says. “Members of terrorist organizations are in fact members of a destructive mind control cult. The use of influence techniques to create a fanatic [...]

Cult Mind Control Techniques May Have Fueled Terrorists

Statement from Steven Hassan Sept. 17, 2001 The terrorists who rammed passenger jets into the Pentagon and World Trade Center last week displayed behaviors that are reminiscent of cult members and may have been under the influence of destructive mind control when committing their acts, according to a leading cult expert. “Terrorist cult organizations apparently [...]

Warning: Cults are Recruiting the Vulnerable

September 20, 2001 Shock, disempowerment, vulnerability. All of these are reasonable reactions to last week’s horrible attack upon Americans and their government and financial institutions, the cultural framework that makes us all feel strong. “Unfortunately, at a time when many Americans are feeling down, there is another threat coming from within our borders,” says Steven [...]

Steven Hassan Defines Approach to Working With Jailed Terrorists

October 2, 2001 There is growing evidence that the terrorists responsible for the Sept 11 attacks in New York and Washington D.C. committed their violent acts while under the influence of mind control. Zacarias Moussaoui, the would-be hijacker now jailed in New York, is a living example of that mindset. In a recent London Times [...]

John Walker: American Indoctrinated

with Cult Mind Control Techniques by Taliban December 3, 2001 For immediate release Al Queda terrorists and Taliban soldiers, including American John Walker probably underwent a thorough cult mind control indoctrination, according to a leading cult expert.”Terrorist cult organizations apparently employ many of the same mind control techniques used by destructive cult groups,” says Steven [...]

INNOCENT VICTIMS TO FALL PREY TO DANGEROUS CULTS IN 2003

MEDIA ALERT America’s Leading Cult Expert Steven Hassan Gives Tips to Avoid Cult Recruitment WHAT? Steven Hassan, internationally renowned cult expert, licensed mental health counselor and founder of The Freedom of the Mind Resource Center informs consumers what to look for when “shopping” for a spiritual group. WHEN? The New Year is when [...]


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2007

Consumer Warning: What you need to know about Transcendental Meditation (TM) (Jan)
David Lynch promotes TM — but what dangers lurk? Cult expert Steven Hassan explains:

“Many think of a cult as a group that uses high-pressure recruiting tactics, or gets members to commit suicide, sell flowers in airports, get married in mass weddings, or pursue its opponents with lawsuits. TM and many other groups do NOT operate this way, so few people recognize them as a cult. They use more subtle but equally destructive mind control techniques.”

2005

Media Alert: Bobbi Parker case not Stockholm Syndrome (April)
Renowned mind-control and cult expert explains the strange case of Bobbi Parker (Randolph Dial) is “not Stockholm Syndrome but rather is similar to Elizabeth Smart.”

“Parker’s profile and situation does not fit the so–called Stockholm Syndrome.”
2003
Media Alert: Kabbalah Learning Center a destructive cult (May)
America’s leading cult expert Steven Hassan warns the public that the Kabbalah Learning Centre is very different from the teachings of Kabbalah.
Among others, Hassan has extensively counseled a young woman who was a staff member at The Kabbalah Learning Centre and involved for three years.
Media Alert: Avoid cult recruitment (February, 3)
What to watch out for in a spiritual group. Thousands of these groups, which appear good and innocent in nature, are actually dangerous cults.

2001

Cult expert Steven Hassan on John Walker (December, 3)
Cult mind control techniques used to indoctrinated American by Taliban.
How to Counsel Jailed Terrorists (October 2)
Statement from cult counselor Steven Hassan on how to approach counseling jailed terrorists, and others who may be affected by the mind control techniques as practiced by terrorist organizations such as Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda.
Warning: Cults are Recruiting the Vulnerable (September 20)
After the September 11 attacks, cults are preying on those left afraid or vulnerable by the terrorist attacks.
Cult Mind Control Techniques May Have Fueled Terrorists (September 17)
&uot;Terrorist cult organizations apparently employ many of the same mind control techniques used by such destructive groups as Scientology. These include isolation, hypnosis, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and the programming of phobias in the minds of members.”
Understanding today’s horrific events (September 11)
“Members of terrorist organizations are in fact members of a destructive mind control cult. The use of influence techniques to create a fanatic are essentially the same. There are many similarities between the way people are programmed in a cult which can result in an act of suicide bombing. Many people while in a destructive cult, including myself, can tell you that we were ready to die for the cause, if necessary.”