After all these years since the Aum Shinrikyo cult sarin gas attacks in Tokyo in 1995, the cult has been in existence and operating in Moscow which very few people have been aware of. When the attack occurred in 1995, the leader of the doomsday cult, Shoko Asahara, began broadcasting his singing through a radio broadcast on a signal they purchased in Russia and directed it towards Japan. Japan’s Public Security Examination Commission considers Aleph (first letter of the Hebrew alphabet) and Hikari no Wa (the Circle of Rainbow Light), which branched off in 2007, to both be branches of a “dangerous religion”. The Aleph branch in Japan has an estimated 1,650 members with around 650 according to the Japanese police living on communal compounds.
The commission announced in January 2015, these two branches would remain under surveillance for three more years. So why now did the Aum Shinrikyo cult come under scrutiny in Moscow with these raids on Aum Shinrikyo locations? I suspect because Russian negotiators are in Japan preparing for Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit and this must be a huge issue between Japan and Russia. How many people realize there are still 30,000 Aum Shinrikyo cult members in Russia? And of those 30,000 members how many are Japanese? The leader of the cult in Moscow is a guy by the name of Fumihiro Joyu (graduated from Waseda with a degree in AI) , so it would be interesting to see whether or not the Russian police picked Fumihiro Joyu (an icon for teenage Japanese girls) up in Moscow. Leading up to the attack in Tokyo in 1995 by the Aum Shinrikyo cult, it was allegded cult members attempted buying nuclear warheads (nuclear weapons are bullshit), Soviet military hardware while Russia was in economic chaos, a gas-laser for plasma weapons, and other assorted goodies from Russian connections.
Russia police raids target Japan Aum Shinrikyo cult
April 5, 2016
Russian police have raided 25 premises in Moscow and St Petersburg linked to the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult.
The banned cult was responsible for a deadly sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, which killed 13 people and injured 5,000.
Ten people were detained in the St Petersburg raids, Itar-Tass news agency says. And 44 Russians expelled from Montenegro are under investigation.
Aum leader Shoko Asahara and 12 other cultists got death sentences in Japan.
The Russian raids targeted the homes and places of worship of suspected Aum cultists.
Russian prosecutors say the cult has been pressurising people for donations. They suspect it has up to 30,000 followers in Russia.
Aum Shinrikyo began as a spiritual group mixing Hindu and Buddhist beliefs but became a paranoid doomsday cult obsessed with Armageddon.
Some 189 Aum cultists have been put on trial in Japan. Their leader Shoko Asahara was sentenced to death in 2004 and remains on death row.