silverback gorilla (jcruelty) wrote,
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Aum Shinrikyo



Aum members with Asahara masks, campaigning to elect the guru and other cultists to the Japanese parliament in 1990. Their loss at the polls led to spiraling violence and the complete rejection of society. (Sankei Shimbun)

Excerpted from The Cult at the End of the World: The Incredible Story of Aum by David E. Kaplan & Andrew Marshall
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