Blog: Scientology's Australian Tragedy - 2019-01-19
As we have previously stated, our thoughts and prayers are with Chih-Hen Yeh's family — the victim murdered at the Australian scientology center.
Sadly, this is just the latest example of scientology using a tragedy to attack those speaking out against its abusive practices. The irony is that we speak out against the culture of violence within the highest echelons of scientology, perpetrated and encouraged by David Miscavige. We are exposing scientology's violence to bring it to an end. We have never and will never advocate violence for any reason. That's scientology's modus operandi and we condemn it.
Chih-Hen Yeh was placed in harm's way by scientology. Knowing what we know, it is clear that too often those recruited to join the Sea Organization are assigned jobs but given no training to perform their duties. This young man was acting as a security guard in a situation that necessitated trained authorities. According to scientology the perpetrator had previously threatened to burn down their building, so they were aware that he was unstable and allowed him in anyway. Why didn't they call the police when the original threat was made? Scientology should be held accountable for its negligence.