Germany: Scientologists Complain of State-Sanctioned Discrimination - 2007-09-26
Scientology has always been controversial, but in Germany, it's viewed with more suspicion than in many other places. According to Scientologists, the result has been discrimination against its church and members.
In Germany, there are thought to be some 6,000 adherents of the Church of Scientology, which was created in the 1950s by American science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
The German government considers the group to be a money-making enterprise that preys on vulnerable people, and ten years ago even discussed designating the group as unconstitutional.