Scientology center opens in Berlin despite lack of religious recognition - 2007-01-14

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F6.png Scientology center opens in Berlin despite lack of religious recognition January 14, 2007, Fides Middendorf, Associated Press, Seattle Times

The German government says it considers Scientology a commercial enterprise that takes advantage of vulnerable people. The conservative interior minister of the southern state of Bavaria called for increased surveillance of the group's activities in Berlin and across Europe.

Scientologists reject the government's accusations, saying they are a religion and calling surveillance an abuse of their right to religious freedom.


{{cite news | first = Fides | last = Middendorf | title = Scientology center opens in Berlin despite lack of religious recognition | url = http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003524390_scientology14.html | work = Associated Press | publisher = Seattle Times | date = January 14, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}