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Raelians Sue Indiana University & Hashem

From: Joseph McGowen <hashemfilms.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:01:46 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 06:39:16 -0400
Subject: Raelians Sue Indiana University & Hashem

Source: Raelianews.Org - Geneva, Switzerland


Mon 19 Mar 2007

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Involved In
Extortion Plot And Civil Rights Violation

The US Raelian Movement has filed a tort claim against the
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
regarding employees who have been involved in a plot to extort
millions of dollars from the Raelian Movement and its leader
Rael. Threats of violence and an attempt to prevent Raelians
from exercising their First Amendment rights were also involved
as well as multiple violations of the IUPUI ethical codes
regarding research with live subjects. See the full claim IUPUI
tort claim

Ricky Roehr, leader of the US Raelian Movement declared:
"Although they tried to portray a dangerous infiltration of the
Raelian Movement, Abdullah Hashem, an IUPUI researcher and his
team were granted full access to the annual Raelian seminar and
interview of Rael and Raelian Movement members. This access was
subject to our standard contract which states that any film
footage is and remains the Raelian Movementís property and that
any edited footage could not be released without approval of the
Raelian Movement."

Hashem did not honor that agreement and along with his partners
produced a film that falsely and sensationally accused the
Raelians of criminal acts. Its premiere was hosted in November
2006, by the IUPUI Department of Religious Studies at Lilly Hall
despite the knowledge that the footage was stolen and the
content a biased and inaccurate portrayal of the Raelian

In December 2006, a further outrage was perpetrated by Hashem
when the disputed film footage was used to incite a disabled man
to make threats of violence against Rael.

To add to the offense Hashem offered to hand over the film
footage to the Raelians, if the Raelians would cease all
operations in the United States and Egypt and disburse all funds
belonging to the Raelian Movement.

The parties named in the tort claim against IUPUI are: Abdullah
Hashem, Joseph McGowen, Catherine Crouch, Dragonslayer
Productions, Hashem Films, Mariah White, Brandon Javella ,
Professors David Craig, Kelly Hayes, and Thomas J. Davis and the
IUPUI Religious Studies Student Association.

Ricky Roehr added: "This is not Abdullah Hashemís first brush
with misconduct. At IUPUI, in March 2006; he was sanctioned by
the University Student Government and disqualified from running
for office due to Voter Fraud and False Accusations of

Brigitte Boisselier, Raelian official spokesperson, declared:
"There is one annual seminar per continent where Raelians gather
and enjoy sharing their philosophy and their joy to attend the
teachings of their spiritual leaders. These seminars are a
mixture of celebration and spiritual awakening... no place for
criminal acts there... The only criminals are those who come
there to hurt us as our doors are wide opened to all... but we
also know how to use the law to protect ourselves. We know we
will not change individuals like Hashem who are eager to make
money out of anything, but when a university is involved,
encouraging hatred like they have done supporting the work of
Hashem, then something needs to be done!"

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