Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Jammeh

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  1. CommunicatorIC

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    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja

    Thank you. Cross-posted to the WWP thread:

    https://whyweprotest.net/threads/ch...or-of-gambia-yaya-jammeh.131191/#post-2574783
     
  2. CommunicatorIC

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    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja


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  3. CommunicatorIC

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    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja

    From an official Church of Scientology website.

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    With funding from an IAS grant, IAS members from England and the United States traveled to The Gambia where they held an intensive series of seminars for that nation’s teachers. Working with the Gambian Department of State for Education, volunteers trained a total of 5,533 teachers from all over the country. “Results were unprecedented,” said Mrs. Ndong Jatta, then Secretary of State for Education in The Gambia. “The quality of education in our country is now accelerating; many reported ‘D’ students becoming ‘A’ students, slow learners learning quickly and most important and crucial, our children are now experiencing the true joy of learning.”

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  4. CommunicatorIC

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    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja

    Another possible connection from an ADL archived article. Recall that Yahya Jammeh took power in Gambia in a 1994 military coup.

    http://archive.adl.org/travels_with_tyrants/travels_with_tyrants_old.html

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    TRAVELS WITH TYRANTS: MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN'S ANTI-AMERICAN WORLD TOUR

    INTRODUCTION

    In January 1996, Louis Farrakhan announced that he was taking the message of the Million Man March on the road in a `World Friendship Tour" of African and Middle Eastern states. In reality, however, he was embarking on a whirlwind tour of some of the world's bloodiest, most antidemocratic nations and lavishing praise on their terrorist-supporting leaders.

    This report discusses the most troubling statements Farrakhan and his delegation made along its 1996 "World Friendship Tour." In the course of his 27 day trip, Farrakhan visited five countries described by the United States government as sponsors of terrorism: Libya, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria. He repeatedly denounced the American government, calling it (while in Iran) "the Great Satan."

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    GAMBIA

    An account of Farrakhan's trip published in the Nation of Islam's The Final Call claims that the NOI Minister enjoys a significant following in the Western African nation of Gambia. The paper reported that on January 25, hundreds of Gambians met Farrakhan and his delegation at the airport with cries of "Long live Brother Farrakhan!"

    The country's leader, Chairman Yahya J. J. Jammeh, reportedly told the NOI delegation that when he was a student in the 1970s and 1980s, tapes of Farrakhan were illegal and listened to only secretly, but today are extremely popular. The Final Call also boasted that "Most Gambians were nursed on tapes of the Minister Farrakhan" and that the country is "proving to be a model for the successful impact of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad."

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  5. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja

    This is scary stuff!! Front group activity like this needs to be stopped and prevented. I wish more exes helped in education governments, educators and institutions about what is happening - Scientology infiltration. :ohmy:
     
  6. Churchill

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    Re: Church of Scientology dis-invites activists opposed to dictator of Gambia Yaya Ja



    The public embrace of the Gambian dictator/thug Jammeh, by his fellow American dictators/thugs, Miscavige and Farrakhan, is not surprising given the current political zeitgeist which does not accrue any political downside.

    But there's a good chance that this could (and should) become an enormous liability should the political winds shift, as they appear poised to...

    and it most certainly does not go unnoticed by all governments.
     
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    Scientology story on Gambia BHM Event omits exclusion of pro-democracy activists

    Scientology Press Release on Gambia Black History Month Event conveniently omits exclusion of pro-democracy activists.

    PRLog - Press Release Distribution: Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Black History Month Film Screening

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    WASHINGTON - Feb. 22, 2016 - PRLog -- In honor of Black History Month, Eric Sheppard, descendant of Moses Grandy, (Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America) screened the short documentary film Freedom & Slavery in the Great Dismal Swamp at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office. The screening was followed by special presentations by His Excellency Sheik Omar Faye, Ambassador of The Gambia to the United States and the Honorable Mr. Benjamin A. Roberts, Minister of Tourism and Culture of The Gambia.

    The Great Dismal Swamp was a place of refuge and a route to freedom for what some estimate to be upwards of 50,000 enslaved African Americans prior to the Civil War. Located in Virginia and North Carolina, it was the first site to be recognized as a National Park Service Network to Freedom Underground Rail Road site in 2003.

    But to Mr. Sheppard the Dismal Swamp is more than a site of general historical note. It is also the backdrop of the Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America, published in 1843 by the British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society of London.

    As the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the United States draws near (2019), Sheppard also has been working to re-unite and forge new ties between African Americans and their ancestral history and culture. One of these projects has included the International Roots Homecoming Festival in The Gambia.

    It was through this work that Eric Sheppard met His Excellency Sheik Omar Faye, Ambassador of The Gambia to the United States. Ambassador Faye honored Mr. Sheppard and his work as part of the event, introduced the Homecoming Festival and gave a heartfelt welcome from The Gambia to any who wished to reconnect with their land of origin. The Ambassador was followed by the Honorable Mr. Benjamin A. Roberts, Minister of Tourism and Culture of The Gambia, who further amplified the message, speaking of building bridges with the past as a necessity for forward movement and of using ideas and dialogue to educate, exchange and achieve mutual respect and understanding, again inviting one and all for re-connection in The Gambia.

    The event was in keeping with this year’s Black History month official theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”

    Executive Director of the Church’s National Affairs Office, Beth Akiyama, who opened and closed the event, said that she and Eric Sheppard harmonized around the theme of Human Rights. It was over the ideas in a film called, The Story of Human Rights, part of the program, United for Human Rights, an international educational movement to teach people all of their human rights. It is a program the Church of Scientology supports to carry forward the words of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard that, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

    As Ms. Akiyama recalled, “Mr. Hubbard also said that, ‘Ideas and not battles, mark the forward progress of Mankind.’ It is therefore important for all of us to work together to understand our histories better so we can know and address what has been done in the past and encourage further understanding and communication so that we can all then move forward.”

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