al Qaeda is a cult. Even President Bush calls it "a cult of evil." On Friday Dec 6, 2002 Reuters reported that US Customs agents had raided Ptech, Inc., an Internet consulting firm located in Boston, because it is allegedly controlled by Qassin al-Kadi, one of 12 Saudi businessmen accused of funneling millions of dollars to al Qaeda. Alarmingly, there are reports that Ptech's clients include the FBI, U.S. Naval air systems, the U.S. Air Force, NATO, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Department of Energy. Since many cults like al Qaeda have access to large sums of money it should not surprise you to find government agencies like the FBI or the Atomic Energy Commission possibly, but unknowingly, doing business with them. But it might surprise you to know that The FBI, the CIA, Dept of Energy, The White House, Secret Service, US Army and US Navy all do business with Wireless! WebConnect, a member of World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. It might be surprising because WWC's founder and president Gerald T. Finn (AKA Deac Finn and GT Finn) is a former member of Scientology's so-called "secret service" known as Guardian Office. In the early 1980s, in one of the biggest domestic spy cases in American history, 11 top Scientologists linked to their GO, including Mary Sue Hubbard, the wife of the cult founder L. Ron Hubbard, were convicted of spying against the United States government. Ms. Hubbard went to prison. In 1992 The Church of Scientology was fined $250,000 in Canada for spying against police and government agencies there.
German authorities view ScientologyTM as a constitutional threat. Laws in the German states of Hamburg and Bavaria require that companies with government contracts and some private companies be free of connections to the Church of Scientology. MicroSoft is having problems getting Windows 2000 approved in Germany because one of their contractors is linked to Scientology. The IRS finally granted Scientology a tax exempt status in America but not without a fight. A New York Times article on March 9, 1997, outlined "an extraordinary campaign orchestrated by Scientology against the [IRS] and people who work there. Among the findings were these: Scientology's lawyers hired private investigators to dig into the private lives of IRS officials and to conduct surveillance operations to uncover potential vulnerabilities." A related New York Times article on December 1, 1997, added that earlier IRS refusals to grant tax exemption "had been upheld by every court." On December 30, 1997, a Wall Street Journal article outlined details of the $12.5 million tax settlement between the IRS and Scientology, including the Scientology agreement to drop thousands of lawsuits against the IRS. [portions of last paragraph from http://www.germany-info.org/newcontent/np.bak/np_3k.html ]