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A stabbing occurred early this year at the Chatswood Scientology site in Australia. Scientology is blaming Leah’s show. Apparently a 16 year old boy went there to stop his mother who was having a “purification”. He was being escorted off the site and stabbed the escorting him and killed him. This happened in January 2019 and last news was in February saying he has been refused bail. Nothing has been heard since February. How many more people are going to be hurt or die because of this cult? The following is an article I found which includes Scientology’s bullshit statement: "Prior to committing this heinous act, the murderer spouted vicious religious hatred and propaganda, incited by A&E and the Leah Remini/Mike Rinder series," the letter said. Rinder is a former Scientologist and a co-host on Remini’s show. But the organisation alleges that 600 threats of violence around the globe have been inspired by the program, including threats to assassinate church leaders. "Week after week, month after month, and now year after year, this series has poisoned the airwaves in an avowed effort to create hatred against the Scientology religion," Ms Pouw wrote. However, a number of Australian defectors who know interviewees on the show say the idea the program incites violence is absurd. "The participants that I've seen aren't using violent speech nor inciting hate, they're just relating their personal tragedies. Somehow this has incited a murder?" defector Paul Schofield said. The former member who spent 30 years in the organisation in NSW, rising to become an ordained minister, said the group's bizarre response to the stabbing gave an insight into how it operates in a crisis. This is Scientology's public relations stripped bare. Never apologise, always attack, never defend," he said. "You really couldn't ask for a better view into the mindset of a Scientologist." Another defector, who did not wish to be named, said the organisation needed to be more transparent in its handling of the issue and questioned why it was not able to communicate with a 16-year-old boy. It is understood the teenager was trying to visit his mother who was undergoing a so-called "purification ceremony" when he allegedly stabbed a parishioner escorting him off the premises. In the letter to A&E, the group claimed he "was inspired by an anti-Scientology website that featured your people and included a link to Remini’s show". The incident comes at a critical time for the group in NSW, which owns properties worth millions across the state, as its membership numbers dwindle. It claims to be one of the fastest growing religions in the world, with thousands of members in NSW, but defectors argue the true number is much lower and the organisation is reliant on bringing in devotees from Taiwan.