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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Don't doubt my words.

Everything is lovey dovey in SGI until someone in authority or the media: Criticizes the mentor; reveals the ugly nature of the Soka Gakkai and its real mission for world domination [not world peace]; reveals the exorbitant salaries of its top preachers; reveals its worldwide political ambitions through its NGO and political party; or its association with Japan's largest defense contractor. Then the knives come out. Then people disappear like Jimmy Hoffa. Soka Gakkai is a nation, "Soka nation". What governments [or nations] get away with is beyond most people's imagination.  



    From 1994:

    Soka Gakkai To Be Investigated For The Murder Of Rev. Ouhashi
    Spoiler: Basically, here's what happened: Rev. Ouhashi was driving along in his little car, and an SGI member driving a large truck deliberately rammed into him, killing the Rev.
    Additionally, Congressman Kawasaki requested the National Police Agency to carry out a strict investigation into the death of Rev. Shinmei Ouhashi, chief priest of Nichiren Shoshu Jinmyoji Temple in Hokkaido, Japan. Within two to three hours of Rev. Ouhashi's death, Soka Gakkai members handed out several hundred posters that stated, "It's Heaven's Punishment Of The Nikken Sect! The Death of Rev. Shinmei Ouhashi!"

    The Soka Gakkai, in response to this, on the 12th and 16th held emergency meetings where they denounced Congressman Kawasaki's actions as "interfering with religious activities" and "violation of the human rights of Mr. S," the driver of the truck and member of Soka Gakkai who smashed his two ton truck into Rev. Ouhashi on an isolated and deserted rural mountain road in a bizarre, kamikaze-like attack.

    An individual, who works for Soka Gakkai headquarters, stated that this is the Gakkai's way of showing to all that if you question the actions of the Gakkai, we will make a "blood festival" out of that person.

    Congressman Kawasaki made the following comments:

    "If what I questioned was mistaken, if there were opposing debate, open debate should be conducted on the House floor. Even the matter of separation of church and state, the Komeito themselves declare that the Soka Gakkai and the Komei Party are separated. Therefore, if we question that they indeed are not separated, the Komei Party can reply and prove in actuality that they are. However, they made no attempt to debate or prove that they are separated. What's more, the Soka Gakkai attacked from an entirely extraneous direction claiming religious oppression based on government authority.
    They acted in a similar way concerning the incident of Rev. Ouhashi's death. To hand out posters maligning Rev. Ouhashi by claiming his death was 'heaven's punishment', and so forth, was to trample on the deceased. Based on common sense, their actions were incomprehensible. Therefore I urged the National Police Agency to investigate. Soka Gakkai then demonstrated and claimed, 'violation of human rights'.
    Matters that should be taken up for discussion in congress, the Soka Gakkai takes up out on the streets and then libels and slanders elected officials. Their actions are extremely peculiar."

    Isn't THAT an understatement?? This is part of a long pattern of attacking free speech that Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai have engaged in, going back to the Gakkai's foundings in the 1950s. More on that this week. Here's a bit more of mob-like behavior (same source):



  2. Soka Gakkai Members Make Death Threats on Congressman's Life
    Daisaku Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai are exhibiting what can only be described as bizarre behavior. October 11, 1994, at the House of Representatives Budget Committee Meeting, Congressman Mr. Jirou Kawasaki (Liberal Democratic Party) raised questions concerning the Soka Gakkai. In response to that, the Soka Gakkai held two demonstrations in the congressman's district.

    Additionally, the Soka Gakkai used its organ paper, the Seikyo Newspaper to protest his actions. Further, the Soka Gakkai, no different from members of an organized crime family, overwhelmed Mr. Kawasaki's office with more than one hundred terroristic threats by phone each day. Workers in Mr. Kawasaki's office who received the terrorist threats stated that they were afraid for their lives.

    There is growing criticism that the Soka Gakkai, which has gone beyond the bounds of actions characterizing any manner of a religious organization, is displaying behavior that violates the rules of a democratic society by attempting to censor and suppress speech.

    At the House of Representatives Budget Committee Meeting, Congressman Kawasaki raised questions concerning the matter of the Soka Gakkai and the Komei Party that are in violation of the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state.

    Ca. 1972-1974 timeframe, the Soka Gakkai's Komeito party had to disband and reform as a separate entity, stripping off the religious trappings, including "obutsu myogo" - the concept of establishing a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist theocracy - and the "kokuritsu kaidan" - establishing a "grand ordination platform", essentially moving Japan's official religion and shrine from Shinto's Ise Grand Shrine to Nichiren Shoshu and Taiseki-ji. The catalyst for this order to regroup was when the Soka Gakkai tried to use recently won political power through Komeito to try and block the publication of "I Denounce Soka Gakkai" by Dr. Hirotatsu Fujiwara. The Soka Gakkai harassment of Dr. Fujiwara included death threats, BTW.

    He also pointed out that Soka Gakkai's aggression against Nichiren Shoshu, including violent and terroristic activities are in violation of the constitutional right to "freedom of religion" in that they are activities aimed at obstructing the religious activities of Nichiren Shoshu.

    That's certainly true. You can't claim to stand for "tolerance" and "freedom of religion" and then turn around and attack another religion - that's the rankest hypocrisy.