Who are we?
Anonymous Ireland is a loose collective of grassroots activists dedicated to exposing and raising public awareness of the Scientology organisation. All coordination usually takes place on internet forums and chatrooms; there is no leadership or organisational hierarchy. The men and women who participate rarely know each other’s real names, and are united only by their collective outrage at the Scientology organisation’s fraud and abuse.
What have we done?
On February 10th, 2008 Anonymous held its first worldwide picket against the Scientology organisation. Since that time Anonymous has leaked Scientology documents, held monthly protests spanning over 130 cities across 30 different countries and helped bring public attention to the cult’s activities.
Why protest Scientology?
There are many reasons to protest the Scientology organisation. You could protest because of Fair Game, a policy written by Scientology’s founder stating that SP’s (critics of the organisation) ”May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” You could protest because of their practice of Disconnection which has split up many families. You could protest because of the many strange deaths associated with Scientology. You could protest because of their attempts to infiltrate governments, their fraud, their deceptive recruiting techniques, their victims and their use of methods that are akin to brainwashing. You could protest for any of these reasons. But what led to Anonymous’ involvement was a little act of censorship as the following video explains:
How can I get involved?
First and foremost: educate yourself. The documentaries exposing Scientology on this page make a great place to start. You can also sign up to our forum where we will be happy to answer your questions. Anyone can participate in our monthly protests. If you do decide to protest, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask or otherwise conceal your identify in some way – the Scientologists will very likely try to photograph your face as they have at all our protests. We also encourage you to bring cake, flyers, placards and cake.
What does Scientology say?
According to Scientology press releases, internal leaks and Scientologist comments it appears that they think Anonymous is: A group of bored teenager Communist Nazi religiously bigoted Marcarbian mercenary psychiatrists who are funded by the German government, the Catholic church and the pharmaceutical industry.