Tag: religious discrimination

Guru who brainwashed and swindled French aristocrats gets 8 years

Thierry Tilly In today’s Religion News Briefs: A “guru” who brainwashed a family into parting with their fortune has been jailed.

Also: Tufts University curtails religious freedom in an effort to combat religious discrimination.

Plus: Rabid Muslim hate preacher Abu Qatada is free on bail after a UK court ruled he might not get a fair trial if deported to Jordan to face terrorism charges

Dentist ordered to pay $350k for forcing Scientology on employee

news Among today’s religion news briefs: A U.S. watchdog charged with investigating violations of religious liberty throughout the world is being sued for religious discrimination.

A dentist has been ordered to pay nearly $350k to settle allegations that he threatened to fire a dental assistant unless she attended a Scientology-related training session.

And seven people will stand trial in the death of a 3-year-old toddler during a botched exorcism.