I have longed for thy salvation, O L-RD; and thy Torah is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. Psalm 119:174-176

24 April 2014

The Twelve Tribes in Germany - Part 16

Earlier this month, I got news from Rose-Marie Cruzado Rodriguez that she was on an Australian current affairs show entitled "Insight" with a few other individuals to be interviewed.  

The description of this episode:
 "This week Jenny Brockie hears from people whose beliefs were extreme and sometimes downright dangerous. She finds out how their ideologies came unstuck and what the lessons are for de-radicalisation programs."

I had also been tipped off  that there was an article that The Liberty Beacon had put out on the Twelve Tribes last month. The article's title is "The Twelve Tribes: Religion or Child Abuse?"  There really isn't a lot of information there, but it's worth checking into.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I am seeing that part 16 has finally come out. It is instructive to see that the other side of the world is facing similar problems with the TT and are ready to expose their dubious ways.

    That being said, here's some info on how the story in Germany has unfolded. The K. family's main proceedings in the court of appeal (family court) are apparently over: Their younger daughter will remain in protective custody, and the parents are going to the supreme court. Source:
    On their own blog the TT have posted a chronology of events after "The Raid": The entry for 16 Jan 2014 reads that all parents were declared "unfit to raise children" by (a) family psychologist(s).
    Two children under the age of 14 have run away from their foster homes (whether with or without help from the grown-ups hasn't been found out) and are hiding on one of the TT compunds. The sect has been refusing to hand them over to the authorities.As the Youth Welfare Office has custody of the children, "the use of direct coercion" has been ordered by the court. (source: the TT's own blog). The other teens placed in foster institutions are under heavy surveillance, especially when their parents visit. The TT complain about those restrictions on their site, and don't see any connection to their own conduct.