http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_group "The Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) definition of a "hate group" includes those having beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics". http://www.splcenter.org/ http://www.splcenter.org/search/apachesolr_search/scientology http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/fall/the-odd-couple https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/french-scilons-attack-clown.41325/page-2 This may seem like a completely odd question, yet its one we should be asking. We have documented evidence of Scientelogists attacking protestors across the world. Its why we have to have cameras at every protest. Then we have the Rathburn lawsuit, harassment by the OSA on critics, beliefs that are insulting to other religions, etc etc etc. Scientoloy constantly says anonymous is a hate group, yet the anonymous file at the SPLC demonstrates our willingness to help people overcome racism, and demonstrates our efforts to stop racist groups. The scienologists on the other hand, have two public files because of their connection to the NOI, an known anti-Semitic, anti white hate group. Furthermore, in the SPLC reports, they have several incidents of different groups working together because of their hatred of a specific minority, for example NOI has had talks with the KKK because both groups feel strongly against Jews. The fact that scientology associates with NOI has raised red flags with other anti racist movements. The question I pose is this: Do we feel that scientology is a hate group? Do we have enough evidence to suggest that they may be a hate group? Can their actions be perceived as those of an organization focused on personal gain and hate?Does their actions against the indies count as persecution? Scientology is a destructive organization. It is an orginazition that focuses on its brand image. We should be doing everything in our power to expose how crooked this group really is, and how cruel they really are. Furthermore, because of recent events, they are vulnerable, and we should use this opportunity while it is still available.