Raelian Movement files Charges of Racketeering in US Federal Court against its Attackers

08 May, 2008
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Raelian Movement’s critics now exposed as frauds

As you probably read here, in 2007 the Raelian Movement filed a Tort Claim against IUPUI (Indiana University –Perdue University - Indianapolis) for their part in allowing then religious studies graduate student Abdullah Hashem and his partner, Joseph McGowen, to run amok with a school film project on the Raelian Movement. Now the entire story has emerged thanks to an ongoing investigation by the Raelian Movement and two whistleblowers. The so called school project was a front for a larger blackmail and extortion ring that targeted not just the Raelian Movement but some of America’s largest retailers with phony charges of discrimination and other false accusations including sexual harassment.

The Raelian Movement has filed Federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) Lawsuit against both Hashem and McGowen, and their front companies in a California Federal Court for:“…Fraud, disparagement, threats, extortion, blackmail, damage, and conversion of property of plaintiff and to file false allegations of criminality against plaintiff for profit based on an overall criminal structure as set forth below…” RICO charges are extremely serious and we would not file this case unless we were sure.

The Raelian Movement is very supportive of peoples’ right to their opinion. You can see scores of articles and press releases on this site attesting to this fact. We stand for freedom in all forms. And we do mean all.  You can also see here who we stand out against. We are against those who try to take away these freedoms or lie about those who bring the truth, who do wrong to others. And in this case, it is the Prophet Rael and the tens of thousands of members who have been wronged. We are quite confident in the US Court system when it comes to discerning between free speech and the serious charges listed above. We constantly support others when wronged, but in this case we are very happy to stand up for ourselves. Soon, three years of wrongs against us can now be exposed for what they are – the lies from two desperate men who were trying to extort money from anyone who they though they could intimidate into paying.
The truth will finally see its day in a California Federal Court – because now we have the proof that they lied about us all along and even tried to set up the Prophet Rael on bogus criminal charges while at the same time trying to incite violence and hatred against the Movement and Rael.