US State Dept: International Religious Freedom Report for 2005

Date: November 8, 2005

The United States Department of State released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2005, noting issues with Scientology in two countries, Belgium and Germany.

Belgium:

'In January 2005, the Chair of the House of Representatives working group on sects urged the Foreign Minister to ensure that Church of Scientology workers had no access to tsunami relief funds sent by the country.'

Germany:

'The Church of Scientology remained under scrutiny by both federal and state officials, who contended that its ideology is opposed to the democratic constitutional order. The Government continued to prohibit firms bidding on government training contracts from using technology associated with the Church of Scientology.'"

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