Figueroa says that al-Zawahiri convinced bin Laden to form al-Qaida, and used psychiatric drugs to change bin Laden from an ordinary freedom fighter in Afghanistan’s resistance against the Soviet Union, a regular guy, into his current status as the “poster child” for international terrorism. He goes on to explain that psychiatrists are responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other kinds of suicide bombings.
“Whether it’s a person who’s gonna carry a bomb into a marketplace, you know, in a crowded, inner city area, or whether he’s gonna jump on a plane and fly into the World Trade Center, it’s documented that these guys are on some form of psychiatric drug, and/or have psychiatric influence in their backgrounds.”
In the second segment of the video, Dennis Clarke contends that al-Zawahiri “runs” bin Laden.
“We got a mental patient here in this fellow Osama bin Laden, does anybody doubt that? That’s his psychiatrist right there. That’s the guy giving the orders. That’s the guy who’s running him.”
In closing his TV program, the host offers a brochure that describes how “notorious terrorist acts like 9/11 were basically created by psychiatrists operating behind the scenes.”
Among the numerous problems in Scientology’s analysis of international terrorism, a big one is the fact that Ayman al-Zawahiri is not a psychiatrist at all. He was trained as a surgeon. There is no evidence whatsoever, other than Scientology’s saying so, that al-Zawahiri is a psychiatrist, psychologist, or anything other than a surgeon.Here is the video (might take a minute or so to load, but it's well worth the wait):
Scientology’s beliefs about psychiatry
According to Scientology and its front groups, psychiatrists are to blame not only for 9/11, but for the African slave trade, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, and virtually every bad thing that has happened in human history. Scientologists believe that “psychiatric rape” occurs at epidemic levels in the USA, and that psychiatrists use lobotomies and electroshock therapy to keep their victims quiet. Indeed, they believe that “ice-pick lobotomies” are routinely administered by psychiatrists. All Scientology front operations, including CCHR, “Youth for Human Rights” (sic), Narconon, Criminon, “Applied Scholastics,” “Volunteer Ministers,” and others, are 100% oriented to obliterating psychiatry. “Human rights,” in fact, is Scientology’s euphemism for “obliterating psychiatry.”
Beyond psychiatry’s evil deeds on this planet, Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard explained some other things about the vicious shrinks.
According to high-level Scientology doctrine, not available to Scientologists until they have paid as much as USD $300,000, it started with some trouble 75 million years ago, in a far-away galaxy. The place suffered from extreme overpopulation. A guy named Lord Xenu got the help of psychiatrists in summoning the galaxy’s inhabitants for an income tax inspection. Then each person was injected in the neck with a mixture of water and glycol, frozen, and put inside space-planes that looked very much like the DC-8 airliner that was popular in the 1960s. These space-planes flew to Earth (then known as “Teegeeack”), where the beings were stacked inside several volcanoes around the planet. Then Xenu dropped some massively large hydrogen bombs on top of them and blew them into smithereens — but smithereens that turned into parasitic ghosts. After a bunch of other crazy shenanigans involving movie theatres, implanted memories, a train, a circus, a gorilla, etc. etc. etc., these parasitic ghosts, or “body thetans,” now attach themselves in clusters to everyone on modern-day earth, and are responsible for all human mental, emotional and physical problems.
Later in space history, psychiatrists of the Marcab Confederacy, planets around a star in the “handle” of the “Big Dipper” constellation, imposed income tax as a punishment, not as a tax. The Psychiatrists came to earth 225,000 years ago with the 5th Invader Force, and began their reign of terror.
Scientology’s goal is the “total obliteration” of psychiatry, according to current Scientology leader David Miscavige. During his lifetime, L. Ron Hubbard wrote voluminously and lectured ad nauseam on how bad these characters are and about how important it is to exterminate the mental health profession, replacing it with Scientology.
“While western countries are spending billions fighting terrorist activities abroad they are neglecting the one they have at home. The psychiatrist and his front groups operate straight out of the terrorist text- books…. Setting himself up as a terror symbol, the psychiatrist kidnaps, tortures and murders without any slightest police interference or action by western security forces…. A psychiatrist kills a young girl for sexual kicks, murders a dozen patients with an ice pick, castrates a hundred men. And they give him another million appropriation.”
“Crimes of extortion, mayhem and murder are done daily by these men in the name of “practice” and “treatment.” There is not one institutional psychiatrist alive who, by ordinary criminal law, could not be arraigned and convicted of extortion, mayhem and murder. Our files are full of evidence on them.”
- Hubbard, Freedom Magazine, 1969
While civil society can debate the merits of psychiatric medications and their application in our lives, Scientology’s perception of psychiatry is so bizarre it leaves “crackpot” in the dust. It’s more like “crackpipe.” People are entitled to believe what they like, but Scientology’s monomania about psychiatry shows that it really is a lunatic, dangerous, outer-space cult. It is not the celebrity-strewn, do-gooder, “religion” illusion that it tries to present.
- Chris Owen: Scientology vs. Psychiatry: The origins of Scientology's hostility to psychiatry
- Chris Owen: Scientology's Secret War against Psychiatry
- Salon Magazine: Scientology’s War on Psychiatry
- Wikipedia: Scientology and Psychiatry
- Scientology at Ground Zero
- Scientology leader David Miscavige describing Scientology’s goal of obliterating psychiatry
- Wikipedia: Ayman al-Zawahiri
- Wikileaks: Chanology Research Portal (about Scientology)
- Operation Clambake
- Stop Scientology Abuses
- Why We Protest